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National Distance Learning Week 2017

National Distance Learning Week

National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) will be celebrated from November 6-10, 2017. During NDLW, all USDLA sectors including Pre-K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government/Military and Telehealth will educate their constituents on the amazing growth in distance learning and showcase their accomplishments. 

TTU eLearning and Academic Partnerships is celebrating with a kick-off event Tuesday, November 7 at 9:00-11:00 a.m., featuring a come-and-go technology fair and open-house. Plan on meeting our new eLearning teams, learn more about how we can help you with your online courses and see our freshly renovated space on the fifth floor of Texas Tech Plaza. There will also be refreshments and door prizes!

Free webinars and sessions will be available throughout the week, Monday through Friday. Some will be available for virtual attendance, while others will be hosted by eLearning. Be sure to visit our website, elearning.ttu.edu/dl-week-2017, for the latest info and keep an eye on our e-newsletter, From Anywhere, for more details.


TTU eLearning and Academic Partnerships is sending out a call for presentations for this event. The presentation deadline is October 13, 2017.

Topics include:

  • Teaching online in either Higher Ed or K-12
  • Being a successful online student
  • Parents who support online K-12 students in the home
  • Compliance with federal regulations (accessibility and copyright)
  • Course evaluations
  • Instructional Design
  • Tales from the field
  • Respondus proctoring products
  • Turning Technologies student response systems

The format of presentations will include a combination of face-to-face and online. All presentations will be recorded.

Call for Presentations Submission Form

Student Competition

In addition, TTU Worldwide eLearning is offering a student competition for a multimedia project to celebrate National Distance Learning Week. The project should be based on our guiding quote:

"We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning." —Elliot Masie

Three Academic Levels:

K-8, 9-12, Higher Ed


  • Entry deadline October 28th
  • Finalists decision: November 3rd
  • Finalists displayed on website: November 6-10
  • Winners announced on website and social media: November 10th

Writing Prompt:

In a multimedia presentation, describe how the guiding quote demonstrates your experience in the online classroom. Your presentation should take the reviewer 3-5 minutes to view and include specific details about your online experience.

Rubric for NDLW Competition

Submit Your Presentation