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Distance Education Professional Development


In 1985 DEPD hosted the first Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning to provide an exchange of current resources, research, and best practices relevant to the design and delivery of distance education and training.

In 1993 DEPD launched the first-of-its-kind Distance Education Certificate Program to help teachers teach online.

In 2013 DEPD continues to provide professional online certificates and face-to-face programs to prepare online educators and trainers to create more effective and successful courses, programs, and trainings.

2013 keynote and forum videos

Below are links to the videos of keynotes and forums from the 29th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, held August 8-10, 2013 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Richard Baraniuk, Professor and Director, Center for Digital Learning and Scholarship, Rice University

Sally Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University

Moderator: David Carr, InformationWeek Education

Panelists: Rich Baraniuk, Rice University; Gerry Hanley, MERLOT; Barbara Illowsky, California Community Colleges/De Anza College; Mark Morvant, University of Oklahoma; and Ray Schroeder, University of Illinois Springfield

Moderator: Rovy Branon, University of Wisconsin–Extension

Panelists: Sally Johnstone, Western Governors University; Tai Arnold, SUNY Empire State College; Aaron Brower, University of Wisconsin–Extension/System; Dana Offerman, Rio Salado College; and Mike Offerman, Foundation Consultant

Additional 2013 conference resources

Complete 2014 information, resources, and fees will be available in the coming months before the conference. The 2013 resources listed below may be used as guidelines and for budget estimations.

On-site attendee conference guide

2013 marketing brochure

List and links to sponsors and exhibitors.

Includes conference agenda, session types, and links to descriptions of presentations.

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