Whether you're new to distance education or have years of experience, UW‑Madison's Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is the place to be July 25-27, 2017. Join colleagues from around the world to share strategies, best practices, and innovative ways to teach and support online learners.
Hear from keynote speakers…
-- Michelle R. Weise, Southern New Hampshire University—Disruptive Design for the Future of Online Learning
-- Nick Floro, Sealworks Interactive Studios—Designing eLearning: The Future is Today
-- Richard J. Davidson, University of Wisconsin-Madison—Cultivating the Skill of Well-being: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Choose from more than 170 engaging sessions from experts and thought leaders in the field on topics such as…
· Design for learning
· Accessibility and Universal Design
· Learner engagement strategies
· Competency-based education
· Instructional design & project management
· Learning analytics and student success
· Evaluating eLearning
· Badging and digital credentialing
A great experience at a great price…
Early-bird registration is just $535 for 3 days of learning and networking. For an additional fee, attend preconference workshops, conference blended certificates, or the DE Research Symposium to dig deeper into issues that interest you most. Early-bird deadline is June 26, so don't delay!
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org or
I am at the 31st Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning in Madison this week. To my mind, this is the best conference that focusses on online learning (full disclosure: I am on the conference planning committee). On Thursday, I will be making an Information Session presentation (Building The MiniStudio: Efficient & Effective Online Video). A video presentation, materials, and hyperlinks can be found here.
I am going to be at the 31st Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning (11th - 13th August, 2015) this year. DEPD Director Les Howles has some great tips for presenters, highlighting do's and don'ts. This is based upon feedback from conference attendees, and is well worth watching and reading.
The handout has 10 things that a successful presenter should do, and 10 things a successful presenter should not do. Ultimately, your presentation should should provide lots of practical tips and advice.
If you have not done so already, you can register for the conference here:
(Full disclosure: I am on the 2013-2015 Planning Committee for the conference)
The Call for Proposals is now open for the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference that takes place Madison, Wisconsin from August 11-13, 2015.
The deadline to submit your Call for Proposal is: Monday, January 26, 2015 at 4pm CST
The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference welcomes hundreds of distance education and online learning professionals every year to share effective practices, research, strategies, and new tools/techniques.
- Share your data on established practices
- Present a hot new topic in distance learning
- Have your results published in the proceedings publication
- Network with experts from around the world
Some suggested topics include: New course design models, mobile & social learning, learning analytics,
competency-based learning, gamification & badges, open educational resources
More information can be found at:
I am presenting an Information Session (iPad Lecture Capture: Information Session I-3) at the 30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. The presentation will take place on Wednesday 13th August from 10:30-11:15 a.m. This will be part of the Technology,Tools, and Media track.
The presentation notes, hyperlinks, and PDF can be accessed here.
I will be at the 30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning being held August 12-14 in Madison, Wisconsin. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, this event is a great place to hear leading experts and share best practices with colleagues from around the world in the field of online education and training. Plus, Madison is a beautiful place to visit in the summer. If you’re not familiar with this event, and want to find out more, I encourage you to visit their website at www.uwex.edu/disted/conference. Hope to see you there.
Twitter hashtag for the event is UWdtl14
30th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON DISTANCE TEACHING & LEARNING August 12-14, 2014 (New days next year—Tuesday through Thursday)
Sponsored by Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
(Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm--CDT)
Interested in presenting your best online practices, research, or resources? We
invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 30th anniversary of the annual
DT&L conference. Choose from a variety of presentation formats depending
on your expertise and experience in the field of distance education/training...
from the 15-minute Speed Session to the 3-hour hands-on Workshop.
Submit your proposal(s) online at: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/index.cfm
· Lead in-depth interactive sessions
· Share your research and expertise
· Demonstrate your successful courses and training materials
· Distill your knowledge and skills
· Guide engaging discussions
Join colleagues for the latest resources, research, and best practices
Teach. Learn. Connect.
For nearly 3 decades, the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning has
delivered to attendees the latest resources, research, and best practices in distance
education and training. More than 900 professionals gather every year to teach, learn,
and connect with colleagues from around the globe.
