NWeLearn 2019 has ended
Welcome to NWeLearn 2019! We are excited about his annual event. Here is some housekeeping information to navigate the event:
  • The conference is hosted in the Convention Center, a separate building next to the Riverhouse Hotel. You can walk there from the hotel by taking one of the paths that go under MT Washington Drive or drive directly there.
  • The Convention Center has two levels. Meals and main sessions will be held in the lower level and the breakout sessions will be held in the main or 1st floor.
  • Restrooms are in the 1st Floor across from Cascadia B.
  • The Thursday night, Networking & Hors D’oeuvres, will be held right after the last Thursday breakout session in the main entrance space by the fireplace on the 1st floor.
Feel free to ask any questions, post your experiences in the Slack Community site, nwelearn.slack.com, and upload your pictures to the NWeLearn Conference 2019 Google Photos site.
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Chris Lindberg

Oregon State University Ecampus
Instructional Design Specialist
I am an Instructional Design Specialist for Oregon State University Ecampus. Previously, I was the Instructional Design Coordinator for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine and an Instructional Designer for Clackamas Community College before that. In a previous life, experience includes a great deal of educational media development; graphics, web design, video editing, interactive coding and UX/UI design, as well as a stint as Creative Director at a private research company.
I have been playing games as long as I can remember. Dr. Naxer and I have been collaborating a great deal on games as a model for Self-Determination Theory and how this might inform our course design. We are looking for key elements that can be borrowed from games and easily implemented into courses to increase motivation and engagement with materials. I recently posted some of my thinking on this in the Ecampus Blog, Games as a Model for Motivation and Engagement, Part 1 (http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspire/2019/08/19/games-as-a-model-for-motivation-and-engagement-part-1/).