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January 31, 2023

Stride Learning – Maine Virtual Academy Now Accepting Enrollments for 2023-2024 School Year

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 10:16 pm
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An item from K12, Inc./Stride Inc. themselves.

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Stride Learning has added a new press release to its website:

Maine Virtual Academy Now Accepting Enrollments for 2023-2024 School Year

Click here for a complete listing of Stride Learning press releases.


Date Sent: 1/30/2023 9:00:19 AM

[COMUNICAR] Article submission CFP 77: Deadline February 28, 2023

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 8:03 pm
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This call for proposals may be of interest to some readers.


Impact Factor JCR-JIF Q1: 5,72
CiteScore Scopus Q1:  9,8

Call for Papers

Comunicar 77 (2023-4)

Submit your manuscript to the next

special issue of Comunicar

Deadline: February 28, 2022

We would like to remind you that until February 28, 2023 ‘Comunicar’ journal, 2nd in the world in SCOPUS and 10th in the world in JCR (top 1% and 7% worldwide), is welcoming articles for the next issue 76 in its miscellaneous section, with contributions that address communication and education, especially the convergence of both (media education, educational technology, computer literacy, digitization and citizenship, among others).

Likewise, we invite you to participate and disseminate in the same issue, ‘New languages and cultures. Teaching languages for global and digital communication‘, coordinated by Dr. Anne Pomerantz (USA), Dr. Alejandro Rodríguez-Martín (Spain) and Dr. Noelia Ibarra-Rius (Spain), which addresses the analysis of languages, literature, new languages and education in inclusive digital contexts to face global challenges and provide trans-institutional responses.


You can find the guidelines for authors here and submit your manuscript through the OJS platform.


We look forward to your proposals!

Best regards,


Dr. Ignacio Aguaded
Editor-in-Chief ‘Comunicar’ Research Journal
Indexed in JCR (Q1), Scopus (Q1), Google Scholar (1st top 100) /

In active indexations in 2022, Comunicar is top worldwide: 2nd in the world in SCOPUS and 10th in the world in JCR (top 1% and 7% in the world; percentile 99% and 93%). In JCR-JIF it is Q1 in Education, in Communication and in Cultural Studies (1st in Spanish). In SJR is Q1 in Education, Communication and Cultural Studies (1st Spanish in all three areas). It is 1st in FECYT Metrics; 1st in DIALNET METRICS. In GOOGLE SCHOLAR METRICS is the 3rd journal indexed in Spanish in all areas; 2nd in REDIB (out of 1,199 journals).

Jan. 25, 2023: USDLA Call for Awards and Proposals

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An item from the folks at the USDLA.  Note the deadlines as early as today.

Registration is now open for the 2023 National Conference July 17-20!!

The home for the conference will be the Wyndham Orlando Resort. This complex is a true resort with more than 500 rooms and dedicated meeting spaces that will provide our attendees with an abundance of networking opportunities.

36th USDLA National Distance Learning Conference

Dates: July 17th – 20th, 2023

Location: Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive

The Wyndham is in the famous ICON park and central to all the Orlando attractions. This is a great opportunity to catch some of the best distance/digital learning presenters in the industry and tie in a weekend of fun either prior or after the conference. To make this even sweeter – the Wyndham has agreed to honor the USDLA room rate for 3 days prior and after the conference – a no-brainer for extending your trip to beautiful Orlando!

