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Ask Me Anything Series | Zoom Life V2

December 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Session Information

Topic: Zoom Life V2 

The New Year is around the corner and many of us will still be working/studying remotely. Zoom fatigue is real, and that often includes worry about our home office set-ups. Visiting LFCE professor and “technology optimist,” Dr. Jennifer Killham, will show us how to create a fresh start, aesthetically and psychologically, to working from home in 2021. Using clip art, Jenn created a virtual background that conveys her personal style and values, and eliminates background distractions. Her “office” is wherever she is with her laptop – whether that be outside in park or in a closet at home!  

Speaker Information

Speaker: Jennifer Killham, Visiting Assistant Professor, Child Development 

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Speaker Bio: Dr. Jennifer Killham is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Child Development at the University of La Verne’s La Fetra College of Education. Dr. Killham is a voice-centered relational methodologist with a strong belief in what Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot refers to as “seeing the good” in students, communities, and collaborators. As a technology optimist, Dr. Killham’s research focuses on the culture of online collaborative learning environments. In her work, she examines technology’s ability to transform and emancipate. She is also a longtime collaborator with the Interactive Communications & Simulations at the University of Michigan, the Institute of Innovation in Education, and has served on several technology advisory boards. Dr, Killham has presented her research nationally and internationally and has authored more than 20 publications appearing in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, such as the International Journal of Game-Based Learning, Journal of Natural Inquiry & Reflective Practice, and Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences. For the last 10 years, Dr. Killham has taught online, combining the use of technology, critical pedagogy, and relational-culture theory. Adopting an asset-based model, her curriculum has the special aim of sparking intellectual curiosity and nurturing high-impact engagement. She is passionate about mentoring emerging talent, particularly divergent thinkers, disenfranchised learners, working parents, first-generation college students, and any student questioning “Is the college classroom a place for me?” In addition to her role in academia, Dr. Killham works closely with game development professionals, where she is an internationally recognized consultant in the areas of professional development and event programming.

Series Information

Join us for our new series of virtual lunch-and-learn events, offered in partnership with our Career Support teams. With an overall theme of career development and planning for an uncertain future, each session will feature an accomplished University of La Verne alum with a particular area of expertise. After a brief presentation, you will be able to ask the speaker anything you please. It’s a great and convenient way to expand your knowledge as well as your alumni network! Registration is required. To register, click on the event topic or speaker image below.


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