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Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

DT&L Registration Opens Today

35th Annual DT&L Conference

Registration for the annual Distance Teaching and Learning Conference opens today. I highly recommend attending the conference.

To give you a taste of the conference, here are two short videos from the invited keynote speakers:

Robin DeRosa

Newton Miller

August 6-8, 2019 | | #UWdtl

34th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning

I am going to be presenting at the 34th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning. You can find resources for each of my sessions on the site here:

Tuesday 7th August
So, they have asked you to teach an online course
Learn a framework for designing online instruction that improves learning and is flexible enough to work within any size budget or level of resources and support. Explore fundamentals of a “backward design” approach to identify and prioritize needs and plan for assessment, presence, communication, and feedback.

Thursday 9th August
Students, faculty, us: Collaboration at a distance
It is one thing to encourage distance learning, and another to create distance engagement and collaboration. Explore how we can work together with our students, faculty members, and colleagues.

Thursday 9th August
Overcoming barriers: How to increase faculty and staff buy-in for online programs
The first step in overcoming resistance to teaching online is to understand the obstacles and objections. Explore three key reasons that faculty and staff give for not wanting to make the move to online and learn about a framework that can help overcome the objections.


34th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference


The Call for Proposals is now open for the 34th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference.

The submission deadline for proposals is: 23 January, 2018.

The conference talks place August 7-9, 2018 in Madison, WI.

Hope that you can be there to attend (or present).

Do's and Don'ts For Presenters

Do's and Don'ts

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)


Administration & Management CoP

  • The presentation slides that Dawn Drake and I plan to use for our Administration & Management CoP at the 29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning are available online here.

Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

DEPD Program

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:

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:

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).

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