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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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USDLA
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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October 30, 2019

The Latest News For You

A notice from the US Distance Learning Association.

The Big Deal of Microlearning
What is Microlearning? Sign up for a FREE Webinar to celebrate National Distance Learning Week with Bill Ryan, PhD of Ryan Consulting. Bill will focus on “Microlearning in the World of Distance Learning” November 4th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Call-to-Action Link
US Distance Learning Association | Website
USDLA | 840 First Street, NE3rd FloorWashington, DC 20002

October 24, 2019

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) – Free Webinars – Register Now!

Note these up-coming webinars.

USDLA
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”
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

Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Facebook
Send to a Colleague
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), 10 G Street, NE, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20002

October 18, 2019

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) – Register Now!

Another line-up of National Distance Learning Week webinars.  Also note the session on “Delivering K-12 Science Curriculum via Distance Learning in Alaska.”

USDLA
National Distance Learning Week
November 4 – 8, 2019
 
 
National Distance Learning Week will kick off November 4th with a webinar presentation by Dr. Reggie Smith III, Executive Director of the United States Distance Learning Association. “The History of Distance Learning and USDLA” Monday, November 4th 11:00 AM- 12 Noon EST.
To sign up for this free webinar, please go to the registration page.
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, DC. 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

Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Facebook
Send to a Colleague
United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), 840 First Street, NE, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20002
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