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May 26, 2017

[AECT] DDL Award Nominations – Deadline June 1st

Another AECT item…

The AECT Division of Distance Learning is requesting nominations for the 2017 DDL Awards sponsored by the division for the following awards:

 – DDL-AECT Crystal Award
– DDL Distance Education Best Practices Award
– DDL Distance Education Book Award
– DDL Journal Article Award
– DDL Burmeister Outstanding DDL-sponsored AECT Presentation Award

More information about each of the awards, including award coordinators, evaluation criteria, and how to submit nominations, can be found on the DDL website:

Please consider nominating a colleague, a student, or yourself for one or more of the DDL awards. It is a great opportunity to be recognized for your work and your contribution to the field. Nominations and accompanying materials must be received by June 1, 2017.

Winners will be recognized at the DDL Membership Meeting during AECT International Convention to be held in Jacksonville, Florida on November 6 – 11, 2017.



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[AECT] 2017 Early Career Symposium: Accepting Applicants

Note this opportunity for academic folks.

2017 Early Career Symposium: Now Accepting Applicants

AECT’s Research and Theory Division will be hosting the 2017 Early Career Symposium this year sponsored by AECT. The symposium will be held as a half day online conference October 28th and at the annual AECT International Convention on Tuesday, November 7 (half day 1-6 PM starting with lunch) and Wednesday, November 8 (half day, 7:30AMnoon, ending with lunch together with the AECT Board), 2017, in Jacksonville, Florida. The symposium will thus engage participants in a day and a half of focused career mentoring and networking.

The symposium will reimburse Early Career faculty and Advanced Graduate Students with the conference fee ($395 for Early Career Faculty and $240 for Advanced Graduate Students). Reimbursements are pending submission of receipts after the symposium.

Click Here to Learn How to Apply 


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320 W. 8th Street. Suite 101
Bloomington, Indiana 47404
Office: 812-335-7675

Inviting Contributions From i-manager’s Journal On School Educational Technology. (Mar-May’17 issue of JSCH)

Note this call for articles from an outlet that has been friendly for K-12 distance, online, and blended learning articles.

Dear Prof. Michael K. Barbour,

Greetings from i-manager Publications!

We take pleasure in informing you regarding the forthcoming issue (March – May 2017) of the Journal. Kindly find attached the Call for Paper for the overall topics and subject coverage.

We invite your contribution towards this issue on any one of the given topics relevant to your field of specialization and solicit you to enrich our readers with your acumen.

You can submit your papers in the online portal  by using your existing Username and password to enter the Author Home page. By clicking on the link Contribute Article/RP you can submit the papers online.

Alternatively you can send it via email to 

We look forward to receiving your articles\research papers.

Warm regards,


Mr. S. Venkadesan
Senior Editor
i-manager’s Journal on School Educational Technology (JSCH)
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Attachment: cfp-jsch.pdf

Join OLC As We Venture To The Great Northwest For OLC Collaborate – Alaska!

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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OLC Collaborate – Alaska
August 21 – 22, 2017
Dear Michael,

Join us for this two-day professional development opportunity! OLC is coming to Anchorage to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to engage in collaborative conversations around innovation and digital courseware.

The event’s program includes keynote speakers to offer insightful views of the changing university through short, focused presentations. Our first day features an eLearning Roadshow theme, with engaging presentations on digital learning, while day 2 will be focused on the future of elearning. Presentations will be followed by facilitator-led discussions to allow participants to delve into each topic in greater detail.

OLC Collaborate – Alaska, hosted by our academic partner, the University of Alaska – Anchorage, takes place August 21st and 22nd. Save the date, make your travel plans to “The Last Frontier,” and register today!

Hope to see you soon,



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“The break out sessions allowed me to discuss topics with peers and discover a wide range of perspectives on a range of important topics.”

– Jeff Brady,
Instructional Designer, Hillsborough Community College,
OLC Collaborate – Orlando

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Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
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CANeLearn Leadership Summit 2017

My Canadian colleagues should note this August event.

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CANeLearn Leadership Summit 2017

Thu, 24 Aug 2017, 6:30 PM – Fri, 25 Aug 2017, 2:00 PM EDT

$175 – $195

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Join us August 24 & 25, 2017, in downtown Toronto, at the Intercontinental Hotel for the annual Canadian eLearning Symposium Leadership Summit.

The focus of the 2-day event is on new learning models, practices, technologies, and learning environments. Learn from Ontario leaders and others from across Canada through presentations, workshops, and structured dialogue and networking.


  • David Porter, CEO eCampusOntario

  • Cross Canada Leadership panel

  • Workshops, dialogue, networking


Register today!

$195 ($175 members) includes Thursday social/keynote, Friday breakfast/lunch & sessions



Thu, 24 Aug 2017, 6:30 PM –

Fri, 25 Aug 2017, 2:00 PM EDT


Intercontinental Hotel Toronto

225 Front St West

Toronto, Ontario m5v 2×3


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Organizer:Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn)

Organizer of CANeLearn Leadership Summit 2017

The Canadian e-Learning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society.

CANeLearn’s mission is to provide leadership that champions student success in online and blended learning.

CANeLearn provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities.

Click here to find out more about membership!

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