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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Thursday, October 17 • 10:50am - 11:50am
KISS: The Value of Simplicity in Online Education

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How does KISS, the design principle of simplicity, address digital education issues of accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), diversity, and inclusion? Simplicity is a recurring theme in accessibility from web development code to the writing on public government websites. We will look at examples of how the KISS principle helps to minimize barriers for learners with disabilities, provide solutions to user challenges, create robust cooperation with assistive technologies, and foster equitable and inclusive online learning environments for all.

  1. Apply the elegance of simplicity to principles of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  2. Design inclusive and equitable online learning environments for diverse users.
  3. Improve access to digital course content.

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Graciela Vidal

Interprofessional Education Coordinator Educational Improvement and Innovation, OHSU
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Justi Echeles

Accessibility and Faculty Development Specialist, OHSU
Justi Echeles joined OHSU’s Teaching and Learning Center in April 2018 as an Accessibility and Faculty Development Specialist. She brings her experience as a secondary school teacher and as an online course developer in higher education to OHSU. At OHSU's Teaching and Learning Center... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am PDT
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes