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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.
Friday, October 18 • 8:50am - 9:50am
Support Learning through Optimal Course Design

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Skagit Valley College’s E-Learning data show that academic success (number of students earning a C grade or better) in online courses is lower than comparable face-to-face or hybrid course sections. Historically the difference is 5-10%. There is also a consensus that many courses at SVC, independent of delivery format can use improvement to increase student learning experiences and academic success. A proposed solution is to increase student success by revising and improving the design of SVC courses including face to face, online and hybrid courses. Some indicators of course level success we are tracking include course grades, achievement of learning outcomes, and overall student satisfaction.

We will show the audience a Canvas template we used to revised 3 courses and the process of creating them to meet SVC quality standards of course design in the following ways: 1) Course organization and expectations, 2) content and alignment, 3) delivery & engagement, 4) assessment activities, 5) outcome-based grading, and 6) support services.
These 3 courses were redesigned as fully online courses, which allows them to be easily modified and taught in any format (face-to-face, hybrid, online). The intention was to model what a well-designed course looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Claver Hategekimana

Dr. Claver Hategekimana

Director of eLearning, Skagit Valley College
Dr Claver Hategekimana is always searching for innovative ideas that lead to effective support services for teaching and learning, professional development, course design, and data-based decision making. For example, Claver is leading an effort to provide support for quality course... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer McFarland

Jennifer McFarland

Instructor, Skagit Valley College


Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Cascade F Riverhouse on the Deschutes

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