28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning

August 8-10 2012, Madison, WI, USA
Register by July 16 to receive early-bird rate
Take a look at this year’s Conference Program. The schedule offers more than 160 learning opportunities with presenters from around the globe, plus several chances to network with colleagues. Link to the different sessions from the left menu.
Bring your team to Madison and take advantage of the Group rates and other Group Offerings. Go to the Registration page to see other conference fees and links.
Unable to join us on site? Then we encourage you to sign up for one of the two Virtual Options available this year. Rates available for individuals or groups.
Special Session Highlight
Around the World in 45 Minutes: Global Perspectives on Distance Education
Thursday, August 9, 2012, 1:00-1:45 p.m.
With the continuous improvement of information and communication technologies, ever more regions of the world are participating in distance education. In recognition of distance education as a truly global enterprise, and in celebration of the increasingly international audience at this conference both on-site and virtually, we invite you to attend the inaugural Global Perspectives event.
This session will highlight distance education efforts in various regions of the world to compare and contrast worldwide trends in the field. Panelists will provide regional perspectives on such topics as enrollment trends, factors that drive distance education, the value of distance education, success stories, and challenges that influence distance education efforts.
Moderated by Dr. Curtis Bonk of Indiana University, this session includes the following panelists:

  • Ari-Matta Auvinen, of HCI Productions Oy and Helsinki University of Technology in Helsinki, Finland
  • Mariangela Braga, of Universidade Estadual Paulista in Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Terumi Miyazoe, of Tokyo Denki University in Tokyo, Japan
  • Gihan Osman, of American University in Cairo in Cairo, Egypt

2012 Conference Keynotes

Applying neuroscience to educate

for meaningful learning

Learning in hand with mobile technology

Dr. James Zull

Professor of Biology

and of Biochemistry,

Case Western Reserve University

Judy Brown

Mobile Learning

Strategic Analyst


Conference Venue and Madison Area

Monona Terrace Convention Center The conference will be held at the Monona Terrace Convention Center along Lake Monona in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin. The setting is near several large hotels, unique restaurants, the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, and walking/exercise paths.

To find out more about Madison events and attractions during your visit, go tohttp://www.visitmadison.com/visitors/

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