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  • Using Social Media for Teaching and Learning - Distance Teaching & Learning Annual Conference
    Team 2015 05 06T08 34 01 00 00 Social Media and Trends Strategies and Best Practices for Teaching and Learning Higher education is undergoing a rapid transformation due to changes in societal interests and values As educators we must be responsive to these changes and look to develop strategies to best meet the needs of our students inside and outside of the classroom We are bombarded with new technologies and practices to aid us in our efforts but how do we decide what is right for us and our students In particular social media tools are changing the way that people across the globe communicate share ideas and build networks They offer media characteristics not offered by other learning technologies and are further transforming our values and how we think about student learning This session will explore pedagogical considerations derived from these trends that will help us foster our digital future through the use of social media Tanya Joosten Director of eLearning Research and Development University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Tanya Joosten is the Director of eLearning Research and Development at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee UWM where she works to guide strategic eLearning efforts at the campus state and national

    Original URL path: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/featured-sessions/using-social-media-for-teaching-and-learning-2/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Badging: Turning Skills, Competencies and Achievements into Currency - Distance Teaching & Learning Annual Conference
    Competencies and Achievements into Currency DTL Team 2015 04 30T08 50 18 00 00 Badging Turning Skills Competencies and Achievements into Currency Certified skills are a valuable form of academic and professional capital This session explores the use of digital open badges portable machine readable credentials to verify the mastery of competencies demonstrated across the learning experience while connecting learners to new opportunities and workforce demand The presenter draws on experience supporting a range of institutions in developing digital credential badge programs that verify achievements in competency based education CBE degree programs open online courses cross curricular literacies faculty development among other areas The session explores topics such as new ways of assessing skills that lead to outward facing credentials that the community and workplace will value how data from earned digital credentials can inform new programs and strengthen relationships and innovative ways to issue and use this new form of learning currency Jonathan Finkelstein Founder and CEO Credly and LearningTimes Jonathan Finkelstein is founder and CEO of Credly director of the Open Credit framework and founder of the open source BadgeOS project Together these platforms have enabled thousands of organizations to recognize reward and market skills and achievement As

    Original URL path: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/featured-sessions/badging-turning-skills-competencies-and-achievements-into-currency/ (2015-06-03)
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  • The UW Flexible Option: First in the Nation Competency-Based Degrees
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    News Spotlight Session Home Featured Sessions The UW Flexible Option First in the Nation Competency Based Degrees The UW Flexible Option First in the Nation Competency Based Degrees DTL Team 2015 04 30T09 10 20 00 00 The UW Flexible Option First in the Nation Competency Based Degrees Announced to great national fanfare in summer 2012 the UW Flexible Option program has now been enrolling students for over a year Four degrees and 3 certificates are currently offered with 2 degrees and 1 certificate slated to open by the end of the year Enrollments and revenues are ahead of business model estimates In this session you ll learn how UW Flex and Competency Based Education programs work along with the opportunities and challenges that they bring Aaron M Brower Provost and Vice Chancellor University of Wisconsin Extension Aaron Brower is Provost and Vice Chancellor of UW Extension providing strategic and operational leadership as UW Extension s chief academic officer He oversees Continuing Education and Online Learning Public Radio and Television Business and Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Extension Brower helped create and continues to lead the UW Flexible Option the competency based educational program for the UW System and State of Wisconsin

    Original URL path: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/featured-sessions/the-uw-flexible-option-first-in-the-nation-competency-based-degrees%e2%80%a8/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Kerrie Osborne, Author at Distance Teaching & Learning Annual Conference
    best practices Join us August 11 13 at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace in beautiful Madison WI to learn connect and engage with the best Program Agenda At a Glance Schedule Full Details Session Types Featured Sessions Workshops Speed Sessions Information Sessions Discussions ePosters Conference Certificate Exhibitors and Sponsors Registration Travel Hotels Travel Location Hotels News kosborne Home Kerrie Osborne About Kerrie Osborne This author has not yet

