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November 3, 2010

Free Webinars For National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), Nov. 8-13, 2010 — US Chapter Events & Jobs

This showed up in my inbox this morning… Note the “Integration of Virtual Education” session on Monday and the “Blending Learning” session on Tuesday.

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National Distance Learning Week–November 8-12, 2010

2010 NDLW

What will you do for NDLW 2010?

Purpose:

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.


Goal:

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


When:

November 8 – 12, 2010


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.

For more information on NDLW contact USDLA at 1.800.275.5162.

http://www.usdla.org/ndlw/

Download promotional material to host your own NDLW event: http://www.usdla.org/ndlw/media.html


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2010 FREE NDLW WEBINARS


MONDAY
Event: Integration of Virtual Education
Date: November 8, 2010
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Description:
This webinar will explore how the use of related information, communication, and educational technologies are being used to support and improve Pre K-12 / home school based learning and student achievement.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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Event: Higher Education
Date: November 8, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Description:
This webinar will explore a broad range of issues related to the institution’s/unit’s practices and procedures as new global campuses become the norm and the traditional education landscape transforms.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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TUESDAY
Event: Blending Learning
Date: November 9, 2010
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Description:
This webinar will explore the economy of scale and power of blended learning which is derived from its “elasticity:” the ability to integrate a variety of synchronous and asynchronous media allowing the instructional designer to attain the most appropriate blended learning solution. Download your FREE copy of the USDLA Instructional Media Selection Guide for Distance Learning authored by Dr. Jolly Holden and Dr. Philip Westfall.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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Event: Measuring Effectiveness
Date: November 9, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Description:
This webinar will educate organizations on how to measure effectiveness and report. This will include discussions on showing the real value for your talent programs. Explain how your hard work benefits your company, in real dollars. Benchmark your company’s programs against those in your industry, or in all industries. Improve your bottom line by understanding and using the talent in your organization, and streamlining your processes.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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WEDNESDAY
Event: Virtual Worlds
Date: November 10, 2010
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Description:
This webinar will provide an overview of virtual worlds while examining popular virtual world applications.  This session will also help you to frame an understanding of virtual worlds and their appropriate application.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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Event: Inside the USDLA Community – Mastering the Art of Connections
Date: November 10, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Description:
Join Mark Sylvester, CEO of introNetworks, and Elaine Shuck, USDLA Board Member and Co-Chair of the Communication Committee as they take you on a tour of the USDLA Online Community and teach you how to get the most out of this amazing membership benefit. This is an interactive session with Mark and Elaine taking your live questions as well as those that come from Twitter during the event. If you are a member of the Community, join us for tips and tricks, if you are new to USDLA, then join us to learn how to put this resource to work for you, to gain more insight from the talented professionals in the organization.

Register to attend:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/587734962

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Event: Professional Online Educator – Faculty Preparation for Excellence in Online Teaching
Date: November 10, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Description:
The role of the educator has undergone a paradigm shift in order to keep pace with mainstream acceptance of online teaching at primary, secondary, and post-secondary institutions of learning. Educators, administrators, and education organizations and institutions recognize the need to verify that pre-service teachers, traditional classroom teachers, and novice online teachers can affect a meaningful transfer of knowledge in myriad online learning environments. In this session, learn how online teaching skills will address a growing market need and the desire of educators, administrators, and education organizations to ensure quality online instruction.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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THURSDAY

Event: Polycom Leadership Series
Date: November 11, 2010
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon (ET)
Description:
How to deal with DifficultTimes…Uncertainty…Challenges…and Changes
Dave Carey, former POW and author of The Ways We Choose
Dave is an acclaimed motivational speaker and organizational effectiveness consultant drawing from his experiences as a POW for 5 ½ years. Reinforcing the values and goals of your organization, Dave’s message is real,entertaining, immediate, and challenging as he offers inspiration for a more rewarding professional and personal life. As an expert in value-based planned change for team building, leadership and organizational development, Dave will take us through an exploration of the power of the human spirit to triumph over adversity. This session addresses changes that will enhance your leadership effectiveness and the teamwork and productivity of your group.

