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October, 2022

10Oct11:00 AM11:50 AMUsing the Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework to Deliver High Quality Educational Experience to Learners in Low Bandwidth Remote AreasDr. Kristin Palmer, Winrock International11:00 AM – 11:50 AM


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October 10, 2022


Monday 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Pacific Time


Online via Zoom


Part of 2022 Conference

Session Description

In this session, I will describe lessons learned in delivering online courses to remote participants with limited internet and device constraints. I will talk about the program design and components that are scalable and cost efficient for building social presence and teaching presence at scale to remote learners. I will cover outcomes from the program and recommendations for others that are also looking to design effective online programs with the limitations of hardware, internet connectivity, and rural populations.


Dr. Kristin Palmer

Team Lead, Winrock International

Dr. Kristin Palmer is the Team Lead for the Nedamco Ethiopian Cloud Initiative (NECI) which will train and employ 100,000 cloud engineers in eastern Africa over the next ten years. In her previous role, she was the Director of Online Learning Programs for the University of Virginia. In this role, she was responsible for online learning across the University and she started the African Scholarship Program which provided over 37,000 scholarships to learners across Africa providing online courses delivered in a program using the Community of Inquiry framework to support social, teaching, and cognitive presence.