National Distance Learning Week Events

Advancing Equity, Access, and Readiness for eLearning Students

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National Distance Learning Week Recordings

Culturally Responsive Canvas Courses

Keynote Speaker: Marc Lentini, Highline College

Culturally Responsive Canvas Courses Recording


Students from different cultures and backgrounds experience our colleges, classes, and technologies in different - and unexpected - ways. Research has shown that a mis-match between campus and instructor cultures and that of our students impacts their success. By looking at technology through our own cultural frameworks and those of our students, we can create more effective and equitable learning experiences.

Hybrid Course Design Virtual Roundtable

Recording of Hybrid Course Design Virtual Roundtable

Facilitator:  Amy Rovner, SCC eLearning Services


A well-designed hybrid course takes advantage of the best features of both face-to-face and online learning so that the activities of each reinforce, complement, and elaborate one another.  This online roundtable discussion will begin with a brief overview of some of these design features, including Accessibility considerations.  Then the focus will be on faculty sharing and discussing their own experiences teaching hybrid courses.

Student Focus
Online Learning 101:  An online roundtable with a Student Success Coach

Tuesday, November 8 1:00-2:00p.m. ONLINE

Facilitator: Erin Wilson, Online Success Coach


We will provide some specialized study tips for online students and provide an opportunity to ask anything students would want to know about online learning. This webinar format allows students to participate from anywhere in the world while getting experience with the new Black Board Collaborate tool. Come join us!



"Do conflicts resulting from cultural differences transfer from the tradi-tional classroom to the distance learning envi-ronment? If so, how do teachers and students navigate different cul-tures of learning in these environments?”
-Sedef Uzuner







NDLW is sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the National Distance Learning Week initiative is an annual effort to generate greater awareness about online learning.