Register to attend:

https://member.e2bconnect.net/usr/registration_eventRevA.aspx?src=user
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Event: About USDLA Membership and How You Can Get Involved!
Date: November 11, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Description:
This webinar will explore the United States Distance Learning Association, which is a non-profit organization formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance education and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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FRIDAY
Event: Brain-based Learning
Date: November 12, 2010
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Description:
The brain is comprised of billions of neurons (brain cells) connected with trillions of “synaptic” connections between the neurons. Recent research indicates that learning happens in a human brain when a group of neurons are able to form a network passing information between them in the form of electro-chemical signals. Brain-based learning has the potential to enable curriculum content to be adapted to individualized learning pathways ensuring an increase in learning effectiveness and efficiency as well as improvement in student engagement and evaluation measurements.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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Event: Mobile Learning
Date: November 12, 2010
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Description:
With the number of mobile phones approaching 5 billion subscribers globally, mobile learning has the potential to deliver effective education and training to these busy workers.  This webinar will provide some examples and insight into this globally expanding market.

Register to attend:  http://www.usdla.org/index.php?cid=115


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USDLA CHAPTER EVENTS FOR NDLW 2010

Event: MARYLAND DISTANCE LEARNING ASSOCIATION (MDLA) MINI-CONFERENCE
Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) Arundel Mills Campus (a half-day conference)
Description:
MDLA’s 2010 Fall Event
MDLA hosts a mini-conference each fall. The event, which is free to members and guests, will be held during National Distance Education Week (November 8 – 12, 2010).  This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, November 9.
Contact:
Jean Runyon, President
Dean, Virtual Campus
Anne Arundel Community College
jmrunyon@aacc.edu
Website: http://www.marylanddla.org/

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Event: COLORADO CHAPTER FORMATION
Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: The Cable Center, University of Denver, 2000 Buchtel Ave, Denver, CO 80210
Description:
Please join us for the kickoff meeting of the Colorado Chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association.  As we look at the future of distance learning in Colorado, this chapter hopes to provide resources and collaboration opportunities for all involved in this field.
Contact:
Emma Richardson
Distance Learning Coordinator
Office: 719-775-2342 x 122
Cell: 719-650-3037
Fax: 888-626-3255
emmar@ecboces.org
Register to attend:  http://www.ecboces.org/bocesweb/Home/Calendar/tabid/68/vw/3/itemid/448/d/20101110/Default.aspx

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More chapter events for NDLW are coming…so stay tuned.

WANT TO JOIN AND START A USDLA STATE CHAPTER?

Since 1993 USDLA has continued to establish state chapters in all fifty states. USDLA Chapters are designed to fulfill the needs of the USDLA membership as well as the distance learning community as a whole through local chapter meetings, state conferences and activities. USDLA State Chapters represent local offices of the national association as a nationwide resource for the promotion, development and application of distance learning for educating and training.
For more information on starting or joining a state chapter, contact Ken Conn, USDLA Senior Vice President for Chapters at kconn@usdla.org or USDLA at 800.275.5162.

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Jobs
JOBS
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PROGRAM MANAGER-HUMANITIES
FLORIDA, FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL (FLVS)

The Curriculum Services Program Manager – Humanities reports to the Director of Curriculum Development and is responsible for creating a cohesive vision for FLVS Humanities products and then executing that vision through the definition and development of the FLVS Humanities product line. The Program Manager establishes contacts with FLDOE curriculum personnel and is the primary contact for the Humanities subject areas for subject area and standards information. This person works closely with the comparable Product Manager in Marketing to identify customer requirements, deliver feature and requirement specifications, support efficacy studies on specific products, evolve the product strategy and work closely with the development and instruction teams to deliver curriculum solutions and use his/her knowledge to confidently drive the product in a customer centric way. The Program Manager meets with vendors who offer products and services that can positively impact Humanities courses, schedules demonstrations, evaluates competitive offerings, and educates the Curriculum Services team on new technologies and products. The Program Manager attends and presents at industry conferences and workshops and conducts presentations for FLVS personnel related to industry vision and product ideas.

