Monday, February 1, 2016

PADLA: Instructional Design and Techniques for Creating Effective eLearning

Join us for this PADLA (PA/NJ/DE Distance Learning Association) half-day event featuring two presentations on Instructional Design and Effective eLearning:

Instructional Design and Techniques for Creating Effective eLearning

Collaborate with your PADLA professional community by going back to the basics of sound instructional design and techniques to create effective eLearning. Too often we become so focused on the technology that we tend to lose sight of our main mission of creating effective education and learning.
  • Presenters:
Victor Yocco, PhD, Philadelphia-based researcher, learning strategist, and the author of Design for the Mind

Rich Herbert, Program Manager, Mortgage Academy at PHH Mortgage
  • Location:
PHH Mortgage1 Mortgage WayMount Laurel, NJ 08054-5452
  • Date: 16 Feb 2016
  • Time: 8:30 to 11:30

Friday, January 29, 2016

Drexel 2016 eLearning 3.0 Conference - Call for Proposals

On behalf of Drexel University, the 2016 e-Learning Conference, which is being held on Thursday, March 24th in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building on Drexel University’s University City Campus, is currently accepting proposal submissions. Proposals are for presentations that will run for 45 minutes on topics related to the use of technology in teaching and learning. 

Proposals are now due by Friday, February 5, 2016 and will be reviewed after that deadline, with final decisions on which have been selected being sent out in mid to late February. Please forward this along to your colleagues who might be interested in presenting. 
Michael Shelmet
Associate Director of Instructional Technology
Office of Information Resources and Technology
Drexel University

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

PADLA 13th Annual Conference & Expo (12/17/15) Register Now!

Join us to attend the 13th Annual Distance/e-Learning/Ed Tech Conference, presented by the Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association.
  • Thursday, December 17, 2015
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • West Chester University
This event features a keynote address by Alex Freeman Director of Special Projects at the New Media Consortium and co-author of the New Media Consortium's 2015 Horizon Report
Presentations include 20+ Corporate, Higher Ed, K-12 concurrent sessions, including an interactive Panel Discussion on The Impact of Virtual Learning Environments on the Design of Physical Learning Spaces
Also great Food, Exhibitor Expo, Exhibitor prizes, a printed conference guide, and a new meeting social networking app and more. 
Last year was SOLD OUT so REGISTER NOW!  

Thursday, November 5, 2015

National Distance Learning Week

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) will be celebrated from November 9 -13, 2015.  During NDLW, Higher Education and other sectors will educate their constituents on the amazing growth in distance learning and showcase their accomplishments.

As expected, there are many online workshops and webinars, but there are also face-2-face gatherings to learn and celebrate - some right in our back yard. Follow these links to learn what is available:
Note: Unfortunately, some sessions are closed, but most will be recorded, stay tuned for links. Instead, come to our USciences Online Learning Viewing Party.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Northeast eLearning Consortium Conference

Gwynedd Mercy University is pleased to host the 2015 Northeast eLearning Consortium Conference on:

Tuesday, October 20th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

The consortium’s annual conference allows faculty, academic technologists, information technology professionals, and other relevant staff to learn more about the ways in which technology and related administrative processes can enhance the online learning experience.

It also provides participants with the opportunity to network and share best practices with peers that use the same LMS.  Time will be allotted for User Group Meetings for the various LMS, such as, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, WebStudy, etc.

Monday, August 17, 2015

PADLA Meeting: Microsoft Technology Center Tour & Software/Hardware Demos

You are cordially invited to join the PA/DE/NJ Distance Learning Association for a visit to the truly state-of-the-art Microsoft Technology Center in Malvern, PA. Whether you are in Corporate, Non-Profit, Higher Ed, or K-12, there will be something for everyone to see and learn.
During this visit, Microsoft Mid-Atlantic representatives will be conducting tours of their impressive facility and discuss some of the emerging Windows 10 based technologies such as Surface Hub and Hololens. This will be followed by in-depth presentations of software products including the PowerPoint MIX add-in allowing users to easily create and share interactive online e-Learning videos and OneNote Class Notebook Creator software to develop lessons in digital notebooks for educators/trainers.

The Malvern MTC has been in operation since 2011, and is co-located with the field sales offices for the northern contingent of employees representing the Mid-Atlantic Sales District of Microsoft. The facility is an executive-class showcase designed to highlight the great solutions that Microsoft has to offer for all types of customers. Tim Pash, the Director, has a team of Architects who are experts in their field and that collaborate to ensure customers understand what our capabilities are and can clearly map them to the business issues they face. Besides enterprise customers, the facility hosts Professional User Groups, Community and K-12 student events, etc. One of our goals is to keep high utilization and to make a positive impression of Microsoft to as many people as possible.   Please consider the facility for the next team offsite, customer event, or executive meeting you need to conduct.  


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

ApprenNet Gather & Learn 2015

Join us for ApprenNet’s inaugural user conference, Gather & Learn. Join ApprenNet’s community of power users, new users, and interested users to help each other maximize learning outcomes on the world’s most robust platform for teaching and learning real-world skills – the kinds of skills you have to practice to master.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Drexel University
Thomas R. Kline School of Law
3320 Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Learn how ApprenNet can help you take your learners to the next level from this impressive panel of speakers:
  • Dr. Carol Okupniak (Keynote)
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing, Drexel University College of Nursing & Health Professions
  • Dr. Drew Ross
    Dean, Open College @ Kaplan University
  • Dr. Craig Loundas
    Director, Leadership Development and Talent Management, University of Pennsylvania Health System
  • Deirdre Woods
    Executive Director of Penn Open Learning Initiative, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr. Susan Aldridge
    Senior Vice President of Online Learning, Drexel University