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Simone Williams

Marketing & Product Manager, Center for International Programs, Walden University
Ms. Simone Williams

Programme:
Educators' Conference
Biography

With over 10 years of experience in Higher Education, Simone M. Williams is the Marketing and Product Manager for the Center for International Program at Walden University. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD, Walden University has been serving the higher education needs of professionals through degrees that encourage positive social change for more than 40 years.

In her role at Walden, Simone is responsible for product oversight of international programs across all colleges within Walden; raising the international profile of the university and providing international lifelong learners who share a common desire to make a difference, with professional development opportunities through Walden.

Originally from the Bronx, New York, Simone obtained an MBA in Marketing from Northeastern University and her BS in Communication from Boston University. Engaged in volunteer and civic education-related activities and associations since her youth, lifelong learning has been and continues to be her passion. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela.

 
 
1-Hour Workshop
Title Beyond edutainment: Using Digital Tools to Effectively Enhance Learning and Improve Cultural Competency
Programme Educators' Conference
Days Offered Wednesday October 24, 2012 (14:30-15:30)
Description

Technology has infiltrated all aspects of our lives and there is a lot of hype about integrating technology into our classes. Distance learning has leveraged that technology to create online learning environments that can reach students in different geographies and different cultures. These global online learning environments are faced with the need to design content and learning activities that meet the needs of different students, taking into consideration their different learning styles, unique cultures, geographies, and communication styles. Digital tools have become an excellent resource to embark into this trend. In spite of good intentions, most of these tools are used as edutainment in the classroom. In this session we will provide an overview of how Walden University uses the knowledge of Cultural Competency and Learning Styles in online learning.

We will example how technology becomes a tool and not the end, to create online communities of learning that stimulate critical thinking and respect multiculturalism in the online environment.

Objective
  • To teach educators attending the conference on how to utilize technology as a tool and not the end, to create online communities of learning that stimulate critical thinking and respect multiculturalism in the online environment.
Target Audience Educators
Conference Material None.
 
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