To view a detailed job description, please click here http://www.flvs.net/areas/employment/Pages/default.aspx

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PROGRAM MANAGER-STEM
FLORIDA, FLORIDA VIRTUAL SCHOOL (FLVS)

The Curriculum Services Program Manager – STEM reports to the Director of Curriculum Development and is responsible for creating a cohesive vision for FLVS STEM products and then executing that vision through the definition and development of the FLVS STEM product line. The Program Manager establishes contacts with FLDOE curriculum personnel and is the primary contact for the STEM subject areas for subject area and standards information. This person works closely with the comparable Product Manager in Marketing to identify customer requirements, deliver feature and requirement specifications, support efficacy studies on specific products, evolve the product strategy and work closely with the development and instruction teams to deliver curriculum solutions and use his/her knowledge to confidently drive the product in a customer centric way. The Program Manager meets with vendors who offer products and services that can positively impact STEM courses, schedules demonstrations, evaluates competitive offerings, and educates the Curriculum Services team on new technologies and products. The Program Manager attends and presents at industry conferences and workshops and conducts presentations for FLVS personnel related to industry vision and product ideas.

To view a detailed job description, please click here: http://www.flvs.net/areas/employment/Pages/default.aspx

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA ONLINE WORLDWIDE

In order to fulfill its mission to serve the people of Nebraska and to realize its potential across the nation and the globe, the University of Nebraska has created Online Worldwide, gathering under one overarching administrative structure and marketing umbrella the distance education offerings of its four campuses, which include 80 degree, certificate and endorsement programs.  To continue the development of this successful initiative, the university seeks an executive director.  Please visit http://www.wittkieffer.com/Position-Detail.aspx?pid=7367 for a complete position description and additional information.

Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including cover letter and resume) should be submitted via email to NUDirOW@wittkieffer.com.  Confidential inquiries and questions concerning this search may be directed to Dennis M. Barden at (630) 575-6167 or to Elizabeth K. Bohan at (630) 575-6161.
The University of Nebraska is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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DREXEL ELEARNING, INC. (DEL)
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Job Description and Responsibilities
Reporting to the President and CEO, the Business Development Director’s responsibilities include:
* Working with the other members of the Senior Management Team to develop strategic direction for the company as a whole
* Setting strategic direction for Business Development and establishing quarterly goals both for the team and for individual contributors
* Generating business and securing partnerships for Drexel University’s online programs by building relationships with senior level executives of corporations, health systems, associations, and government agencies
* Meeting and exceeding channel enrollment projections
* Consulting with the client or prospect, Drexel eLearning staff, and the University to help configure the best education solution for the client organization
* Reporting progress at DeL board meetings
* Managing Business Development Team to
o Recruit and manage top professionals to build most productive Business Development and Lead Cultivation teams
o Obtain new channel contracts with corporations, associations, and government agencies
o Increase enrollment from new and existing channel partners by creating a network of key relationships with executives within the partner organizations
o Gain approval from partners to provide business development activities (e.g., educational events, direct communication with employees, etc.)
o Take lead in developing sales collateral for specific channel partners based on approvals from and guidelines established by the Marketing department
o Identify additional educational opportunities with existing partners
* Increasing positive awareness of the University within the business and government agencies
* Developing and managing the Business Development budget
* Sharing business intelligence with DeL management
Location: Philadelphia

Please forward resume, cover letter, and salary history to:
Drexel eLearning, Inc. (Attn: President & CEO)
Email: jobs@drexelelearning.com

Only applications with salary history will be considered.

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THE COUNCIL FOR ADULT & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (CAEL)
VICE PRESIDENT

The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) seeks a Vice President for its new Virtual Prior Learning Assessment Center (VPLAC) in Chicago. This individual will be a member CAEL’s executive team and responsible for planning, launching, managing and growing the VPLAC which will provide on-line prior learning assessment services to individuals and organizations serving current and potential adult learners. CAEL is seeking an entrepreneurial individual with a relevant Master’s degree, experience in business and education administration, knowledge of higher education concepts and issues, and experience in marketing, sales and fundraising.

To view the complete position description, go to http://www.cael.org/employment.htm

Please submit a resume/CV and letter of interest to caelemployment@cael.org. Note in the subject line the position title in which you are interested.

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Want to post your job(s) to over 20,000 strong?  Instructions for Posting a Job Ad w/ USDLA: http://www.usdla.org/do-you-want-to-post-a-job-ad/
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org

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