The Call for Proposals for DLA2016 will open early next year.

We invite proposals on topics related to:
  • Managing growth in distance education
  • Training & support for distance instructors
  • Support for distance students
  • Budget and cost-benefit of distance education
  • Marketing distance courses and programs
  • Distance learning ethics and copyright
  • Organizational issues in distance education
  • Evaluation of distance courses and programs
  • Striving for excellence


Important Dates:
DLA2016

DLA2016 Conference:
June 19 - 22, 2016
Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, Georgia


Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration



Distance Education
Certificate Program

Registration Begins
August 24, 2015
Registration Deadline
November 9, 2015
Program Begins
November 23, 2015
Graduation
June 2016



Social Media Marketing Certificate Program
Registration Begins
October 5, 2015
Registration Deadline
January 11, 2016
Program Begins
January 24, 2016
Graduation
March 20, 2016



Distance Education Certified Trainer Program

Registration Begins
October 5, 2015
Registration Deadline
January 11, 2016
Program Begins
January 25, 2016
Graduation
May 2016



Advanced Technologies for Distance Education Certificate Program
Registration Begins
October 5, 2015
Registration Deadline
January 11, 2016
Program Begins
January 25, 2016
Graduation
June 2016



FishBowl Guidelines


A. Submit a 300 word overview of the topic to Melanie Clay by email no later than February 27, 2015. This will be posted in the conference website.

B. Instructions for delivering your FishBowl presentation.

1. frame the opening of the conversation
(this should take you no more than 5 minutes).

2. keep the conversation from getting too far off track
(but don't really moderate).

3. submit a written summary of ideas learned within 1 hour after the end of the session (this will be posted to the conference website).

The FishBowl works as follows. Your presentation room will be set up with a circle of 8 chairs in the center of the room. There will be two more circles of chairs around this central circle. Only those in the center circle can talk. You can ask for volunteers or select people from your audience. There will always be an empty chair in the circle. When someone from the outer circle wants to join the conversation, they may go and sit in the empty chair. When they sit down, someone else in the inner circle should leave so that there is always an empty chair left. As the facilitator, you may also select people to go and join the conversation.