Events

On Campus Events

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Distance Education Luncheons and Demonstrations:

Held two times per year, these events offer opportunities for networking, round table discussions about key issues, and viewing demonstrations of successful distance education teaching strategies.

College department specific activities:

Held within each college or department throughout the year, these brown bags, demonstrations, presentations, and training sessions focus on college or department special needs. Contact your Instructional Design Technology Specialist for additional information.

Conferences

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Many conferences focus on all aspects of distance education. We encourage you to submit presentation proposals and/or participate in a number of conferences around the topics of distance learning pedagogy and instructional technologies.

We have listed a few of the major conferences below (there are many others):

  • Distance Teaching and Learning Conference. Madison, WI (usually held in late summer).
  • EDUCAUSE National Conference as well as several specialty and regional conferences throughout the year.
  • ONLINE LEARNING CONSORTIUM (formerly Sloan Consortium) National Conference as well as several specialty and regional conferences throughout the year.
  • UPCEA University Professional Continuing Education Association National Conference as well as several specialty and regional conferences throughout the year.
  • USDLA United States Distance Learning Association National Conference as well as several specialty and regional conferences throughout the year.
  • WCET Western Cooperative for Educational Tehnologies National Conference as well as several specialty and regional conferences throughout the year.

For additional information on these conferences or help with finding others, please contact the Instructional Design Technology Specialist assigned to your college or department.

UNL Faculty Groups

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Adobe Presenter and Connect Users

Adobe Presenter provides for the easily created narrated PowerPoints. Adobe Connect allows for real-time class sessions without needing to download plug-ins. There is an Adobe Connect listserv you can join. For additional information on these programs, go to the UNL Connect Resource Page.

Subscribe to the email list for blended, online and distance event announcements

Enter ODE-ANNOUNCE as the "Name of the List" and your email address in the sign up form.

Associations

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There many associations concerned with distance education. We have listed some of the major associations below to get you started on your search. These associations' conferences, journals, websites, reports, and blogs provide excellent resources as well as access to networks of faculty and staff involved in all aspects of distance education.

  • AACE Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
  • ADEC American Distance Education Consortium
  • EDUCAUSE Transforming Education Through Information Technologies
  • ICDE International Council for Open and Distance Education
  • ISTE International Society for Technology in Education
  • SALT Society for Applied Learning Technology
  • Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan Consortium)
  • UPCEA University Professional Continuing Education Association, Distance Education Community of Practice
  • USDLA U.S. Distance Learning Association

For information on other associations, newsletters, and journals, please contact the Instructional Design Technology Specialist assigned to your college or department.