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October 13, 2018

Are You Registered For IFWE 2018?

From yesterday’s inbox…

USDLA
Are you Registered for IFWE 2018?
IFWE 2018: If We Are Visible! 
 
There’s only six more weeks until IFWE 2018!  Are you registered?
IFWE 2018 includes over 40 concurrent sessions and five outstanding keynote presenters, plus networking activities that include “Speed Dating,” Get-to-Know-You Bingo, Book Club Review, the IFWE Walk River Walk, Coffee Klatch, and of course the IFWE Pajama-Rama/Wine Down social.  IFWE is THE event of the season where you can gain new insights about e-learning, learn more about effective leadership, and discuss issues related to women’s holistic health, work/life balance, having a voice at the table, etc., all while meeting and networking with friends and colleagues, both old and new!
See the full schedule here!  Remember, IFWE only happens every other year, so don’t miss this one!  Please forward to your friends!
Questions about IFWE?  Contact Darcy Hardy at darcywhardy@gmail.com.
Check out the program now online
Register Now – see you in San Antonio!
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About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Washington, DC. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org 

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October 11, 2018

USDLA Newsletter 2018 (10-08-2018)

A newsletter from earlier in the week.

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Dr. Farhad Saba
Founder, Editor
USDLA Hall of Fame Inductee
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Dr. Reggie Smith III
CEO / Executive Director
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Off to On: Best Practices for Online Team-Based Learning(TM) The four TBL essentials are: Groups must be properly formed and managed Team assignments must promote both learning and team development Students must receive frequent and timely feedback Students must be accountable for the quality of their individual and group work Team-Based Learning Collaborative

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RESEARCH-BASED ARTICLES OF THE WEEK
Defining OER-Enabled PedagogyThe term open pedagogy has been used in a variety of different ways over the past several decades. In recent years, its use has also become associated with Open Educational Resources (OER). The wide range of competing definitions of open pedagogy, together with its semantic overlap with another underspecified term, open educational practices, makes it […]

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Modes of writing in a digital age: The good, the bad and the unknownWith digitization, our modes of writing change and we go from writing by putting pen to paper, to typing on a variety of screens. In educational as well as in leisurely settings, writing by hand is increasingly marginalized, and may in a foreseeable future be abandoned altogether. Summarizing some of the research comparing handwriting and […]

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The mystery of the digital natives’ existence: Questioning the validity of the Prenskian metaphorNet Generation (Tapscott, 2009, 1998; Oblinger and Oblinger, 2005), Generation Y (Zhao and Liu, 2008; Halse and Mallinson, 2009), Millennials (Howe and Strauss, 2000), Homo Zappiens (Veen, 2003) and i-Generation (Rosen, 2010). The labels used to describe the generation of young people and their relation with technology are numerous. Over the past few years, one […]

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Student Attitudes Toward Blended Learning in Adult Literacy and Basic Skills College ProgramsLiteracy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs in many Ontario colleges offer adult learners who have low literacy and basic skills with opportunities to improve their employment skills as well as results on prerequisite courses for entrance into post-secondary education. LBS students encounter many challenges and require extra interpersonal instructional support, which may be overcome through […]

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70% of children use voice tech to find informationChildren’s charity Childnet have found that 7 in 10 children use voice-assisted technology, with a large proportion using it to find out information Education Technology

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Join USDLA at Corporate Learning Week in Orlando this November!Greetings, Join USDLA at Corporate Learning Week in Orlando this November! Each year, CLW shares inspirational stories of L&D Leadership, innovation, growth and transformation. Join us this year, as we focus on building capabilities to drive performance in a changing world of work. United States Distance Learning Association

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Apple adds support for contactless student ID cards in WalletStarting today [October 2, 2018], students at three universities are among the first to enjoy the convenience of using just their iPhone and Apple Watch to get around on and off campus. At Duke University and the Universities of Alabama and Oklahoma, students can now add their ID card to Apple Wallet and use it […]

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Blackboard Announces Support for Student ID Cards on iPhone and Apple WatchWASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Blackboard today announced Blackboard Mobile Credential support for Student ID cards in Apple Wallet, which brings students the ability to add their student ID to Wallet on iPhone and Apple Watch. Blackboard Mobile Credential support for Student ID cards in Apple Wallet creates a seamless experience for students navigating campus by offering secure access to facilities, residence halls and more, […]

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October 10, 2018

Explore the Neuroscience of Teaching Online

From yesterday’s inbox…

Drexel University Online
Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning & Online Instruction

EXPLORE THE NEUROSCIENCE OF TEACHING ONLINE

DREXEL UNIVERSITY’S ONLINE POST-BACHELOR’S CERTIFICATE IN NEUROSCIENCE, LEARNING & ONLINE INSTRUCTION

Discover Drexel University’s online Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning and Online Instruction. Apply the latest research in neuroscience and effective learning to improve the quality of online/hybrid course design and instruction for adult students.

