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July 22, 2017

Join Us In Person Or Online July 25-27

Note this practitioner focused conference.

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Online and distance educators:
Participate from anywhere
Can’t make it to Madison? Register for the virtual conference to watch keynote speeches from the comfort of your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You also get access to nearly 20 other presentations about online education.
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Walk‑in registration available
Come to the conference and register when you arrive.
Online registration closes at noon on Friday, July 21.
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Get ready for a fantastic finale
Have you heard what’s in store for the conference finale? We won’t spill all of the beans, but here’s a taste:

  • Topflight speakers glimpsing the future of online education
  • Lively chats about new online teaching tactics, game‑changing learning technologies, and more
  • Delicious dessert

You’ll leave the conference energized, motivated, and ready to apply what you’ve learned!

Questions? Contact Kimary Peterson • kimary.peterson@wisc.edu • 608‑265‑4159
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July 12, 2017

Distance Education, Volume 38, Issue 2, August 2017 Is Now Available Online On Taylor & Francis Online

While none of these articles are focused on the K-12 environment, social presence theory is one of the main theories that we have seen used by researchers in K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning.

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Distance Education, Volume 38, Issue 2, August 2017 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Special Issue: Social Presence and Identity in Online Learning

This new issue contains the following articles:

EditorialSocial presence, identity, and online learning: research development and needs
Patrick R. Lowenthal & Vanessa P. Dennen http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2076-074X
Pages: 137-140 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1335172

Original ArticlesIn search of a better understanding of social presence: an investigation into how researchers define social presence
Patrick R. Lowenthal & Chareen Snelson
Pages: 141-159 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1324727

Othering in online learning: an examination of social presence, identity, and sense of community
Krystle Phirangee & Alesia Malec
Pages: 160-172 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1322457

Identity, context collapse, and Facebook use in higher education: putting presence and privacy at odds
Vanessa P. Dennen http://orcid.org/0000-0002-2076-074X & Kerry J. Burner
Pages: 173-192 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1322453

Discursive construction of social presence and identity positions in an international bilingual collaboration
Ute Walker
Pages: 193-215 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1324742

‘Not the same person anymore’: groupwork, identity and social learning online
Rowaida Jaber & Eileen Kennedy
Pages: 216-229 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1324732

The interactions between facilitator identity, conflictual presence, and social presence in peer-moderated online collaborative learning
Kui Xie, Lin Lu, Sheng-Lun Cheng & Serkan Izmirli
Pages: 230-244 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1322458

Presence and learning in a community of inquiry
Jennifer A. Maddrell, Gary R. Morrison & Ginger S. Watson
Pages: 245-258 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1322062

Social presence reconsidered: moving beyond, going back, or killing social presence
Murat Öztok & Benjamin A. Kehrwald
Pages: 259-266 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1322456

OtherSelected articles from Distance Education in China
Issues 5–8 (2017)
Pages: 267-267 | DOI: 10.1080/01587919.2017.1344348

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July 11, 2017

Six Days Left To Win Free Conference Registration

An important reminder from this practitioner-focused conference from yesterday.

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Online and distance educators:
Register now and you could win free attendance in 2018
Register for the 2017 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference by July 15, and you’ll be entered to win free registration to the 2018 conference. That’s more than $600 worth of learning opportunities, networking events, and conversations about the next big ideas in online education.
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Extend your learning
Get as much as possible out of the conference by adding one of the following during registration:

Experience the conference from anywhere
Can’t attend in person? Join us from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Just select virtual conference during registration.
Inspiration
Michelle Weise
Michelle R. Weise
Innovation
Nick Floro
Nick Floro
Connection
Richard Davidson
Richard J. Davidson
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June 29, 2017

Register Now And You Could Win Free Registration!

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
Register now to win!
Register for the 2017 conference by July 15 and you’ll be entered to win free registration for the 2018 conference (August 7‑9 in Madison, WI). We’re giving away two of these prizes, each worth more than $600!
Inspiration
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Innovation
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Connection
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Sign up for one of these opportunities when you register.
Enhance your knowledge—and your career. Extend your conference experience with one of these options:

  • Conference certificates: Strengthen your resume and expand your distance education skill set with a face‑to‑face workshop and online coursework.
  • Pre‑conference workshops: Develop practical skills during hands‑on activities involving eLearning experience design, learning analytics, and more.
  • Research symposium: Meet distance education researchers and discuss exciting new findings during the first day of the conference.
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June 20, 2017

Only Six Days Left To Save $75 On Registration!

From today’s inbox…

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Online and distance educators:
Six days left to claim your $75 early‑bird discount
The 2017 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is a valuable—and affordable—journey into online education’s most important topics. Save $75 if you register by June 26.
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Can’t pay before the new fiscal year begins? Don’t worry, you can still get the discount. Email Kimary Peterson for help.
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Summer road trip!
Come for the conference and stay for a summer vacation: Madison is the gateway to all sorts of exciting travel destinations, from Chicago’s museums and theaters to Milwaukee’s festivals and breweries to Wisconsin Dells’ supper clubs and waterparks. There’s plenty to explore in Madison, too, including colorful shops, award‑winning restaurants, and a farmers’ market filled with local delicacies.
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