Elaine's goal is to share skills and knowledge she acquired during a 20-year career in international journalism and strategic communications. The Mosaic fellowship will help her immerse students in a newsroom environment where learning is fun, fast, and measurable. A Scot, Elaine is a graduate of Reuters' Journalism program in London.

Elaine's current research

Elaine is focused on how the ability to control arrangements of collaborative workspaces, share their screens with the room, and interact with virtual and in-class visitors influences student learning. In an upcoming course, she will examine student perceptions of skills and knowledge acquisition in a multidisciplinary, active learning environment. She is also preparing to examine the impact of different active learning techniques on the eradication of common grammar and other writing errors.