    Original URL path: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/author/kosborne/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Distance Teaching and Learning Conference addresses radical changes in education - Distance Teaching & Learning Annual Conference
    s Distance Teaching Learning Conference will explore the latest developments on August 11 13 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center Distance education refers to learning that takes place completely or partially outside a traditional classroom setting through such means as online courses videoconferencing and other technology enabled environments The Distance Teaching Learning Conference will attract over 800 college faculty K 12 teachers corporate and military trainers instructional designers business people and others who want to share experiences and learn about new strategies from experts in the field Marc Prensky will deliver a keynote called From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom Educating and Engaging Today s Learners The conference has helped educators and workplace trainers stay on top of emerging technologies for 30 years building UW Madison s reputation as an international leader in the field The university has long been in the forefront of educational technologies from offering the world s first correspondence course in 1891 to broadcasting classes for adult learners on WHA radio in 1922 This year s conference features sessions on such vital topics as social media mobile learning learning science research online teaching strategies and the global reach of distance online education says director Les Howles Participants will have a chance to connect with peers from around the world and they ll walk away with new techniques for reaching today s learners The world is changing The conference s presenters are among the world s leading authorities in education and innovation They include Marc Rosenberg best selling author of E Learning Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age Marc Prensky founder of the Global Future Education Foundation and Institute and author of From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom and Susan Rundell Singer division director for undergraduate education at the National Science Foundation The world

    Original URL path: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/news/distance-teaching-and-learning-conference-addresses-radical-changes-in-education/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Marc Prensky explores education’s future at Distance Teaching & Learning Conference - Distance Teaching & Learning Annual Conference
    for a novel approach to teaching this generation one that adapts technology to the classroom At the University of Wisconsin Madison s Distance Teaching Learning Conference Prensky will discuss his influential theory and explain how his thinking has evolved over the past decade and a half His talk is called From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom Educating and Engaging Today s Learners The 2015 Distance Teaching Learning Conference will be held on August 11 13 at Madison s Monona Terrace It addresses the latest developments in distance education learning that takes place completely or partially outside a traditional classroom setting Leading experts such as Prensky and Marc Rosenberg will explore radical transformations in the way people learn in the college classroom in the workplace and in the military The conference attracts college faculty corporate and military trainers instructional designers and others who want to stay on top of cutting edge innovations to prepare students for success in the 21 st century workforce Adapting to the new world Prensky helped revolutionize education by arguing that teachers could reach digital natives through cell phones videogames and the Internet He saw an opportunity to capitalize on students passion for such technology as well as a need to help the older generation of parents and educators whom he dubbed digital immigrants adapt to the new world Rather than top down education Prensky believes in connecting with students in the way they prefer to learn Hence the subtitle of his talk at the Distance Teaching Learning Conference Educating and Engaging Today s Learners Given the widespread interest in videogames for example Prensky has focused on the role of games in the classroom and in workplace training He has founded two game oriented educational companies Games2train and Spree Learning and has also designed dozens of games

    Original URL path: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/news/marc-prensky-explores-educations-future-at-distance-teaching-learning-conference/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Conference Home - Distance Teaching & Learning Annual Conference
    resources research and best practices Join us August 11 13 at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Monona Terrace in beautiful Madison WI to learn connect and engage with the best Program Agenda At a Glance Schedule Full Details Session Types Featured Sessions Workshops Speed Sessions Information Sessions Discussions ePosters Conference Certificate Exhibitors and Sponsors Registration Travel Hotels Travel Location Hotels News Conference Home Home Conference Home Conference Home DTL Team

    Original URL path: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/conference-home/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Design for Learning: The Power of Collaborative Teams - Distance Teaching & Learning Annual Conference
    Design for Learning The Power of Collaborative Teams Design for Learning The Power of Collaborative Teams Les Howles 2015 05 12T11 16 08 00 00 Design for Learning The Power of Collaborative Teams In this lively interactive session you ll engage with several seasoned online course creators to explore quality course development from the management instructor and design points of view You ll learn what combination of processes and practices best foster effective collaboration resulting in quality online courses Be prepared to ask questions and take away practical strategies that nurture mutually productive working relationships and maintain momentum during your course development process Penny Ralston Berg Instructional Designer Penn State University World Campus Penny is currently an instructional designer for the Penn State World Campus She works with faculty to design and develop online programs for the general undergraduate portfolio GUP and Labor and Employment Relations LER She also works on special projects related to quality standards process improvements and faculty development Her research interests include student perspectives of quality and how this impacts the design of online courses and the use of games simulations and virtual worlds in online instruction Dietmar Kennepohl Professor of Chemistry Athabasca University Dietmar is

    Original URL path: https://dtlconference.wisc.edu/featured-sessions/design-for-learning-the-power-of-collaborative-teams-2/ (2015-06-03)
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