Exploring Experiential Learning and New Literacies for a New Generation of Students

Eligibility: Teaching faculty/instructors, librarians, and graduate students

Amount: Each participant will receive $500 in professional development funds

Submission: Online Application

Due Date: May 27, 2022

Purpose and Description

The purpose of this community is to develop a multidisciplinary framework that faculty/instructors, graduate students, and librarians can use to create scholarly and open/affordable resources that will align and support innovative and experiential learning class projects. 

Examples of class projects include but are not limited to:

  • a research paper that will integrate data literacy by analyzing/creating dashboards or maker literacy by customizing/editing 3D designs;
  • a video project that will incorporate collaborative/shared storyboarding or use of 360 videos; 
  • a digital scholarship/humanities project that will use web-based tools to visualize/embed content using interactive maps or timelines; 
  • a STEM project that can use immersive alternatives that will help students explore and understand abstract or complex concepts (protein structure) in 3D environments.


Members will:

  • read and discuss reports and articles from The Chronicle of Higher EducationEDUCAUSE, and Inside Higher Ed, along with selected chapters from the books Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education and Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education,
  • explore, debate, and reimagine class projects that integrate creative and active learning techniques, and
  • be expected to attend and participate in face-to-face 2 hr. meetings, eight to ten times during the academic year. 


  • Lindsay Miller, University Libraries; Co-facilitator
  • Elias Tzoc, University Libraries; Co-facilitator