National Distance Learning Week 2018

Each year the College of Online and Experiential Learning team offers activities in celebration of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW). This year NDLW will run from November 5-9, 2018. NDLW is sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association. You can get updates about other NDLW activities on Facebook by  ‘Liking’ our Page.  These activities engage our faculty, staff, and students.

New for 2018 - Add "Facebook Frame"  to your profile picture for NDLW. Just click on the update your profile picture button, add frame, and then enter "WilmU NDLW 2018"

NDLW logo

Students  

  • Where do you WilmU?  

    Students, take a selfie with your family and/or pet and label it #NDLW2018WilmU and post to Twitter or Instagram to be entered in the drawing. If you are not on Twitter or Instagram, send your photo to Navigator@wilmu.edu to be entered to win. The drawing for this will be for a Fire HD 10 Tablet with Alexa, 10” HD Display, 32 GB with charging dock. There will be a 2nd and 3rd prize of a Wilmington University jacket.

  • My Dream Job
    Enroll in the My Dream Job course to take a survey that will identify a personalized plan for career development. Complete the survey and post your results in the Online Student Association's November discussion board of the month to be eligible to win one of three $25 Amazon gift cards.

Faculty

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. Register for a USDLA  Webinar: No Student Left Behind: Individualized Support in an Online Environment  
    USDLA Guest Speakers: David McMillan, Barbie Miller, Terri Wheaton, Old Dominion University
    Date and time: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  2. Register for the series of WilmU NDLW Webinars
    We will be giving away gift cards to a set of randomly selected webinar attendees.

WilmU Topics

Date and time (eastern standard time)

Pathways to Instructional Excellence Overview by Sandy Bennett

Monday, November 5, 2018 at 10:00am

Successful Online Discussions by Mary Beth Youse. Upon successful completion of this session, you will receive credit of an elective in the Pathway’s Exemplary level.

Monday, November 5, 2018 at 12:00pm

WilmU HQ Trivia Game for Faculty by Christian Broderick

Monday, November 5, 2018 at 2:00pm (in person in room WGC 411, and live streamed via Blackboard Collaborate)

Gamification by Stephen Scheib

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 11:00am

Academy Integrity Problems and Solutions in the Online Classroom by Adam Voyton

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 12:00pm   

Join us for a quick lunch break talk show! Join the show hosts, Stephen Scheib and Christian Broderick, as they chat with Guest Host Dr. Joanne Fletcher of the Doctor in Nursing Practice program. Dr. Fletcher recently completed all four levels of the Pathways to Instructional Excellence, a new professional development program offered exclusively for WilmU faculty.  

Tuesday, November 13 at 12pm

Staff

Register for the WilmU HQ Trivia Game for Staff hosted by Pam Huxtable and Adam Voyton. This webinar is scheduled for Friday, November 9, 2018 at 12:00pm. The winner will receive a gift card. 

About WilmU's Online Learning Programs

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