What we have planned for National Distance Learning Week

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NDLW-2016-Smartmail-Banner-altThis year National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is November 7-11, 2016, and is hosted by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) each year to showcase the growth of distance learning and celebrate the accomplishments achieved by K-12, higher education, and corporate online learning leaders. In support of NDLW, please join us for an invigorating week of webinars in which you can:

  • Gain insight into emerging distance learning trends
  • Learn strategies and best practices to engage online students
  • Discover new tools designed to enhance the online teaching and learning experience


Some of the great webinars we have scheduled are:

The Art of Virtual Storytelling

Monday, November 7 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. ET

Kate Nugent, Director of Product and Training, The Ariel Group


Trends in Alternative Credentialing: Benchmarks, Badges, and Noncredit Programming

Monday, November 7 | 1:00 – 2:00pm ET

Kyle Peck | Co-director, Center for Online Innovation and Professor, Penn State University

Jim Fong | Director, Center for Research and Marketing Strategy, UPCEA

Peter Janzow | Senior Director, Business & Market Development, Pearson Acclaim


Don’t Overlook Your Help Desk! How Golden Gate University Supports The Demands of Their Unique Online Student Population

Tuesday, November 8 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

Doug Geier, Director, eLearning and Instructional Design, Golden Gate University

Paulo Dias, Managing Director, Technical Services, Pearson


Snapchat 101: Engaging Students Online

Tuesday, November 8 | 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET

Dr. Wendy Tietz, Professor of Accounting, Kent State University


Harnessing the Power of Mobile Devices with Learning Catalytics

Wednesday, November 9 | 10:00–11:00 a.m. ET

Terry Austin, Professor, Temple College


Visit our website to register for these webinars and to view the entire program. You can also sign up for programming alerts to get the latest updates.

Don’t forget to join the conversation on Twitter with #NDLW.


Curious of what you can expect? Revisit last year’s most popular webinar:

Virtual Presence: Inspire and Engage in the Virtual Classroom and Beyond

Kate Nugent, Facilitator and Director of Product & Training, The Ariel Group

Whether presenting online to hundreds via webinar, facilitating a small virtual classroom workshop, or phone conferencing with team members and direct reports, the most effective training leaders and facilitators harness their virtual presence to authentically connect with the hearts and minds of others for maximum impact.