2013 keynote speakers:
- Dr. Richard Baraniuk, Rice University
- Sally Johnstone, Western Governors University
This premier event also features more than 150 learning opportunities—presentations,
workshops, forums, ePoster sessions, and more—plus many networking events.
Download the Conference Program and visit the website.
- Who: Professionals in distance education/training with any level of experience
- When: Aug 7-9, 2013
- Where: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, Wisconsin
- Cost: $465 ($505 after 7/22). Group rates and virtual conference option available.
Optional Wednesday workshops are an additional fee (space is limited).
Questions: Contact Kimary Peterson at email@example.com or 608-265-4159.
- Keynote, Dr. Richard Baraniuk, Rice University, speaking on “Disruptive innovation via open educational resources”
- Keynote, Dr. Sally Johnstone, Western Governors University, speaking on “Envisioning a competency-based future”
- Forum topics on “Open Educational Resources (OERs): Potential and pitfalls” and “Competency-based assessment: How and why to get started”
Register online by July 22 to receive the "early-bird" fee, and don’t forget to take advantage of the Group Rate if you have 3 or more of your staff attending. Finally, if you are unable to attend in person, you are encouraged to register for the Virtual Conference to view selected sessions from this year’s conference. If you have any questions, please email Kimary at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is now taking proposals to present. The conference takes place August 7-9, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin
(Extended Deadline: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm--CDT)
Interested in presenting your best online practices, research, or resources?We invite you to submit a proposal to present at next year’s conference. Choose from a variety of presentation formats depending on your expertiseand experience in the field of distance education/training...from the 15-minuteSpeed Session to the 3-hour hands-on Workshop.
Submit your proposal(s) online at: http://depd.wisc.edu/info
- Lead in-depth interactive sessions
- Share your research and expertise
- Demonstrate your successful courses and training materials
- Distill your knowledge and skills
- Guide engaging discussions
Illinois Desire2Learn Regional User Forum
October 19, 2012
Peer Collaboration | eLearning Best Practices | Training | Technical Innovations
Official Website: http://www.desire2learn.com/events/ignite/illinois/
Location: Elgin Community College
University & Business Center (Building E)
1700 Spartan Drive
Elgin, IL 60123
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast, Registration and Networking)
Registration: $80 per person or $70 per person group rate (if attending with a group of 10 or more) Click here for online registration
Food: Breakfast, break snacks and lunch will be provided
Materials from the DePaul Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference are now available on the Teaching Commons website, including:
- James Paul Gee’s keynote presentation: “What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Teaching and Learning”
- Faculty and staff presentation slideshows and handouts
- "It's-a me, Mario!" – What playing videogames taught me about effective online course design (my presentation)
Registration for the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is open. You can review the 2012 Conference Program electronically. This year's conference offers a vast array of learning opportunities in online education and training:
Registration to attend on site is available at: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference
Or you can do what I did last year, and register for one of two virtual conference options focused on Program Administration and International Perspectives: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference
I highly recommend faculty and staff involved in online, hybrid, and web-enhanced attend the conference (full disclosure, I am on the Conference Planning Committee).
I presented ("It's-a me, Mario!" – What playing videogames taught me about effective online course design) at the 2012 DePaul Faculty Teaching and Learning Conference on Friday. The webpage and handouts for the presentation are now live, and can be found here.
My proposal to present ("It's-a me, Mario!" – What playing videogames taught me about effective online course design) at this year's DePaul Faculty Teaching & Learning Conference has been accepted.
The conference will take place on Friday, April 20th, 2012, from 9:00am-5:00pm. If you have not done so already, you can register for the conference at http://teachingcommons.depaul.edu/Conference/index.html
The overview for the presentation is:
Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda are two of Nintendo’s most valuable video game franchises, spawning a slew of highly regarded (and highly selling) series of games on multiple consoles. I cheerfully admit to spending a considerable amount of time playing these games over the years, but playing these games has also taught me much about effective and fun design of online and hybrid courses. In this dynamic session I will outline ten lessons learned from these two video game series that can be applied to course design – structuring a course that promotes student learning, reduces confusion, and that could even be fun.
DePaul’s Real Estate Center and the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development are hosting a conference on the impact of social media and technology on how and where we work, live and shop. The conference will take place on Feb. 29.
