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2013 National Distance Learning Week

What is NDLW?

When: November 11-15, 2013

Purpose: Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is a week dedicated 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.

Goal: For schools, colleges, and corporations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.

Who: Professionals engaged in the day-to-day practice of distance learning (schools, colleges, corporations, military) and individuals and organizations providing products and services being distributed via online, video conferencing and satellite technologies.

What: During the week of November 11-15, schools, colleges, and other organizations will showcase their programs for current and prospective students. Additionally, the USDLA will conduct a series of free webinars during NDLW, showcasing various types of distance learning providers.

How is Academic Partnerships participating in NDLW?

Academic Services encourages the incorporation of various learning technologies to enhance the distance learning experience. Each day this week, we will post a presentation that discusses the strategies and tools we recommend. Below is a schedule of the topics we will cover each day. Be sure to come back each day for the link to the presentation.

Monday, November 11th

Screencasting – Using JING in my Online Class

Ed Tech Du Jour co-hosts, Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach, introduce effective strategies on building community in online courses. Building rapport and establishing relationships are critical to the success of an online course. This practice promotes learning, engagement, and retention. Having a course introduction video helps build community in your online course.

http://ed.ted.com/on/8RtdnhNh

Tuesday, November 12th

Videos – YouTube Capture: APP that captures and shares your video instantly

Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach feature the FREE app, YouTube Capture. YouTube Capture allows users to record videos quickly, enhance automatically and share easily to YouTube, Google +, Facebook and Twitter. You can choose privacy settings from public, unlisted or private. Available for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini.

http://ed.ted.com/on/IUe8OXwM

Wednesday, November 13th

Whiteboard – Screenchomp: The whiteboard iPad app that records and shares!

Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach feature the FREE iPad app, ScreenChomp. This recordable (audio/visual) whiteboard is the perfect tool to use in your online class. Use ScreenChomp for tutorials, student created videos to help their peers, editorials for student work, and much more!

http://ed.ted.com/on/l6QQ1FIt

Thursday, November 14th

Discussion Boards – Create Community: Connect learners with each other

Decide how you will “build community” in your online courses. Examples of exemplary, mediocre, and poorly written posts. Tips for constructive guiding questions. Tips for managing discussion board responses.

http://prezi.com/wbguvjz2kbhy/create-community-connect-learners-with-each-other/

Friday, November 15th

How to Close the Gap and Build Rapport – Building Community in Your Online Course: Course Introduction Video

Dr. Heather Farmakis and Dr. Melissa Kaulbach share helpful tips for online instructors on how to create a course introduction video. Creating a course introduction video helps build community in your online course. Learn what information to include in your course introduction video and best practices.

http://ed.ted.com/on/lCJSkEWy

 

Additional NDLW Opportunities

Below is a schedule of additional NDLW events hosted by universities and organizations across the country.

Monday, 11/11

Tuesday, 11/12

Wednesday, 11/13

Thursday, 11/14

Friday, 11/15

1PM (CST)

UNC – The Case for the Flipped Classroom: A Faculty Perspective

9AM (CST)

UNC – Helping Faculty Build Student Success with Instructional Tools and Web-based Applications

8AM – 10AM (CST)

USDLA – World Fest 2013 Florida Virtual School

8AM – 10AM (CST)

USDLA – World Fest 2013 Florida Virtual School

11AM (CST)

UNC – Transitioning to Online Course Delivery Where Quality Matters

9AM – 10AM (CST)

QM – Creating Accessible Word Documents: Session 1

9AM – 10AM (CST)

QM – Creating a Discussion Board Rubric: Session 1

9AM – 10AM (CST)

QM – Considering New Policies for Online Students: Session 1

10AM – 10:45AM (CST)

USDLA – Implementing Brick and Mortar Best Practices into the Virtual Classroom

12PM – 1PM (CST)

USDLA – Creating Essential Questions to Guide Student Inquiry Learning

12PM (CST)

UNC – Hybrid Instructor Certification Training

12PM – 1PM (CST)

USDLA – Promoting National Distance Learning Week – An Institution-Wide Initiative

2PM – 3PM (CST)

Sloan-C – Learn What’s New in 2014!

1PM – 2PM (CST)

USDLA – USDLA State Chapters Program Overview

2PM (CST)

UNC – Working your CORE: Student Readiness for On-Line Learning

5PM – 6PM (CST)

QM – Creating Accessible Word Documents: Session 2

5PM – 6PM (CST)

QM – Creating a Discussion Board Rubric: Session 2

5PM – 6PM (CST)

QM – Considering New Policies for Online Students: Session 2

6PM – 8PM (CST)

USDLA – World Fest 2013 Florida Virtual School

6PM – 8PM (CST)

USDLA – World Fest 2013 Florida Virtual School