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September 29, 2022

9/30: NDLW Call For Proposals and This Week’s USDLA Friday Webinar

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Note this call for proposals from the folks at the USDLA, as well as the event tomorrow.

CALL FOR National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) PROPOSALS:

Do you have a distance/digital learning topic you’d like to share with the educational community? Now is your chance! National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is a USDLA produced event that is free to all attendees, thanks to our valued partners and sponsors. The sessions will run daily from November 7th through the 11th.

If you would like to considered as a presenter, please visit https://usdla.org/ndlw-2022/ for guidelines and send pertinent information to Georgianna laws (glaws@usdla.org)

Join us for this week’s episode of the USDLA

Friday Webinar Series

1-2pm Eastern

Friday, Sept. 30: Open Educational Resources in Action

Have a Sip of Merlot with Loretta Driskel, Senior Instructional Designer, OIT-Teaching & Learning Corner, Clarkson University, ldriskel@clarkson.edu

I’m Loretta, a senior instructional designer at Clarkson University. We are partners with Merlot, intending to help faculty members everywhere create engaging, diverse teaching and learning experiences for students and faculty. My mission is to help faculty to balance student success with efficient class management.

I will say right up front that we will not be drinking wine for this session. However, I think you will find your time here worthwhile. We’ll be exploring MERLOT, an acronym for Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching; this is a website you can visit to look for open educational resources (commonly known as OER) for your teaching, training, and learning.

MERLOT has been around a long time (since 1997), well before OER (Open Educational Resources) became a buzzword.

Now 25 years later, you will find that many institutions are part of a network for sharing. Many can be found by using the SmartSearch tool to search at least 12 library learning materials beyond the nearly 100,000 added to MERLOT. What is unique about using the MERLOT materials is that not only do they have years of experience curating resources but the materials have been peer-reviewed by members of the discipline, which assures high quality.

Please join us for a tour of the MERLOT website, browse the collection and think about how MERLOT will benefit your teaching and learning practices. I’ll see you on Sept. 30.

Here’s to the power of merlot.org!

Click here to register for this session.

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Thank you for supporting USDLA, our Sponsors, and our State Chapters.
Eric Jones, President
Chuck Sengstock, President-elect
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets. Visit USDLA.org
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September 28, 2022

Sept. 27, 2022: Who Doesn’t Love Merlot?

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An item from the folks at the USDLA.

Sept. 27, 2022 — A note from Gerry Hanley, executive director of Merlot.org:

If you haven’t used our service yet, I am thrilled to introduce you to the MERLOT project, which began in 1997 when the California State University Center for Distributed Learning developed and provided free access to MERLOT: www.merlot.org.

Under the leadership of Chuck Schneebeck, CSU-CDL’s Director, MERLOT was modeled after the NSF-funded project, “Authoring Tools and An Educational Object Economy (EOE).”

Led by Dr. James Spohrer and hosted by Apple Computer and other industry, university, and government collaborators, the EOE developed and distributed tools to form communities engaged in building shared knowledge bases of learning materials.

In 1998, a State Higher Education Executives Organization/American Productivity and Quality Center (SHEEO/APQC) benchmarking study on faculty development and instructional technology selected the CSU-CDL as one of six best practices centers in North America. Visitations to the CSU-CDL by higher education institutions participating in the benchmarking students resulted in interest in collaborating with the CSU on the MERLOT project. The University of Georgia System, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the University of North Carolina System, and the California State University System created an informal consortium representing almost one hundred campuses serving over 900,000 students and over 47,000 faculty. SHEEO was the coordinator for the cooperative of the four state systems.

In 1999, the four systems recognized the significant benefits of a cooperative initiative to expand the MERLOT collections, conduct peer reviews of the digital learning materials, and add student learning assignments. Each system contributed $20,000 in cash to develop the MERLOT software and over $30,000 in in-kind support to advance the collaborative project. The CSU maintained its leadership and responsibilities for the operation and improvement of processes and tools.

In January 2000, the four systems sponsored 48 faculty from the disciplines of Biology, Physics, Business, and Teacher Education (12 faculty from each of the four systems) to develop evaluation standards and peer review processes for online teaching-learning material. In April 2000, other systems and institutions of higher education were invited to join the MERLOT cooperative. In July 2000, twenty-three (23) systems and higher education institutions had become Institutional Partners of MERLOT. Each Institutional Partner contributed $25,000 and in-kind support for eight faculty and a project director (part-time) to coordinate MERLOT activities. The CSU continued its leadership and responsibilities for the operation and improvement of processes and tools.

