Partnership in Practice, Building Online Experiences as a Community
Thursday, September 17, 2020 — 3:45PM - 4:30PM
This session is designed for anyone who wants to explore what it takes to build virtual experiences, as well as teachers, project directors, and conference chairs who want to share their experiences building virtual gatherings that are dynamic and engaging. With a global pandemic, classrooms, conferences, and organizations have all been rushed to an online format, creating a new reality for learning communities and spaces. When RESPECT 2020 had less than 72 hours to transform an in-person multi-track conference for 150 people into an all-online event, the organizers simultaneously had to navigate the risks and reality of going fully virtual. We have a unique opportunity to reflect on how moving online impacts individuals, organizations, and “spaces.” Who is included? Who gets left out? As the demand to move online increases, we must ensure that virtual spaces value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are built within a social justice frame.
Sarah Dunton, Kirsten Peterson, Siobahn Grady, Christina Gardner-McCune, Jamie Payton, Tiffany Barnes