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Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning 2013

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The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is recognized internationally for the quality and integrity of its program. Each year the conference provides an exchange of current resources, research, and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training.
August 7-9, 2013
Monona Terrace Convention Center
Madison, Wisconsin

Can't Make It to DevLearn? Here Are Six Ways to Get in on the Action


If you can’t make it to DevLearn this week, you can still share in the learning:

  • Bookmark the DevLearn Hashcast page (, where you can see all the DevLearn news and information being shared on Twitter, curated in real time.
  • Explore the Curated DevLearn Backchannel Resources List. David Kelly, the DevLearn Backchannel Curator, will be sharing his insights from the event and curating all of the backchannel activity. Get David’s live updates on
  • Join the DevLearn Conversation. Follow @DevLearn on Twitter and use the hashtag #DevLearn in your tweets to share your thoughts and ideas with the community.
  • Access Handouts from DevLearn Sessions. Following the event, all eLearning Guild members will be able to access handouts for many of the DevLearn concurrent sessions in the Guild Conference Archive.
  • NEW! Watch Session and Keynote Videos from the Conference. Following DevLearn 2012, we will start offering video recordings of some of the most popular sessions and keynotes from our conferences to some Guild members (access varies based on membership level). Learn more.
  • Mark Your Calendar for the Complimentary Best of DemoFest Webinar. Meet some of the winners from this year’s DemoFest, and see their award-winning solutions in a complimentary Best of eLearning DemoFest Webinar on November 28 at 10:00 AM PT.

How to Create Software Simulations with Snagit and Lectora – Free Webinar


Lectora® e-Learning software will host a free online webinar on Wednesday, October 31 to demonstrate how to use Snagit® and Lectora to make interactive software simulations for e-Learning. This session will teach e-Learning developers how to use screen captures, objects and questions to visually communicate a technical process in their e-Learning courses.
“This webinar demonstrates how simple it is to create interactive and realistic software simulations with Lectora Inspire,” said Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer. “Attendees will learn how to use Snagit and Lectora seamlessly to develop engaging and effective training for their learners.”
Participants will learn how to do the following in this free webinar, “Creating Software Simulations in Lectora”:

  •     How to create dynamic screen captures in Snagit using special effects
  •     How to set up buttons and interactivity in Lectora to simulate a software program
  •     How to use screen captures, objects and questions to evaluate user interaction

This session is part of the Inspiration Wednesdays free online webinar series that shares valuable e-Learning tips, trends and strategies with the e-Learning community. Inspiration Wednesdays live sessions take place on designated Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET (GMT-4).
To register for this session and for more information, please visit: Lectora e-Learning Webinars.

8th International Conference on e-Learning ICEL-2013


at The Cape Peninsula University of Technology,
Cape Town, South Africa
27-28 June 2013

Conference Chair:

Prof Christine Winberg, Fundani Centre for Higher Education, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

Programme Chair:

Dr Eunice Ivala, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa

Keynote speakers:

Prof Laura Czerniewicz, OpenUCT Initiative, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
Prof Andrew J Bytheway, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa
“Managing ICTs in Education – a South African perspective” 

The International Conference on e-Learning (ICEL-2013) invites researchers, practitioners and academics to present their research findings, works in progress, case studies and conceptual advances in areas of work where education and technology intersect. The conference brings together varied groups of people with different perspectives, experiences and knowledge in one location. It aims to help practitioners find ways of putting research into practice and researchers to gain an understanding of real-world problems, needs and aspirations.

Free Webinar: Effectively Managing Mobile Technology in Your School

Enhancing Education with Mobile Devices

Date and time: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:00 am
Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:00 am
Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Panelist(s) Info: Caitlin Cahill is the Technology Integration Specialist for the Orono School District in Minnesota, where she coordinates the online learning and mobile device initiatives. She has previously presented at the TIES Technology Conference and SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference.
Duration: 1 hour
Description: There are many ways to implement mobile technology in education, each with benefits and challenges. Get an overview of various models and learn how to use the Atomic Learning mobile device planning tool to choose the best model(s) for your school. Examples, success stories, and tips will also be shared.

Via: Smartbrief WebEx Enterprise Site.

2012 LAMS Conference — Sydney, Australia

LAMS 2012

The 7th International Conference will once again be held in Sydney after the success of the six previous International LAMS Conferences from 2006 to 2011; four European Conferences (2007 – Greenwich, 2009 – Cadiz, 2009 – Milton Keynes and Oxford in July 2010) as well as the 2011 International Conference held at NTU, Singapore.
The focus of this years conference will be “Surveying the Learning Design Landscape”. We will look at technologies, applications and approaches that support sharing, collaboration and open access to knowledge and resources and the differing implications for individuals and organizations in a changing world. Importantly, we will also capture the experience of those who have used LAMS & Learning Design and shared some of the lessons learnt about sharing great ideas in higher education, the K-12 sector, vocational and professional education.
6-7 December 2012
Call for papers etc closed 14 September
Full Text: 2012 LAMS Conference — Sydney, Australia.

Designing Learning in the Digital Age

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This new and exciting program breaks the mould of traditional educator professional development will be launched in Adelaide on 25 October 2012.
‘Designing learning in the Digital Age’ is based on the 10 global meta-trends identified in the New Media Consortium’s 2012 Retreat Communique.
Modelling a ‘flipped classroom’ approach where participants will be actively curating their own learning, and will take away something more tangible than just ‘new knowledge’.
The one-day event will be followed by four weeks of synchronous and asynchronous activities so that participants can continue their learning, sharing and networking.
The goal is to enable participants to facilitate disruptive and transformative learning experiences in their own organisations.
Thursday 25 October 2012
Rydges South Park, 1 South Terrace, Adelaide
Full Text: Home – Digital Capability.

Cheating In An Online Environment: How To Prevent, Detect, & Deter Dishonesty

Hand with cheats written on it

Colleges and universities across the country are increasing their offerings of online courses as students and the general public demand greater access to higher education. One problem inherent in online education is the greater opportunity to cheat on quizzes, papers, and discussions. When students are not in the classroom, but on the other end of the Internet, they cannot be directly observed or monitored. This creates problems for students and professors as they struggle with maintaining the integrity of the course and seeking to ensure that all students do their own work and learn the selected material.
This webinar will briefly review the reasons behind the problem of online cheating and then offer practical information and tips to enhance learning, encourage honesty, and prevent these negative behaviors. Beginning with how to create a respectful learning environment, the webinar leader will present information that is being used across the country to benefit students and help instructors monitor progress and preserve the integrity of the course across different learning platforms.
Webinar: Thursday, September 20 ~ 1:00-2:30pm EDT
Full Text: Innovative Educators.