National Distance Learning Week

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UWS celebrates National Distance Learning Week – November 4-8, 2019

UWS joins hundreds of other institutions and organizations around the country in celebrating National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) to celebrate and bring attention to our online School of Graduate Studies students, faculty and alumni. Read more on the United States Distance Learning Association website.

To celebrate, UWS is hosting a series of events that everyone can participate in, no matter your location!

University of Western States is proud of our online programs that comprise half of our student population.

Online Teaching Articles for Faculty

Effective Teaching Online
Written by four authors of books on online course development, this article shares seven ideas and best practices on how to teach effectively online.

Facilitating Student Engagement Online
This article was used as a resource for our recent CTL CARE faculty development workshop on Strategies for Increasing Online Student Engagement. It has helpful tips such as modeling who you want students to use the discussion forums and providing specific feedback early in the course.

Ten Online Teaching Tips You May Not Have Heard
This article shares some interesting and novel ideas you may not have heard of or tried. Give your UWS instructional designer a call if you’d like to try out something new!

Library Scavenger Hunt

Use the library’s web page and resources linked off that page (e.g., the online guides available by clicking on “Guides and Tutorials”) to answer the following questions and be entered to win a prize, sent to you.

National Distance Learning Week Scavenger Hunt

UWS Switchboard Contest

UWS office of alumni relations is celebrating National Distance Learning Week November 4-8, 2019 on Switchboard. They are holding a swag bag drawing. What is UWS Switchboard? Find out here.

Who is eligible? Online college of graduate studies students and alumni
How to enter: Create a post – an ‘ask’ or an ‘offer’ between November 4 and November 8 (by 8 p.m. PST).
Prize: UWS Swag Bag (mailed to your current address)
Winner announced: On Switchboard, Tuesday November 12

Virtual 5K

Join the UWS Virtual 5K! Join UWS faculty, staff and students in running a 5K in your own neighborhood sometime between November 4 – 8. To enter, fill out this waiver form and email it to [email protected] to receive your official UWS running bib. Wear your UWS running bib and post a selfie to Facebook or Instagram, tagging UWS (Facebook:@UniversityOfWesternStates. Instagram: @univwesternstates). Entries will be chosen at random and winners will be sent a special prize! *For an extra bonus, if you post with the hashtags #UWSLife and #TakeTheLead, you will be entered in a grand prize drawing for the ultimate UWS swag package!*