This session will be divided into two parts: demonstrating the values behind Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in the practice of Virtually Connecting, and then going beyond this and encouraging participants to query ways their own online, hybrid or even in-person learning environments and practices can apply Intentionally Equitable Hospitality to promote social justice for marginalized, underprivileged or minority groups.
In the first part, we will role play Intentionally Equitable Hospitality (Bali et al, 2019), by doing several scenarios where the Virtually Connecting team have to make decisions to be intentionally equitable, and we will ask participants in the audience to contribute their thoughts on which decisions are the more equitable.
In the second part, we will ask participants to discuss situations in their own context, and together explore ways to make decisions that are intentionally equitable in their hospitality.
This session will be a fishbowl format, which allows participants to watch an actual Virtually Connecting session take place, but have the opportunity to jump in and be part of the session if they like. In this way, participants will leave the session with a clearer understanding of the embodied practice of intentionally equitable hospitality, and hopefully a better ability to apply mindfulness in design and process decisions in order to enhance Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in their own practices.
Bali, M., Caines, A., Hogue, R. J., DeWaard, H. J., & Friedrich, C. (2019). Intentionally Equitable Hospitality in Hybrid Video Dialogue: The Context of Virtually Connecting. eLearning Mag(special issue). Retrieved from: https://elearnmag.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=3331173
(Please not this is a multi-authored session: same authors as the paper above)
Note: This session will be delivered via Zoom and participants are advised to test speaker and microphone. More information on using Zoom: