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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Friday, October 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Small Teaching Online: Practical Strategies to Enhance Learning in Online Environments

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Online courses present unique challenges for both students and faculty. Small teaching can help. Join us to explore practical, evidence-based changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant gains in student engagement and learning. Whether you are new or experienced online faculty, you’ll leave with brief learning activities, minor course design modifications, and simple changes to your communication with online students, based on the approach outlined in Small Teaching Online” Applying Learning Science in Online Classes. If you teach in blended and face-to-face formats you’ll also gain strategies to make better use of your Learning Management System to enhance your efforts in the classroom.
In this session, you will:
  • explore the research on effective student engagement and learning approaches
  • gain practical, minor techniques to apply immediately in your online teaching practice and communication with your students
  • find new inspiration and motivation to engage your students online.

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Flower Darby

Faculty, Northern Arizona University
Flower Darby is an adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University, where she has taught for over 25 years. She is also a doctoral student at NAU and adjunct faculty for Estrella Mountain Community College. Flower teaches online, blended and in-person courses in a range of subjects... Read More →

Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Cascade A