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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
UPDATE: Call for Proposals Extended to July 1st!
Register Today: http://www.usdla.org/ifwe2010/registration.htm

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
UPDATE: Call for Proposals Extended to July 1st!
Register Today: http://www.usdla.org/ifwe2010/registration.htm

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For Your Information…

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

How to Get a Job as an Online High School Teacher
Teaching online high school courses can be a full-time profession or a rewarding way to supplement your income. New online high schools start up every year, and qualified online teachers are in high demand. Take a look at this new article for ideas on how to find online high school teaching jobs and make a big impression on potential employers… read more

Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get with an Online Degree
It’s possible to make over $100,000 a year with an online degree. Some of the highest paying occupations (like medicine and law) require in-person training. However, quite a few of the higher paying jobs can start with an online degree. Take a look at these high paying jobs as noted in a survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics… read more

Unique Ways to Celebrate Online Graduation
Graduating from an online university can be surprisingly depressing. You’ve worked hard, done well in your classes, and have truly earned your degree. But, without the traditional cap-throwing, gown-wearing, sappy music-playing graduation ceremony, finishing coursework can sometimes feel anticlimactic. Don’t let that get you down. Many online graduates find their own way to celebrate. You may want to give one of these unique celebrations a try… read more

Tuition Assistance for Online Students in the Military
If you’re in the military, the government may be willing to pay for your online degree program. Most active-duty military members can receive up to $4,500 a year ($250 per semester credit hour or $166 per quarter credit hour) in tuition assistance by enrolling in an approved online degree program… read more

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JOBS


Blackboard1)    Senior Strategy Consultant, Expanded Presence Solutions
Blackboard, Inc.
Blackboard is helping education leaders enhance every aspect of the teaching and learning experience. Blackboard’s broad reach covers our traditional, market-leading e-Learning solutions, in addition to mass notification, campus security, and commerce.  We are dedicated to fostering a culture of lifelong education and growth.  Across courses, campuses, organizations, companies, government agencies, and communities, Blackboard is powering the educational age around the globe.  Position Responsibilities include the following:
·    Work in a consultative role with senior level management in college, university and university systems settings such as Provosts to:
o    Evaluate and recommend strategies to develop or enhance an institution’s entire e-learning strategy.
o    Lead customers through a formal strategic and implementation planning processes, with particular emphasis on process modeling, change management, and high-level planning.
o    Develop implementation plans, processes, and workflows that lead to deployment of recommended solutions
***MAKE SURE YOU LET THEM KNOW THAT USDLA SENT YOU!
This position is a virtual job, home based preferred on the East/Central US.  Travel requirement up to 60%.  All interested applicants please apply directly online at our website:   /EOE

2) Senior Strategy Consultant, Expanded Presence Delivery
Blackboard, Inc.
Blackboard is helping education leaders enhance every aspect of the teaching and learning experience. Blackboard’s broad reach covers our traditional, market-leading e-Learning solutions, in addition to mass notification, campus security, and commerce.  We are dedicated to fostering a culture of lifelong education and growth.  Across courses, campuses, organizations, companies, government agencies, and communities, Blackboard is powering the educational age around the globe.  Position Responsibilities include the following:
·    Work in a consultative role with senior level management in college, university and university systems settings such as Provosts to:
o    Evaluate and recommend strategies to develop or enhance an institution’s entire e-learning strategy.
o    Lead customers through a formal strategic and implementation planning processes, with particular emphasis on process modeling, change management, and high-level planning.
o    Develop implementation plans, processes, and workflows that lead to deployment of recommended solutions
***MAKE SURE YOU LET THEM KNOW THAT USDLA SENT YOU!
This position is a virtual job, home based preferred on the East/Central US.  Travel requirement up to 60%.  All interested applicants please apply directly online at our website:  www.blackboard.com /EOE

3) Director, Academic Technology Solutions
Blackboard, Inc.
Blackboard is helping education leaders enhance every aspect of the teaching and learning experience. Blackboard’s broad reach covers our traditional, market-leading e-Learning solutions, in addition to mass notification, campus security, and commerce.  We are dedicated to fostering a culture of lifelong education and growth.  Across courses, campuses, organizations, companies, government agencies, and communities, Blackboard is powering the educational age around the globe.  Position Responsibilities include the following:
·    Work in a consultative role with senior level management in college, university and university systems settings such as Provosts to:
o    Evaluate and recommend strategies to develop or enhance an institution’s entire e-learning strategy.
o    Lead customers through a formal strategic and implementation planning processes, with particular emphasis on process modeling, change management, and high-level planning.
o    Develop implementation plans, processes, and workflows that lead to deployment of recommended solutions
***MAKE SURE YOU LET THEM KNOW THAT USDLA SENT YOU!
This position is a virtual job, home based preferred on the East/Central US.  Travel requirement up to 60%.  All interested applicants please apply directly online at our website:  www.blackboard.com /EOE

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Chapter/Case Study Proposal Form
Proposal due date: June 30, 2010

Real-Life Distance Learning: Case Studies in Research and Practice
Al P. Mizell & Anthony A. Piña, Editors

Note: Proposal should not be longer than 3 pages

Author(s)
For each author provide: Author name, university or other affiliation (including state or country), email address, and daytime telephone number.

