The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference began in 1985. The conference program emphasizes evidence-based practice, educational innovation, practical application, and peer to peer networking and collaboration. The goal is to provide a transformative professional development experience at an affordable price.
Every year more than 130 sessions give you the opportunity to find out what others are thinking and doing —and to share your experiences. Here is a link to the 2016 conference archive to review invited speakers and session topics.
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A broad range of professionals in distance education and online learning–experienced as well as newcomers–attend the conference each year. They represent organizations from all regions of the United States and other countries worldwide.
Here are some of the session types you will be able to choose from:
Featured Speaker Talks – keynote sessions and over a dozen spotlight and invited speaker talks by nationally-recognized thought leaders and experts
Info Sessions – concurrent sessions where experienced professionals present on a current topic
Discussions – facilitated, informal group discussions on selected topics led by conference experts
Speed Sessions – condensed presentations on hot topics followed by Q&A
ePosters – interactive, electronic posters on course program design, research, and tools
Exhibit Hall – eTools demos and educational presentations as well as a gathering place for other conference events
Emerging Topics & Challenges Café – a focal point for informal chats, meetups, and facilitated discussions
The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference is organized and sponsored by UW-Madison Continuing Studies’ Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD) team. DEPD is dedicated to fostering effective teaching and learning, offering online certificates and custom programs that utilize the latest research, best practices, and strategies in distance education. Learn how DEPD can help you grow, lead, and succeed.
A leader in distance education for nearly a century, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been a catalyst for innovation and research. As a public land-grant university and prolific research institution, UW-Madison’s students and faculty members partake in a world-class education and solve real-world problems. Discover UW-Madison.