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Conference helps 1,000 worldwide educators explore distance education

August 8, 2012

One of the largest conferences on distance education teaching and learning is bringing about 1,000 educators to Madison this week.
As they attend the 28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning that is sponsored by UW–Madison Continuing Studies at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, educators will attend a wide selection of sessions.

The conference — running from Wednesday, Aug. 8-Friday, Aug. 10 —  explores topics such as e-textbooks, flipped classrooms, writing curriculum, virtual science labs and mobile learning.

The educators and administrators hail from all 50 states and several different countries including Egypt, Brazil, Japan, Finland, Turkey, and Canada.

The dis­tance edu­ca­tion con­fer­ence also offers options to participate vir­tu­ally and to inter­act with others online.

“We’ve part­nered with Sonic Foundry of Madi­son to offer two par­tial views of the con­fer­ence this year, one focused on admin­is­tra­tion and the other on inter­na­tional per­spec­tives,” said conference director Jane Terpstra of continuing studies.  “Vir­tual par­tic­i­pants can view streamed, live video of select ses­sions, enter ques­tions for speak­ers, and inter­act with other con­fer­ence par­tic­i­pants via chat.”

Topics also include open education resources; increasing deamdn and decreasing higher education budgets; preparing for mobile learning and global perspectives on distance education.

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