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Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference 100% Online

The Annual Distance Teaching and Learning conference is 100% online this year (Aug 3-7, 2020) for the first time. I will be online there, and hope you will be too. Registration is just $495.00 for the entire event.

Annual Distance Teaching & Learning conference registration open today

The annual Distance Teaching & Learning conference
Good news! The annual Distance Teaching & Learning conference (@UWDEPD #UWdtl) will take place, in person or fully online, this August 4-6. Registration opened today, and all registrations are now $495.00 (up to $300 savings).

If social-distancing continues in August, the in-person registrations will shift to virtual.

More information, and registration, can be found here:

Last Chance to Submit for DT&L 2020 Conference

dt&l conference 2020 CFP

DistanceEd & OnlineTeaching friends, want to share your research, best practices, and new ideas with 100s of your peers? The #UWdtl Distance Teaching & Learning conference (Aug 4-6, 2020) call for proposals closes at 4:00p Central Time today. Don't wait!


Annual DT&L Conference


Registration opens March 27th for the 34th Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference!
Join 800 distance education professionals for three days of innovation, inspiration, and connection. Gain new skills, fresh knowledge, and the motivation to apply what you've learned.

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33rd Distance Teaching & Learning Conference: Registration Open

2017 DT&L Conference

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 or


Distance & Learning Conference: Call for Proposals Now Open


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:


Online Learning Jobs

Kimary Peterson just shared information about these three positions with me:

1) Online Instructor in Distance Education (DEPD position)
UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies (DCS)
We are working to fill a vacancy for an Online Instructor in Distance Education in our Continuing Studies Distance Education and Professional Development department.
The application deadline is Aug. 22nd, 2014.

For a full description of the position and how to apply, please go to:

2) Instructional Designer/Instructional Technologist (DEPD position)
UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies (DCS)
Are you interested in joining a team of outstanding professionals to engage lifelong learners through high-quality and innovative programs and services? We are seeking an instructional designer/technologist to work with faculty and staff developing blended and online courses primarily within the Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD) unit. DEPD prepares educators for online teaching and leadership roles through online courses, certificates, and participation in the Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. You would also develop online/blended courses for a variety of other units in the DCS Department of Liberal Arts and Applied Studies (LAAS).

The ideal candidate will have at least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in instructional design and instructional materials development. A Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree in educational technology, instructional design, education/curriculum development or related discipline preferred.

This position is based in Madison, WI. Applications are due by September 2nd,, 2014.

For a full description of the position and how to apply, please go to:
Equal Opportunity Employer

3) Professor of Adult Teaching & Learning (Division position)
UW-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a public, land-grant institution that exemplifies the “Wisconsin Idea” – that the boundaries of the university are the boundaries of the state and beyond. We seek two tenurable or tenure track faculty to provide leadership and contribute to the department’s expertise in adult teaching and learning, continuing education, and distance learning. These individuals will enhance the department’s capacity to conduct research related to continuing education, including distance education. Applicants must show evidence of the ability to develop an excellent research program in adult teaching & learning, and/or continuing education, as well as evidence of knowledge and demonstrated excellence in distance education and teaching adults. An earned Ph.D. in education or related field is required.

Applications are due October 8th, 2014.

For a full description of the position and how to apply, please go to:

iPad Lecture Capture


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.


30th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning


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 Hope to see you there.

Twitter hashtag for the event is UWdtl14


Distance Teaching and Learning Conference Call For Proposals

30th ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON DISTANCE TEACHING & LEARNING August 12-14, 2014 (New days next year—Tuesday through Thursday)
Madison, Wisconsin
Sponsored by Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD)
University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies
(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:
·         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

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


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 or 608-265-4159.

29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

August 7-9, 2013 Madison, Wisconsin Online registration is now open for the 29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Join your colleagues to learn more about current resources, research, and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training. This year's Conference Program offers more than 150 educational opportunities, 16 hands-on optional workshops, and several networking events to choose from. Workshops have limited space, so register early to ensure your spot. Conference highlights include:
  • 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

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).


Call for Proposals: 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

The call for proposals for the 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is now open. The conference offers a variety of presentation formats to choose from depending on your expertise and experience...from the 10-minute Lightning Session to the 3-hour workshop.

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:

Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

I highly recommend you attend the 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, August 3-5, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin!. This year’s conference provides 20 workshops and events on Wednesday, August 4th, many focused on higher education issues, followed by over 170 concurrent sessions and special events on Thursday and Friday, August 4th & 5th. You may access a PDF of this year’s Conference Program, sign up for future mailings, join the conference on Facebook and Twitter, and register for the conference from the web site:


Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning: Program Available

2011 Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

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:


Conference Call For Proposals Deadline 19th January

A quick reminder for you all.... the deadline for call for proposals for the 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning ends Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm--CST.

The conference itself takes place August 3-5, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin

Submit online at:

27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

Call for Proposals

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:

The conference brochure can be downloaded here.


Reflections on Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning Conference

Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning

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 and

What I found particularly helpful was the relative ranking of what students wanted in an online course:

On Campus

  1. Respectful
  2. Knowledgeable
  3. Approachable
  4. Engaging
  5. Communicative
  6. Organized
  7. Responsive
  8. Professional
  9. Humorous

  1. Respectful
  2. Responsive
  3. Knowledgeable
  4. Approachable
  5. Communicative
  6. Organized
  7. Engaging
  8. Professional
  9. Humorous

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:

  • Counselor
  • Information Filter
  • Pessimist
  • Reflective Practitioner
  • Reinforcer
  • Restator
  • Supporter

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:

CoI Model

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.


Teaching with Twitter and Google Wave

I am due to present at the 26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning on Friday, August 6th, 2010 (Teaching with Twitter and Google Wave). Somewhat ironically Twitter is down and Google has announced that it will discontinue Wave. So it goes.

The presentation is from 12:45 - 1:30 p.m. in the Hall of Ideas J. Come along and say hello.

Handouts and more information are on the website.

If Twitter works, then I will be tweeting with the hashtag #DTL_2010_jmoore
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