Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With D2L

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Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Holly Whitaker, Chris Sessums, Brad Ketelaars, representing our sponsor D2L, will lead off with a chat about assessing learning online: what works and why.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Dr. Christopher Sessums is the Director of Academic Affairs at D2L working with higher education institutions across the globe to optimize student success and institutional effectiveness. Prior to joining D2L, Christopher served as a faculty member, researcher, and administrator at the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Education, at the University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of Florida. His research interests include assessment strategies, data and analytics, alternative learning models, lean business strategies, and educational policy.
Brad Ketelaars is a Solutions Engineering Manager with D2L, working with higher education institutions across North America to improve academic outcomes through technology. With over 15 years of experience in EdTech, Brad helps administrators and faculty to make the move to online learning in all capacities, including face-to-face with tech, hybrid, and fully online delivery methods. His areas of expertise include course development, technical documentation, and Learning Management System integrations

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