National Distance Learning Week

Faculty Schedule of Events

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) will be celebrated from November 6-10, 2017. During NDLW, all USDLA sectors including Pre-K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government/Military, and Telehealth will educate their constituents on the amazing growth in distance learning and showcase their accomplishments.

Monday, November 6:

Open House & Kickoff Reception

Please join Distance Learning and Instructional Technology kick off National Distance Learning Week! Join us for an Open House at our newly renovated offices. In addition, we will be featuring the Oculus Rift and showcasing Virtual Reality (VR) and how it can be integrated into the classroom. We will also have a sneak peek of our upcoming Innovative Instructional Technology room that will showcase interactive, beneficial, and collaborative technology that can be used for instruction in new and exciting ways.    

Location: Library 212
Time: 9:00 - 11 AM

Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Sponsored Webinar

Strategies to Engage & Motivate Students through the Discussions. How to increase the LEARNER TO LEARNER interactions?
Presented by Rashmi Chhetri, Instructional Designer Specialist for the Center for Teaching Excellence at Lee College, in Baytown, Tx
Moderator: Rolando Garza

Location: Library 212
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tuesday, November 7: 

Technology Tip Tuesday

Please join us for a Lunch and Learn featuring TAMUK Digital Fellows faculty who will present a quick overview of their innovative course redesign projects. Lunch will be provided. To learn more about the Digital Fellows presentations, please read the Dining with Digital Fellows agenda.    

Location: Dining Hall 2nd Floor
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Wednesday, November 8:

2nd Annual Faculty Research and Best Practice Symposium on Distance Learning

The 2nd Annual Faculty Research and Best Practice Symposium on Distance Learning brings together colleagues from different disciplines to share their research and creative activities. Our symposium furthers the principle of good teaching informed by good research. It provides us an opportunity to become more aware of the research conducted by our colleagues and an opportunity for lively dialogue on themes presented. To learn more about the symposium, please read the agenda for more details. 

Location: Memorial Student Union Building 219 AB
Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Thursday, November 9:

Blackboard and Bagels

Join us for an informative discussion about the Blackboard update that is coming soon. We will discuss the changes that you will see and talk about when you should expect to see these changes.  In addition, instructional designers will be available for design tips and to answer any questions.

Location: Library 212
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM 

Make amazing videos with Camtasia

Come join Distance Learning and Instructional Technology as we show how to go from learning pre-production techniques to finalizing their own training video using Camtasia software. Training will also include best practices in recording and editing videos. 

Location: Library 212
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, November 10:

Creating Accessible Documents

Take the first step into making your course accessible by learning how to check your syllabus to verify if it is an accessible document. In addition, come learn the tools that will enable you to create documents that all of your students can access.

Location: Lib 212
Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

This page was last updated on: November 7, 2017