Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Texas 1
Engagement Strategies for Learners
Session Title
Accessibility as a Learner Engagement Strategy: Motivating Instructors by Reframing the Conversation
Learn how an accessibility initiative improved learner engagement at our small school! Obtain tangible resources and ideas to improve collaborations with instructors by reframing the benefits of universal design as a learner engagement strategy.
Learning Objectives
Reframe the accessibility conversation with faculty as a way to increase learner engagement.
Employ scalable strategies for built-in accessibility that also improves course transparency.
Share accessibility resources with faculty in ways that are not intimidating or conflictual.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
QM Coordinators
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Dr. Melissa Williams, Senior Instructional Designer & QM Coordinator, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Dr. Melissa Williams is the Senior Instructional Designer and QM Co-coordinator at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, a small stand-alone law school that offers the first ABA-approved hybrid J.D. in the country. She has overseen an institution-wide document accessibility initiative, successfully submitted the school's first official Quality Matters certification, and developed an internal instructional designer onboarding program from scratch.