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November 17, 2019

Your NDLW Recording Link + More Multimedia Resources

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Uncover Answers to Your
Multimedia Questions

Thank you for your interest in our 2019 National Distance Learning Week webinar on multimedia use in online courses! The recording of the webinar — “Busting Multimedia Myths: An Evidence-Based Approach to Quality Instructional Media” — is now available for you to view. It may also be viewed on Facebook.

During the webinar, Dr. Steven Crawford explored different multimedia modalities and the research that supports best practices for using multimedia in online courses. Several of you inquired about Dr. Crawford’s references. Here is the complete list of references for your review. There were many other questions as well. These resources will help you find some answers:

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Many of you had general questions such as how to make presentations engaging for all types of learners. Delve into this issue and discover how you can use instructional materials, learning activities and technology to effectively promote learner engagement in Using Instructional Materials & Technology to Promote Learner Engagement. The next two-week workshop begins December 5. Register today!
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Accessibility was another hot topic with several participants wondering about making multimedia materials accessible for all learners. A great place to get info on that is the Accessibility and Usability Resource Site. The site addresses many important accessibility issues, including video captions and audio descriptions. Register to access the site today!
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Questions about video length also popped up in the Q & A. Take a deeper dive into the research behind the issue with “Video Length in Online Courses: What the Research Says.” Then, visit our Research Library and search for research related to QM Standard 4. Over 280 results represent the latest findings on the use of instructional materials in online learning, including video.
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November 4, 2019

NDLW Webinar 2019 – Delivering K-12 Science Curriculum Via Distance Learning In Alaska

A reminder of this K-12 focused webinar coming up this week as a part of the National Distance Learning Week.

NDLW 2019 – Delivering K-12 Science Curriculum via Distance Learning in Alaska

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST

Presenter: Andrea Pokrzywinski, Distance Delivery Instructor

My name is Andrea Pokrzywinski, but everyone calls me Andy. I am the Science Video Conference( VTC) Science teacher for the Lower Kuskokwim School District, in Bethel Alaska. This is my thirteenth year of teaching Science by distance learning. I stumbled into this job when my husband transferred to Bethel. It was a perfect fit for my background in educational technology and science education. I had just finished 7 years of working as an Educational Technology Director for a consortium of 18 rural school districts in Northern Wisconsin. I started my education career as a 7-12 grade science teacher for the Fond du Lac Ojibwe School in Minnesota. Previously, I worked as a fisheries technician and a water chemist. I love all things outdoors and dabble in the visual arts too.

You can see the whole USDLA line-up for National Distance Learning Week at https://usdla.org/2019-ndlw/  Also, be sure to check out the EDEN line-up at http://www.eden-online.org/eden_conference/edlw-2019/

November 3, 2019

Celebrate National Distance Learning Week With OLC

Unlike the other organizations, the Online Learning Consortium isn’t doing any special for National Distance Learning Week.  They’ve simply compiled a list of their existing resources and already planned events.

OLC has put together resources related to neuroscience in celebration of National Distance Learning Week 2019.
OLC has put together a list of articles, workshops, and OLC Accelerate 2019 conference sessions related to Neuroscience in celebration of National Distance Learning Week 2019, November 4-8.

Neuroscience as related to education overall, and distance learning, in particular, is a growing area of interest and research among both scholars and practitioners. We invite you to explore the resources below, and join in the conversation through any of the opportunities as well as through your own networks, using #OLCNDLW. Learn more.

OLC Digital Learning Resources
Neuroscience-related Blog Articles
Learn from experts in the field in the blog posts we’ve collected related to the topic of neuroscience in education. Learn more.
Neuromyths Whitepaper
This study includes not only answers to important research questions, but practice-oriented information that is useful for pedagogy, course design, and leadership, as well as for further research on this topic. Learn more.
Neuroscience-related Conference Sessions
We’ve gathered the OLC Accelerate 2019 conference sessions related to Neuroscience and listed them all in one place for your convenience. Can’t travel to Orlando? Virtual attendee options are available. Learn more.
OLC Workshops Focused on Neuroscience
From 7-day to 4-week long courses, explore the variety of OLC workshops focused on neuroscience and register to attend today! Learn more.
Upcoming Institute Programs
NOVEMBER WORKSHOPS

New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Designing Gamified Learning Environments
Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
Strategic Planning for Web Accessibility
Exploring Digital Storytelling
Strategies to Implement Augmented & Virtual Reality in Education
Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning
Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Part II: Applying Theory to Practice
Copyright & Fair Use, Part II: From Court Cases to Best Practices

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DECEMBER WORKSHOPS

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Designing Game-Based Learning
New to Online, Essentials Part II: Converting Your Course
Strategies to Improve Retention
Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles to Online Courses to Increase Accessibility and Engagement
Introduction to Audio & Video Tools
Strategies to Foster Digital Fluency
Exploring Interactive Video Tools
Creating Effective Assessments
Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction & Engagement
New to Online,Essentials Part III: Course Design Basics
Fundamentals: Engaging Learners In Online Discussions
Creating an Interactive Syllabus

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Enjoy discounted pricing ($100+ savings) on all OLC workshops. Learn More.
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November 1, 2019

Free Webinar: Busting Multimedia Myths

More webinars during National Distance Learning Week – this one from Quality Matters.

