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Educators glimpse the future at 2017 Conference

What does the future hold for distance education? Hundreds of higher education professionals and workforce trainers have a better idea after attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 2017 conference.

At Frank Lloyd Wright’s lakeside Monona Terrace Convention Center, they explored disruptive design, the next-generation digital learning environment, and other topics on the leading edge of educational innovation. With help from experts in the field, they learned the latest pedagogical techniques and technological tools for engaging learners. And they had fun, networking with colleagues from around the world while enjoying Wisconsin’s lovely capital city.

See the slideshow of this year’s Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, and watch this website for updates on the 2018 event, scheduled for Aug. 7-9. All photos by Scott Norris.

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Innovation meets inspiration: Meet the speakers for the conference finale

Focused on the future of online education, the finale is one of the most inspiring events at the conference. These visionaries will give short talks on some of the biggest, boldest ideas in distance teaching and learning. Then we’ll form small groups to start turning these ideas into action.

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Immersive technology is set to transform distance education

Virtual reality, augmented reality, and artificial intelligence are no longer in the realm of science fiction. The Distance Teaching & Learning Conference will devote several sessions to such immersive technology and its uses in higher education.

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Are you ready for the next-generation digital learning environment?

As technology continues to transform higher education’s approach to teaching and learning, everybody wonders: What’s next and how to prepare?

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Michelle Weise explores disruptive design at the DT&L Conference

Higher education is in the midst of a transformation, and Michelle Weise is a key figure in making sense of it. Her keynote speech at the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference will help prepare educators for the changes to come, shedding light on “Disruptive Design for the Future of Online Learning.

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Keynote speaker Nick Floro shows how to create magic with today’s tools

Nick Floro believes we have the technology to take learning experiences to the next level. It’s just a matter of understanding your audience, knowing the capabilities of the new tools, and using them inventively to create amazing experiences.

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DT&L Conference more essential than ever in an age of digital disruption

The University of Wisconsin-Madison pioneered distance education in 1891 when it offered the world’s first correspondence course. More than a century later, it remains on the forefront of educational innovation with the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference.

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Wedemeyer Award ceremony shows how far distance education has come

At the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference on Aug. 9-11, Ray Schroeder received the Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award for Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education. Prominent thought leaders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison event marveled at how far distance education has come since Charles Wedemeyer's pioneering efforts 70 years ago.

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Dt&l Conference Addresses Technology’s Challenges

New technology offers tremendous opportunities for education, but it can also create confusion among educators.

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