In mid-March 2020, the novel coronavirus-19 and the disease it causes, COVID-19, swept into Michigan, changing everything and disrupting the lives of the students, faculty, and staff of Lansing Community College.
This space Live Together. Learn Together. is for the Lansing Community College students, faculty, and staff – our LCC Community – to mention our experiences so we can manage them. We want to document our experiences, thoughts and emotions during these times, for ourselves and for our future friends.
We ask LCC students, faculty, and staff to make a post. Or two. Or as many as you need to share some aspect of your experience. If you want to write, we have a space to write. It’s called Stories. You can add images to your writing. If you’re more comfortable expressing yourself visually, we have a space called Images for you to upload and share the images, artwork, or photos of this experience that tell your story. And if you’re more comfortable literally speaking or singing, making music or making movies, performing monologues or creating animations, we have a space for you to upload videos or audio files or even record short (under 4 min) recordings yourself. It is called Voices.
Feel free to write a little or a lot, to upload pictures and art, poems and performances. This public website will serve to help us understand how our community’s lives have changed, and it will create a living history of what was on our minds and how we responded during this time. We hope these posts will help to remind us, that despite this upheaval, we are not alone, and our situations and thoughts are shared a hundred-fold throughout our community.
And please, feel free to browse, read, view, and listen to our stories, images, and voices.
If you want some help thinking about what to say – or if you’re that person who thinks you have nothing to say that others want to hear – then take a look at the Ideas and What to Share page. We’ve got a lot of prompts to help you get started.
We live together and we learn together.
Being good academics, a small group of LCC faculty and staff came together (by email and video conference, of course!) to create this site. The site is part of the Center for Teaching Excellence’s Open Learning Lab, the scholarly commons for LCC.
People who helped to create and build this site:
The Open Learning Lab of
The Center for Teaching Excellence at Lansing Community College
The website is a work-in-progress. We’re making this up and building it as we go. If you have ideas, things you want to add, edits to make, please feel free to contact us. Email works.