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Dr. Selena Ramkeesoon Speaks at Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

Dr. Selena Ramkeesoon Speaks at Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

Dr. Selena Ramkeesoon presented a session on student engagement at the recently concluded 2021 Distance Teaching and Learning Conference hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison. This annual international conference emphasizes evidence-based practice, educational innovation, and practical applications of theories and research findings in the field of distance education and online learning.

Dr. Ramkeesoon’s topic, Engagement Strategies across the Generations: Fixing Broken Pathways with a Student-Centered Approach, covered designing and incorporating interactive assignments and student-generated content to motivate online learners. She believes “implementing multimodal strategies for Generation Z (Gen Z), millennial, and adult learners, which positively influence behavioral change is imperative for effective online learning.”

The session also explored the external and internal variables that affect multigenerational student engagement and performance. Dr. Ramkeesoon noted, “Gen Z, millennial, and working professional students expect to be active participants in their learning experiences. Using a student-centered approach to frame and package online content can motivate learners and strengthen engagement.”

Dr. Ramkeesoon is the CEO/Founder of DualStar LLC, a communications and innovation design thinking consultancy. She is Adjunct Faculty with the MBA programs at American University’s Kogod School of Business and the University of Maryland Global Campus and speaks on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

She earned her Doctor of Management degree from the University of Maryland Global Campus, holds an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, a BA in History and Government from the University of the West Indies, and is PMP-certified.

Dr. Ramkeesoon is Co-President of the Washington, DC chapter. Connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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