Volume 1, Issue 5
Discussion Boards: From Student's Perspective
Let me be clear on one thing: I do not like discussion boards. But as a student who has taken over eighty hours of online courses, I know they are a necessary evil. Although online ultimately means self-motivated and sometimes self-taught, it’s nice to know there really is an instructor at the head of the class taking part, directing, and contributing to the course.
Arkansas Video Network Statistics -- 2009
For those of you that missed the 2009 ARDLA Conference, below are the highlights from the State of Network Address that Max Kolstad gave, on my behlf, at the conference. I hope you find these statistics helpful when bragging about what a great Distance learning Network the State of Arkansas has!
The Sloan-C Foundation has presented the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning for 15th years. For at least the past 8, the Sloan-C conference has been held in Orlando, FL; this year at the Caribe Royale. You've heard of a wedding tour--an extended amount of time on which a newlywed couple tours an area for their honeymoon. Well, apparently, I've been on the conference tour; I managed to fit Sloan-C and the concurrent MoodleMoot into my October, and I am glad I did. The conference was a great one. MoodleMoot was pretty good, too.
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!!
ARDLA Board Minutes
Just in case you were ever curious about what happens in board meetings, the 2009 board minutes are posted to the ARDLA website. You may access them at http://ardla.org/Minutes/Minutes.htm. A direct link will be appearing on the website soon.
USDLA 3rd Annual Conference
The Teaching Professor
Distance Learning Administration 2009
Blackboard World 2010
2nd Sloan-C International Symposium on Emerging
Technology Applications for Online Learning
San Jose 2010
25th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning
ARDLA Annual Conference
Immediate Past President
Arkansas Distance Learning Association (ARDLA) www.ardla.org
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