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July 29, 2015

Time’s Running Out! Conference In 2 Weeks

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

– Online educators & trainers –
“The best academic opportunity over the summer — high quality and engaging.”
—Brad Hokanson, University of Minnesota
Time’s running out — conference in 2 weeks!
SECURE YOUR SPOT >
Conference finale:
Got challenges? Bring ’em on!
The 2015 DT&L Conference is going to end with a bang! Engage with these thought leaders in a highly interactive closing session addressing tough challenges in distance education and online learning today.
Marc Prensky Cathy Sandeen Nick Floro Tanya Joosten Michael Moore
Thursday Aug 13, 2:45pmDessert and refreshments included
LEARN MORE >
Unable to attend?
2 words: virtual conference
Even if you can’t travel to Madison, you can still experience conference content from a distance. Stream video, audio, and slides of 20 virtual sessions wherever you are. Plus, virtual attendees have access to archived presentations for 3 months after the event.
Only $225Must register by noon Aug 11
LEARN MORE >
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kjpeterson@dcs.wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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July 17, 2015

Online Teaching Conference: Early Bird Deadline Next Week

From Wednesday’s inbox…

–21st-century educators–
“The conference gave me new ideas, new strategies, and new energy for teaching online.”
—Stephen W. Oliver, EdD, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia
Early-bird deadline next week!
REGISTER BY JULY 21, SAVE $50 >
Take away new perspectives and practices from these and other experts
Dr Simone C.O. Conceiçâo
Going Global: New Perspectives on Distance Education
Penny Ralston-Berg
Dietmar Kennepohl

Design for Learning: The Power of Collaborative Teams
MORE SPEAKERS & SESSIONS >

Early-bird deadline July 21, save $50!

The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is hundreds of dollars less than comparable events. Choose from 140 sessions to build exactly the skills you’re looking for. Early-bird registration is just $495 ($50 discount).

RESERVE YOUR SPOT >
Come early, stay late
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 >
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

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
LEARN MORE >
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
LEARN MORE >
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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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 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
LEARN MORE >
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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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

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