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April 19, 2017

$100 Discount Ends 4/30

And another item from Monday’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
The Early‑early-bird discount ENDS APRIL 30
…for the 33rd Annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference on July 25‑27. Learn from thought leaders and connect with colleagues at this national conference.

Sign up by April 30 and pay just $510. A savings of $100 off the regular price!

Yes, I want my EARLY‑early‑bird discount
Register Now >
Visionary speakers. Practical ideas.
Keynote talks
Headshot of speaker Michelle Weise
Disruptive Design for the Future of Online LearningMichelle Weise, Executive Director of Sandbox Collaborative, Southern New Hampshire University
Headshot of speaker Nick Floro
Designing eLearning: The Future is TodayNick Floro, CEO/Learning Architect, Sealworks Interactive Studios
Headshot of speaker Richard J. Davidson
Cultivating the Skill of Well‑Being: Implications for Teaching and LearningRichard J. Davidson, founder, Center for Healthy Minds; professor of psychology and psychiatry; and director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin‑Madison
Meet the Speakers >
The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference keeps getting better and better. This is one of the best‑organized conferences I have ever attended, and the venue is outstanding. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in online learning.
‑Tom Reeves, University of Georgia
Maximize your professional development:
Register for one of four blended conference certificate packages. Each certificate includes online coursework, a conference registration, and a face‑to‑face conference workshop. Choices include:

  • Fundamentals of Online Teaching
  • Managing Workload in the Online Environment
  • Distance Education Management and Administration
  • Evaluating eLearning Projects
Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu608‑265‑4159
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April 10, 2017

Enter To Win A FREE* Continuing Studies Class!

From Sunday’s inbox…

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Lifelong learners:
Take a class on us this year
Headshot of lifelong learner Nick Chiarkas who participated in Write by the Lake
“I took the beginners’ course in writing a novel at the Write‑by‑the‑Lake Writer’s Workshop and Retreat, and that made all the difference in the world. This is where I came to get inspired, to feel, and to learn it all again. The instructors are brilliant. The writers and student attendees bring a diversity of backgrounds, ages, and interests. They all come together not to compete, but to lend a hand, brainstorm, give support. We learn so much from each other.”

‑I am Nick Chiarkas, and I’m a lifelong learner

Whether you love searching for information on the internet, exploring different parts of the world, or reading up on history, you’re a lifelong learner. So why not expand your mind with a Continuing Studies course? Better yet, enter to win a FREE* class of your choosing!
Enter by May 15 to win a free* Continuing Studies class during an upcoming semester.
10 randomly selected winners will be notified no later than May 30.
CLICK TO ENTER >

*Up to $100

Entries limited to 1 per person. Rules, terms, and conditions available here >
Questions? info@dcs.wisc.edu608‑262‑1156
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April 7, 2017

Get The EARLY-Early-Bird Discount For Distance Teaching & Learning Conference

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
Get the EARLY‑early‑bird discount
Learn from thought leaders and connect with colleagues at this national conference. Registration is now open for the University of Wisconsin‑Madison Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, July 25‑27.

Sign up by April 30 and pay just $510. That’s a savings of $100 off the regular price!

Yes, I want my EARLY‑early‑bird discount
Register Now >
“The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference keeps getting better and better. This is one of the best-organized conferences I have ever attended, and the venue is outstanding. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in online learning.”
‑Tom Reeves, University of Georgia
Visionary speakers. Practical ideas.
Keynote talks
Headshot of speaker Michelle Weise
Disruptive Design for the Future of Online LearningMichelle Weise, Executive Director of Sandbox Collaborative, Southern New Hampshire University
Headshot of speaker Nick Floro
Designing the Future of Learning‑TodayNick Floro, CEO/Learning Architect, Sealworks Interactive Studios
Headshot of speaker Richard J. Davidson
Cultivating the Skill of Well‑Being: Implications for Teaching and LearningRichard J. Davidson, founder, Center for Healthy Minds; professor of psychology and psychiatry; and director, Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin‑Madison
Meet the Speakers >
Options to Extend Your Learning
Maximize your professional development at the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference by registering for one of our extended learning opportunities.

•  Four blended Conference Certificates
•  Distance Education Research Symposium
•  Hands‑on Workshops
•  Special Interest Groups

Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu 608‑265‑4159
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April 5, 2017

Distance Education, Volume 38, Issue 1, May 2017 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 38, Issue 1, May 2017 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

EditorialOpenness and flexibility are the norm, but what are the challenges?
Som Naidu
Pages: 1-4 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1297185
ArticlesHow OpenLearn supports a business model for OER
Patrina Law & Leigh-Anne Perryman
Pages: 5-22 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1299558
Persistence factors revealed: students’ reflections on completing a fully online program
Dazhi Yang, Sally Baldwin & Chareen Snelson
Pages: 23-36 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1299561
Distance learners’ multiple goals, learning and achievement in different learning situations
Clarence Ng
Pages: 37-58 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1298981
Predicting student success by modeling student interaction in asynchronous online courses
Brett E. Shelton, Jui-Long Hung & Patrick R. Lowenthal
Pages: 59-69 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1299562
Self-regulation in three types of online interaction: a scale development
Moon-Heum Cho & YoonJung Cho
Pages: 70-83 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1299563
Interdependence of roles, role rotation, and sense of community in an online course
Wenting Jiang
Pages: 84-105 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1299564
Creating first-year assessment support: lecturer perspectives and student access
Joanne Dargusch, Lois R. Harris, Kerry Reid-Searl & Benjamin A. Taylor
Pages: 106-122 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1299566
Learner-content interaction in distance education: The weakest link in interaction research
Junhong Xiao
Pages: 123-135 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1298982
Recommended readingSelected articles from Distance Education in China
Som Naidu
Pages: 136-136 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1308905

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February 16, 2017

Distance Teaching & Learning Conference July 25-27

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
Distance Teaching & Learning Conference
Mark your calendar for July 25‑27, 2017
Registration opens March 27
Join more than 800 of your online and distance education colleagues on the shores of Lake Monona in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. Here are just a few reasons to attend this year:

•  Learn from the best: International experts and other thought leaders will expand your thinking about distance education, showing new possibilities for online teaching and learning.

•  Network with hundreds of online learning pros: Engage with colleagues and industry leaders in a variety of settings.

•  Tailor the experience to your needs: Learn in the ways that suit you best, from interactive workshops to a research symposium to interest‑group meetups.

•  Get more, pay less: With one of the most competitive prices in the industry, this conference will help you make the most of your budget. Register by April 30 and save with our early‑early‑bird discount.

Early‑early‑bird fee ($520) available through April 30
Learn more >
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