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July 22, 2014

Early bird deadline midnight TONIGHT!

From today’s inbox…

Save a little, gain a lot: Early bird deadline midnight Tuesday TONIGHT!

Register by midnight to save $50 and reserve your spot!

At the UW‑Madison Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, you’ll hear from dozens of inspiring thought leaders and experts, including Michael Quinn Patton, Ray Schroeder, Elliott Masie, Jane Bozarth, Pam Northrup, and Chris Dede.

Plus, arrive Tuesday and take advantage of complimentary afternoon events, including speed sessions and 2 Spotlight Sessions on:

  • Evaluating educational games—Dan Norton, Filament Games
  • Faculty engagement strategies—Karen Skibba, UW-Madison

Click for full conference details & to register»

Who: Professionals in distance education/training with any level of experience
When: T-Th, Aug 12-14
Where: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI
Cost: $490 ($540 after July 22). Group and student rates, virtual option available. Optional Tuesday workshops are an additional fee (space is limited).
Questions?
Contact Kimary Peterson (conference manager)
disted@dcs.wisc.edu
608-265-4159
This event organized and sponsored by
UW-Madison Continuing Studies Distance Education Professional Development

This message was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com from:

UW-Madison Distance Ed Professional Development | disted@dcs.wisc.edu | UW-Madison Continuing Studies | 21 N Park St | Madison, WI 53715

July 21, 2014

Early Bird Deadline Midnight Tuesday

From yesterday’s inbox…

Save a little, gain a lot: Early bird deadline midnight Tuesday

Register by midnight July 22 to save $50 and reserve your spot!

At the UW‑Madison Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, you’ll hear from dozens of inspiring thought leaders and experts, including Michael Quinn Patton, Ray Schroeder, Elliott Masie, Jane Bozarth, Pam Northrup, and Chris Dede.

Plus, don’t miss out on popular pre-conference workshops. Here are just a few:

  • Instructional design practice: Fill your bag of tricks—Penny Ralston-Berg and Alicia Swaggerty, Penn State University
  • Let’s do the flip!—Rena Palloff, Fielding Graduate University
  • Evaluating innovative and complex projects—Michael Quinn Patton, Utilization-Focused Evaluation
  • Harnessing data to ensure academic quality at an online institution—Phil Ice and Jennifer Stephens Helm, American Public University System
  • PowerPoint is not a slideshow freak—Tom Kuhlmann, Articulate Global
  • How to create rich interactive modules for online courses—John Orlando, Northcentral University
  • Data visualization for education—Brad Hokanson, University of Minnesota
  • Click here for full list of workshops»

These workshops have limited space, and they often fill up during the early bird deadline crush. Register now to reserve your spot!

Click for full conference details & to register»

Who: Professionals in distance education/training with any level of experience
When: T-Th, Aug 12-14
Where: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI
Cost: $490 ($540 after July 22). Group and student rates, virtual option available. Optional Tuesday workshops are an additional fee (space is limited).
Questions?
Contact Kimary Peterson (conference manager)
disted@dcs.wisc.edu
608-265-4159
This event organized and sponsored by
UW-Madison Continuing Studies Distance Education Professional Development

UW-Madison Distance Ed Professional Development | disted@dcs.wisc.edu | UW-Madison Continuing Studies | 21 N Park St | Madison, WI 53715

July 18, 2014

Distance Education Professionals: Fast-Forward Your Future

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

DISTANCE EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Distance education professionals: Fast‑forward your future

UW-Madison Professional Certificate in Online Education gives you the edge you need to get ahead.

Learn with the best, from the best.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Professional Certificate in Online Education engages you with hands-on practice of the fundamental skills essential for any instructor or course designer working with online courses and programs.

Here’s what one participant who earned the certificate said:

The reputation of UW was very important in my decision to enter the program. There are many schools offering this sort of program but with all the uncertainty surrounding online education as a whole, the reputation of the school that awards the degree or certificate is very important.

The totally online certificate models a principles-to-practice approach. Course content reflects up-to-date, reliable, research-based knowledge translated into practical strategies for instructors and designers. You’ll be able to apply your new knowledge and skills immediately, enhancing your professional credibility in teaching online.