Click here to learn more: www.merlot.org.

And please scroll down for details about our upcoming USDLA webinar this Friday, Sept. 30, from 1-2 pm Eastern. We’ll see you soon! — Gerry

Friday, Sept. 30: Open Educational Resources in Action — Have a Sip of MERLOT!

Loretta Driskel, Senior Instructional Designer, OIT-Teaching & Learning Corner, Clarkson University, ldriskel@clarkson.edu

I’m Loretta, a senior instructional designer at Clarkson University. We are partners with Merlot, intending to help faculty members everywhere create engaging, diverse teaching and learning experiences for students and faculty. My mission is to help faculty to balance student success with efficient class management.

I will say right up front that we will not be drinking wine for this session. However, I think you will find your time here worthwhile. We’ll be exploring MERLOT, an acronym for Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching; this is a website you can visit to look for open educational resources (commonly known as OER) for your teaching, training, and learning.

MERLOT has been around a long time (since 1997), well before OER (Open Educational Resources) became a buzzword.

Now 25 years later, you will find that many institutions are part of a network for sharing. Many can be found by using the SmartSearch tool to search at least 12 library learning materials beyond the nearly 100,000 added to MERLOT. What is unique about using the MERLOT materials is that not only do they have years of experience curating resources but the materials have been peer-reviewed by members of the discipline, which assures high quality.

Please join us for a tour of the MERLOT website, browse the collection and think about how MERLOT will benefit your teaching and learning practices. I’ll see you on Sept. 30.

Here’s to the power of merlot.org!

Click here to register for this session.

Become a MEMBER of USDLA
Become a SPONSOR of USDLA
Higher Education Certification
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Thank you for supporting USDLA, our Sponsors, and our State Chapters.
Eric Jones, President
Chuck Sengstock, President-elect
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets. Visit USDLA.org
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September 22, 2022

Sept. 20, 2022: USDLA Public Policy

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 9:06 pm
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An item from the folks at the USDLA.

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022: A Note from Pat Cassella, USDLA Executive Director

As we know, school cybersecurity governance requires being proactive. Some of the critical factors include developing a response plan, designating a security coordinator, and auditing and updating systems.

To make our programs effective, we must train staff on best practices, stay apprised of the latest resources, and advocate for legislative support. And to help understand how important it is for us all to incorporate cybersecurity programs into our schools, I encourage you to review the entire article below.

Questions? Feel free to contact me at pcassella@usdla.org. I look forward to talking with you! — Pat

Government Technology magazine

Article by Alice Owen

The main thing education technology leaders tell me that keeps them up at night is worrying about cyber attacks in their districts. According to a recent Microsoft Security Intelligence report (2022), K-12 school districts are the No. 1 target now for malware and cyber attacks.

According to their research, the United States alone had over 4 million devices affected in the last 30 days. Even several years ago, the federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned that K-12 school districts were quickly becoming “targets of opportunities” for malware, denial-of-service attacks, video conferencing disruptions, and phishing schemes.

The rush to get devices in the hands of students during COVID-19 lockdowns only increased security vulnerabilities because of a lack of investment and long-term planning. Schools are feeling that sense of urgency about how important the security of their technology environment is to the operations of their district.

Student data can be very lucrative on the dark web if hackers obtain medical records or personal information for identity fraud. Since minor students do not have a credit history, these fraudulent activities may not be discovered until they become adults. Districts are responsible for protecting the privacy and security of student/employee data and building a culture of trust and transparency among stakeholders. Schools must comply with the new laws and cybersecurity legislation across the country. It is imperative that security steps are taken as soon as possible to shore up district networks and protect end-user devices, but also delineate the ongoing policies that will govern them.

This article highlights steps that education technology leaders need to take to keep their districts safe, including:

  • Be Proactive: Work with your administration and school board
  • Hire Now: Or designate a security coordinator for your district
  • Do your homework: Conduct a security audit
  • And more!

Click here to read the entire article!

