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October 19, 2014

[DEOS-L] DLA 2015 Call for Papers and Presentations

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Call for Papers and Presentations

DISTANCE LEARNING ADMINISTRATION 2015
June 28 – July 1, 2015
Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Jekyll Island, Georgia

Proposals are due December 15, 2014

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http://www.westga.edu/~distance/dla/

Sponsored by the Online Journal of Distance Learning
Administration and the University of West Georgia
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SCOPE:
The Distance Learning Administration Conference focuses on the administration and management of distance learning. The conference specifically addresses the needs of those who plan, manage and support distance education activities.

STRANDS:
The Planning Committee of Distance Learning Administration 2015 invites proposals from the introductory through advanced level on all topics related to the management and administration of distance learning.

Topic strands include:

* Managing Growth in Distance Education
* Training & Support for Distance Instructors
* Support for Distance Students
* Budget and Cost-Benefit of Distance Education
* Marketing Distance Courses and Programs
* Distance Learning Ethics and Copyright Issues
* Organizational Issues in Distance Education
* Quality Assurance and Evaluation
* Striving for Excellence

HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL:
Proposals should include a 30 to 50-word description.
Instructions for submitting proposals can be found at the conference website:
http://www.westga.edu/~distance/dla/

PROCEEDINGS AND AWARDS:
Accepted papers will be published in the printed conference Proceedings. Proposal submission indicates your commitment to preparing written materials for the Proceedings and making your presentation (Paper Session) at the conference. Fishbowl Sessions (see website) do not require a written paper. All sessions will last 45 minutes each. All presented papers will be considered for Best Paper Awards. Award winning papers will be invited for publication in The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration and will receive a trophy.

CONFERENCE FEE:
The conference registration fee for all presenters and participants will be $325. Registration includes printed proceedings, all sessions, refreshments, two dinners, and the closing luncheon. The conference hotel will be the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, guest room rates start at $139 per night. All conference sessions and activities will take place at this beautiful, historic hotel.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
See our conference website at:
http://www.westga.edu/~distance/dla/

Or contact:
Dr. Melanie Clay (melaniec@westga.edu), Conference Director
Dawn R. Senfeld (dsenfeld@westga.edu), Conference Manager
Austin Janowski (austinj@westga.edu), Events Manager

Please excuse any cross-postings.

Dawn R. Senfeld
DLA2015 Conference Manager
University of West Georgia
dsenfeld@westga.edu
678-839-5489

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October 18, 2014

KEYNOTES-PROGRAM-REGISTRATION: International Forum for Women in E-Learning (IFWE) 2014

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Katie Blot

President, Global Services Division

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Luncheon Keynote:

Veronica “Ronnye” Vargas Stidvent

WGU Texas Chancellor
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Closing Keynote:

Ana María López, MD, MPH, FACP

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Arizona Telemedicine Program

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IFWE is the International Forum for Women in E-learning presented by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA). Recognizing the role of women leaders in the field, USDLA is proud to present the 2014 IFWE Conference, which will be held December 3-5, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas at the Hotel Contessa on the Riverwalk.

 

As a forum, IFWE includes open discussions, a voicing of ideas, and a number of presentations involving conversations that include audience participation. It is designed to tap into the resources of the attendees as well as other experts in their profession.

 

IFWE is an opportunity to share ideas, learn about e-learning programs and products, discuss issues, and gain a better understanding of being a successful leader. It also provides attendees with a wonderful opportunity to establish new relationships and contacts, find a mentor or become a mentor, and visit with old friends involved in e-learning. The format of the event allows attendees to learn about relevant topics from many different points of view.

 

IFWE is a time for attendees to listen, think, talk, network, reflect, dream and learn.

 

 

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October 17, 2014

iNACOL Symposium | Featured Sessions

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2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Symposium

 

Dear Michael,

 

The 2014 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium is packed with incredible sessions and workshops exploring all aspects of personalized learning programs from across the country and around the world. We received a record number of proposals across programming tracks featuring experts sharing promising practices, research and tools for innovative educators, administrators and policymakers. The full schedule has been posted to the Symposium’s website, and we wanted to share a few (great) examples of what will be available in Palm Springs in just a few short weeks. We hope you will make plans to join us. Register today!

