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APSU to celebrate National Distance Learning Week with several events

Austin Peay State University will celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), Nov. 8-12, with several events planned.

Preceding NDLW, the Online Faculty Recognition Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2 to show appreciation for APSU’s online faculty. The event, by invitation only, will include the announcement of the 2010-11 Innovative Professor Award recipient.   

Austin Peay State University will celebrate National Distance Learning Week (NDLW), Nov. 8-12, with several events planned.

Preceding NDLW, the Online Faculty Recognition Luncheon will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2 to show appreciation for APSU’s online faculty. The event, by invitation only, will include the announcement of the 2010-11 Innovative Professor Award recipient.   

The week then will kick off with the fifth annual Innovative Professor Conference on Monday, Nov. 8 and Tuesday, Nov. 9. Online faculty will be able to take advantage of a variety of workshops and concurrent session presentations specifically for the distance-learning professional. Using Wimba Live Classroom, a technology used by many online instructors, distant faculty will be able to participate in the program.

Throughout the week, all registered APSU students are invited to participate in the Student Scavenger Hunt. Students who find everything on the list will have an opportunity to qualify for prizes. The hunt closes at 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 12, with the winner to be announced between 10-11 a.m. at Einstein Bros. Bagels.

In addition, the week will include a student/faculty photo contest. During NDLW, students and faculty are encouraged to take photos of how they represent APSU and submit them to the APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education.

The Distance Education Showcase will be from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10 in the McReynolds Building, rooms 122 and 219. Faculty are invited to learn more about distance education, view the new multimedia tools and enjoy light refreshments. A drawing for a new webcam also will take place.

NDLW will conclude Friday, Nov. 12 with a student session, titled “Energize Your Online Experience,” from 10-11 a.m. in Einstein Bros. Bagels. Those in attendance at Einstein and those attending via Wimba Live Classroom will hear testimonials of how to be successful in the online environment.           

For more information, call the APSU Center for Extended and Distance Education at (931) 221-7816 or go online to http://www.apsu.edu/ext-ed and click on the NDLW calendar of events. -- Melony Shemberger