Don’t miss our USDLA Friday Webinar Series: 1-2 pm EST

Friday, Sept. 23: How to Drive Online Student Engagement for Deeper Learning — In this fireside chat-style webinar with the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business faculty members, Elizabeth Churchya and Eric Powers will share their experiences effectively, empowering students to engage in online courses. Given their vastly different subject matters, each will be able to speak to the various techniques they used to drive meaningful conversations and engagement around their course topics. They will also highlight how they used their Yellowdig Communities to create a connected learning experience for their students. Don’t hesitate to bring your questions to Eric and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Churchya, Piano Faculty Member, CHURCHYA@email.sc.edu: Pianist Elizabeth Churchya is a charismatic and sensitive performer who has concertized extensively throughout the United States and England. She is a prize winner in many competitions, including the Charleston International Competition. Recently, Elizabeth appeared as a “Rising Star” soloist with the UofSC Orchestra in the Ravel Piano Concerto performance in G major. She had the privilege of performing in masterclasses for renowned pianists, including Nelita True, Edmund Battersby, Dmitri Rachmanov, and many others. Her primary teachers include Joseph Rackers, Phillip Bush, Jeffrey Brown, and Lelia Sadlier. Elizabeth is a current doctoral candidate at UofSC in Music Performance (ABD). She teaches Film Music at the University of South Carolina, a course she designed and quickly became the university’s most popular music elective.

Eric Powers, Academic Chair and an Associate Professor of Finance, epowers@moore.sc.edu: Eric has taught introductory financial management at the undergraduate and masters levels, undergraduate fixed income security valuation, and the Ph.D. seminar in corporate finance.

Click here to register for this webinar!

This newsletter is sponsored by Yellowdig: In 2014, Yellowdig’s CEO and founder Shaunak Roy knew he wanted to start a company that mattered. As Facebook and other social media technologies took over the social connectivity scene, he saw an opportunity to leverage this idea of social sharing through technology, specifically in sharing academic ideas and knowledge. As Shaunak looked back on his academic days (he went to undergrad at IIT Bombay and postgrad at MIT), he realized he learned as much from his peers as he did from his brilliant professors. Some of the bonds he created with his peers lasted well beyond those formative years and morphed into lifelong friendships. Click here to learn why online learning communities drive deeper learning, energize faculty and increase retention: Yellowdig.co. Click here to register for this session!

Become a MEMBER of USDLA
Become a SPONSOR of USDLA
Higher Education Certification
Professional Learning Certification
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Thank You to Our National Sponsors

 PolyNC-SARAInstructureD2LVerizonLogitechTEDUBarcoIntelliBoardVyoptaVirtual Care Group,  Enrollment Resources, Yamaha Unified CommunicationsUpswing VDO360 Yellowdig Arizona Telemedicine Program and Southwest Telehealth Resource CenterXanEduQuickly, WonUpHarmonizeAnatomageBocaVoxProctorioIAPNearpod

Thank you for supporting USDLA, our Sponsors, and our State Chapters.
Eric Jones, President
Chuck Sengstock, President-elect
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets. Visit USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
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USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002

Don’t Miss USDLA’s FREE Friday Webinar

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Note this event tomorrow from the folks at the USDLA.

Don’t miss USDLA’s Free Friday Webinar Series: 1-2 pm EST

Friday, Sept. 23: How to Drive Online Student Engagement for Deeper Learning

In this fireside chat-style webinar with the University of South Carolina, Darla Moore School of Business faculty members Elizabeth Churchya and Eric Powers will share their experiences effectively, empowering students to engage in online courses. Given their vastly different subject matters, each will be able to speak to the various techniques they used to drive meaningful conversations and engagement around their course topics. They will also highlight how they used their Yellowdig Communities to create a connected learning experience for their students. Don’t hesitate to bring your questions to Eric and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Churchya, Piano Faculty Member, CHURCHYA@email.sc.edu: Pianist Elizabeth Churchya is a charismatic and sensitive performer who has concertized extensively throughout the United States and England. She is a prize winner in many competitions, including the Charleston International Competition. Recently, Elizabeth appeared as a “Rising Star” soloist with the UofSC Orchestra in the Ravel Piano Concerto performance in G major. She had the privilege of performing in masterclasses for renowned pianists, including Nelita True, Edmund Battersby, Dmitri Rachmanov, and many others. Her primary teachers include Joseph Rackers, Phillip Bush, Jeffrey Brown, and Lelia Sadlier. Elizabeth is a current doctoral candidate at UofSC in Music Performance (ABD). She teaches Film Music at the University of South Carolina, a course she designed and quickly became the university’s most popular music elective.

Eric Powers, Academic Chair and an Associate Professor of Finance, epowers@moore.sc.edu: Eric has taught introductory financial management at the undergraduate and masters levels, undergraduate fixed income security valuation, and the Ph.D. seminar in corporate finance.

Click here to register for the session!

