HAMPTON, Va. (September 18, 2019) – As the Hampton University fall 2019 semester is set to begin, faculty and staff kicked-off a week-long Fall Educational Staff Institute, where the theme was “Teaching and Learning Differently in the Age of Generation Z.”
The opening plenary session included warm and welcoming remarks from Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey, to the new faculty who will officially be joining various departments beginning this fall. “I want to welcome each of you very enthusiastically. We had a great year last year, and you have an opportunity to make this the best year ever. I appreciate all of you and I welcome all of you,” Dr. Harvey said.
A group from SEI Studios gave the keynote address, entitled “Story-Driven Teaching and Learning.” SEI Studios is the film arm of Strategic Education, Inc., the parent company of Capella University and Strayer University, both focused on helping working adult students advance their careers. The three presenters from SEI Studios were Nicole Cattell, VP; Katrina Rainer, Manager of Learning Design; and Raymond Ottinot, VP Behavioral Research & Development. They produce story-driven learning experiences through documentary videos that enhance the online learning developed at Strayer and Capella.
“We create an online digital experience that is story-driven. Our job is to create online engaging learning content but it’s really the faculty members that make that connection between the content and the student,” said Cattell.
The group talked about how learning enhanced with story can create a more engaged student. They have created a documentary film driven experience. They brought together a team of filmmakers, television producers and learning designers to reimagine the online learning experience and showed the faculty some videos that students utilize in the classroom, along with discussions and reflections, to learn. For more information about SEI, visit strategiceducation.com.
The 74th Annual Fall Education Staff Institute concluded on Friday, August 30, 2019.