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November 23, 2015

[CNIE-L] We need YOU to present at the CAUCE-CNIE 2016 Conference [REMINDER-RAPPEL]

From the inbox late last week…


2016 CNIE-CAUCE Conference

Target: Education 3.0:  Possibilities at the Nexus of
Pedagogy, Technology, and Access

Waterloo, Ontario, May 30 – June 2, 2016

The conference will examine the forces exerted by technological change, societal demands, and ground-breaking research on the educational landscape. These forces are reshaping the way we create, access, and even think about learning. We are looking to take our concurrent session content to an even higher level and we need YOU to share your knowledge, research and expertise with your colleagues and peers to help us achieve this goal.

Request for Proposals

You are invited to propose concurrent sessions which support the Conference theme, Target: Education 3.0: Possibilities at the Nexus of Pedagogy, Technology, and Access.  Presentation streams are:

  • Learning Effectiveness and Innovation
  • Learning Environments and Technology
  • Continuous Learning and Professional Development
  • Marketing

In particular we are seeking presentations that are highly interactive in format and can address the needs of a wide range of institutional types and sizes, as well as diverse populations of credit and non-credit learners.

Proposals are due by November 30.


Learn More


So step up at CAUCE-CNIE 2016, and help us spur conversations about current innovations as well as the implications and opportunities for future innovations and build the opportunities our learners need to be truly competitive in the new global knowledge economy.





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November 21, 2015

DEADLINE TODAY: USDLA National Conference CFP & USDLA Quarterly Newsletter Submissions

And from Friday’s inbox…

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2016 Annual Conference
Call For Proposals Due
Friday, November 20, 2015

2016 USDLA Conference
May 10-12, 2016
Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark
St. Louis, MO

“Distance Learning: Hit It Out Of The Park!”
Opening Keynote Speaker
Shai Reshef
University of The People
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is pleased to announce the 2016 USDLA Opening Keynote Speaker, Shai Reshef, President, University of the People.  President Reshef will kick off our Conference on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Stay tuned for further details and additional speakers! Conference registration opening soon!

Proposals are now being accepted based on the conference theme, “Distance Learning: Hit It Out Of The Park!”

We recommend that proposals be specific about what will make your presentation valuable to attendees. Any proposal that is perceived to be a “sales pitch” will not be considered. Your proposal should be focused on innovative issues, working solutions and should address the conference theme.  All presenters are expected to register for the full conference. Presenters are eligible for the Early Bird registration rate (even after the close of Early Bird registration).  
Please note that the submission the deadline is 
Friday, November 20, 2015.
Before submitting your proposal, please read the USDLA 2016 Call for Proposal Details.
USDLA Quarterly Newsletter
Submit by November 20, 2015 for
 January 2016 Edition!

USDLA Quarterly Newsletter
Submit by November 20, 2015 for January 2016 Edition!

The USDLA quarterly newsletter highlights USDLA activities and initiatives, along with current news, trends, and best practices across the various constituencies we serve, including K-12, Higher Ed, Corporate, Government, Military, Telehealth, and Home Schooling.   Information regarding upcoming conferences, new technology, state chapters, global affiliates, and other related topics is also encouraged.
Please submit your information by November 20, 2015 for consideration in the January edition.  Please submit using the
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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 Boston, Massachusetts. 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.

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November 20, 2015

[EDEN-News] EDEN Annual Conference, Budapest 2016 – Call for Papers

From yesterday’s inbox…

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EDEN 2016 Annual Conference: #EDEN16
Call for Contributions

Budapest, 14-17 June 2016



Call for Contributions

The responsibility of the scholarly community includes widening the concept of learning and its role in society and exploiting transformative knowledge to drive social change.

We need renowned reflections of practice that support paradigm-changing transformations based on systematic knowledge.

Join the Conference in Budapest to tell
about your research, projects and experience!

Networking and interactivity, sharing and discussion will be core aspects of the conference experience, focusing on what you can learn from and with your peers.

Submissions that relate to the Conference Scope and one or more of the Conference Themes are welcome in paper, poster, workshop, training, demonstration and synergy formats. Read more…

New: Live Trainings

To utilise our teacher communities and learning resources in a professional event, EDEN is opening its gate to trainings benefitting educational professionals during the Annual Conference. We hope to celebrate and multiply your most successfull activities. Read more…

Jubilee Year – EDEN 25

We are extremely proud, as a continuously strengthening and developing European association in the field of open, distance and e-learning, learning modernisation and innovation, to have reached our 25th Anniversary in 2016. The coherent efforts of the professional community have created values and collaborative virtual spaces, which establish professional cultures around them. Read more…

Watch the interview related to the EDEN jubilee year with Antonio Teixeira, EDEN President: 25 Years With EDEN: The history of the future

What EDEN, the European Distance and E-Learning Network is? Take a look at this animated prezi.


Young Scholars Support

We are pleased to announce that EDEN’s support scheme to young scholars will be offered again at the 2016 Annual Conference. Two young researchers’ attendance at the Conference will be supported with €600 each. For application process see the guidelines.

Schedule and Deadlines

Paper Submission: 1 February 2016

Synergy Submission: 29 February 2016

Registration Open: mid-February 2016

Notification of Authors: 31 March 2016

Conference Dates: 14-17 June 2016

Conference Venue: Budapest

Did you know that the Hungarian capital Budapest has been named the second best city in the world?Read more…

Fountain Hotel Gellert

Fisherman’s Bastion


Szechenyi Bath

For any conference related questions, including conference services for corporations, please contact the Conference Secretariat at


EDEN – European Distance and E-Learning Network Secretariat
Tel: +36 1 463 1628, 463 2537 Fax: +36 1 463 1858

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OLC Innovate 2016 CFP Deadline Extended, New MERLOT Portals, and More!

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DEC. 2Due to the busy fall conference schedule, a number of people have requested additional time to submit a proposal. We hope this extension will provide you the time needed to submit. Don’t miss your chance to present at this ground-breaking event!Both research and evidence-based proposals are encouraged for submission. Please align your submission to the session type as shown on the session detail page. SUBMIT NOW!
REGISTRATION NOW OPENEarly Bird registration is now open for OLC Innovate 2016!


MERLOT RELEASES ALL NEW ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE COMMUNITY PORTALSMERLOT has reimagined our academic discipline portals. With an entirely new design, our 23 portals now feature live social media and web news feeds, links to the newest materials and members in that community, professional organizations and publications, and much more!



November 14, 2015

Are You Ready?

Another post-OLC conference vendor e-mail…

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Hello Michael,

At OLC last month, you heard about how VoiceThread can enhance learning experiences for all students.  Now is your chance to make those rich, interactive opportunities available to your instructors and students!

Want to bring VoiceThread to your institution?  Please contact me at so we can talk about how VoiceThread might be a good fit.

Remember that if you use Blackboard, VoiceThread will be replacing Voice Authoring tools by August 2016.  Now is a great time to start the transition or add a powerful new asset to your Blackboard toolset.

Already have VoiceThread?  Don’t forget to check out our new Threaded Comment, Private Reply, and Direct Reply features!  These options open up countless opportunities in your VoiceThreading.  See these features in action.
I look forward to connecting with you!
Thank you,Amanda Volz


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