Kansas State University Global Campus is pleased to extend an invitation to K-State faculty, who are active online instructors or planning to establish distance courses, to attend a national conference centered on distance teaching and learning. Global Campus will provide up to $1,000 per faculty member toward the conference registration fee and other travel expenses for two faculty members in each academic college to attend one of the conferences highlighted below. Faculty who are interested in taking this opportunity will need to visit with their department head and college dean to secure funding for the remaining expenses associated with the conference attendance.
Submit your application (DOC) by March 31 (due date extended until April 12) for distance education conference funding. Recipients will be announced by early May.
Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison WI
Website description: "The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is recognized internationally for the quality and integrity of its program. Each year the conference provides an exchange of current resources, research and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training. The conference draws professionals from many areas including higher education faculty, teachers, instructors, administrators, managers and directors.
In addition to the annual event, as a contribution to the field of distance education and training, and with permissions from presenters and guest speakers, a searchable collection of past conference resources (proceedings and summary papers, keynote and forum videos, etc.) is provided in the conference resource library. There are approximately 1,000 resources available from the past several conferences."
SIDLIT, Fort Hays State University
Website description: "The Annual Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology (SIDLIT) is one of the best values in professional development. The two-day institute includes presentations, topic-oriented special interest discussion groups, hands-on workshops, and demonstrations."
OLC Accelerate, Orlando FL
Website description: "This conference offers a full complement of presentations that focus on e-learning experience and practices. Sessions address blended learning, issues of diversity, international applications of online learning, open educational resources, social networking, online learning and community colleges as well as other topics of common interest."
OLC Innovate (location varies)
Website description: "This conference will conduct a series of engaging hands-on workshops aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving. The work sessions will explore emerging technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities and colleges."
Design and Technology
AECT (location varies) – non-member registration rates apply
Website description: "The Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) is a professional association of thousands of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology. enjoy hundreds of interactive peer reviewed presentations on the latest theory and practice in our field. Our program offers you many chances to meet impactful presenters and researchers who are leading exciting changes in learning environment design and instruction. Here, we offer the very latest research, trends, and best practices in the field of educational technology along with many opportunities to accelerate your career."
AACE Conferences (locations vary) – non-member registration rates apply
Website description: "The Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), founded in 1981, is an international, not-for-profit, educational organization with the mission of advancing Informational Technology in Education and E-Learning research, development, learning and its practical application. A variety of opportunities and venues are designed to enable participants to actively learn from and collaborate with a multinational, cross-industry expert faculty and peers on the research, development, diverse learning experiences, implementation and technology needed to improve e-learning."
EDUCAUSE Annual Conference (location varies)
Website description: "The EDUCAUSE Annual Conference hosts professionals and technology providers from around the world to enable you to network, share ideas, and discover solutions to today’s challenges. Here you’ll have access to the largest gathering of your peers. People who you can relate to, learn from, and actively contribute to the best thinking in higher education IT."
Administration and Department Head
UPCEA Conferences (locations vary)
Website description: "For over 100 years, UPCEA has resolutely provided higher education thought leaders and practitioners in the field of professional, continuing and online education a forum to network, collaborate, and connect with their peers about relevant content and best practices.
The regional conference is an excellent way to meet with regional contemporaries, develop leadership strategies, keep abreast of relevant content and best practices, learn about changing technologies and demographic trends, and to find practical applications for immediate implementation after the conference.
The annual conference convenes deans and other senior university leaders, key staff, and teams responsible for the management, administration, and growth of professional, continuing, and online education programs. Attendees have access to targeted sessions spanning the top areas of practice in our field (aligned with UPCEA's six professional Networks), led by higher education experts and colleagues."
Propose a Conference
Are you aware of a conference that has a strong e-learning/online focus? Provide details on the sponsoring organization, location, dates, and how it fits with distance education, and it will be considered for funding. Please contact Laura Widenor at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.