Keeping Pace with The Changing Face of Online Learning

This infographic from the Online Learning ConsortiumKeeping Pace With The Changing Face Of Online Learning, illustrates the key trends currently driving the infusion of online learning in the higher education industry.

Online Learning Infographic


University of Georgia IDD Conference for Instructional Designers and Learning Professionals

Register now for the 2015 IDD @ UGA Conference from August 21 – 22 at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens, Georgia.

This two-day professional conference is designed to showcase innovative Instructional Design and development (IDD) projects and digital learning for adult professional education including corporate, industry, government, professional continuing education (e.g., medical), and higher education. Presentations will include practical, hands-on learning experiences that can immediately be applied to improve job performance as well as specific examples of client-based projects for real-world application.


Tom Kuhlmann, Chief Learning Architect of Articulate Global, author of the popular Rapid eLearning Blog, with over 100,000 subscribers, and developer of hundreds of hours of eLearning and training for companies such as Capital One, Washington Mutual, and Weyerhaeuser.

Keith Bailey, Director of the UGA Office of Online Learning, former assistant dean of Online Learning and Educational Technology at Penn State and creator of the continuous quality improvement process (eLCQ) implemented with Penn State’s online programs.


  • Full Conference Registration: $164
  • Proposal Accepted or IDD Alumni: $129
  • Friday Only or Saturday Only: $109
  • UGA Faculty, Staff and Students: $49
  • Current IDD Students & 1st-year IDD Alumni: Complimentary
  • Invited Presenters: Complimentary
  • Friday Morning Workshops (register Separately): $39

Registration Deadline: August 10, 2015

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Stanford Online – Adventures in Writing

This post is courtesy of Stanford Online. From an instructional design standpoint, this is an interesting use of Active Learning and the course is free!


Welcome to Adventures in Writing, a series of graphic-novel style learning modules designed to help you learn more about and practice a range of effective written communication skills. You’ll immerse yourself in the adventures of Maya and Chris, using each module’s interactive exercises to apply what you’ve learned.

Adventures in Writing


2nd Annual Digital Learning Conference at University of Georgia

Join us for an engaging and exciting event that is not your typical conference. Not exactly an “un‐conference,” but definitely an atmosphere for interaction, conversation, and idea‐sharing among like‐minded educators who are passionate about digital learning and how to make it work in the real world of education…from preschool through adult learners…from formal educational settings to informal settings and the workplace. Participants will have the opportunity to network with a diverse group of presenters, participants, and sponsors who all come together to spark ideas and fuel the conversation.

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Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes

The following is from The Journal:

Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 “Hybrid Learning Program Results,” from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.

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Partnership Brings Mobile Tests to UGA

The following is a story from the University of Georgia College of Education by Kristen B. Morales:

Faculty from UGA's LDT Program

Professors from UGA’s Learning, Design, and Technology Program.

Just as technology can seem overwhelming, it can also open doors.

That’s the thought that went through Muhammad Nazil Iqdami’s head as he listened to Kinam Park talk about new mobile-based testing developed by her company, North Star Development Village, or NSDevil. Iqdami, a graduate student who came to the University of Georgia to study ways to bring technology into the classroom, suddenly realized how this new system could help students at his home university.

“It opened my mind, that it can support learning,” said Iqudami, a graduate student in the Learning, Design and Technology program in the College of Education who plans to return to his rural hometownin Indonesia after graduating. “That’s one of the reasons I’m here, to learn how to implement technology in the classroom.”

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