If any of you are curious about or interested in beefing up your knowledge about distance learning, this week might be a good time to start. In honor of National Distance Learning Week, Nov. 9th-13th, the United States Distance Learning Association is offering free webinars on a variety of subjects. Tomorrow, for instance, there will be webinars on blended learning, game-based learning, and using videoconferencing in the classroom. There will also be webinars about mobile learning and public policy later in the week.
Click here for a full list of topics and instructions on how to register!
Also, for a fee, you can check out the Webinar we put on here at Education Week last Friday about driving student achievement with education technology.
Our guests covered how districts can more effectively analyze data to help improve academic achievement, including specific advice on how teachers should be using data-based decisionmaking to guide instruction; how one-to-one computing is giving students access to higher-quality curriculum, topical experts, and multimedia tools; and how online courses can be an affordable solution for rescuing students who are in danger of dropping out, giving them a second chance in real time that would otherwise not be available in their brick-and-mortar schools.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.