Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Last Chance to Register for the e-Learning 3.0 Conference Next Wednesday!

If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for?  Over 200 people from more than 50 institutions and organizations have already signed up to attend, so reserve your spot today!  Now in its 13th year, the conference will be held on Wednesday, March 25th from 8 am – 4:30 pm in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building at Drexel (33rd & Chestnut Streets).  Presentations will focus on a variety of topics, including instructional gaming, using mobile devices in the classroom, digital pedagogy, student peer evaluation, producing videos for online courses, Twitter as an instructional tool, and much more!  To access the full list of speakers and topics, review our conference program.

Your registration fee includes welcome materials, access to the presentations and keynote speaker session, a continental breakfast, a $10 card to spend on lunch at local restaurants, afternoon refreshments, and entry into the door prize drawing at the conclusion of the event (winners must be present).

This year’s keynote address will be delivered by Frank Lee, Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel and co-founder of Drexel's Game Design Program.  His most recent project, Skyscraper Tetris, earned the Guinness World Record for largest architectural video game display, covering nearly 120,000 square feet on two sides of the Cira Centre, one of Philadelphia’s tallest skyscrapers.  Dr. Lee will be speaking about "Informal Learning at the Entrepreneurial Game Studio," where students are encouraged to form teams, create an LLC, and ship a game within 6-9 months.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from and network with your colleagues from around the region!  If you have any questions, email  We look forward to seeing you at the conference next week!

Online Learning Team
Drexel University
Korman Center, Room 109Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Drexel eLearning 3.0 Conference - Discount Admission!

The eLearning 3.0 Conference at Drexel University is one of the premier regional events focused on teaching and learning in an online environment.  For 13 years this conference has been bringing together eLearning professionals from across the region to learn about emerging technologies and exchange best practices and creative approaches to engaging learners in online settings.


Drexel has extended a special invitation to PADLA members this year, offering a 25% discount off the regular price.  The special $75 fee for PADLA members can only be obtained through registering:

Keynote Address

Dr. Frank J. Lee is an Associate Professor of Digital Media in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University with appointments in Psychology, Computer Science, and Biomedical Engineering.

Lee co-founded Drexel's Game Design Program in 2008, currently ranked as one of the Top 5 Best Game Design Programs in U.S. He is also the founding director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio in the Excite Center at Drexel University.

Past projects have won national and international awards and recognitions and have received extensive national and international media coverage. His most recent project, Skyscraper Tetris, had over 1500 articles and mentions and a world record as the Largest Architectural Videogame Display.


  1. Helping Faculty Get Beyond Lectures
  2. Taking a Risk: Using Technology to Foster Collaboration, Encourage Creativity and Engage Students
  3. How to Make a Successful Technology-based Instructional Game
  4. From Distraction to Engagement - Integrating Mobile Devices into Teaching
  5. Reclaim Class Time With VoiceThread
  6. Online Course Development: Balancing Student Load and Regulatory Demands
  7. Tweet2Learn: 10 Ways Teachers Tame Twitter
  8. Teaching Digital Pedagogies: Two Cases
  9. The Director and the Professor: Timelines in Academic Video Production
  10. When Teams Aren’t Fair – Empowering Student Peer Evaluation
  11. Incorporating Open Educational Resources into Your Online Classroom
  12. Online Course Design by the Numbers: Leveraging Analytics to Improve Course Delivery
  13. Enhancing Learning Through Collaboration Between Instructional Technologists and Faculty
  14. Creating Community in the Online Classroom: Lessons Learned and Strategies for Success
  15. Diversifying Discussion: Organization and Function in Online and Blended Learning
  16. Can An Online Learning Platform Mimc a Highly Interactive, Engaging, and Efective  Live Classroom Experience?
  17. Video Roulette: Making a Deceptively Complex Undertaking Easier for Faculty and More Useful for Students
  18. Engage, Captivate and Inspire – Creating a Multi-Platform e-Learning Classroom
  19. Web-based Evaluation of Trainee Knowledge and the Quality of Our Educational Program
  20. PADLA Introduction

Learn more about this one-day conference at