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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. “Charles would be […]

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Dt&l Conference Addresses Technology’s Challenges

DT&L CONFERENCE ADDRESSES TECHNOLOGY’S CHALLENGES New technology offers tremendous opportunities for education, but it can also create confusion among educators. “Technology can be disruptive, and a lot of innovative instructional technologies have created a disruption within our traditional system,” Les Howles tells Isthmus in “Teaching from a Distance: How Technology Is Transforming Education.” “It’s forcing […]

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Edsurge: Conference an Essential Educational Technology Event

EdSurge has published a colorful map of the higher-education conferences that matter in the world of educational technology and innovation. Among the essential events for 2016-17 is the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, scheduled for Aug. 9-11 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. EdSurge is an informational resource for educators and […]

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Nicole Allen Advocates for Open Educational Resources

In “Bringing Down the High Cost of Textbooks,” the Washington Post notes that textbook prices have risen three times the rate of inflation, spiking by 82 percent between 2003 and 2013. The editorial praises recent efforts to develop degree programs that use online, open-source materials instead of expensive printed books. “By integrating open-source materials into […]

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Attendees of the 2015 DT&L Conference

Earn a Professional Development Certificate in Online Teaching

Educators looking to get started in the online environment have a golden opportunity through the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Distance Teaching & Learning Conference. They can register for the Fundamentals of Online Teaching Certificate, which blends online coursework with a face-to-face workshop during the conference. The Fundamentals of Online Teaching Certificate prepares educators to make the […]

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Michelle Miller

Michelle Miller: Improve Online Education with Science Research

In her book Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology, Michelle Miller provides a framework for selecting and using digital technology in higher education. Drawing on her experience as a professor of psychological sciences at Northern Arizona University, she incorporates classic research as well as recent findings on how our minds take in and use information. […]

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