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Friday, November 5, 2021

From the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Posted: Friday, November 5, 2021

National Distance Learning Week: November 8-12

National Distance Learning Week is November 8–12. National Distance Learning Week is a long-standing tradition of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), and many campuses and organizations have continued to share in the traditions to generate greater awareness and appreciation for distance learning, discuss current issues and emerging trends, and highlight best practices.

The USDLA, SUNY Online, and Buffalo State College will be hosting sessions on a variety of topics, including hybrid and hyflex instructional methods, global learning, universal design and accessibility, quality course designs experiences, regular and substantive feedback, and panel discussions from distance learning leaders in and outside of SUNY and national organizations.

Kelvin Thompson, executive director of the Center for Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida, will deliver the keynote for this week, "Online Learning: What Was, What Is, and What Could Be," on Monday, November 8, from noon to 12:45 p.m.

COVID-19 has disrupted the field of online teaching and learning. If we yearn too fervently for a pre-pandemic past, though, we might miss the opportunities afforded by this moment. This session will offer for consideration some themes that might help us shape a future of our field that we want to live in.

Register on the USDLA - Distance Learning Week 2021 website.

The Buffalo State Workshop Registration System will also highlight some of the sessions you can review and register for.