This Week’s Webinar is Sponsored by Yellowdig: In 2014, Yellowdig’s CEO and founder Shaunak Roy knew he wanted to start a company that mattered. As Facebook and other social media technologies took over the social connectivity scene, he saw an opportunity to leverage this idea of social sharing through technology, specifically in sharing academic ideas and knowledge. As Shaunak looked back on his academic days (he went to undergrad at IIT Bombay and postgrad at MIT), he realized he learned as much from his peers as he did from his brilliant professors. Some of the bonds he created with his peers lasted well beyond those formative years and morphed into lifelong friendships. Click here to learn why online learning communities drive deeper learning, energize faculty and increase retention: Yellowdig.co.

Become a MEMBER of USDLA
Become a SPONSOR of USDLA
Higher Education Certification
Professional Learning Certification
Support USDLA When You Shop @Amazon Smile
Thank You to Our National Sponsors

 PolyNC-SARAInstructureD2LVerizonLogitechTEDUBarcoIntelliBoardVyoptaVirtual Care Group,  Enrollment Resources, Yamaha Unified CommunicationsUpswing VDO360 Yellowdig Arizona Telemedicine Program and Southwest Telehealth Resource CenterXanEduQuickly, WonUpHarmonizeAnatomageBocaVoxProctorioIAPNearpod

Thank you for supporting USDLA, our Sponsors, and our State Chapters.
Eric Jones, President
Chuck Sengstock, President-elect
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets. Visit USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
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USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002

September 15, 2022

Sept. 13, 2022: It’s back — The Friday Webinar Series from USDLA

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An item from the folks at the USDLA.

A note from Valary Oleinik, USDLA Board Member, Advisory Chair, Conference and Events Chair, Speaker, and Gamification Coach

I am thrilled to relaunch our weekly webinar series, which brings our members insights into trends and innovations that spark ideas about the distance learning industry.

Scroll down for the September webinar calendar, which begins this Friday from 1-2 pm Eastern. Questions? Feel free to contact me at voleinik@usdla.org. I’ll see you on Friday!

About Valary: I am one part artist, one part geek, and 100% committed to finding ways to help people develop and deliver more engaging and effective learning experiences. Little did I know growing up that one of my superpowers was hidden in plain sight, right in my name. Once I realized that I was Valary with a WHY at the end rather than just Valary with a Y at the end, it all became clear. I found that curiosity can be contagious and that I can use my passion for learning and ability to translate complex ideas to grow others’ curiosity and get them to say WHY NOT try things a new way. I am a sought-after keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and strategist who focuses on using gameful experiences, deliberate creativity, and technology to help learners wherever they are physically and in their learning journey. I have been called the maven of new thinking and MacGyver of training because of my quirky and innovative approaches that help translate and distill complex information into simple, digestible nuggets. Throughout all of these endeavors, I am assisted by my cat and bunny, who are lousy typists but great at shredding papers. I invite you to check out my work outside USDLA at www.valarywithawhy.com.

USDLA Weekly Webinar Series: Every Friday from 1-2 pm Eastern

Friday, Sept. 16: Inclusive Student Mentoring

We will discuss an inclusive student mentoring model applying inclusive teaching and learning strategies to influence student engagement and persistence in the learning process and the virtual mentoring relationship. Awareness of implicit bias, cultural humility, and cultural intelligence promises to improve mentoring relationships by valuing the strengths and diverse perspectives that students bring to these relationships. We offer a model which proposes how inclusive mentoring practices may lead toward leveling socially constructed power configurations. Participants will receive a job aid to help them apply inclusive strategies in their own student mentoring practice.

 

Sheryl Kristensen, Walden University: Dr. Kristensen has more than 30 years of higher education administration and teaching experience. Dr. Kristensen served as the U.S. Army’s intelligence analyst and German linguist. She is an accreditation peer reviewer for The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Research interests include institutional effectiveness, change management, transfer of learning, influence, sustainability, leadership, organizational behavior, and veterans’ issues. Dr. Kristensen participates in various positive social change activities, including environmental sustainment and veterans affairs.

Sponsored by VDO360: What sets VDO360 apart from the competition? Our innovation, passion, and quality. Innovation is key and we have consistently led the way in visual collaboration. Our passion shows in how we approach our customers and the greater market. We have extensive experience in all aspects of modern camera design as well as a long-standing interest in pushing the boundaries to create a comfortable environment for everyone using video applications. The video experience provided by VDO360 products is unrivalled in quality. While many may think that “good enough” is fine we feel that an attitude such as that is why many users are unfulfilled when it comes to the other video collaboration peripherals available in the market today. Our cameras are designed to not only provide amazing video, but to be comfortable and easy to use.

