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July 4, 2015

The 1 Online Learning Conference Not To Miss

Also from Wednesday’s inbox…

Educators & trainers:
“The one conference I never miss. Madison in August is unbelievable.”
—John Orlando, Northcentral University
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Conference finale: Got challenges?
Engage with the experts to address some of the biggest challenges in distance education and online learning today.
Marc Prensky Cathy Sandeen Nick Floro Tanya Joosten Michael Moore
Thursday, August 13, 2:45pm
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Come early, stay late
At the conference you’ll get new strategies and new energy for teaching online. It’s a lot to cram in to just a few days. Why not come early for preconference workshops — and stick around to explore the sights and sounds of Madison.Preconference workshops — $95 each
Topics include:
  • Designing learning for results
  • Enhancing online learner engagement
  • Evaluating online teaching
  • Creating interactive lectures
  • Promoting presence and interaction online
  • Data visualization
  • Building community
  • Creating an online course
  • Developing excellent online instructors
FULL CONFERENCE DETAILS >

Best training for your budget

The sun is shining, and the lakes are shimmering. Madison is ready for you! Early bird registration is just $495—hundreds of dollars less than comparable events. Choose from 140 sessions to build exactly the skills you’re looking for.

Early-bird deadline July 21! Save $50!
REGISTER NOW >
ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!
Fundamentals of Online Teaching Conference Certificate
Designed for those new to online learning, this blended certificate entails pre- and post-conference work plus onsite conference activities. Receive both the conference registration AND certificate for only $850 ($1,200 value).
Must register by July 9 to participate. Learn more >
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kjpeterson@dcs.wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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June 19, 2015

Get New Ideas, Strategies, Energy For Teaching Online

From Wednesday’s inbox…

Educators & trainers:
“The conference gave me new ideas, new strategies, and new energy for teaching online.”
—Stephen W. Oliver, EdD
University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia
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Get the latest in learning science research
Tracy King
Engaged Brains: Strategies for Mastering Learner Engagement Through Neuroscience
Susan Singer,
Sharon Derry

Applying Learning Science Research to Distance Education Practice
MORE SESSIONS >
A great experience at a great price

We know you want get the best training for your budget. The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is hundreds of dollars less than comparable events. Early-bird registration is just $495 ($50 discount) for 3 days of learning and networking.

Choose from 140 sessions to build exactly the skills you’re looking for. Plus, for an additional fee, attend preconference workshops to dig deeper into issues that interest you most. Early-bird deadline is July 21, so don’t delay!

REGISTER NOW >
New this year: Special Interest Groups
If you’re involved in workplace training or military education, sign up for a Special Interest Group (SIG) at no additional cost. In addition to being able to network with your peers, each SIG has a docent who will help you select the best sessions to meet your professional goals.
Learn more >
Topics that will change the way you teach online
  • Competency-based learning
  • Learner engagement strategies
  • Big data & learning analytics
  • Evaluation & assessment
  • Open educational resources
  • Instructional design & project management
  • Gamification & badges
  • Mobile & social learning
  • Brain & cognitive science
FULL CONFERENCE DETAILS >
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kjpeterson@dcs.wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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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 7, 2015

Save & Learn: Bundle Conference & Online Teaching Certificate

From Thursday’s inbox…

New to online teaching?
Attend 2015 DT&L Conference and earn an online teaching certificate
Build new skills and save money!

Sign up for the new Fundamentals of Online Teaching Conference Certificate when you register for the 2015 UW-Madison Distance Teaching & Learning Conference.

Together, the conference and certificate are just $850. Separately, these learning experiences would cost $1,200 — that’s a $350 savings for you.

Discover the core competencies you need to be a successful online instructor. Created especially for those just starting in the field of distance education and online teaching, this unique blended learning experience enhances your online teaching skills. It combines a foundational online certificate course with the face-to-face conference.

Total CEUs: 5.0 (50 hours)
Cost: $850 includes both conference registration and certificate (value $1,200)
Registration deadline: July 9

Pre- and post-conference online work required. Opening conference session:Tuesday, Aug 11, 1:30 pm. Must register by July 9, as pre-conference online coursework begins July 13. Complete post-conference online work by Sept 14.

LEARN MORE >
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kjpeterson@dcs.wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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UW-Madison Distance Ed Professional Development | disted@dcs.wisc.edu | UW-Madison Continuing Studies | 21 N Park St | Madison, WI 53715

May 28, 2015

“It’s A Who’s Who Of Distance Learning”

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

Educators & trainers:
“It’s a who’s who of distance learning”
Whether you’re new to distance education or have years of experience,UW‑Madison’s Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is the place to beAugust 11‑13.

“One of the best conferences I have attended.”
—Linda Yeager, Global Learning Strategist, GE Healthcare

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Thought leaders to inspire you
Marc Rosenberg
Learning Ecosystems:
Reshaping the Future
of Learning
Marc Prensky
From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Educating and Engaging Today’s Learners
Susan Singer,
Sharon Derry

Applying Learning Science Research to Distance Education Practice
MORE SPEAKERS/TOPICS >
A great experience at a great price

We know you want get the best training for your budget. The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is hundreds of dollars less than comparable events. Early-bird registration is just $495 for 3 days of learning and networking.

Choose from 140 sessions to build exactly the skills you’re looking for. Plus, for an additional fee, attend preconference workshops to dig deeper into issues that interest you most.

Register by July 21, save $50!

REGISTER NOW >
Topics that will change the way you teach
  • Competency-based learning
  • Learner engagement strategies
  • Big data & learning analytics
  • Evaluation & assessment
  • Open educational resources
  • Instructional design & project management
  • Gamification & badges
  • Mobile & social learning
  • Brain & cognitive science
FULL CONFERENCE DETAILS >
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kjpeterson@dcs.wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
View in browser
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

May 7, 2015

Registration Open: Premier Distance Ed Conference

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Join 800+ distance ed colleagues…
Where education, technology, and learning converge
Distance Teaching & Learning Conference
August 11-13, 2015 | Monona Terrace, Madison, WI
REGISTRATION OPEN >
The UW-Madison Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is for education and training professionals who want to keep up in the field by staying far ahead. Build your expertise on pertinent topics such as learning analytics, mobile and social learning, digital open badges, competency-based education, and much more.Keynote speakers and their topics:

  • Marc Rosenberg / Learning Ecosystems: Reshaping the Future of Learning
  • Sharon Derry and Susan Singer / Applying Learning Science Research to Distance Education Practice
  • Marc Prensky / From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Educating and Engaging Today’s Learners

This premier event has welcomed thousands of speakers and distance education professionals from around the world to share best practices, learn about current research, and engage with experts in online education and training. Plus, it’s a great chance to meet up with your colleagues and enjoy beautiful Madison, Wisconsin in the summertime.

Get the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. And be inspired by world-class thought-leaders who push the boundaries and share new perspectives in distance education.

Registration is open! Register by July 21, save $50!
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Who: Professionals in distance education/training with any level of experience
When: TuesdayThursday, Aug 11-13
Where: Madison, WI, Monona Terrace Convention Center
Cost: $495 ($545 after July 21). Group rates, virtual option available. Optional Tuesday workshops are an additional fee. Space is limited. Details >
Questions? Contact Conference Manager Kimary Peterson at disted@dcs.wisc.edu |608‑265‑4159
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