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May 16, 2017

Make Your Summer Conference Plans Now

Another item from yesterday’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
Engage with experts, explore ideas, and enhance your teaching skills July 25‑27
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The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is a must-attend event for online education professionals. Discover innovations in the field. Learn from experts and thought leaders. Share your own experiences. Network with peers doing exciting work across the country, from college administrators to faculty, designers, and support staff to corporate trainers.
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Expand your knowledge with pre-conference workshops
Register for one of these additional learning experiences—develop practical skills in a specific area. Complete Workshop listings >

  • Delivering distance courses with Google’s G Suite, Salim Parak, Google Inc.
  • Copyright compliance for online courses, Linda Enghagen, University of Massachusetts
  • Providing feedback with coaching language, Tina Pitt, Northcentral University
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Explore fascinating ideas with featured speakers
Take a peek at the speaker lineup, which includes:

  • Meaghan Duff, executive director of the personalized learning consortium at the Association of Public and Land‑grant Universities (APLU)
  • Alec Couros, professor of educational technology and media at the University of Regina
  • Monica Tracey, associate professor of learning design and technology at Wayne State University
  • Gordon Bellamy, videogame executive and visiting scholar at the University of Southern California
Register now >
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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April 19, 2017

$100 Discount Ends 4/30

And another item from Monday’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
The Early‑early-bird discount ENDS APRIL 30
…for the 33rd Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference on July 25‑27. Learn from thought leaders and connect with colleagues at this national conference.

Sign up by April 30 and pay just $510. A savings of $100 off the regular price!

Yes, I want my EARLY‑early‑bird discount
Register Now >
Visionary speakers. Practical ideas.
Keynote talks
Headshot of speaker Michelle Weise
Disruptive Design for the Future of Online LearningMichelle Weise, Executive Director of Sandbox Collaborative, Southern New Hampshire University
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Designing eLearning: The Future is TodayNick Floro, CEO/Learning Architect, Sealworks Interactive Studios
Headshot of speaker Richard J. Davidson
Cultivating the Skill of Well‑Being: Implications for Teaching and LearningRichard J. Davidson, founder, Center for Healthy Minds; professor of psychology and psychiatry; and director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin‑Madison
Meet the Speakers >
The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference keeps getting better and better. This is one of the best‑organized conferences I have ever attended, and the venue is outstanding. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in online learning.
‑Tom Reeves, University of Georgia
Maximize your professional development:
Register for one of four blended conference certificate packages. Each certificate includes online coursework, a conference registration, and a face‑to‑face conference workshop. Choices include:

  • Fundamentals of Online Teaching
  • Managing Workload in the Online Environment
  • Distance Education Management and Administration
  • Evaluating eLearning Projects
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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April 10, 2017

Enter To Win A FREE* Continuing Studies Class!

From Sunday’s inbox…

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Lifelong learners:
Take a class on us this year
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“I took the beginners’ course in writing a novel at the Write‑by‑the‑Lake Writer’s Workshop and Retreat, and that made all the difference in the world. This is where I came to get inspired, to feel, and to learn it all again. The instructors are brilliant. The writers and student attendees bring a diversity of backgrounds, ages, and interests. They all come together not to compete, but to lend a hand, brainstorm, give support. We learn so much from each other.”

‑I am Nick Chiarkas, and I’m a lifelong learner

Whether you love searching for information on the internet, exploring different parts of the world, or reading up on history, you’re a lifelong learner. So why not expand your mind with a Continuing Studies course? Better yet, enter to win a FREE* class of your choosing!
Enter by May 15 to win a free* Continuing Studies class during an upcoming semester.
10 randomly selected winners will be notified no later than May 30.
CLICK TO ENTER >

*Up to $100

Entries limited to 1 per person. Rules, terms, and conditions available here >
Questions? info@dcs.wisc.edu608‑262‑1156
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April 7, 2017

Get The EARLY-Early-Bird Discount For Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
Get the EARLY‑early‑bird discount
Learn from thought leaders and connect with colleagues at this national conference. Registration is now open for the University of Wisconsin‑Madison Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, July 25‑27.

Sign up by April 30 and pay just $510. That’s a savings of $100 off the regular price!

Yes, I want my EARLY‑early‑bird discount
Register Now >
“The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference keeps getting better and better. This is one of the best-organized conferences I have ever attended, and the venue is outstanding. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in online learning.”
‑Tom Reeves, University of Georgia
Visionary speakers. Practical ideas.
Keynote talks
Headshot of speaker Michelle Weise
Disruptive Design for the Future of Online LearningMichelle Weise, Executive Director of Sandbox Collaborative, Southern New Hampshire University
Headshot of speaker Nick Floro
Designing the Future of Learning‑TodayNick Floro, CEO/Learning Architect, Sealworks Interactive Studios
Headshot of speaker Richard J. Davidson
Cultivating the Skill of Well‑Being: Implications for Teaching and LearningRichard J. Davidson, founder, Center for Healthy Minds; professor of psychology and psychiatry; and director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin‑Madison
Meet the Speakers >
Options to Extend Your Learning
Maximize your professional development at the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference by registering for one of our extended learning opportunities.

•  Four blended Conference Certificates
•  Distance Education Research Symposium
•  Hands‑on Workshops
•  Special Interest Groups

Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu 608‑265‑4159
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February 16, 2017

Distance Teaching & Learning Conference July 25-27

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
Distance Teaching & Learning Conference
Mark your calendar for July 25‑27, 2017
Registration opens March 27
Join more than 800 of your online and distance education colleagues on the shores of Lake Monona in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Here are just a few reasons to attend this year:

•  Learn from the best: International experts and other thought leaders will expand your thinking about distance education, showing new possibilities for online teaching and learning.

•  Network with hundreds of online learning pros: Engage with colleagues and industry leaders in a variety of settings.

•  Tailor the experience to your needs: Learn in the ways that suit you best, from interactive workshops to a research symposium to interest‑group meetups.

•  Get more, pay less: With one of the most competitive prices in the industry, this conference will help you make the most of your budget. Register by April 30 and save with our early‑early‑bird discount.

Early‑early‑bird fee ($520) available through April 30
Learn more >
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Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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