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Teaching Narratives Symposium: Engaging Digital Learners

Teaching Narrative Symposium

Engaging Digital Learners

The Office of Online Learning and Services, Center for Teaching and Learning, and University Libraries are pleased to offer the second annual Teaching Narratives Symposium on June 13, 2019. The event will bring together St. John’s University faculty, administrators, staff and friends to share stories highlighting teaching practices that successfully engage digital learners.

Eric Stoller

Eric Stoller

Our keynote presenter this year will Eric Stoller, a higher education writer, consultant and speaker. Eric frequently presents keynotes and workshops on the use of digital technologies for strategic communications, learning, and engagement and uses his own social media presence to share resources and curate content. For the past 9 years, he has been the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed. Eric is a keen proponent of teaching students, staff, and faculty about digital identity development and is especially interested in the interplay between organizational culture and the adoption of new technologies for enhancing the student experience.

Digital Dissonance - Learning to Embrace Change and Enhance the Student Experience 

Today’s learning environment is filled to the brim with all things digital. As technologies emerge and evolve, so do the expectations of learners. This can provide opportunities for experimentation and growth as well as moments of dissonance and challenge. In his keynote talk, Eric Stoller will share stories of student success, provide a nuanced view of digital transformation and give tangible examples of how digital is used to enhance the student experience.

In 2018, the St. John's University Teaching Narratives Symposium focused on "Faculty as Leaders of Innovation in Teaching and Learning." We asked our guests to describe the day in one word...here's what they had to say!