National Distance Learning Week 2018

Celebrating Our Students for National Distance Learning Week

The United States Distance Learning Association annually sponsors a week-long celebration of distance learning students and the faculty who teach them. UIS has planned events to celebrate our students who take online and blended courses. You are an important part of our UIS identity!

NDLW Challenges  |  Webinar for UIS Faculty  |  New LinkedIn Group

National Distance Teaching and Learning Week

Participate – 5 Challenges

What is the purpose of the challenges? 

  • Goal: to increase awareness about academic and professional development resources, services, experiential opportunities, and financial savings perks available from a distance.
  • Challenge format:  game, puzzle, trivia, or activity

Who can participate?

  • All students and the UIS community.

Are there Prizes?Picture of UIS sweatshirt, cup, hat and diploma frame

  • Eligibility: Only enrolled UIS students are eligible to win prizes.
  • Prize examples: $50 gift card, diploma frames, and other UIS SWAG.
  • Entries: Complete each challenge and bonus trivia successfully, and one entry will be placed into a drawing – 6 entries total  (5 challenges plus 1 bonus). The first two students completing challenge #4 will win a diploma frame.

How do I access the challenges?

Where do I enter my answers?

Professional Development Teaching Webinars

  • The workshops focus on using social media tools — Twitter and Facebook — in your online and blended courses.
    • Using Twitter to Teach, A Quality Matters Webinar, Tuesday, November 6, 1-2 pm, PAC G
    • Using Facebook to Teach, A Quality Matters Webinar, Wednesday, November 7, 1-2p.m., PAC H
  • Reservations requested, but not required. RSVP to: facultydevelopment@uis.edu

New UIS Online LinkedIn Group

Join the new LinkedIn group now at University of Illinois Springfield Online Students and Alumni

  • The goal of the group is to create a community for online students where they can share and discuss helpful academic and professional development tips, resources and encouragement.
  • If you do not have a current LinkedIn account you can establish one for free (required to join the group).
  • Tips for creating a LinkedIn profile.       

    Photo of Nicole Watts, Student Government Association - Online Student Senator
    Nicole Watts, Student Government Association – Online Student Senator