“Advancements in technology are shaping the way we develop, design and utilize space which ultimately influences the way we do business. This conference brings together innovative developers, designers, and creative consultants to discuss the impact technology and social media have on our use of physical space.”
- What does that mean for the size, shape and number of stores needed?
- How do property owners manage an influx of packages?
- How do digital social networks translate into physical spaces in multifamily properties?
- What effects does technology have on office space and furniture?
Where: DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson Blvd. Room 8005 (DePaul University Loop Campus)
Registration Fee: $65.00
Optional Lunch Fee: $45.00
More information can be found on their events page.
New this year is the Speed Solutions format. This is an opportunity to explain your distance education/training problem and your successful solution to the problem. Total amount of time for this format is 15 minutes which includes 5 minutes to discuss and answer questions from participants.
Submit your proposal online via: http://depd.wisc.edu/info
The conference program for the 2011 Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is now available. You can now review and share this year's program with over 170 sessions and events planned.
The conference program PDF can be downloaded from:
CELEBRATE INNOVATION WITH CHICAGO’S LINUX & OPEN-SOURCE SOFTWARE ENTHUSIASTS AT FLOURISH! 2011
From April 1 - 3, Free Technology Conference Brings Fifth Year of Insightful Talks and Hands-on Workshops about Open-source Software, Technology, and Culture
MARCH 15, 2011 — Chicago, IL
An annual gathering of, for, and by enthusiasts of open-source software, technology, and culture, taking place at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
This year, you can also take your exams for certification by the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and BSD Certification Group (BSDCG).
FEATURED SPEAKERS and TOPICS
Flourish! 2011's list of speakers include:
- Chris Palmer, Technology Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, on Internet decentralization efforts
- Chris McAvoy, VP of Technology at Threadless, on "What Should You Build?"
- Ryan "Icculus" Gordon, professional Linux 3D game developer
- Vinod Kutty, CME Group, on migrating to Linux on x86
- Cathy Malmrose, CEO of ZaReason, on stress-testing Linux hardware
- Mark Meeker, Principal UI Engineer for Orbitz Worldwide, on real-world Web development
- Edward R. Swiderski III, partner at GreenCanyon, on "Is Software Licensing Still Relevant?"
- Daliah Saper, Principal of SaperLaw, on the legal aspects of open source
- Italo Vignoli, The Document Foundation, LibreOffice
- Mitch Altman, CEO of Cornfield Electronics, on forming communities
- Dru Lavigne, Community Manager of PC-BSD, on the PC-BSD desktop
- Dean Wampler, Principal of Aspect Research Associates, on Scala
Complete list of speakers at http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/speakers
April 1 - 3, 2011
April 1, Evening Program
- Reception 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.
- Keynotes start at 4:30 p.m.
April 2, Day-Long Program
- Morning Reception 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- Main conference starts at 10:00 a.m.
April 3, Mid-Day Program
- Morning Reception 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
- Day starts at 11:00 a.m
Certification exams take place from 11am - 3pm. Go to the Flourish! website for more details: http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/exams
Complete schedule will be available at http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/schedule
UIC Student Center East
750 South Halsted Street
Flourish! is organized by the Computer Science department of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC’s) School of Engineering, as well as the University's Linux user group and chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). The conference is sponsored in part by GreenCanyon, Linux Journal, the Linux Professional Institute, Orbitz, O'Reilly, SourceForge, Times Two Technology, Threadless and Ubuntu.
Registration is free at http://www.flourishconf.com/2011/registration
Join Flourish on Facebook at http://facebook.com/flourishconf/
Conference updates and conversation-starters on Twitter at http://twitter.com/flourishconf/.
Featured speakers/presentations include:
David Sam, President of Elgin Community College
Panel Discussion: Social Networking
- Jeff Newell, Illinois Community College Board
• Connie James-Jenkin, ECC Librarian
• Stacey Shah, ECC Librarian
Eeinie Meenie Minie Mo: In Which Direction Shall I Go? Choosing the Right Technology Tools for You
- Kevin Johnson, University of IL-Champaign
Integrating Technology into Lesson Planning
- Edith Monroy – Oakton College, DesPlaines
Engage Students in Screencasting with Jing
- Kathryn G. Shafer – Ball State Univ, Indiana
For Instant Support, Just Add Librarians
- Connie James-Jenkin & Stacey Shah, ECC, Elgin
Creating Content for the Mobile Student
- Dan Kernler, ECC, Elgin
Best Practices to Support Student Success in Online Learning
Jason Rhode, Northern Illinois University
More information (and registration) can be found here.
