National Distance Learning Week 2017

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!


UIS Students Who Learn at a Distance  |  UIS Online Statistics  |  Webinar for UIS Faculty  |  Reception to Honor Distance Learning

National Distance Teaching and Learning Week


Meet UIS Students Who Learn at a Distance

UIS Online Statistics

nline majors made up 33.7 % of UIS headcount enrollment (1,712). The number of online majors increased by 158 from Spring 2016 (+10.2%) Undergraduate online majors increased by 91 from Spring 2016 (+12.0%) Graduate online majors increased by 67 from Spring 2016 (+8.4%) Online majors are older than their on-campus counterparts: At the undergraduate level by 8.7 years (32.4 vs 23.7) At the masters level by 7.7 years (35.8 vs 28.1) Online majors reside: in 47 states (all but SD, VT, WY) in DC and 1 territory (PR) in 72 counties in Illinois in 10 foreign countries 88.2% of online majors from Illinois have mailing addresses outside Sangamon county 40.6% of online majors have mailing addresses outside of Illinois Online Course Enrollment Total seatcount in online and blended courses was 8,187 (53.8% of total seatcount) 45.6% of credits were generated in online courses (22,669 credits) 10.9% of credits were generated in blended courses (5,416 credits) 70.5% of students took at least one online course (3,579 students) 38.9% of students were registered only in online courses (1,976 students)

“10 Disruptive Technologies & Innovative Applications in Online Learning” Webinar

Presenters: Dr. Susan Aldridge, President Drexel University Online and Marci Powell, USDLA Chair Emerita and Vice Chair for Global Partnerships

As educators, we know we must embrace emerging technologies and pedagogies in our designs for online, open and flexible teaching and learning. What are these and how are they being applied?  In this webinar, we will look at 10 disruptive technologies and innovative approaches educators around the world are taking in applying them.  From a shoestring budget to high end applications, see these tools in action, while exploring how they are rapidly reshaping the landscape of distance education in the digital age.  Feel free to bring your lunch.

Date/Time/Location: Monday, Nov. 6, noon – 1 p.m., BRK 437, Faculty Resource Center

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Reception and Celebration of Distance Learning @ UIS

Reception Celebrating National Distance Learning Week and the CIEL Fall Teaching & Learning Symposium

Thursday, November 9, 2017  |  3:30 p.m. ­ – 5:00 p.m. Public Affairs Center, Conference Room G

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