 


Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Digital Learning
Keeping Pace tracks online and blended learning policy and practice across all 50 states across the spectrum of K-12 online and blended learning. The 2014 report is being released at the iNACOL Symposium. This session will provide the annual 2014 report findings, including the latest data on state policy and programs, highlights, infographics, and trends, followed by a discussion.

John Watson, Evergreen Education Group
Butch Gemin, Evergreen Education Group
 


A Superintendent’s Perspective on Personalized Learning – Why Do It If It’s Hard? How Can It Become Easier?
Across the country districts are rolling out district-wide personalized learning strategies and doing so with a healthy mix of excitement, anticipation and fear. Hear from superintendents about why they chose to do it, how they are approaching it, and how they have navigated challenges along the way. Superintendents will share their strategies for success and why they think personalized learning should be the norm, not the exception.

Anthony Kim, Education Elements
Kaya Henderson, DC Public Schools
Cindy Elsberry, Horry County Schools
Building Competency to Scale the Design of Breakthrough Learning Models
As a growing number of city/district coalitions seek to build a pipeline of innovators to (re)design the Breakthrough/Future of Learning models that personalize learning for students, this session will share early lessons and discussion of key questions that are shaping this work across the country. Insights drawn from a partnership between the CityBridge Foundation and education design lab 2Revolutions regarding the NGLC-funded Breakthrough Schools Initiative in Washington, DC during Fall 2013.

Todd Kern, 2Revolutions
Margaret Angell, CityBridge Foundation
Preparing and Supporting Teachers of Blended and Online Courses
Creating a successful blended or online learning program requires strong buy-in from teachers. Join the discussion of how a teacher-centered professional development plan can ensure high-quality blended/online instruction and effective course design. Participants will gain insights into the process of developing effective blended and online teachers as well as strategies to develop blended and online teaching capacity and long-term program sustainability.

Christopher Harrington, eLearn Institute
Michele Gill, PLS 3rd Learning
Communicating Online Education Opportunities to Parents
Parents drive the education path for their children, yet many are unaware of K-12 online courses and the opportunities they present. Join a panel of marketing professionals from several states as they share strategies implemented that communicate online opportunities in their state directly to parents. Bring questions to tap the brainpower of these panelists who are utilizing new communication tactics aimed directly at parents in an effort to increase awareness of online opportunities for kids.

Ronda Eshleman, Indiana Online Academy
Linda Frederickson, Michigan Virtual University
Joe Cozart, Georgia Virtual Learning
Michele Nickels, Wisconsin Virtual School
Adam Renfro, North Carolina Virtual Public School

 

 

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.
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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FETC Virtual Conference Goes Live In Just 7 Days!

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FETCV Virtual Fall 2014: October 23, 2014

Free Virtual Conference Opens Next Thursday!

Dear Michael Barbour,

There’s still time to register for and attend FETC Virtual Conference going live on October 23—that’s just 1 week away.

Register now for complete conference access!

 

Martinez

OPENING KEYNOTE
Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom 

Sylvia Martinez, co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

Followed by a live Q&A!

Outstanding Sessions—Choose from several highly informative LIVE presentations, including:

Transforming Teaching and Learning with Augmented Reality
Effective Technologies for the Digital Classroom
Creating and Implementing a Sustainable K-12 Software Coding Program
From Angry Birds to Minecraft: What Games Teach Us About Learning

 

PLUS:

Virtual Exhibit Hall: Preview and evaluate the latest hardware, software and solutions from leading exhibitors in a cutting-edge interactive virtual exhibit hall.

Real-Time Networking Opportunities: Explore a virtual networking lounge where you can reconnect with colleagues and develop new relationships with other like-minded professionals from all over the world.

Prizes, giveaways, Q&As, and downloadable content-to-go!

Register now for this one-day high-tech educational event! Invite your entire department, staff and faculty to take advantage of this professional development opportunity—all at no charge!

 

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EdMedia 2015 (Montreal) Call for Participation: Dec 12

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Montréal, Quebec
June 22-25, 2015
Call for Presentations
Due: Dec. 12, 2014
EdMedia is an annual international conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the discussion and exchange of information on the research, development, and applications on all topics related to educational media and technology. EdMedia attracts more than 1,500 leaders in the field from over 70 countries.
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We invite you to attend EdMedia and submit proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, tutorials, workshops, posters/demonstrations, corporate showcases/demos, and discussions.
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