Over 800 online learning professionals attended the 32nd annual Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, Aug 9-11, 2016

This year’s conference offered more than 130 sessions including featured talks, problem-solving sessions, discussions, demos, hands-on mini-workshops, in addition to abundant opportunities for networking. Check out this site to see what you missed. Next year’s conference will be even bigger and better, so make plans now to attend.

See you next year for the 2017 Conference in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin!

July 25-27, 2017

We have gathered some of the most knowledgeable and experienced leaders in the field of distance education.  With more than 130 sessions—featured talks, problem-solving sessions, discussions, demos, hands-on mini-workshops, and so much more—plus abundant opportunities for networking, this is one conference where online education professionals will surely be inspired, engaged, and informed.

Come early on Tuesday for workshops, spotlight talks, interactive sessions, and the Exhibit Hall opening reception.  Stay late on Thursday for a conference grand finale and dessert reception involving leaders in the field and attendees sharing lessons learned from past mistakes and failures.

Hope to see you August 9-11 in beautiful Madison.

  • Join more than 800 colleagues from around the world
  • Choose from more than 130 sessions
  • Register for hands-on workshops
  • Visit the newly designed and interactive Exhibit Hall
  • Choose from 3 Blended Conference Certificate Packages
  • Sign up for a Special Interest Group
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Big Names & Big Ideas

Richard Culatta

Richard Culatta
Fmr. Director, Office of Educational Technology
U.S. Dept of Education

Technology as a Tool to Reimagine Learning

Michelle Miller

Michelle D. Miller
Professor of Psychology
Northern Arizona University

Getting into the Minds of Learners to Guide Teaching with Technology

Karl Kapp

Karl Kapp
Director of Institute for Interactive Technologies
Bloomsburg University

The Quest for Learner Engagement

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More Than 130 Sessions

  • Adaptive and personalized learning
  • Administration and program management
  • Competency-based education
  • Design for learning
  • Evaluating elearning
  • Learner engagement strategies
  • Learner support
  • Learning analytics and student success
  • Learning assessment
  • Learning science research
  • Mobile learning
  • Open educational resources (OER)
  • Social media and learning
  • Universal design and accessibility
  • Video and multimedia
  • and more!

Options to Extend Your Learning

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Includes special sessions with experts and group meet-ups throughout the conference.

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