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May 2, 2011

Virtual 2011 USDLA Conference, May 1-4, 2011

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Dear USDLA Members,

USDLA 2011   

USDLA 2011 Virtual Classroom!

 

Can’t join us in St. Louis?

This year, USDLA is excited to announce that it will offer a portion of its 2011 National Conference virtually!

By registering as a Virtual Classroom attendee, you will have complete live access to our Opening and Closing Keynote speakers, a pre-conference workshop, select virtual sessions, and our International Distance Learning Awards Ceremony.

Many thanks to our sponsors, Elluminate and Polycom for helping make this happen!  Please note that as a registered USDLA Virtual Classroom attendee, you will also have access to the archived live sessions for later viewing!

Registration costs for the 2011 Virtual Classroom is $150 (USDLA Member)/$200 (USDLA Non-Member).

 Register Here Today!

Virtual Classroom Tentative Schedule:

Time
Monday, May 2, 2011
8:30am – 9:45am
Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Jr., Executive Director, White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
“Signal-to-Noise Ratios: the Change Imperative Facing Historically Black Colleges and Universities”
10:00am – 11:00am
Virtual Session 1
11:15am -12:15pm
Virtual Sessions 2
12:30pm – 1:45pm
Luncheon
Michael B. Goldstein, Member, Dow Lohnes, PLLC
“The New Reality: Federal Enforcement of State Regulation of Distance Learning”
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Virtual Sessions 3
3:15pm – 4:15pm
Virtual Sessions 4
4:30pm – 5:30 pm
Time
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
8:00am – 9:00am
9:15am – 10:15am
10:30am-11:30am
11:45am-1:00pm
Luncheon
Dr. Susan C. Aldridge, President, University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
“From the Sidelines to the Mainstream:  Reengineering the Case  for E-Education”
1:15pm – 2:15pm
2:30pm – 3:30pm Virtual Sessions 10
3:45pm – 4:45pm Virtual Sessions 11
7:00pm – 9:00pm USDLA International Awards Ceremony
Time
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
8:00am – 9:00am Virtual Sessions 12
9:15am – 10:15am Virtual Sessions 13
10:30am – 11:30am Virtual Sessions 14

 

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NEW JOBS

SMARTHINKING, INC.

ONLINE WRITING TUTORS

Smarthinking, Inc. is hiring motivated individuals to serve as part-time online writing tutors starting fall 2011. A Washington, D.C.-based education organization, Smarthinking, Inc. provides real-time, online tutoring and learning support to colleges, universities, high schools, and textbook publishers.

Candidates can work from any location with computer and Internet access. Tutors typically work anywhere from 8 to 29 hours a week.

To qualify, individuals must have substantial teaching/tutoring experience in composition and an enthusiasm for online education. The ideal candidate will have training and/or experience in one or more of the following areas: MA or Ph.D. coursework or degree in rhetoric, composition, literature, and/or English education; specialty coursework, degree, or teaching/tutoring experience in English as a Second Language (ESL); and/or teaching experience in developmental and first-year English composition courses.

For immediate and confidential consideration, please visit the link below to view our open job positions and submit your resume.

https://careers-smarthinking.icims.com/jobs/intro

An EOE.

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DIRECTOR

GLOBAL ONLINE ACADEMY

Seattle, WA

The Global Online Academy is a 21st-century educational initiative of leading independent schools around the United States and worldwide. The academy will foster a vital network of schools with a common purpose, enabling a sharing of ideas and initiatives that will benefit each and all.This will be a full-time, year-round appointment beginning immediately.

Please visit our website for the complete job description and to apply.

(www.lakesideschool.org) To apply online (to access the Employment page, select “about us” from the home page).

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PRODUCER-DISTANCE LEARNING

THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION

Williamsburg, Virginia

Please visit this link for more information:   www.history.org/jobs

Plans, produces, implements, manages, and evaluates distance learning programs and resources in support of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s K-16 education outreach efforts

Develops, manages, and evaluates trainer teams to create and deliver web-based, video conference and new media teacher professional development courses

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution.  We invite you to … Be part of the story.  Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace.  AA/EOE

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DIRECTOR, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

THE COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOUNDATION

Williamsburg, Virginia

Please visit this link for more information:   www.history.org/jobs

The Theresa A. and Lawrence C. Salameno director of Educational Program Development will create major educational programs, materials, and services focused on teacher development and the K-16 school market to meet the objectives of the Foundation’s education outreach initiative.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation operates the world’s largest living history museum in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Here we interpret the origins of the idea of America, conceived decades before the American Revolution.  We invite you to … Be part of the story.  Colonial Williamsburg supports a drug- and alcohol-free workplace.  AA/EOE

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

FRONTIER SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY AND FAMILY NURSING

The Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing (FSMFN) has an opening for an Information Technology Manager, in Lexington KY, to lead ongoing management/support of technologies.  Requirements: experience in higher education, student/learning management systems and SharePoint.   Bach degree in computer science.  Significant experience developing applications and interfaces using ASP.NET, C#, VB, and SQL is desirable. FSMFN (www.frontierschool.edu) is proud to have established the first distance education program in Nurse-midwifery (now the largest midwifery program) and the first Family Nurse Practitioner program in the U.S. FSMFN is ranked by US News & World Report in the top 50 graduate schools of nursing. To join our growing team, please send resume and cover letter to shelley.aldridge@frontierschool.edu

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INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNER

FRONTIER SCHOOL OF MIDWIFERY AND FAMILY NURSING

The Frontier School of Midwifery & Family Nursing (FSMFN) has an immediate opening for an Instructional Designer responsible for the development of online courses and the use of technology to enhance student learning. Masters degree in instructional design and experience in online learning. Experience working with graduate nursing or healthcare preferred. FSMFN (www.frontierschool.edu) is proud to have established the first distance education program in Nurse-midwifery (now the largest midwifery program) and the first Family Nurse Practitioner program in the U.S. FSMFN is ranked by US News & World Report in the top 50 graduate schools of nursing. To join our growing team, please send resume and cover letter to shelley.aldridge@frontierschool.edu

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DIRECTOR OF ELEARNING DEVELOPMENT

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

SCAD seeks qualified candidates for a Director of eLearning Development to lead a team of instructional designers. The main responsibility of the position is to ensure that a high standard of instructional design is maintained throughout the life of each online learning development project. Duties include assisting in the development of elearning curricula and courses, working closely with faculty content experts to develop effective content and course designs, providing artistic direction to designers and developers, editing course content, reviewing and evaluating course content, assisting with embedding and formatting learning objects, and providing quality assurance testing for courses and postproduction work. Graduate degree in instructional design or comparable discipline, two to five years of experience in instructional design for technology-delivered training in an academic setting, strong Web authoring skills in HTML and knowledge of Dreamweaver, with broad knowledge of Web-based e-learning and other new media applications required. Blackboard experience is a plus. Candidate must be able to work in a team environment and be detail-oriented with the ability to manage projects within deadlines and budgets.

To Apply: Please complete an on-line application, upload a resume and cover letter at www.scadjobs.com

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Boston, Massachusetts 02108
1.800.275.5162 www.usdla.org

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