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Busting Multimedia Myths: An Evidence-Based Approach to Quality Instructional Media

November 7, 2019 — 11:00 a.m. Eastern

Maricopa Community College
There are many myths as to what makes a “good” online presentation. Uncover the truth in this webinar led by Dr. Steven Crawford, District Director, Maricopa Community Colleges. You’ll begin by exploring the categories and types of instructional multimedia. Then, examine the research that informs the practice of developing multimedia for online presentations, including how evaluating and creating media for online courses relates to QM Specific Review Standards 1.8, 4.5, 6.3, 8.4, and 8.5. Finally, share your thoughts on how faculty and instructional designers can apply these emerging best practices when developing online presentations. This webinar is free and open to QM Members as well as non-members.
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Presented By:
Steven Crawford
Steven R. Crawford, Ed.D., is the District Director for the Maricopa Center for Learning and Innovation at Maricopa Community Colleges in the metropolitan Phoenix (AZ) area and has over twenty years of experience in working with distance learning programs. During this time, he has worked with a variety of modalities including delivering courses via satellite, CD-ROM, and online. Due to his work with both online and flipped courses, he has a strong interest in evidenced-based practices regarding the use of multimedia. He is also a photographer, videographer, and occasional podcaster.
Can’t make it? No need to register — recordings of QM Online Learning Webinars can be found on our YouTube channel.
Discover how course materials and technology can be put to work to support learner outcomes in the Using Instructional Materials & Technology to Promote Learner Engagement workshop. The next session begins December 5, 2019.
Register for the workshop today!
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National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) – Free Webinars – Register Now!

Note these free webinars next week.

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National Distance Learning Week
November 4 – 8, 2019
 
What will you do for NDLW 2019?
 
 
Purpose:
The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.
 
Goal:
For schools, colleges, and corporations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.
 
When:
November 4 – 8, 2019
 
Who:
Professionals engaged in the day-to-day practice of distance learning (schools, colleges, corporations, military) and individuals and organizations providing products and services being distributed via online, video conferencing and satellite technologies.
WEBINAR SCHEDULE (FREE)
Monday, November 4th, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Reggie Smith, PhD Executive Director USDLA
Manager, Conference Services, Children’s National Medical Center
“The History of Distance Learning and USDLA”
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm ET
Jackie Luft, Ed.D., Course Facilitator, TxDLA Digital Accessibility Certification Course; and Faculty, Western Colorado University
“How to Make Your Online Courses More Engaging and Accessible with Universal Design”

REGISTER HERE

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET 
Bill Ryan, PhD Ryan Consulting
“Microlearning in the World of Distance Learning”
Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sandra Kucina Softic, President of Eden
Josep Maria Duart Montoliu, Vice President of Eden
“Overview of the European Distance E-Learning Network and Key Issues Effecting European Online & Distance Learning”
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Janet Major, BS Associate Director for Education & Facilities
Arizona Telemedicine Program, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center
“Distance Learning Resources for Telehealth”
Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Charmaine Torruella, Chair of AVIXA Diversity Council
Global AV Service Partner
“How to Build Diversity in the Distance Learning Workforce”
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Andrea Pokrzywinski, Distance Delivery Instructor
” Delivering K-12 Science Curriculum via Distance Learning in Alaska”
Thursday, November 7th, 2019
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Special Quality Matters Partner Track)
Steven Crawford, District Director for Maricopa Center for Learning & Innovation
Maricopa Colleges, Phoenix, AZ
“Busting Multimedia Myths: An Evidence Based Approach to Quality Instructional Media”
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Rolando Garza, Chair of USDLA State Chapters
Distance Learning & Instructional Technology, Texas A&M University, Kingsville
“USDLA State Chapters and How to Build One for Your State”
Friday, November 8th, 2019
1100 am – 12:00 pm ET
Kristin Deprospero, Vertical Marketing Director, Solutionz, Inc
“An Update on Grant Resources”
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET
Naza Djafarova, Director of Digital Education Strategies and Leonora Zefi, Manager of eLearning initiatives and Course Development
“Open Access Resources for Virtual Gaming Simulation in Education”
For more information on NDLW or to Sponsor NDLW…
contact USDLA at 202.248.5023 today!
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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, D.C. 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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