If you are an elearning/ distance learning / online learning practitioner you should plan to join your peers and peeps at the 26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning in Madison, WI August 4-6, 2010 at the Monona Terrace Conference Center.
The conference has been addressing challenges facing practitioners and administrators of distance learning programs since 1984. Back in the day, a crew of learning activists from the University of Wisconsin and others were convinced that distributed education experiences were the answers for responding to the growing demand for adult education programs. They created a conference that brought together other like-minded non-traditional educators, researchers and administrators, all looking for alternatives to the traditional residential campus experience. After more than two decades, the conference has become a distance learning tradition.
Drs. Michael Allen, Jane Bozarth and Etienne Wenger are featured keynote presenters at this year's event. There are lots and lots of concurrent sessions – poster sessions – demo session – deep dives and short intensive blasts of information. Something for every learning preference and attention span.
I’m a long-time fan of the DTL conference. No attempt at objectivity here – for me the DTL conference has been a part of my summer for so long I can’t imagine not being there, except under extreme conditions. I’ve keynoted, been a part of forums and panels and concurrent sessions, been an exhibitor and a sponsor. I am a total fan of the Conference team. I’m a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate 2X, so I love to get back to Madison in August when the weather is magnificent.
WCET is pleased to be a part of this year’s conference exhibition – my colleague, Cali Morrison, will be on site to tell you about Transparency by Design, and College Choices for Adults an innovative “consumer education” project funded by the Lumina Foundation and managed in partnership with the Presidents’ Forum.
I’ll be wandering around, as well, so if you want to grab a coffee and talk about whatever is on your mind, ping me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/edwsonoma.
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Hope to see you in "Mad Town"!