FDLA 2014: Changing the Game: Testing the Boundaries of Distance Education

Pictured Above: FDLA President Dr. Angie Su with keynote speakers Dr. Julian Su and James Maloney of CalTech

The FDLA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the success of the 2014 Annual Conference, which took place on September 29 – 30, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South 4955 Kyng’s Heath Road Kissimmee, FL 34746.

The FDLA 2014 Annual Conference is the premier event for professionals in the distance learning industry in Florida. This year’s fall conference promises to deliver another exciting and informative program that will bring together distance learning practitioners within Florida to discuss and learn more about Changing the Game: Testing the Boundaries of Distance Education. The format of this event allows attendees to learn about relevant topics from many different points of view. Sessions will be targeted to the K-12 audience, higher education, and virtually all distance learning stakeholders. The moderate size makes it possible for attendees to actively participate. This conference is an opportunity to share ideas, learn about distance learning programs and products, and gain a better understanding of the field. Network with other distance learning colleagues and exchange innovative ideas. FDLA 2014 will offer you and your staff keynote speakers, panel discussions, poster sessions, and breakout sessions on current topics and research in online learning, and vendors exhibiting an array of distance learning technologies and services. Come be a part of our energetic and growing community of practice!

Please plan to join us again for the Florida Distance Learning Association (FDLA) 2015 Annual Conference

Proposal Submission for 2015 Conference:

We invite you to submit a proposal for the Florida Distance Learning Association 2015 Annual Conference. Share your insights and best practices for distance learning with peers at other institutions. Network with other distance learning colleagues and exchange innovative ideas. FDLA 2015 will offer you and your staff conference workshops, keynote speakers, a variety of breakout sessions on current topics in online learning, and vendors exhibiting an array of distance learning technologies and services. Come be a part of our energetic and growing community of practice!

Conference Tracks

  • Research studies in online education (Action Research, Thesis, Dissertation)
  • Online Faculty Showcase and Best Practices
  • Instructional Design and Development
  • Florida K12 Standards – Common Core
  • Attracting, Engaging, Retaining Online Students in a Competitive Market
  • Vendor Showcase – Partner Presentation to Showcase Student Achievement

Presentation Types

  • Plan for 45 minute presentation with 15 minute Q&A.
  • FDLA may accept a proposal and request that it be shortened for a panel discussion or poster session.

Suggested presentation topics include:

  • Distance Learning Research Projects – Priority
    • Undergraduate Action Research
    • Master’s Thesis
    • Doctoral Dissertation
    • Online Implementation Efficacy Study
    • Institution/Vendor Partner Presentation
  • Retaining Online Students
  • Legislative Impact on Distance Learning in Florida
  • Blended and Hybrid Courses
  • BYOD – Bring Your Own Device
  • Cloud Computing
  • Digital Textbooks
  • Faculty Training and Professional Development
  • Game Based Learning
  • Distance Learning Management and Leadership
  • Legislative Impact on Distance Learning in Florida
  • Mobile Learning
  • MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses
  • Online Student Support
  • Open Education Resource and Open Source Solutions
  • Proctored Testing, Appointment Systems and Identity Verification
  • Retaining Online Students
  • SACS Accreditation
  • Serving Online Students with Disabilities
  • State Authorization for Out-of-State Institutions
  • Social Media
  • Tools for Marketing Online Programs

Proposal Guidelines

Your proposal submission should include the following:

  • Abstract (150 words or less)
  • Title of presentation
  • Program track to which topic relates
  • Emphasis of presentation: Research Study, Applied Use (technology or pedagogy), Effective Practice, Emerging Technology (tools or processes)
  • Target audience: novice, intermediate, expert, or all audiences
  • Institutional level targeted: Universities and Four Year Institutions, Community Colleges, K-12, Multiple Type of session (please choose a preferred and backup): Information Session (40 minutes), Pre-Conference Workshop (1 hour 15 minutes), or Poster Session.

Schedule

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