Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Framed Conversation: National Challenges from PSOL 2009

Enjoyed my first time attending and presenting at a Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) Conference on Friday, October 22, 2010.   What an energetic audience! The students were active, engaged, and provided Minnesota Online with theirthoughts on challenges identified by online learners in state and national surveys.
In the conference session I used graphic facilitation to frame a student conversation on challenges connected to online learning. The image on the right is a collage of the images used in the student conversation, the image below is the graphic record of what students had to say.

The MSCSA student conference has an emphasis on building student leadership skills as well as promoting knowledge of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.  The MSCSA "is an association of the Minnesota public two-year college students, which works to ensure accessible, quality, and affordable public higher education while providing students with representation, leadership development, and communication across the state. Students in this organization are representatives on many of our system standing committees.  They take on the job of representing students admirably as the work to on important issues in higher education.

Individuals interested in student leadership may also want to check out the Generation Yes Blog.  This blogs focus is on empowering students with technology and in a recent post provided some information on the topic of ,Student Leadership - Building Authentic 21st Century Skills.

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