You Will Learn

  • How the adult brain organizes, retains and applies information and experience
  • Why health, emotion and social interaction are important to learning
  • What it takes to design and teach &#8220brain-targeted” online/hybrid courses
  • How to meet online course quality standards and regulations

Program Features

Brain
Focuses specifically on the neuroscience of adult learning in the online/hybrid environment
Classroom
Enables students to seamlessly translate classroom knowledge into real-world practice, as they learn
Online Learning
Provides a unique opportunity to experience quality online education first-hand – a critical step in understanding what it means to be an adult online student
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Interested in learning more about the online Post-Bachelor’s Certificate in Neuroscience, Learning and Online Instruction program?
View the recording of our recent online open house.

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Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a top-ranked, urban research university, located in the heart of Philadelphia. Known as a pioneer in distance education for working adults, this transformative institution launched its first fully online program nearly two decades ago. And today Drexel offers more than 140 high-quality online degree and certificate programs, designed to provide practical knowledge for professional success.

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October 6, 2018

Join USDLA At Corporate Learning Week In Orlando This November!

From Thursday’s inbox…

USDLA
2018 Corporate Learning Week
Buy One and Get One Free Pass!
Available for the first 10 end users to register
B Resort and Spa Orlando, FL November 27 – 30
Greetings,
Join USDLA at Corporate Learning Week in Orlando this November! Each year, CLW shares inspirational stories of L&D Leadership, innovation, growth and transformation. Join us this year, as we focus on building capabilities to drive performance in a changing world of work.
Here is what the agenda looks like:
 A pre-conference day packed with awesome site tour experiences
SITE TOUR 1 –  JETBLUE AIRWAYS 
Led by: Jeff McGowan, General Manager, JetBlue Airways
SITE TOUR 2 – COCA-COLA BEVERAGES FLORIDA 
Led by: Angel Green, Director, Talent & Learning, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida
SITE TOUR 3 – CFE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION 
Led by: Jordan George, Head of Leadership and Talent, CFE Federal Credit Union
 
 
 
 Three full days of inspirational speeches and learning from 
* Verizon discusses building an innovative culture with immersive tech
* Spectrum Health teaches best practices for developing managers
Pacific Life demonstrates how to engage learners with animated video
* Conde Nast shows how to identify and lead high potential talent
* Drexel Business College discusses leadership strategies for emerging leaders
* Delta Airlines welcomes you into the new era of learning
40+ companies will also be presenting at the event. View the full speaker list.
 Fun and warm weather! 
Your all access ticket will also get you access to
* 2 Exclusive Book Signings
* Networking Cocktail Reception
* Demo Drive
* Corporate University Best in Class Awards Ceremony: Nominate your team here
* And more exciting activities to come!
Will we see you in Orlando? Click here to register and receive a special CLW_USDLA of 20% off the cost of registration. http://bit.ly/CLW_USDLA
*BOGO off all passes, end users only. 20% off on-site pricing.
Best,
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
   
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About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Washington, DC. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org 

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October 2, 2018

2019 USDLA National Conference – Save the date!

Note the up-coming date for this largely practitioner focused conference.

USDLA
2019 USDLA National Conference!
2019 USDLA National Conference
Save the Date

Monday May 20, 2019 – Wednesday May 22, 2019
Hilton Nashville Airport
Nashville, TN
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SHORTLY!!
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About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is a non-profit association formed in 1987 and is located in Washington, DC. The association reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion dollar U.S. education and training market. USDLA promotes the development and application of distance learning for education and training and serves the needs of the distance learning community by providing advocacy, information, networking and opportunity. Distance learning and training constituencies served include pre-k-12 education, higher and continuing education, home schooling as well as business, corporate, military, government and telehealth markets. The USDLA trademarked logo is the recognized worldwide symbol of dedicated professionals committed to the distance learning industry. http://www.usdla.org 

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