Volume 1, Issue 5

Winter 2009

  From a Distance...

Online Newsletter for Arkansas Distance Learning



From the Editor...
by Karen Liebhaber

I can't believe it is time for another newsletter. An entire year has passed so quickly. Every quarter, I start stressing about how many submissions I'll receive for an issue, whether anyone is actually reading the thing—and then I'll start getting all sorts of comments and suggestions from you. Your correspondence is such a comfort, so please keep sending it!!

This issue includes a piece written by the other member of BRTC's Distance Education department, Regina Moore. Regina has been attending college online for several years and her piece is an excellent telling from the student's side. While she and I were discussing it, she mentioned that it would helpful if "From a Distance..." included a regular article from the student's perspective. I think that's a great idea, though the regular items that I've been wanting to include often get ditched as I come to "press." Only so much can get done when you do it by yourself. However, I want to encourage you to submit anything that presents a student's perspective---something you had in your classes, something your students wrote, something you made up...whatever. :-)

Thanks again to Pati for the VNET update. It's amazing how much the network is used! Pati’s article has become a November regular and I’m always impressed by how many conference she and her group schedule!

Finally, I want to encourage you to submit your conference reviews!! I know I'm not the only one who has attended another conference. I want to hear about where you have went. Your reviews are helpful in determining new places to go.

Thanks to all of you for your interest. Don't forget to let me know what kind of information you are looking for!

Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year!

About the Author


Karen Powers LiebahberKaren Powers Liebhaber is the Distance Education Coordinator, Blackboard and Moodle System Administrator, and an instructor of English and literature at Black River Technical College.  She earned a Master of Arts in English from Arkansas State University.  She lives in Pocahontas with her husband and two children.

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