Learn more»

Courses in this certificate program:

  • The Changing Landscape of Online Education
  • Basics of Online Learning and Teaching
  • Basics of Instructional Design for Online Learning
  • Writing Objectives for Online Learning
  • Basics of Online Assessment
  • Basics of Online Discussions
Who: Professionals in higher education, K12, industry, public administration, nonprofits
When: Program begins Sept 16, 2014
Enrollment deadline: Sept 8
Where:
100% online (convenient with your busy schedule)
Cost: $1,295
Continuing education units (CEUs): 7.0 (70 professional development hours)

Click for complete info and to register»

Questions?
Contact Bonnie Schmidt
bschmidt@dcs.wisc.edu
608-262-8530
UW-Madison Continuing StudiesDistance Education Professional Development

This message was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com from:

UW-Madison Continuing Studies | uwcs@dcs.wisc.edu | UW-Madison Continuing Studies | 21 N Park St | Madison, WI 53715

July 12, 2014

Increase Your Confidence And Know-How In Online Education

From Thursday’s inbox…

Increase your confidence and know-how in online education

Get the greatest return for your professional development investment

For 30 years the UW‑Madison Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning has convened the most respected experts in the fields of distance and online education. Interact with and learn from those who know—for significantly less cost than similar conferences.

Featured keynote:

Dr Jane Bozarth—Using Social Media for Learning
Internationally known trainer, speaker, and author of several eLearning books, including Social Media for Trainers, Jane Bozarth has been an education and training researcher and practitioner for over 20 years. Dr Bozarth will show how to use blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and online groups to help facilitate communication, increase participation, support engagement, and enhance transfer of new learning. Plan to walk away with some great ideas for applying collaboration strategies to your course designs.

PLUS!

  • Curt Bonk (Indiana Univ.) Open education
  • Darcy Hardy (Blackboard) Present and future trends in online education
  • Tom Kuhlmann (Articulate Global) eLearning tips and tricks with PowerPoint
  • Jack Phillips (ROI Institute) Measuring return on investment with instructional technology
  • Rena Palloff (Fielding Graduate Univ.) Designing blended and flipped classrooms
  • John Orlando (Northcentral Univ.) Designing interactive online learning modules
  • Michael Simonson (Nova Southeastern Univ.) Applying research to practice in distance learning

Register by July 22, save $50! And don’t forget to take advantage of over a dozen stellar preconference workshops!

Click for full conference details & to register»

Who: Professionals in distance education/training with any level of experience
When: T-Th, Aug 12-14
Where: Monona Terrace Convention Center, Madison, WI
Cost: $490 ($540 after July 22). Group and student rates, virtual option available. Optional Tuesday workshops are an additional fee (space is limited).
Questions?
Contact Kimary Peterson (conference manager)
disted@dcs.wisc.edu
608-265-4159
This event organized and sponsored by
UW-Madison Continuing Studies Distance Education Professional Development

This message was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com from:

UW-Madison Distance Ed Professional Development | disted@dcs.wisc.edu | UW-Madison Continuing Studies | 21 N Park St | Madison, WI 53715

June 25, 2014

Keep Up With Key Trends And Practices In Online Teaching And Learning

And another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

Keep up with key trends and practices in online teaching and learning

Choose from more than 140 presentations and sessions by leading experts

Join us August 12-14 at the UW‑Madison Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning to keep up with key trends, technologies, and practices in the online teaching/learning world. Topics include:

Learning analytics: Kim Arnold, Phil Ice, and Jennifer Stephens Helm—leading experts in learning and data analytics—address how to harness big data and little data to insure academic quality and promote student success.

MOOCs: Chris Dede (Harvard University) looks in-depth at new massive technology-based models for higher education.

Educational neuroscience: Janet Zadina (Tulane University) addresses how to design learning experiences based on current brain research.

Competency-based learning: Pam Northrup (University of West Florida) explains how to convert traditional courses to blended and online formats focused on competency learning outcomes.

PLUS! Expert presentations on mobile learning, instructional design, games and learning, evaluation and research, assessments, collaborative learning, generational learning styles, and more!

Two great reasons to register today:
$50 early bird discount ends July 22!
Hotel discounts end July 10!

Click for full conference details & to register»

Questions?
Contact Kimary Peterson (conference manager)
disted@dcs.wisc.edu
608-265-4159
This event organized and sponsored by
UW-Madison Continuing Studies Distance Education Professional Development

This message was sent to mkbarbour@gmail.com from:

UW-Madison Continuing Studies | 21 N Park St | Madison, WI 53715

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