Lightning Talks: Remote & Hybrid Teaching & Learning Spring 2021 Speaker Series

The Remote & Hybrid Teaching & Learning Lightning Talks Fall 2020 series is a reflection and learning forum where Boston University faculty and invited guests identify areas of challenge and opportunity and share strategies for engaging educational experiences in the remote-learning environment. The Spring 2021 speaker series, co-hosted by Digital Learning & Innovation and The Center for Teaching & Learning, is open to BU faculty, staff, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars.

About the Lightning Talk Format

Fast, peer-driven, and information-rich. Lightning Talks showcase four-to-five presenters—each discussing the topic of remote teaching and learning at BU. All speakers will adhere to a maximum three-slide format for a short and focused, five minute presentation.

At the conclusion of all presentations, the moderator will encourage and facilitate cross-disciplinary conversation on the topic.

BU Lightning Talk: Student VoicesStudent Voices: Part 2

Students in leadership roles, undergraduate and graduate students, share their remote and hybrid learning experiences, discuss what they miss about the on-campus experience, and elements of LfA instruction they most appreciate.

Date: Friday, January 29, 2021

Time: 12:15-1:15 PM

BU Lightning Talk Anti-racist PedagogyAnti-racist Pedagogy

Contributing to positive change in the national conversation about race is a clear goal for BU. The Day of Collective Engagement in June 2020, the appointment of Professor Ibram X. Kendi, and the opening of the Center for Anti-Racist Research are all part of getting that conversation started within the University.

What does this commitment look like in our classrooms? Join us to hear how instructors build an anti-racist curriculum within their classes.

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021

Time: 12:15-1:15 PM

BU Lightning Talk Class in the ClassroomClass in the Classroom

Remote and hybrid classrooms have highlighted the kind of class inequities that have always existed but have been easy to ignore in higher education.

This Lightning Talk session, offered in collaboration with BU Diversity & Inclusion and its Learn More series’ theme of social class, will focus on areas of practice and content that help us understand the myriad ways that class plays out in our classrooms, with strategies to create more inclusive classes.

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021

Time: 12:15-1:15 PM

Missed a 2020 Remote Teaching at BU Lightning Talk? Access the Lightning Talks Video Library

Check out the library of recordings and learn how Boston University faculty foster classroom community, build an inclusive classroom, manage long block or large lecture classes, and more. View the Lightning Talk recordings and presentations here.

Learn more about Boston University’s Digital Learning & Innovation and The Center for Teaching & Learning. Questions? Email