Thursday, December 1, 2011

USDLA 2012 Annual Conference ~ St. Louis ~ April 29-May 2, 2012


Submission Deadline: December 16, 2011

We welcome proposals from all corporate, education (higher and K-12), healthcare, government and military organizations on distance education topics related to:

Excellence, Leadership and Best Practices
Emerging Strategies, Technologies, Techniques and Research
Global Delivery and Mobile Learning
Meeting the Needs of Today’s Learners and Faculty
Course and Program Development
Distance Learning Ethics and Copyright
Administrative Issues and Concerns

There is also a continued opportunity this year to present your session in our virtual classroom setting, which means your session will be viewed by face-to-face attendees as well as those attendees joining us virtually.

There are several ways to participate:

  • Concurrent information sessions provide an opportunity for you to give an interactive presentation in one or more of the conference topic areas. Conference attendees expect sessions to provide practical advice and the sharing of experiences. The committee seeks high quality, thought-provoking and interactive sessions, not lecture format. Co-presenters are encouraged. (45 minutes)

  • Poster sessions allow presenters to prepare a standing table-top poster that describes a project, process, research or other activity. This will be an opportunity to meet and network with a majority of conference attendees and USDLA Award Winners as these sessions are held during the Award Dinner Reception. The poster presenters will be grouped by topic to provide an even more in-depth discussion and comparison of the various issues. (60 minutes)

  • *NEW. Panels of “like topics” are a new option and allow attendees to hear about a topic from several points of view. The program committee may select your proposal to be featured in a panel along with other presenters. (90 minutes)

  • *NEW. Collaborative Sessions will be highlighted throughout the conference and feature an expert leader on a particular topic. If you would like to lead a collaborative session, please select the collaborative session option in your proposal. You will be directed to a form to: (1) identify a hot or controversial topic for discussion; (2) note your credentials as an expert in this subject; (3) state how you would engage the participants in the discussion, and (4) note your willingness to turn the discussion into a short white paper for publication by USDLA.

(90 minutes)

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