Conference Registration is Now Open – Click Here

Hotel Reservations are Now Open – Click Here

The Conference and Events committee has been hard at work planning the event with several enhancements:

  • This year’s event is in a traditional hotel setting to provide more flexibility for you during the day to take a rest, freshen up, network with your colleagues and enjoy the venue
  • In fact, it’s more than a hotel – the Wyndham Orlando is a resort!
  • All menus will take into account dietary needs and there will be plenty of refreshments during the day to keep you energized plus plenty of water, coffee and tea!
  • ICON park has the best on-site restaurants in the area with something for everyone so no need to have a car, everything is in walking distance
  • Advanced presenter preparation for those requiring virtual assistants with increased audience interaction
  • ALL sessions will be end-user led, with clear descriptions that share best practices within the world of distance and digital learning
  • Enhanced keynote presentation area with over 9000 square feet of space designed for integrated gathering, presentations and networking
  • Improved poster-session accommodations along with focused “power sessions” that eliminate fluff and get right into the important topic details
  • Tight integration of the of virtual sessions to provide an immersive experience

The conference promises something for everyone:

  • Five Keynote Speakers
  • Monday Kickoff Party
  • Free Pre-Conference Sessions
  • 60+ Concurrent Sessions
  • Virtual Option for Select Sessions
  • International Awards Dinner and Celebration
  • Bill Jackson Memorial Walk/Run
  • Night on the Town at ICON Park
  • Public Policy Forum
  • Closing Keynote Address

Our USDLA National Conference has long been an event where we mingle, discuss technology and learn from an audience broader than our own. Nothing can replace those live in-person interactions and conference feedback has always focused on those personal relationships made with one another.

For our 36th anniversary will be focusing on tracks that are in high demand as we continue to navigate both remote and in-person learning strategies. These tracks include:

  • Micro-certifications
  • Leadership tracks
  • HyFlex Strategies for Success
  • Student Engagement Techniques
  • Professional Development for the Online Staff/Faculty
  • Policy, Regulation and Governance in Distance Education
  • Distance and Digital Leadership
  • Ensuring Quality, Flexibility and Access (OER, Hyflex, and more)
  • Innovative Techniques and Technologies
  • Best Practices in Instructional Design and Learner Engagement
  • Great IDEAs: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility
  • What’s Next for Distance Education

For ALL conference details including Keynote speakers please visit

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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

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Our Stories are Connected: TxDLA Bite-Sized Learning Free Webinar 2.8.23

An item from the folks at the Texas DLA.

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Our Stories are Connected – February 8
TxDLA Bite-Sized Learning Free Lunchtime Webinar

TxDLA continue the “TxDLA Bite-Sized Learning” seriesinteractive lunchtime webinars on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Recordings will be available for two weeks for free on our website and indefinitely for TxDLA members.

Wednesday, 2.8.23, 12:00 – 1:00 pm CD
Our Stories are Connected

Presenters: TBD
Our digital education stories continue to evolve. Our environment may be different, but learning is still the same. How can we learn from the experiences of each other to improve our digital learning environment? Come to this month’s webinar to get a sneak peak of the content from some of the presenters who will be speaking at our upcoming 2023 TxDLA Conference. Let’s start telling our STORY!

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2022-2023: NC Virtual – Digital Transition Webinars for Educators

Note these upcoming webinars.

Welcome to the NC Virtual Digital Transition Webinar Series!
The webinars are FREE and open to all educators!
CEU certificates are emailed to participants (within 1 week) upon completion of the exit survey.
February 2023 Webinars
Image of computer screen with light bulb showcasing topic areas within online learning
February 2, 2023
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Secondary Literacy:
Disciplinary Literacy in the
English Classroom and Beyond
Target Audience: English Teachers; All Are Welcome
February 7, 2023
4:00PM – 5:00PM
Social Emotional Learning:
Applying the Five CASEL Competencies to
Facilitate Academic Success in the Secondary Classroom
Target Audience: All Are Welcome
February 28, 2023
7:00PM – 8:00PM
Assessment: Data-Driven Instruction
Using Formative Assessments
Target Audience: All Are Welcome
February Sessions Presented By:
Kristen Martin Thomas, NBCT, MAT
NC Virtual Blended English Instructional Leader; and
Blended English II and III Teacher
2019-2020: NC Virtual Teacher of the Year Finalist
North Carolina Virtual Public School | 1017 Main Campus Drive, Partners I Bldg., SUITE 3900Raleigh, NC 27606
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