Don’t worry – you haven’t missed it yet! I hear the tradition is to lavish expense techie gifts on your favorite bloggers during this week (stuff like iPhones, laptops, etc). NDLW will be November 12-16… so mark your calendars and start saving up!
My delusions aside, NDLW is a reality:
More information can be found at http://www.ndlw.org.
This, of course, is primarily for our readers in the US. I did a quick search to find out if there is an International Distance Learning Week, or some other commemorative week like this is other countries. I didn’t immediately find any, but if you know of some – please feel free to leave details in the comments.
Matt is currently an Instructional Designer II at Orbis Education and a Part-Time Instructor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Previously he worked as a Learning Innovation Researcher with the UT Arlington LINK Research Lab. His work focuses on learning theory, Heutagogy, and learner agency. Matt holds a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas, a Master of Education in Educational Technology from UT Brownsville, and a Bachelors of Science in Education from Baylor University. His research interests include instructional design, learning pathways, sociocultural theory, heutagogy, virtual reality, and open networked learning. He has a background in instructional design and teaching at both the secondary and university levels and has been an active blogger and conference presenter. He also enjoys networking and collaborative efforts involving faculty, students, administration, and anyone involved in the education process.