National Distance Learning Week

National Distance Learning Week

UWG Online is celebrating National Distance Learning Week, November 10-14, 2014.Thomas Tobin Super Skills Series Nov 12-13 2014

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 2014 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 10th-14th to submit your contest entries then. Selected entries will be widely promoted via UWG Online social media. Participants will receive an UWG|Online promotional item of their choice. Submissions accepted through 5pm ET on November 14th.

  • Monday, Nov. 10: Tell Us Your Story

    What do you like most about online learning? How has distance learning at UWG affected the way you are reaching your goals? Post a comment on our UWG Online Facebook page or Twitter - share photos, videos, whatever you'd like.

  • Tuesday, 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. 12: Share Your Favorite Online Success Story

    Tell us about your favorite online course, instructor, student success story, project, research, or anything you'd like to brag about in relation to online education!  Share your story on our UWG Online Facebook page or Twitter - share photos, videos, whatever you'd like.

  • Thursday, Nov. 13: UWG Gear Photo Contest

    Submit a photo of yourself or your family decked out in your favorite UWG gear, on our UWG Online Facebook page or Twitter - share photos, videos, whatever you'd like. Participants will receive an UWG|Online promotional item of their choice.

  • Friday, Nov. 14: 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, on our UWG Online Facebook page or Twitter - share photos, videos, whatever you'd like.

Super Skills Series for FACULTY and STAFF

Wednesday, November 12 Presentation
104 Best Practices in D2L • 9:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m. • Nursing #115 (bring your mobile device)
Wednesday, November 12 Workshops
Three Paths to Academic Integrity • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • Nursing #121
Doing Well by Doing Good • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Nursing #121 (assessing online courses)
Thursday, November 13 Workshop
Universal Design for Learning is a Secret Retention Tool • 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. • Nursing #112
Attend all three workshops and be eligible to win prizes at the end of the last workshop from Dr. Tobin.


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

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 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 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.

Online Webinars

The USDLA will also be sponsoring online webinars (coming soon!) and they have archived ones posted here: http://www.usdla.org/v/vspfiles/satellite_sites/2014_NDLW/learners.html

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!