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National Distance Learning Week–November 5-9, 2012
What will you do for NDLW 2012?
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.
For schools, colleges, and corporations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.
November 5 – 9, 2012
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.
FREE WEBINARS DURING
NATIONAL DISTANCE LEARNING WEEKEvent: NASA Digital Learning Network and STEM ProgramsDate: Monday, November 5, 2012Time: 1 – 2:00 pm (ET)Presented By:Scott AndersonInstructional Technology CoordinatorNASA Digital Learning NetworkMarshall Space Flight CenterDescription:This webinar will provide information on NASA’s Digital Learning Network, which provides science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM content featuring NASA missions and research.=============Event: Demystifying Accreditation, Certification and understanding the USDLA Quality Standards CertificationDate: Wednesday, November 7, 2012Time: 1-2:00 pm (ET)Presented By:George R. CollinsUSDLA Board MemberPresidentLearnTech CorporationDescription:This webinar will explain some of the differences between accreditation and certification, while providing more details on the USDLA Quality Standards Certification Program.=============Event: Promoting National Distance Learning Week – An Institution-Wide InitiativeDate: Thursday, November 8, 2012Time: 1-2:00 pm (ET)Presented By:Carol SmithAssistant Provost and Dean OnlineBerkeley College OnlineDescription:This webinar will provide best practices and demonstrate how organizations can promote National Distance Learning Week and online/distance learning as a whole across their organization.=============Event: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)Date: Friday, November 9, 2012Time: 1-2:00 pm (ET)Presented By:Dr. Nish Sonwalkar, (Sc.D.MIT)USDLA, Director of ResearchThe International Center for Distance Learning Research and Praxis (ICDLRP)Description:This webinar will cover the recent rise of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), which are large-scale online courses with open access via the Internet.
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