Virtual Undergraduate Field Learning Experiences Share Fair
Proposals for the Share Fair are accepted on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.
What is the Virtual Field Learning Experiences Share Fair?
This session is an opportunity to share information and resources, spark ideas and potential collaborations, and to address challenges for engaging students in virtual field learning experiences. We invite session proposals describing virtual field learning program or activity ideas (program-focused) as well as session proposals describing research related to virtual field learning (research-focused). Proposals can be submitted on work that is at any stage of development but must be presented by the author.
For program-focused proposals:
During this session, presenters spend about 15 minutes describing their virtual field learning program or activity idea. Following presentations, participants and presenters are encouraged to engage in meaningful discussions about the emergency shift to virtual field learning or use of virtual field learning beyond the COVID-19 response. Topics for the proposals might include virtual field learning tools, approaches for fostering community in a virtual learning environment, virtual field learning lessons or activities, or inclusive and culturally relevant connections.
For research-focused proposals:
During this session, presenters spend about 15 minutes outlining their research related to virtual field learning. Following presentations, participants and presenters are invited to engage in meaningful discussions focused on either initial research responses or existing research on virtual field learning experiences.
We are especially interested in ideas around:
- Evidence-based models and practices that engage a diverse range of undergraduates
- Understanding the impact of virtual field learning on student learning or STEM identity
- Addressing levers and leverage points for systemic change
Proposals for the Virtual Undergraduate Field Learning Experiences Share Fair will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis, with a submission deadline of January 22, 2021.
Please be prepared to submit an abstract of 40 words or less (to be used in the conference program) and a presentation description of 300 words or less in which you describe the concepts, resources, or opportunities participants might gain, as well as relevant methodology, and materials of the presentation. Please include any relevant URLs.
Following the deadline, we will notify you about whether your proposal is accepted by February 8, 2021.
Please note: users who are not affiliated with Oregon State University will need to create an account prior to registering.