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Elearning at NWIC


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Elearning at NWIC

  1. 1. Tackling Culture and Diversity in Distance Learning Lessons from Northwest Indian College
  2. 2. <ul><li>Remember to show video </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who We Are
  4. 4. Every Student Takes Distance Learning Classes
  5. 6. Challenges We have been successful educating students where mainstream institutions haven’t. Can this be done online - at a distance?
  6. 7. Can we maintain close relationships?
  7. 8. How do we integrate culture into the classes?
  8. 9. How do we incorporate local, cultural knowledge?
  9. 10. Can we bridge the technological divide?
  10. 11. Not so much
  11. 12. <ul><li>But what ARE some strategies to increase success? </li></ul>
  12. 13. The Challenge <ul><li>Increasing Self-Confidence So That Success Can Be Achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease apprehension about technology </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Engagement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Capture Attention </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain Interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase Motivation for the Long Haul </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Underpinning Awareness <ul><li>Family and Community </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>Engaging Busy </li></ul><ul><li>Students In Online Modalities </li></ul><ul><li>Is Difficult </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging Students To Go Beyond Their Fear of Failure Is the Real Challenge </li></ul>
  15. 16. <ul><li>I Try to Engage Students in All Venues </li></ul><ul><li>(Pick and Choose!) </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use images and graphics to supplement text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video: a familiar modality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can be plus or minus: could encourage an achievement gap </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some students learn better this way </li></ul></ul>
  16. 17. Excellent Success Comes From….. <ul><li>An Attractive Interface </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>An Organized Approach </li></ul>Excellent Success Comes From….. <ul><li>Make it clear how to START! </li></ul>
  18. 19. <ul><li>An Organized Approach </li></ul>Excellent Success Comes From…..
  19. 20. <ul><li>An Organized Approach </li></ul>Excellent Success Comes From….. <ul><li>Repetition in the flow of lessons </li></ul>
  20. 21. <ul><li>Encouraging Participation </li></ul><ul><li>HOW? </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher As Guide </li></ul><ul><li>BUT </li></ul><ul><li>Mandate it if you have to! </li></ul><ul><li>Self-revelation: don’t be a pedagogue! </li></ul><ul><li>Involve family and community (elders) </li></ul>Excellent Success Comes From…..
  21. 22. In Other Words Teach from the Bottom Up <ul><li>Allow Students to Participate in the Learning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Elder/Family Interviews: Video/Audio </li></ul>
  22. 23. We Use Technology <ul><li>To Connect Learning to What Students Already Value and Know </li></ul><ul><li>Connect learning to culture </li></ul><ul><li>Connect learning to family/community </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to direct experience </li></ul><ul><li>Connect to beliefs </li></ul>