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August 13, 2014

iNACOL Symposium Announces Sal Khan Keynote – Nov 5th

From the neo-liberals on a slow blogging day…

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2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Symposium

 

Dear Michael,

 

iNACOL is pleased to announce the Wednesday, November 5th luncheon keynote presentation for the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will be Sal Khan, Founder & Executive Director of Khan Academy and author of “The One World Schoolhouse”. This year’s iNACOL Symposium theme is Powering Personalized Learning.

Sal will share insights from his journey to deliver personalized learning to millions around the globe through online learning and to reimagine “school” for a new generation of educators and learners. His message will highlight the importance of a shift to opening access to a world-class education built on mastery and competency-based learning. He will share his vision for how online learning can transform education systems toward realizing this ultimate goal of a high-quality education for every student, every day and power personalized learning.
Please join us for this all-star keynote, more than 200 thought-provoking sessions and unparalleled networking opportunities November 4-7, 2014 in Palm Springs, CA.

Register online at http://www.inacol.org/events/symposium/registration/ to take advantage of early bird discounts for the Symposium before August 29th.

About the iNACOL Symposium

The 2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 2,500 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers experts, leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field.
To attend, please register online at http://www.inacol.org/events/symposium/registration/.
For questions, please contact Tracy Breithaupt, iNACOL Events Manager, at tbreithaupt@inacol.org.
About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. To learn more about iNACOL, please visit http://inacol.org.

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August 10, 2014

20 Years of Online Learning – Conference Preview Webinar: Aug 13

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Onsite and Virtual Attendee Preview Webinar

August 13, 2014 at 3PM ET

 

 

 

“Driving Innovation with Online Learning”

 

The 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) International Conference is shaping up to be our best one yet. There was a 12% increase in presentation submissions this year and we are looking forward to surpassing our 2013 attendance numbers (2,000+ attendees). Join us as we not only celebrate 20 years of online learning, but also a new name, new logo, and coming soon, new website.

Attend the complimentary preview webinar on August 13 at 3PM ET to hear from our Conference Chair and Program Chair about this year’s program, which explores the theme “Driving Innovation with Online Learning” and offers a  full complement of 400+ presentations.

 

Scheduling conflict? No problem. The webinar recording will be sent to all registrants.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Christine Hinkley
P.S. Early Bird pricing for this conference ends August 29th. Register to save!

 

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August 8, 2014

Last Chance! Online Registration Deadline Noon Friday

Note that this deadline is today…

Last chance! Online registration deadline at noon this Friday!

This is your last chance to register online for the 30th annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning. Don’t miss out on this premier conference!

Hear from inspiring keynote and spotlight speakers, including:

  • Jane Bozarth Social media for learning
  • Michael Quinn Patton Evaluate for innovative change
  • Ray Schroeder Staying ahead of the wave
  • Chris Dede MOOC models for education
  • Curt Bonk Open learning
  • Rena Palloff Designing for blended and flipped classrooms
  • Janet Zadina Educational neuroscience
  • Pam Northrup Competency-based learning

Plus! Choose from over 140 sessions on hot topics such as learning analytics, mobile learning, faculty development, blended learning, new technology tools, and much more.

Online registration deadline at noon Friday, Aug 8!
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: $540. 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
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UW-Madison Continuing Studies Distance Education Professional Development

 

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August 3, 2014

Still Time To Register: UW-Madison Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

From Wednesday’s inbox…

Don’t miss out! There’s still time to register for the 30th annual UW-Madison Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning

Online registration deadline Aug 8!

Join hundreds of colleagues this summer in beautiful Madison, WI at the premier conference for distance and online educators. Workshops are selling out so reserve your spot now!

Hear from inspiring keynote and spotlight speakers, including:

  • Jane Bozarth Social media for learning
  • Michael Quinn Patton Evaluate for innovative change
  • Ray Schroeder Staying ahead of the wave
  • Chris Dede MOOC models for education
  • Curt Bonk Open learning
  • Rena Palloff Designing for blended and flipped classrooms
  • Janet Zadina Educational neuroscience
  • Pam Northrup Competency-based learning

Choose from over 140 sessions!

Plus! Attend Thursday’s Celebration Forum and Dessert Reception with seasoned experts who share insights from the last 30 years and wisdom for navigating the future.

Online registration deadline at 12 noon Aug 8!
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: $540. 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

 

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August 2, 2014

6th Annual Conference: Featured Pre-Conference Workshops

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6th Annual QM Conference Pre-Conference Workshops:
Exciting. Engaging. Exclusive. 
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We’re preparing to set sail! The 6th Annual QM Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning is September 29 – October 1 at the Renaissance Harborplace in Baltimore, Maryland. When you’re registering for the Conference, take advantage of an opportunity to choose one or more of the four pre-conference workshops we’re highlighting. They take place Monday, September 29 and include:

Designing Your Blended Course

The Designing Your Blended Course workshop, facilitated by Mary Beth Graham of Mount Saint Mary University, explores the QM Rubric’s eight General Standards and provides a framework to build a blended course. While we recognize each institution will define “blended” in its own way, this framework will work with any combination of face-to-face and online elements. Participants use the Rubric to review key blended elements and build a course development plan. Workshop participants should be ready to work on an existing course throughout the session.

Quality Matters for Administrators

 

The Quality Matters for Administrators workshop, facilitated by Deb Adair (left) and Brenda Boyd of QM, is designed to acquaint higher education administrators with QM’s underlying principles; the critical materials, processes and administrative elements of the QM online course quality assurance program; and the opportunities and challenges of institutional implementation. It’s intended to be a practical workshop, stressing the steps administrators might take to successfully develop an implementation strategy.

K-12 Applying the Quality Matters Rubric

The K-12 Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop, facilitated by Christine Voelker of QM, is QM’s flagship course on the K-12 Secondary Rubric and its use in reviewing the design of online and blended courses. It is intended for a broad audience, including, but not limited to: teachers, instructional designers, administrators and adjunct instructors of dual enrollment courses who wish to understand more about the QM process. Participants are introduced to the Rubric, its application to a teacher-created online course, and writing helpful recommendations for continuous course improvement. This workshop is appropriate for teachers, instructional designers, administrators and regulators who wish to understand more about research-supported best practices and quality course design.

 

Improving Your Online Course

The Improving Your Online Course workshop, facilitated by Cecelia Green of QM, explores the QM Rubric and provides a framework to improve the quality of online courses. Participants use the Rubric to review their online courses and develop a course improvement plan. The content is based on the QM Rubric’s eight General Standards. Participants will use an existing online course during the workshop.

Join your shipmates at one of these pre-conference workshops on Monday, September 29. We’ll see you in port!

 

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