Click here to register for this session.

Friday, Sept. 23: How to Drive Online Student Engagement for Deeper Learning

In this fireside chat-style webinar with the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business faculty members, Elizabeth Churchya and Eric Powers. will share their experiences effectively, empowering students to engage in online courses. Given their vastly different subject matters, each will be able to speak to the various techniques they used to drive meaningful conversations and engagement around their course topics. They will also highlight how they used their Yellowdig Communities to create a connected learning experience for their students. Don’t hesitate to bring your questions to Eric and Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Churchya, Piano Faculty Member, CHURCHYA@email.sc.edu: Pianist Elizabeth Churchya is a charismatic and sensitive performer who has concertized extensively throughout the United States and England. She is a prize winner in many competitions, including the Charleston International Competition. Recently, Elizabeth appeared as a “Rising Star” soloist with the UofSC Orchestra in the Ravel Piano Concerto performance in G major. She had the privilege of performing in masterclasses for renowned pianists, including Nelita True, Edmund Battersby, Dmitri Rachmanov, and many others. Her primary teachers include Joseph Rackers, Phillip Bush, Jeffrey Brown, and Lelia Sadlier. Elizabeth is a current doctoral candidate at UofSC in Music Performance (ABD). She teaches Film Music at the University of South Carolina, a course she designed and quickly became the university’s most popular music elective.

Eric Powers, Academic Chair and an Associate Professor of Finance, epowers@moore.sc.edu: Eric has taught introductory financial management at the undergraduate and masters levels, undergraduate fixed income security valuation, and the Ph.D. seminar in corporate finance.

Sponsored by Yellowdig: In 2014, Yellowdig’s CEO and founder Shaunak Roy knew he wanted to start a company that mattered. As Facebook and other social media technologies took over the social connectivity scene, he saw an opportunity to leverage this idea of social sharing through technology, specifically in sharing academic ideas and knowledge. As Shaunak looked back on his academic days (he went to undergrad at IIT Bombay and postgrad at MIT), he realized he learned as much from his peers as he did from his brilliant professors. Some of the bonds he created with his peers lasted well beyond those formative years and morphed into lifelong friendships. Click here to learn why online learning communities drive deeper learning, energize faculty and increase retention: Yellowdig.co.

Click here to register for this session.

Friday, Sept. 30: Open Educational Resources in Action: Have a Sip of MERLOT!

Loretta Driskel, Senior Instructional Designer, OIT-Teaching & Learning Corner, Clarkson University, ldriskel@clarkson.edu

Welcome to Have a Sip of Merlot! I’m Loretta, a senior instructional designer at Clarkson University. We are partners with Merlot, intending to help faculty members everywhere create engaging, diverse teaching and learning experiences for students and faculty. My mission is to help faculty to balance student success with efficient class management.

I will say right up front that we will not be drinking wine for this session. However, I think you will find your time here worthwhile. We’ll be exploring MERLOT, an acronym for Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching; this is a website you can visit to look for open educational resources (commonly known as OER) for your teaching, training, and learning.

MERLOT has been around a long time (since 1997), well before OER (Open Educational Resources) became a buzzword.

Now 25 years later, you will find that many institutions are part of a network for sharing. Many can be found by using the SmartSearch tool to search at least 12 library learning materials beyond the nearly 100,000 added to MERLOT. What is unique about using the MERLOT materials is that not only do they have years of experience curating resources, but the materials have been peer-reviewed by members of the discipline, which assures high quality.

Join us for a tour of the MERLOT website, browse the collection and think about how MERLOT will benefit your teaching and learning practices. I’ll see you on Sept. 30. Here’s to the power of merlot.org.

Click here to register for this session.

Become a MEMBER of USDLA
Become a SPONSOR of USDLA
Higher Education Certification
Professional Learning Certification
Support USDLA When You Shop @Amazon Smile
Thank you for supporting USDLA, our Sponsors, and our State Chapters.
Eric Jones, President
Chuck Sengstock, President-elect
About United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)
The USDLA, a 501(c) 3 non-profit association formed in 1987, reaches 20,000 people globally with sponsors and members operating in and influencing 46% of the $913 billion. 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, home schooling, higher education, and continuing education, as well as business, corporate, military, government, and telehealth markets. Visit USDLA.org
USDLA | www.usdla.org
Facebook  Twitter  Linkedin
USDLA | 10 G Street, NESuite 600Washington, DC 20002
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