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SXSW EDU 2018

Designing to Build Community

Class time is a precious commodity. Instructors need to provide instructions, cover material, mentor students, and provide assessments - among other things. Increasingly, they are also spending time encouraging student affiliation and building a classroom community - things that are important for both learning and persistence. Join our codesign team - UX designer and learning researcher - to learn how we combined user-centered design and learning research to design a community building feature.

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  1. Attendees will be able to learn how a user centered design approach was applied to a real project, led to a new direction, and what the outcomes were.
  2. Attendees will get to see how students and instructors were incorporated into a project and their view points balanced in the final product.
  3. Learn techniques for demonstrating and getting feedback on novel ideas from students, instructors, and internal stakeholders.

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Nikki Jones, Dir Communications, Macmillan Learning

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