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National Distance Learning Week

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November 8-12, 2021

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), sponsored by the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA), is a week of webinars and information sessions highlighting the best practices within the digital/distance learning community. NDLW is November 8-12, 2021.

Webinar Registration and Attendance Online via Zoom

All webinars, Monday through Friday, will be hosted online via Zoom. Registration access to specific NDLW sessions is provided below.

If you have never attended a webinar via Zoom, then prior to the webinar, please visit the Zoom "Joining a Meeting" page.

Webinar Length

All webinars will be a maximum of one (1) hour in length.


Monday, November 8

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    Now that online education is likely to increase going forward, we will also likely see increased professional development on online environments and teaching skills. What is the balancing act of costs when considering to attend these professional development opportunities, and in what ways can we make them more useful for the current stages of our careers? In this panel session, panelists with various experiences and roles will discuss the idea of professional development for faculty and the balancing act of concerns around professional development.

    Presenters:

    Jonathan Lollar, M.A.
    Doctoral Research Assistant, Developmental Education
    Texas State University

    Dr. Candace Hastings
    Director, Faculty Development
    Texas State University

    Dr. Laura Ellis-Lai
    Senior Lecturer, Department of English
    Texas State University

    Webinar Time: 12 noon Central Time

    Webinar Recording:

    Taking Advantage, Taking Action: Advancing Your Career Through Professional Development


Tuesday, November 9

  • This panel discussion will feature three instructors who entered the spring 2020 semester with differing teaching philosophies, levels of remote teaching experience, and concerns for their students’ educational experience. Learn how their varied paths over the past 18-months have led them on a journey with many similarities.

    Presenters:

    Dr. Cassandra Johnson
    Assistant Professor, School of Family and Consumer Sciences

    Dr. Christian Lieneck
    Associate Professor, School of Health Administration
    Texas State University

    Patrick Smith
    Assistant Director, Office of Distance and Extended Learning
    Texas State University

    Lisa Lamb Weber
    Senior Lecturer, Sociology
    Texas State University

    Webinar Time: 10 a.m. Central Time

    Webinar Recording:

    Three Paths, One Journey: Teaching Remotely in the 20s


Friday, November 12

  • In this interactive webinar, staff members of the Texas State University Office of Distance and Extended Learning will discuss the planning and implementation over the past six years of a strategy to improve student success in online self-paced courses. We will consider enhancements to online self-paced courses within our own program, as well as how to support student success in distance education courses generally.

    Presenters:

    Joshua Book
    Assistant Director, Office of Distance and Extended Learning
    Texas State University

    Kamarie Carter
    Student Development Specialist II, Office of Distance and Extended Learning
    Texas State University

    Webinar Time: 12 noon Central Time

    Webinar Recording:

    Fostering Student Success in Online Correspondence Courses



NDLW 2020

Visit the 2020 NDLW page to view the webinars offered for last year's NDLW.