National Distance Learning Week at UA Little Rock, November 5-9

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National Distance Learning Week
at UA Little Rock

Celebrate with us! Join us in celebrating National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) November 5-9!

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Studies indicate more and more students are participating in online or hybrid courses that utilize technology to present content in meaningful ways. NDLW brings those who participate in the building of these courses to the forefront for one week each year to shed light on tools, technology, design and other relevant material. UA Little Rock is proud to support students and faculty of distance learning.

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STaR Open House
for Faculty and Students

Faculty & Staff: Join eLearning and STaR staff Monday, November 5th 11:00am -1:00 pm for our NDLW Open House in the STaR Training Lab-Dickinson 101. We will share information regarding UALR Online Programs, Quality Matters, professional development opportunities, as well as answer any questions regarding our services available to UALR students, faculty and staff.

Students: On Wednesday November 7th 11:30-1:30 join eLearning, STaR and UA Little Rock Online in the Donaghey Student Center (DSC) Foyer as we celebrate our distance learning students with an open house. We will have games, prizes, and free head shots. Checkout our Blackboard Student Support website for more details.

UA Little Rock NDLW
Schedule of Events

This year we put together events that touch base on a variety of topics that impact distance learning. Everything from resources, benefits, tools, an AMA (Ask Me Anything) Instructional Designer Edition, and Blackboard functions will be offered. Be sure to drop in for our Friday Finale as we wrap up the weeks events with a Celebration of Online and Distance Learning.

All presentations will be hosted in Dickinson Hall room 101.

Can’t Make it? Join us Online via our NDLW Live Stream

See the schedule below or check out the print version for more information:

National Distance Learning Week

Monday
11/05/18

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – eLearning & StaR Open House NDLW Kick-Off
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Drew Glover, STaR, What is Quality Matters?
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Cori Schmidtbauer, STaR – Introduction to OER & Alternative Textbook Materials

Tuesday
11/06/18

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – “Ask Me Anything” about Instructional Design
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Dr. Caleb James, University Writing Center – Writing Services for Faculty
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Dr. Denise LeGrand, Mathematics – Benefits of teaching online courses (15 minutes)
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Cori Schmidtbauer, STaR – Applying Instructional Design Strategies to Select/Incorporate OER & Other Materials in Online Courses
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM – Kimberly Bright, Testing Services, How Testing Services can Assist the Distance Learning Process
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Instructional Design Team, STaR – “Ask Me Anything” about Instructional Design
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM – Brad Sims, College of Education & Health Professions – Video Best Practices
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Markia Herron, STaR – Effective Feedback Tools

Wednesday
11/07/18

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – “Ask Me Anything” about Instructional Design
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Dr. Joe Williams, Rhetoric & Writing, Creating Conversations with DialogFlow
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Dr. Amar Kanekar, HEHP – Benefits of Teaching Online Courses (15 minutes)
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Tony Tabor, STaR – End of Semester Evaluations
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Online Student Open House
  • 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Karl Lenser, Campus Wellness Coordinator – Office Fitness & Wellness

Thursday
11/08/18

  • 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – “Ask Me Anything” about Instructional Design
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Cole Williamson, Ottenheimer Library, Online/Distance Library Services and Resources
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Drew Glover, STaR – Integrating Google Tools into Blackboard
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Dr. Daryl Tate, Learning Systems Technology – UDL – Universal Design for Learning
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Blackboard Support Team, STaR – Using Kaltura Personal Capture with the new Media Space

Friday
11/09/18

  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Sharonda Lipscomb, STaR – Teaching Online: Next Level Innovations/Engaging Interactions
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM – Markia Herron, STaR – 30 in 30 Technology Tools for Teaching & Learning
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Reed Claiborne, Disability Service Center – Online Accessibility
  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Celebrate Online and Distance Learning

National Distance Learning Week Resources

Below you will find a link to USDLA’s, Quality Matters, and Online Learning Consortium’s webinars and resources.

Webinars and Registration page:
United States Distance Learning Association

Webinars and Resources page:
Online Learning Corsortium

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