April 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Topic: Meeting Requirements through Online Learning: A Retrospective on Sexual Violence Awareness for Higher Education 

Date: Monday, April 11, 2016


6:00 – 6:30 pm: Networking

6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program


In the wake of an ever-increasing
epidemic of sexual violence, sexual assault, and rape on campuses across the
country, the federal government has stepped in to demand education and
prevention efforts be mandatory for all colleges and universities. One tool
that some schools are using to meet these requirements is an online curriculum
called MyStudentBody, developed by Hazelden Publishing and the
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Join us for a conversation with a panel of folks from Hazelden Publishing and
Rivertown Communications as they reconstruct their process to build an online
course on Sexual Violence that meets the requirements of the federal government’s
Campus SaVE Act, Section 508 compliance, WCAG 2.0 compliance, and, last but not
least, requirements of customers with a high bar on what makes an “awesome”
online experience for college-level learning.



Anita Dincesen is a Sr. Project Manager and Content Development Specialist at
Hazelden Publishing, Center City, MN. Anita has worked in education, media, and
distance learning for many years. She has been with Hazelden Publishing since
2014. Before Hazelden, she worked at the State of Minnesota for the DNR as a
Project Manager and for MN Judicial Branch as an e-Learning Specialist.
Previous to that, she held the position of Extension Assistant Professor at the
University of Minnesota Extension Service.

Jothan Sargent is a lead programmer and developer for computer-based instruction and
corporate web sites for Rivertown Communications, Inc., a custom-training
company located in Stillwater, MN. Mr. Sargent is a graduate of the University
of St. Thomas, where he received his bachelor’s degree in computer science. Mr.
Sargent has been developing instructional programs and web-delivered training since
1995. Before joining Rivertown, Mr. Sargent worked at Allen Interactions, Inc.,
and, before that, at Excel Instruction (now Knowledge Design & Delivery). His
work includes program development, integrating learning programs into network
and Internet environments, web development, technical support, database design,
and writing and delivering technical training.

Jessica Dufresne is a production manager for Rivertown
Communications, Inc. Ms. DuFrense is a graduate of Brown College and has been
developing web-delivered training since January, 1999. From October, 1999, to
April, 2003, Ms. DuFresne worked at Excel Instruction (now Knowledge Design
& Delivery). Her work has included project management, graphic design and
web development.