The University of Wisconsin-Madison pioneered distance education in 1891 when it offered the world’s first correspondence course. More than a century later, it remains on the forefront of educational innovation with the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference. Since 1985, the conference has helped educators adapt to a new world in which students increasingly learn via technology and online rather than in a traditional classroom setting. Given the accelerating pace of digital disruption, the 33rd annual event is more essential than ever to higher education faculty and staff, instructional designers, and workforce trainers looking for the latest strategies to engage learners.
Leading figures in distance education will share their expertise with more than 800 attendees from around the world on July 25-27 at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. They include distinguished faculty from UW-Madison along with innovators from across the spectrum in higher education and business. The sessions will delve into such topics as emerging technologies, gamification, personalized learning, and open educational resources.