Celebrate National Distance Learning Week 2021

National Distance Learning Week 2021 – Nov 8-12! Founded in 2007, National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is an opportunity to bring awareness to distance learning in the United States as well as recognize leaders and best practices in the field.

At UA Little Rock, NDLW presents an excellent opportunity to connect with the online learning community and discover how you can assist in expanding quality online learning right here at our campus.

In honor of NDLW 2021 the Online Campus and Office of Admissions have partnered to waive the admission application fee November 8-12, 2021. Please use the following code:

Undergraduate Application: TROJAN2022

Be sure to REGISTER for USDLA’s free NDLW virtual conference and check out our list of upcoming events and resources below:

Nov 8 – eLearning NDLW Kick off

eLearning Open House and Watch Party with USDLA’s Keynote Speaker, Dr. Kelvin Thompson. Join us in Dickinson Hall 101 or online via eLearning Training Room anytime between 11am-1pm. Be sure the check out the following eLearning and NDLW resources:

UA Little Rock  Course Review Standards Address Accessibility Challenges with AURS

USDLA Session of the Day

Online Learning: What Was, What Is, and What Could Be | 11:00 – 11:45am

Nov 9 – Accessibility and UDL

Keep Accessibility in mind as you plan and develop your online courses. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) should be the first step in creating an accessible course. Be sure the check out the following accessibility and UDL resources:

Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes: The True Impact of Digital Accessibility

Address Accessibility Challenges with AURS

USDLA Session of the Day

Learning for the Now, Tomorrow, and Beyond | 1:00-1:45pm

Nov 10 – Online Course Design & Multimedia

Developing an effective online course should begin with a plan for creating an easy to navigate environment that ensures alignment between objectives, activities and assessments as well as engaging course materials. Explore the resources below to help take your course building skills to the next level:

Instructional Design: The Addie Approach (Branch)

Dynamic Design: Multimedia design ideas for online and remote course creation USDLA Session of the Day

USDLA Session of the Day

Creating Relevant Virtual Field Clinical Experiences for Teacher Candidates | 2:00- 2:45pm

Nov 11 – Engaging Students Online

Engagement in the online environment is vital to the success of the online student. Are you ensuring student-instructor, student-student, and student-content interactions in you online courses? The following resources can provide new insight on enhancing the online student experience:

Ten Ways to Overcome Barriers to Student Engagement Online

Best Student-Collaboration Tools

USDLA Session of the Day

Can you solve this inaccessible puzzle? Find out, digital escape room style! | 1:00-1:45pm 

Nov 12 – Transitioning to Online

Developing a traditional, face-to-face course to online learning does not have to be a daunting task. Check out the resources below and discover ways to help ease to process:

Identity Crisis: Instructor Role in an Online Environment

Transitioning to the Online Environment

USDLA Session of the Day

What’s next for hybrid learning?  | 12:00-12:45pm

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