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June 13, 2018

Learn, Network, Earn Continuing Education Credits

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Are your ready to join the future of online education? DT&L Conference. August 7-9, 2018. Madison, WI.
DT&L Conference
August 7‑9, 2018 • Madison, WI
Join us for innovation, inspiration, and connection
There’s something for everyone at the 34th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference:

  • Different ways to learn. Like bite-sized chunks of information? Attend a speed session. Like in‑depth conversations? Attend a facilitated discussion. With so many session types, the learning possibilities are endless.
  • Sessions that match your interests. We offer more than 100 sessions that cover nearly all aspects of distance education, from basics to design to research and more.
  • Multiple chances to network. Connect with keynote speakers at follow‑up discussions, chat with colleagues at networking receptions, and meet exhibitors in our Exhibit Hall.
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Extend your learning with a blended conference certificate
Attend DT&L and earn a certificate at the same time. You can also earn continuing education units (CEUs) or continuing nursing education credits (CNEs). Choose one of the following:
Fundamentals of Online Teaching >
(5 CEUs)
Register by July 17
NEW! Fundamentals of Online Teaching for Health Care Professionals >
(3 CNEs, 2 CEUs)
Register by July 17
Online Education Administration >
(5 CEUs)
Register by July 17
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu • 608‑265‑4159
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May 30, 2018

Article Notice – Comparing K-12 Online And Blended Teaching Competencies: A Literature Review

In yesterday’s These New Articles For Distance Education Are Available Online, there was this K-12 distance, online, and blended learning article.

This article presents a synthesis of reports and research on K-12 blended teaching competencies compared with K-12 online teaching competencies. The skills needed to teach in online and blended environments are distinct from traditional teaching, but teacher education programs often do not equip preservice teachers for the new modes of instruction. Additionally, there is a dearth of research on blended teaching competencies. This review synthesizes 8 blended teaching documents and 10 online teaching documents. Seven global themes identified in both competency domains are (1) pedagogy, (2) management, (3) assessment, (4) technology, (5) instructional design, (6) dispositions, and (7) improvement. The top 20 blended teaching skills include flexibility and personalization, mastery-based learning, data usage and interpretation, learning management system usage, online discussion facilitation, and software management. The authors recommend that researchers collect more methodologically transparent data about blended teaching and that teacher education programs include the identified skills in curriculum.

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Emily Pulham is a PhD student at Brigham Young University, who studies K-12 blended learning, educational philosophy, and technology integration. She also consults faculty on blended teaching solutions. You can see some of her work at: emilypulham.com

Charles R. Graham is a professor at Brigham Young University, who studies technology-mediated teaching and learning, with a focus on the design and evaluation of blended and online learning environments. He also researches the use of technology to enhance traditional teaching and learning. His current research publications can be found online at: https://sites.google.com/site/charlesrgraham/

May 29, 2018

These New Articles For Distance Education Are Available Online

Note the K-12 online learning item below.

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New for Distance Education and online now on Taylor & Francis Online:

Original ArticlesOnline student perceptions of engagement, transactional distance, and outcomes
Doris U. Bolliger & Colleen Halupa
Pages: 1-18 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1476845

Open and distance non-formal education in developing countries
David Murphy
Pages: 1-2 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1478223

ReviewsComparing K-12 online and blended teaching competencies: a literature review
Emily Pulham & Charles R. Graham
Pages: 1-22 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1476840

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May 27, 2018

Distance Education, Volume 39, Issue 2, May 2018 Is Now Available Online On Taylor & Francis Online

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning articles in this issue.

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Distance Education, Volume 39, Issue 2, May 2018 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Deconstructing Dual-Mode Provision in a Digital Era

This new issue contains the following articles:

EditorialDeconstructing dual-mode provision in a digital era
Tony John Mays, M. H. A. Combrinck & Folake Ruth Aluko
Pages: 135-139 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457943ArticlesOpportunities and challenges for campus-based universities in Africa to translate into dual-mode delivery
A. S. Kanwar, A. Carr, K. Ortlieb & R. Mohee
Pages: 140-158 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457944

Avoiding to fit a square peg into a round hole: a policy framework for operationalising open distance education in dual-mode universities
Mpine Makoe
Pages: 159-175 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457945

Demystifying the process of ODL policy development in a dual-mode context: lessons from Zambia
Francis Simui, B. Namangala, G. Tambulukani & D. Ndhlovu
Pages: 176-193 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457946

The dual-mode provision: successes and challenges. A case study of Women’s University in Africa (WUA)
Leonorah Tendayi Nyaruwata
Pages: 194-208 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457947

To walk invisible: distance students in a dual-mode university
Lorraine Delaney & Mark Brown
Pages: 209-223 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457948

Embracing distance education in a blended learning model: challenges and prospects
Jill W. Fresen
Pages: 224-240 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457949

Learning design for multiple modes of provision: the Zambian community school teacher development programme
Alan Amory, Maryla Bialobrzeska & Tessa Welch
Pages: 241-258 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1457950

ReflectionOn the margins or at the center? Distance education in higher education
Junhong Xiao
Pages: 259-274 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2018.1429213

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May 15, 2018

Exciting New Opportunities At DT&L 2018

From yesterday’s inbox…

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Are your ready to join the future of online education? DT&L Conference. August 7-9, 2018. Madison, WI.
DT&L Conference
August 7‑9, 2018 • Madison, WI
Join us for the best conference yet!
The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is known for topnotch speakers and in‑depth sessions about online education. But that’s just the beginning. Here are some new opportunities we’re offering in 2018:

  • The ABCs of DE: Are you new to online teaching? Join us August 7 for 20‑minute “quick hits” on key topics in distance education (DE).
  • STEM at a Distance: Have you considered teaching science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) at a distance? Choose from four August 9 sessions on topics such as the effectiveness of online science labs and designing online science research courses.
  • International Conversations: Hear unique international perspectives on distance education as you talk with practitioners from other countries.
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Make the most of your conference experience
Blended conference certificates

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Pre‑conference workshops

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Special interest groups (SIGs)

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Can’t make it in person? Attend virtually!
Join us online at a time that’s convenient for you.
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