Case Objectives
Provide 3-4 objectives to guide the case study (i.e., what the reader should be able to achieve as a result of reading and discussing this case study).

Overview/Background of the Case
Describe the nature of the case (i.e., the background, context, and problems that set the stage for the case).

Description of the Case
Provide a description of the case, including the primary and secondary issues to be covered in the case study chapter (this will be the longest section of the proposal).

Questions
Give examples of at least three potential questions that can be used by readers to analyze the issues, problems and solutions presented in your case (e.g., what went wrong, what could have been done differently, etc.)

References
Provide a sample list of at least four potential references that may be cited within your case study chapter.

Please complete form and send it as an e-mail attachment to: mizell@nova.eduand to apina@sullivan.eduon or before the due date listed above.

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=============INFORMATION ON THE BOOK===============

Real-Life e-Learning: Case Studies in Research and Practice
Al P. Mizell & Anthony A. Piña, Editors

A Book to be submitted to Information Age Publishing from the AECT Division of Distance Learning

Introduction
Although many useful books on distance learning exist, there is a particular benefit that a collection of first-hand experiences of actual distance learning practice can provide for students, instructors, researchers and leaders of distance learning programs. The AECT Division of Distance Learning (DDL) proposes the publication of a book containing case studies from the field of distance learning. These may come from a wide variety of settings, such as K-12, higher education, corporate, community, non-profit and government. Authors will be invited to submit authentic cases that represent different approaches to the area of distance learning. This book will be DDL’s first publication and will bring together a wide range of scenarios in the area of distance learning. Recommended topics include, but are not limited to:

· Needs assessment for establishing distance learning programs.
· Master planning, policies and procedures.
· Professional development and training for distance instructors.
· Preparation and training for distance learners.
· Student support services for distance learners.
· Return on investment (ROI) in distance learning programs.
· Instructional design of distance learning courses.
· Curriculum design of distance learning programs/degrees.
· Methods and strategies for teaching online.
· Promoting interactivity in distance learning courses.
· Games and simulations in distance learning programs.
· Learning management systems (Blackboard, Moodle, etc.).
· Web 2.0 applications
· Second Life or other virtual environments
· Technical infrastructure and support.
· Academic integrity (cheating, plagiarism, identity verification, etc.)
· Administration/management of distance learning programs.
· Marketing and promotion of distance learning.
· Research and evaluation of distance learning programs.
· Quality assurance.

There will be three components for each case study:
· A chapter, comprising a description of the case: 2500-5000 words.
· A list of questions used to analyze the issues, problems, etc. discussed in the case.
· A supporting reference list of related resources on the topic submitted.

Target Audience
This book will be particularly useful for:
· Academic programs that include the study and analysis of current issues in technology and distance learning in education and training.
· Scholars studying the field of instructional technology and distance learning.
· Those who teach or train at a distance.
· Institutional leaders wishing to establish or improve their distance learning programs.

Anticipated Length
It is anticipated that the book will have 12-17 chapters of 10-20 pages each, plus introductory material, author information, and index, for a total of 150-230 pages.

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit a 2-3 page chapter proposal clearly explaining the mission and concerns of their proposed chapters (see proposal format below). Authors of accepted proposals will be notified about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Chapters will be evaluated via a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers.

Tentative Timeline
July 15, 2010: Notification of acceptance w/chapter submission instructions
September 30, 2010: Chapter submission deadline
October 30, 2010: Evaluation completed by reviewers
November 30, 2010: Revised chapter submission deadline
December 15, 2010: Final approval of chapters

Editor Contacts
Dr. Al P. Mizell is Professor and Coordinator of Special Incentives at the Fischler School of Education & Human Services, Nova Southeastern University. Al is co-author of the book Teaching and Learning with Technology and is President of the Division of Distance Learning (DDL), Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT).

Dr. Anthony A. Piña is Dean of Online Studies at Sullivan University. Tony is author of the book Distance Learning and the Institution: Foundations, Importance and Implementation and is Past President of the Division of Distance Learning (DDL), Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT).

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