Vicki Simmerman is in her final stretch to complete the Master of Learning Technologies (MLT). Taking four graduate-level classes in one semester was an adventure, but it was accomplished by reducing student work hours and working while traveling. Three conference presentations were also on the plate for Vicki during the Spring of 2018 (all with our LED team members).
Now, after an additional summer course in website design, Vicki is ready to devote her attention to working on the MLT Practicum, which will be an evaluative study of the OHI/O Hackathon in October 2018. Hackathons are 24-hour intense collaborative events that offer a way to learn hands-on. Tired but usually happy participants have the opportunity to meet real-world sponsors, eat great food and share ideas and challenges in a cooperative setting, all within a 24-hour period. Several surveys were developed and would be distributed to the participants. Vicki will be coding the responses to include in my an evaluative report to hand in to the leaders of the OHI/O Hackathon. This will be followed by a presentation of the main results to this leaders.
Vicki is expected to graduate in December 2018 after two years of intensive graduate-level work. She is feeling energized and inspired. She is taking inspiration as usual from the LED group members. For example, Karen Bruce Wallace recently finished her MLT (after her PhDin English). Vicki is looking forward to this academic adventure – lots to do with help from her LED research group.
North and Simmerman presenting at Innovate 2018 with the rest of the LED members (not pictured)