Lightning Ideas: Impact Beyond the Classroom

1:30PM - 2:15PM
Senate Chamber

This breakout session will include three high-energy 15-minute presentations about innovative projects that are making an impact beyond the classroom—in the community, across the country and even across the world! You will be able to reconnect with presenters at the end-of-day session, Find My Idea, to ask questions, discuss challenges and share your own ideas!

Hosting an Hour of Code
Tim Nunn

Computer Science Education Week is December 4-10, 2017, and to celebrate schools around the world participate in the "Hour of Code." Hour of Code, started in 2012 by, now spans classrooms globally in 180+ countries with tens of millions of participating students. Only 40% of schools teach computer programming while 71% of all new jobs in STEM are in computing; Hour of Code is a great way to introduce Computer Science to K-12 schools and students. The goal is to demystify "coding" and show that anybody can learn to program. Presenters will showcase Swift Playground, an iOS App introducing the basics of computer programming through an interactive puzzle-solving world. 

Million Hearts: Improving Population Health Through Online Learning
Kate Gawlik, John Pryba

Million Hearts is a national initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. A Million Hearts educational module constructed by The Ohio State University’s Colleges of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy is available free and online to assist with education and implementation of this initiative. Over 150 organizations across the country have accessed and are using the module with over 50,000 Americans already screened and/or educated. Presenters will share how they set up this online learning module and lessons learned since its implementation four years ago.

Global One Health: Innovative Approaches to Education, Traning and Research
Maria Belu, Sarah Waibel, Shu-Hua Wang

Currently high-quality education is not available in many parts of the world; fortunately, programs like eCapacity are helping to resolve this problem. eCapacity is being utilized in Global One Health projects to engage East African partners in teaching, content creation and research data acquisition. Open courses on will be available for online learning and content sharing in order to "teach the teachers." This open access is vital in a global economy where students need to learn without the barriers of travel, language or finance. Presenters will share how they are utilizing innovative tools for mobile data collection and surveillance that help them overcome language barriers, mitigate delays in information gathering, and engage with geographically distant partners and their communities in a more interactive and collaborative manner.