My name is Valerie Holton and I work at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in the Division of Community Engagement. I am the lead instructor, along with Tessa McKenzie, for CMST 691: Collaborative Curiosity: Designing Community-Engaged Research. This blog contains my reflections on the course: its development, instruction and evaluation. This bio tells you a bit about my work history and current position.
I am excited about the affordances of social media for connecting and collaborating with people inside and outside of higher education. This is part of the reason we choose to use a connected learning approach to this course. It does what community-engaged research does – it connects people from different places, requires authenticity and openness and involves some negotiation of new territories. We’d love to have you join us in the discussion about the course by commenting on blog posts here and participating in the course itself.
Want to talk more about the course? Please tweet me @ValerieHolton.