Claver Hategekimana

Claver Hategekimana (PhD) is the Director of eLearning at Skagit Valley College in Washington. Before that, he was the Coordinator of Distance Learning at Wenatchee Valley College. His educational background includes a Doctoral degree in Human Computer Interaction with a concentration in Curriculum and Instructional Technology; and a Master’s degree in Management Information Systems with a focus on E-Commerce. His research interest includes innovative ideas that lead to effective support services for teaching and learning, course design, open educational resources and technologies that break through the barriers of time constraints, location, and accessibility. He is also interested in evaluation metrics for effectiveness of educational programs, data analysis, and presentation of data in a meaningful format to the end user (user interface design). One of the hobbies of Hategekimana is solar electricity. He developed Light4Village, a solar kit for homes of those who live-off-the grid because power lines are non-existent in their neighborhoods. He leads summer service-learning projects that have wired more than 120 homes in rural villages of East Africa.