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National Distance Learning Week

This week is National Distance Learning Week.  The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.  For a list of FREE webinars this week, click here or the image below.

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National Distance Learning Week – Next Week

In an effort to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, USDLA is promoting National Distance Learning Week from November 5-9.  To learn more about how to be a part of this national effort click here.  Also beginning next Monday, November 5th, USDLA is opening the call for 2013 Nominations for Presigious Distance Learning Awards. For details […]

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Orientation for Online Learners

Recently at the Sloan C conference, Jennifer Lewis and Carly Brady of Madison Area Technical College along with Dr. Mac Adkins of SmarterServices, presented about their online orientation for students. Check out the full presentation by clicking the link below. Orientation for Online Learners at Madison College from JLewisGeology

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There is Big World Out There – Virtual Field Trips

Our Wordless Wednesday picture this week demonstrated hands holding up a world.  When I saw the image it made me ask the question, “How do we bring the world to our children?”. Growing up attending a small town elementary school, I remember loading up on the cheese wagon (i.e. school bus) to go to a local […]

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Did You Know? Fun Facts About Blended Courses

According to an article from “Blended Learning ToolKit“, research indicates there is a difference between students in traditional and blended courses.  Faculty teaching in blended courses report their students: Arrive in class better prepared (Bauer, 2001; Cameron, 2003), Write more effective and longer papers (Benbunan-Fich & Hiltz, 1999; Garnham & Kaleta, 2002; Murphy, 2002-2003; Spilka, 2002), […]

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