National Distance Learning Week 2017

Each year the Online Learning and Ed Tech Team works together to create a set of activities in celebration of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW). This year NDLW will run from November 6-10, 2017.  NDLW is sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association.  These activities engage our: NDLW logo


Our students will have some great activities during National Distance Learning Week!

  1. GooseChase! 

    WilmU students were invited to participate in an virtual scavenger hunt game. The first place winner for GooseChase is Diye F; the second place for the was Elizabeth M. Participation Random Winner is Sara M.

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    Activity description: Win a tablet and other prizes with our Online Scavenger Hunt with the Online Student Navigators! Faculty and staff can also compete against students to see who has the most WilmU spirit (however, only students can win the prize)! GooseChase can be played throughout the week with new missions added daily! All student participants will be entered in to win a $25 gift card, so make haste, join GooseChase!

  2. Where do you WilmU?
    Students were asked to take a selfie in your WilmU gear to participate in a random $25 gift card drawing. Label it #NDLW2017WilmU and post to Twitter or Instagram to be entered in the drawing. Chelsea W. was the winner of this activity. 

  3. Online Student Association
    Participate in the Online Student Association's November discussion board of the month to be eligible to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards.



This year we are offering several fun activities and informative presentations! Please join us online for some spectacular prizes, great information, and loads of fun.

  1. Prezi & Quiz
    Learn more about the Pathways to Instructional Excellence (PIE). Watch this Prezi and then take a Quiz about PIE for a chance to win a $25 gift card!

  2. OLET Live!
    Join us on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at noon (EST) via our Facebook group for a fun way to learn, OLET Live! Think of it like a quick lunch break talk show! Sign in and comment to be entered to win a $25 gift card! Join the show hosts, Stephen Scheib and Christian Broderick, as they chat with Mary Beth Youse about an exciting new professional development program offered exclusively for WilmU faculty.

  3. Try out VoiceThread Now!
    Share what you like about teaching online and some tips you have to engage learners in your online courses. Click here to view and engage with this new tool and enter a drawing to win a gift card!

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  4. USDLA NDLW 2017 Webinar Schedule 
    All webinars are free of charge and will be powered by Blackboard Collaborate.  Some webinar titles are: Office 365 & Skype for Business in the Classroom, Fending off the Webinar Woes: Designing for Interest and Interactivity, and much more!

For the Online Student Association's October discussion board of the month, we asked our students to share a short video about their experiences with online learning at WilmU. Here's a brief video collage of their responses:


WilmU's online courses push the envelope of what an online course can do. As technology improves, possibilities become endless. Visit to see Wilmington University's full online course offerings for yourself.  Watch this video to learn about our innovative online courses:


Also, you can get updates about other NDLW activities on Facebook by ‘Liking’ our Page .

Thank you,
The Online Learning and Educational Technology Team