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November 7, 2019

DT&L Conference Call For Proposals Open!

The call for proposals for this mainly practitioner conference has opened.

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DT&L 20/20. Focus your vision & see the future today. Register now.
August 4–6, 2020
Call for Proposals
DT&L Conference
We are now seeking proposals for the 36th annual Distance Teaching & Learning (DT&L) Conference in August. Showcase and share your knowledge of new technologies, accessibility, creating presence, and more with your colleagues and peers.

We’re seeking proposals in the areas of online and blended:

  • Accessibility
  • Course and program design
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Emerging techniques & technologies
  • Faculty growth & development
  • Learner engagement
  • Program administration

Submit your proposal today!

Submission deadline: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by 4 p.m. CST

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL
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October 23, 2019

DT&L Talk Is One Week Away!

And another impending conference deadline.

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Wednesday | Oct. 30, 1 p.m. Central time

Join us for this FREE DT&L Talks webinar, presented by CreatorUp.

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One week left to register!
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Today’s students have high expectations for the video content they consume. That’s why it’s more important than ever to integrate meaningful, high‑quality videos into your lesson plans. Learn how to make better videos from materials you already have.

Along with a few special guests, filmmaker and CreatorUp founder Mike Tringe will share ways to make videos better and faster — and more engaging for students. Explore strategies such as on-camera coaching and animation, then put them to use in your classes.

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August 2, 2019

DT&L Is Only Days Away – There’s Still Time To Register!

Note this quickly up-coming conference.

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August 6‑8, 2019 • Madison, WI
Attend from anywhere
Register now for exclusive discount
If you can’t make it to the conference in person, you can still participate online! Register for the virtual conference and watch sessions at your convenience on your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Sessions available virtually include “ABCs of DE,” keynote speaker sessions, and featured sessions. Group rates are available.
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Register online now or in person when you arrive—walk‑in registration is available.
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July 16, 2019

Early-Bird Discount Ends Tomorrow At Midnight!

Note that the tomorrow in this entry actually refers to today, because I received this item in yesterday’s inbox.

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August 6‑8, 2019 • Madison, WI
Don’t miss the savings
Attend a transformative conference at a great price.
Make this summer one to remember. Join us at the 35th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference and gain invaluable insights and practical takeaways. Sessions cover everything you need to know, from the basics of distance education to technologies shaping the future.

Don’t suffer from FOMO! Take part in one of edtech’s top 10 conferences for 2019.

Register NOW to take advantage of the early‑bird discount and save over $60. Discount ends July 16 at 11:59pm.

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“My first time at the DT&L Conference was awesome! I think everyone teaching an online course at a university would greatly benefit from attending this conference. The information presented was highly relevant and ranged from practical lessons from teachers and instructional designers to research results. The vendor displays were a wonderful opportunity to visit with the companies and get detailed information about products and services that can enhance your online teaching. Networking opportunities were fantastic, and the facilities and staff were top notch. I can’t wait to come back!”
—2018 attendee
Can’t make it to Madison? Try our virtual conference.
Join us online at a time that’s convenient for you.
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July 9, 2019

Join Us For The Best Conference Yet!

Note this practitioner-focused August conference.

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Join us for the best conference yet!
Conference Blended Certificates
Our conference blended certificates will help you build the online teaching skills you need to transform your online courses. Each one includes full conference registration, online coursework, and a face‑to‑face conference certificate session. Pre‑registration is required. Coursework starts July 16.

Choose the certificate that best meets your needs:

Fundamentals of Online Teaching >>Portfolium will be joining us at the 35th DT&L Conference. They will participate in the Fundamentals of Online Teaching certificate as well as participate in a Special Interest group at the conference. Porfolium partners with higher ed institutions to connect students with opportunities. They provide educators and employers with ways to assess learning outcomes, build pathways, issue credentials and recruit.

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Conference Workshops
Workshops provide practical takeaways and hands‑on experience that can increase your knowledge and skills in a particular area. Sign up for a three‑hour morning workshop, a 90‑minute afternoon workshop, or both! Pre‑registration is required. Already registered for the conference? Add a workshop at any time!

Here are some of our morning workshops:

  • Caring for and connecting with adjunct faculty: Strategies that work
    • Examine the critical elements of recruitment, onboarding, training, and support to ensure that part‑time and freelance faculty receive ongoing training and assistance.
  • Ignite creativity in your student assignments using visual design principles
    • Well designed multimedia projects can effectively replace written assignments and improve student engagement and retention.
  • How to teach online and still have a life
    • Develop strategies for managing workload and prioritizing your time to help balance your “quality of life” and online teaching commitments.

Followed by a few of our afternoon workshops:

  • Improve learning with voice and screencasting feedback to your students
    • Investigate the benefits of providing voice and screencasting feedback to students and experiment with techniques and tools to use in your own online teaching or coaching.
  • Creating personalized, social, and co‑constructed learning experiences
    • Explore changes in distance education as we move beyond the industrial approach to learning and toward a post‑modern, post‑industrial model encompassing personalized, adaptive, and social/connectivist teaching and learning approaches.
  • Career management check‑up
    • You may not be looking for a job right now, but a great job might be looking for you, so keep your professional first impression always polished and at‑the‑ready with power techniques for resumes, CVs, and using LinkedIn.
EXPLORE OUR FULL LIST OF WORKSHOPS >
Don’t miss out on what is to come at our 35th annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference!
Start here. Reach everywhere.
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