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9/30: NDLW Call For Proposals and This Week’s USDLA Friday Webinar

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September 29, 2022

9/30: NDLW Call For Proposals and This Week’s USDLA Friday Webinar

Filed under: virtual school — Michael K. Barbour @ 9:09 pm
Tags: cyber school, education, high school, USDLA, virtual school

Note this call for proposals from the folks at the USDLA, as well as the event tomorrow.

CALL FOR National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) PROPOSALS:

Do you have a distance/digital learning topic you’d like to share with the educational community? Now is your chance! National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is a USDLA produced event that is free to all attendees, thanks to our valued partners and sponsors. The sessions will run daily from November 7th through the 11th.

If you would like to considered as a presenter, please visit https://usdla.org/ndlw-2022/ for guidelines and send pertinent information to Georgianna laws (glaws@usdla.org)

Join us for this week’s episode of the USDLA

Friday Webinar Series

1-2pm Eastern

Friday, Sept. 30: Open Educational Resources in Action

Have a Sip of Merlot with Loretta Driskel, Senior Instructional Designer, OIT-Teaching & Learning Corner, Clarkson University, ldriskel@clarkson.edu

I’m Loretta, a senior instructional designer at Clarkson University. We are partners with Merlot, intending to help faculty members everywhere create engaging, diverse teaching and learning experiences for students and faculty. My mission is to help faculty to balance student success with efficient class management.

I will say right up front that we will not be drinking wine for this session. However, I think you will find your time here worthwhile. We’ll be exploring MERLOT, an acronym for Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching; this is a website you can visit to look for open educational resources (commonly known as OER) for your teaching, training, and learning.

MERLOT has been around a long time (since 1997), well before OER (Open Educational Resources) became a buzzword.

Now 25 years later, you will find that many institutions are part of a network for sharing. Many can be found by using the SmartSearch tool to search at least 12 library learning materials beyond the nearly 100,000 added to MERLOT. What is unique about using the MERLOT materials is that not only do they have years of experience curating resources but the materials have been peer-reviewed by members of the discipline, which assures high quality.

Please join us for a tour of the MERLOT website, browse the collection and think about how MERLOT will benefit your teaching and learning practices. I’ll see you on Sept. 30.

Here’s to the power of merlot.org!

Click here to register for this session.

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