Leech Lake Tribal College Hosts Virtual Conference on Distance Learning
April 14, 2021
Leech Lake Tribal College (LLTC) is hosting a conference on the challenges and barriers to online and distance education at tribal colleges (TCUs) and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Panelists will discuss the future of online education and how it fits into nation-building and tribal colleges' service to their communities. The conference is open and free to all, but organizers are planning the event with TCU and MSI administrators, staff, and faculty in mind.
Other topics that will be discussed include student preparation, orientation, and support during online learning; cultural and language integration and online learning; successes, failures, and lessons learned in a pandemic; and what the new normal will be at post-pandemic TCUs.
Moreover, the two-day symposium will foster conversations on student preparation and technology access, faculty training and resources, humanizing learning management systems, and cultural integration challenges with computer-based content. Conference organizers are in the process of collecting information from potential attendees and speakers, and encourage all interested to contact LLTC about the event.