National Distance Learning Week

UWG|Online National Distance Learning WeekNational Distance Learning Week

UWG Online is celebrating National Distance Learning Week, November 11-15, 2013.

Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), National Distance Learning Week helps increase awareness and appreciation for distance learning and how it helps people reach their educational goals. Because of online education opportunities at UWG, people studying from 31 states and 3 countries have earned their University of West Georgia education—often while balancing full-time commitments with work, family and community.

UWG Online will be offering the following activities in recognition of 2013 National Distance Learning Week.

Daily Social Media Activities

Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to participate in daily social media activities for a chance to win promotional items! You can submit some entries to us via email (online@westga.edu), or watch for the daily social media posts November 11th-15th to submit your contest entries then. Selected entries will be widely promoted via UWG Online social media.

  • Monday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day Photo Contest

    Share a photo in honor of a veteran or other U.S. Armed Services personnel (since Nov 11th is also Veterans Day!) - include title and rank, branch of military served in and whether you served during a war, including the specific conflict (if you have this info available).

  • Wednesday, Nov. 13: UWG Online Story Contest

    Tell us your story. How has distance learning at UWG affected the way you are reaching your goals? From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., UWG|Online will have a booth set-up in the library (next to Starbucks) where you can come record your story! Participants will receive an UWG|Online promotional item of their choice.

  • Thursday, Nov. 14: UWG Gear Photo Contest

    Submit a photo of yourself or your family decked out in your favorite UWG gear.

  • Friday, Nov. 15: Traveling Wolfie Photo Contest

    Share a photo of yourself with Wolfie (you can just hold up a photo) that showcases your city, home or anywhere you like to study.

Distance Learning Event Booth

(On-site only)

Whether you're a student or an instructor, stop by our table on campus to find out about distance learning options and support services at UWG. We will be discussing some of the changes that are being made to CourseDen for Spring 2014. We are also asking for students and faculty to share their UWG|Online experience. Participants will receive a UWG|Online promotional item!

Date: Wednesday, November 13th

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Library Alcove 1

Online Google Hangout Events

Faculty: Join UWG|Online Faculty Development Center for our twice monthly webinar “iApollo: Google Apps” where we will discuss Google Apps for Education as an integral system of instructional tools. Learn more on the Google Community page http://tinyurl.com/kz5cbx2

Date: Thursday, November 14th

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Google Hangouts On Air Live. Check the events page for the “Official Site” link.

Participation in the Google Hangout On Air is limited to the first 15 that login. You can also watch live on YouTube. An Event Invitation will be created and shared with the UWG community. A link to join the event live will be posted at 10:30 a.m. on the official event page and sent to faculty & staff before hand.

Students: Join UWG|Online Services for our special Google Hangout where we'll explore the new CourseDen - D2L upgrade coming in January and answer any questions you may have about online education at UWG. Learn more on the UWG|Online Google Event page http://tinyurl.com/uwgonlineevent.

Date: Friday, November 15th

Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Google Hangouts On Air Live. Check the events page for the “Official Site” link.

Participation in the Google Hangout On Air is limited to the first 15 that login. You can also watch live on YouTube. An Event Invitation will be created and shared with the UWG community. A link to join the event live will be posted at 10:30 a.m. on the official event page and sent to faculty & staff before hand.

UWG|Online Town Hall

(On-site only)

Join the UWG|Online Faculty Development Center (FDC) crew to learn about the upcoming D2L upgrade, Quality Matters, and USG Google Apps! 

Date: Friday, November 15th (also November 22nd & December 6th)

Time: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: TLC 1303

Online Webinars

The USDLA will also be sponsoring online webinars (coming soon!) and they have archived ones posted here: http://www.usdla.org/webinars.

View UWG|Online's archived iApollo (faculty) webinars (http://tinyurl.com/uwgonline) and sessions applicable to both students and faculty: http://www.youtube.com/uwgonline.

Thank you for helping us celebrate and for supporting distance learning at UWG!