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The purpose of National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) is to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate and Military, while recognizing leaders and best practices in the field.


For schools, colleges, and corporations to conduct local events during NDLW to celebrate and promote the field of online learning.


November 9 - 13, 2015


Professionals engaged in the day-to-day practice of distance learning (schools, colleges, corporations, military) and individuals and organizations providing products and services being distributed via online, video conferencing and satellite technologies

Free Webinars

  • Monday, November 9, 2015
    • 10:00 am Eastern:
      • Accessibility and Usability in Online Courses
      • by Cecelia Green (Quality Matters)
    • 1:00 pm Eastern:
      • Discover The Latest Mobile Learning & Collaboration Technology
      • by Derek Lundsten, CEO (Scrimmage)
  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    • 10:00 am Eastern:
      • Keep Them Begging for More: Professional Development That Matters
      • by Dr. Roseann Torsiello and Barbara Monaghan 
(Berkeley College)
    • 1:00 pm Eastern:
      • CBE: Employers and Employability (Pearson)
      • by Ed Sargent, Project Director PACE-IT, VP of Workforce Development /Training (Edmonds Community College); Mary Hendrix, Ph.D, Vice President Student Access & Success Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program (Texas A&M University)
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    • 11:30 am Eastern:
      • Distance Learning Resources in Telehealth
      • by Janet Major, Associate Director for Facilities, Arizona Telemedicine Program (Arizona Health Sciences Center)
, USDLA Board Member, Telehealth
    • 1:00 pm Eastern:
      • Virtual Presence: Inspire and Engage in the Virtual Classroom and Beyond
      • by Kate Nugent, Facilitator and Director of Product & Training (The Ariel Group)
    • 2:00 pm Eastern:
      • USDLA Chapter Program Overview
      • by Ken Conn (USDLA)
  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    • 10:00 am Eastern:
      • Company’s Coming. Get Out The Good China!
      • by Pam Birtolo and Amy McGrath (Global Personalized Academics)
    • 1:00 pm Eastern:
      • 10 Signs That the Shift to Digital Is Underway – and 5 Ways to Get Ahead of the Curve!
      • by John Watson, President (Evergreen Education Group), lead author of the annual Keeping Pace Report; Mickey Revenaugh, co-founder (Connections Education) and Board President (iNACOL)
  • Friday, November 13, 2015
    • to be determined

For more information about these free webinars, and to register for them, please see the 2015 NDLW Webinar Schedule & Registration page.

For more information on NDLW

contact USDLA at 617.399.1770 or today!