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May 18, 2010

News You Can Use, 2010 IFWE Info, USA Today Online Education Report and (FREE) Instructional Media Selection Guide for Distance Learning: Implications for Blended Learning & Virtual Worlds

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NEWS AND INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

Jamie Littlefield
Jamie Littlefield
About.com Guide to Distance Learning
USDLA Advisory Board Member

Readers Respond: How Do You Balance Online Classes with Family Responsibilities?
Parents often struggle to complete their online class requirements while taking care of family responsibilities. If you’re juggling virtual exams with soccer practice or dirty diapers, let struggling students know how you make it work… Read more

Readers Respond: How Do You Balance School with Work?
Taking online classes with a part or full-time job can be a balancing act. Many online students struggle to meet their work deadlines while still turning in school assignments on time. How do you balance the two? Share your strategy and see what other students have to say… Read more

Free Online Guitar Classes
Summer is the perfect time to learn something new by taking free online classes. Take a look at this list of a dozen high-quality free online guitar classes to master the basics. Or, explore the possibilities in subjects such as math, HTML, photography, or Spanish in the complete free online class directory… Read more

10 Facts About Online High School Diplomas
A growing number of students are earning online high school diplomas. Online high school diploma programs certainly offer convenience and flexibility. But, many families have concerns… Read more

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2010 IFWE
2010 INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR WOMEN IN E-LEARNING (IFWE)!
December 1-3, 2010
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Visit Today: http://www.usdla.org/ifwe2010/index.html
Call for Proposals is Open & Due June 1, 2010!

IFWE is the International Forum for Women in E-Learning presented by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). Recognizing the role of women leaders, USDLA is proud to present the fourth IFWE Conference being held December 1-3, 2010 in Albuquerque, New Mexico at the Embassy Suites and Spa.

As a forum, IFWE includes open discussions, a voicing of ideas, and a number of presentations involving conversations that include audience participation. It is designed to tap into the resources of the participants as well as experts in their profession.

IFWE is an opportunity to share ideas, learn about distance learning programs and products, gain a better understanding of being a leader in the field. It provides participants with a wonderful opportunity to establish new relationships and contacts with others involved in distance learning. The format of the event allows attendees to learn about relevant topics from many different points of view.

IFWE is a time for attendees to listen, think, talk, network, reflect, dream and learn.

Visit Today: http://www.usdla.org/ifwe2010/index.html
Call for Proposals is Open & Due June 1, 2010!

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ONLINE EDUCATION III
USA Today  Insert Media Info

On June 22, USDLA via Mediaplanet will publish a third installment of their widely popular Online Education report series, which will be distributed via USA Today in approximately 500,00 printed copies, reaching an audience of about 1.2 million readers. This publication is separate from our Distance Learning Today insert which is also distributed via USA Today.

The overall message of the report is to educate readers about the benefits of earning an advanced degree and the distance learning options available.  We are still working out the final details but at this time we have secured discounted pricing for you if you wish to place an ad.

By raising awareness around the credibility of online education and the benefits of earning an advanced degree or certificate, this report aims to inspire readers to think about distance education as equal to traditional education, and to take advantage of the convenience online classrooms provide to readers who are working, budgeting, traveling, raising a family, or all of the above. By providing readers with the information they need about earning a degree outside of the classroom, this report will aid in providing access to higher education to Americans, and increasing the country’s average education level.

EDITORIAL SYNOPSIS
· Military Success Story: Earning A Degree While Serving Abroad
· Exploring The Statistics: Advanced Degree Vs. Bachelor Degree
· Saving Money Through Distance Learning
· Recognizing And Avoiding “Degree Mills”
· From Online Degree To Successful Career
· Earning An MBA From A Distance
· Military Spouses And Learning Opportunities
· Which Online Program Best Suits You?
· Choosing An Online College

CONTACT
This publication will be a tabloid glossy supplement in USA Today on June 22, 2010, printed in full color. Please feel free to contact Ondriona Monty below with any questions about advertising
or editorial opportunities and mention that you came from USDLA to get discounted ad pricing.

Ondriona Monty
Business Development Manager, Mediaplanet, Inc.
O. 1-646-755-7957
ondriona.monty@mediaplanet.com

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AN INSTRUCTIONAL MEDIA SELECTION GUIDE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING-IMPLICATIONS FOR BLENDED LEARNING FEATURING AN  INTRODUCTION TO VIRTUAL WORLDS
Download Today: http://www.usdla.org/USDLA_Ins_Media.pdf

SECOND EDITION
Jolly T. Holden, Ed.D.
Philip J.-L. Westfall, Ph.D.
Chairmen Emeriti
United States Distance Learning Association

Virtual Worlds Chapter by
Dr. Keysha I. Gamor, Ph.D.
Presidential Appointee
United States Distance Learning Association and
Virtual & Immersive Worlds Consultant

Instructional Media Selection Guide for Distance Learning:   Implications for Blended Learning & Virtual Worlds
It’s not often within the Distance Learning industry that one manages to find a quality overview about Distance Learning technologies, distribution systems, virtual worlds, and content related support requirements all within one manuscript. Dr. Jolly Holden’s, Dr. Philip Westfall’s, and Dr. Keysha Gamor’s revised monograph entitled “

” is that rare find.

In a pragmatic and well-written description of appropriate challenges and choices for Distance Learning sources, the authors have created a quality paper based on sound Distance Learning pedagogical theories proven over time and ever ready for the future. This USDLA publication is a must read for anyone interested in the field of Distance Learning as well as for any veteran of the industry.

John G. Flores, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
United States Distance Learning Association

Download Today: http://www.usdla.org/USDLA_Ins_Media.pdf

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