UA Little Rock to celebrate National Distance Learning Week

UA Little Rock’s Office of eLearning and Scholarly Technology and Resources (STaR) will host a week of events from Nov. 5-9 in support of continued academic excellence in online education as part of National Distance Learning Week.

This year’s events will begin with a STaR Open House for faculty and staff in Dickinson 101 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. Attendees will be able to learn about UA Little Rock’s online programs, Quality Matters, professional development, as well as have the opportunity to ask questions regarding STaR’s services.

A separate open house for students, featuring games, door prizes, student success tips, Blackboard support, and free professional headshots, will be held in the Donaghey Student Center from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7. The Office of Admissions will also waive the application fee for any student that applies for an online campus program on this day.

Throughout the week, STaR will host several faculty-focused events in Dickinson 101 that touch base on a variety of topics that impact distance learning, including resources, benefits, tools for success, and instructional design. A final celebration of online and distance learning will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.

For more information about National Distance Learning Week at UA Little Rock, check out the full schedule of events. All events are free and open to the campus community and will be livestreamed online.

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