Phil Gomes just emailed me to remind me that FlourishConf 2011 will be held April 1-3 this year.
They have some great speakers, including folks from Threadless, Nokia, 3Ware, ZaReason and the Open Source Digital Voting project.
The conference is well worth attending. Detailed schedule is coming soon.
The conference has a presence on Facebook (http://facebook.com/flourishconf) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/flourishconf/).
The conference itself takes place August 3-5, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin
Submit online at: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/
The Call For Proposals for the 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is now open. The deadline for submission is January 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm--CST.
The conference takes place in Madison, Wisconsin from August 3-5, 2011. I highly recommend the conference (and the opportunity to present).
The proposal application can be found here: http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/
The conference brochure can be downloaded here.
I attended the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning in Madison last week. I believe this to be one of the most productive conferences in the field of online learning, and try to attend each year.
There were over 170 presentations, choosing the right event to attend was sometimes frustrating.
Here are some of my notes from the conference.
To begin, the conference organizers helpfully package proceeding papers as a PDF. This year I was sporting an iPad, and found this a great way to work through each of the papers. The iPad worked well as a note-taking device during presentations. I will be using this at my next conference.
Albert and Trudi Johnson (Memorial University of Newfoundland) gave a particularly enlightening presentation on “Students' perceptions of effective teaching in distance education.” These guys were prepared – they provided DVDs to the participants, and shared their findings at http://distance.mun.ca/survey/ and http://distance.mun.ca/survey/SPETHE_Final_Report.pdf
What I found particularly helpful was the relative ranking of what students wanted in an online course:
This seemed to reinforce some of my observations. I hope DePaul can participate in a larger rollout of this study.
Karen Ford, Susan Tancock and Michael Putman (Ball State University) presented on “Redefining online discussions: A taxonomy to encourage in- depth interaction.” My hopes for this presentation were never likely to be fully met – I am always looking for the holy grail of getting online discussion to totally work - but I found this session to be very helpful.
I appreciated discovering their taxonomy of respondent characteristics:
• Information Filter
• Reflective Practitioner
And discussing how students might be gently pushed towards Reflective Practitioner. This is something I see myself returning to.
Jon Aleckson (Web Courseworks) has an account with the rather impressive SonicFoundry – he used this to record his presentation for posterity. His presentation (Micro-collaboration: Team sharing to build highly interactive online activities) will be extremely useful to anyone running or creating an instructional design department. Jon also shared a couple of useful URLs that I made sure to note:
On Friday, Phil Ice’s (American Public University) presentation (Using the Col framework survey for multi- level institutional evaluation) was my highlight of the day. The Community of Inquiry model has proved extremely useful in a couple of DePaul research projects I have collaborated on. Phil used the CoI model to analyze the effectiveness of courses at American Public University. The sheer scale of the operation was both humbling and frightening – the data is being used to continuously improve quality and highlight the effectiveness of new technologies.
My presentation (Teaching with Twitter and Google Wave: Real-time social media) was in one of the last slots on Friday. Google had announced that week that Wave would be cancelled, which resulted in some of the presentations I wanted to see being cancelled. Luckily, my presentation demonstrated some of the issues that Wave created – so the presentation was still of value. I enjoyed getting to chat with folks afterwards.
July 16 is the deadline for:
• Group discounts (save $65 per person for three or more from same address—total $195)
• "Early-Bird" registration fee (save $50 on conference registration and $15 on optional workshops)
• Full-time student registration (save $50 on conference registration and $15 on optional workshops)
Registration is available on the web here:
The conference will feature segments from professors in the College of Communication and the College of Commerce. The proceeds of this conference will go to an on-campus organization that raises money for children in Northern Uganda (Invisible Children DePaul).
The conference registration fee is $79 for the public, but free for DePaul Students, Faculty and Staff.
Hope to see you there.
Naturally, I will be tweeting. I intend to use the #Clearcut2010 hashtag.