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Winter Quarter 2016 Begins Today!

Happy New Year and welcome back to all our faculty, students, and staff. Winter Quarter 2016 starts today, with over a hundred sections of online courses being offered across multiple SPS programs. Included among these programs are several courses in our revised Medical & Health Informatics (MHI) program, including MHI 414, Emerging Federal Regulation & Policy. In this cutting-edge class, Professor Susan Hahn-Reizner “provides a platform for students to track, analyze and apply potential impacts of new and evolving federal regulations and policy” on healthcare, including topics such as “Meaningful Use” criteria, federal & state coordination, and a nationwide health information


OLC Collaborate Chicago Conference Reflections

On November 19, the SPS Distance Learning team attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Collaborate Chicago Conference, hosted at Rush University. The conference included several panels on subjects like regulation, learning analytics, and competency-based education, and breakout sessions that dug into a specific factor of each panel topic. The DL staff have shared their thoughts on some of the most thought-provoking and memorable aspects of the conference. Jessica Mansbach, Learning Designer The most interesting idea I took away from the OLC conference was the level of curiosity about competency-based education (CBE). Faculty and administrators from different types of institutions generated some compelling


Welcome to Elizabeth Lemke & Krissy Wilson, Learning Designers!

The SPS Distance Learning team is very excited to welcome two more new team members: Elizabeth Lemke and Krissy Wilson. They will both be working as Learning Designers, helping faculty outline, design, and build online courses. Elizabeth comes to our team from Wiley Publishers, where she worked with Instructional Designers to build online course materials for a variety of clients. She has worked in higher education for several years in many roles, including teaching and designing courses. Krissy joins us after working as an Instructional Designer at DePaul University, a role in which she worked with faculty to design courses


Welcome to Dr. Reba-Anna Lee, Director of Online Program Development

The SPS Distance Learning team is very excited to welcome Dr. Reba-Anna Lee to the team as our new Director of Online Program Development! In this role, Reba-Anna will oversee our team of Learning Designers, lead our faculty training program, create systems to evaluate course quality, and guide online program development. Reba-Anna comes to us from Marist College in New York, where she was the Associate Director of Academic Technology and eLearning. At Marist, she worked with faculty to implement new technologies in their classrooms and oversaw the development of online courses, among many other responsibilities. She is a certified


Join the SPS Distance Learning Team!

We are excited to share two open positions in the Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) Office of Distance Learning: Director of Online Program Development and Learning Designer (three vacancies). Ideal candidates for both positions will bring experience and a passion for innovation in online teaching and learning. Our office is located on the Northwestern University Loop campus, in the heart of Chicago’s financial district. The Director of Online Program Development will oversee all aspects of online program development, online faculty training programs, and the creation of systems for evaluating course quality, and student learning. The Director of Online