Creating a Community of Learners: Connect. Empower. Engage

Monday, August 16, 2021
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

 

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The webinar starts at 10:00 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 10:05 a.m. 

 

Creating a Community of Learners: Connect. Empower. Engage is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


Details

Creating a community of learners in your course requires more than just knowledge about a subject, it is about facilitating connections and empowering students through their strengths to develop collaborative partnerships. Benefits may include increase in overall satisfaction of the course, improved GPA’s, greater engagement, and higher retention. Join us as we discuss social learning theory and outline some strategies you can use to create a community of learners.


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Facilitator


Aisha Haynes
Assistant Director
Center for Teaching Excellence


Aisha Haynes is the Assistant Director at the UofSC Center for Teaching Excellence. She oversees the CTE’s Instructional Design team. Haynes is a certified Quality Matters Peer and Master Reviewer and has earned Online Teaching certifications from the Online Learning Consortium. She teaches for Palmetto College. She is also Graduate Associate Faculty in the College of Education. Her research interests include: instructional design in online learning environments, online course accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and collaboration and engagement in online learning environments. Haynes is the current president of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL) and is active on statewide committees related to instructional design and accessibility.



Jennifer Yowell
Instructional Designer
Center for Teaching Excellence


Jennifer Yowell is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of South Carolina. Yowell is a multi-talented instructional designer with experience in higher education course development, graphic design, website creation, project management and training. With a lifelong passion for learning, she is dedicated to working with instructors to create engaging, effective learning experiences that help students gain the skills needed for success. Regardless of the subject, her approach is oriented toward inclusive and effective solutions. Yowell enjoys working with educators who have a wide range of technical experience, from the beginner to the most experienced. She has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology with a certificate in computer-based instruction, from East Carolina University.