Professional Development

In addition to posting information about MxCC training, we will post information on conferences and events related to Distance Learning and Educational Technology. This includes system-wide training as well as regional and national conference opportunities. For reimbursement procedure of attending a regional or national conferences, contact your department secretary.

Topic and Description
April 10, 2015MxCC Technology Showcase
Middletown, CT
August 12-14, 201430th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning
Madison, WI
The Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning is recognized internationally for the quality and integrity of its program. Each year the conference provides an exchange of current resources, research, and best practices from around the world that are relevant to the design and delivery of distance education/training. The face-to-face conference hosted in Madison, Wisconsin, also offers a virtual option to attendees at a distance with selected presentations.

The conference is organized and sponsored by Distance Education Professional Development (DEPD) in the Division of Continuing Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in affiliation with the University of Wisconsin-Extension's Instructional Communications Systems. DEPD—dedicated to fostering effective teaching and learning—offers online certificate programs and custom learning experiences focusing on the latest research, best practices, and strategies in distance education.

In addition to the annual conference and certificate programs, as DEPD's contribution to the field of distance education and training, and with permissions from our presenters and guest speakers, we provide the online Resource Library—a searchable collection of past conference proceedings papers, one-page summary papers, keynote and forum videos, and other session resources. There are approximately 1,000 resources available from the past several conferences.
October 27-30, 2014E-LEARN 2014 - World Conference on E-Learning
New Orleans, LA
E-Learn--World Conference on E-Learning is an international conference organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) and co-sponsored by the International Journal on E-Learning.

This annual conference serves as a multi-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to e-Learning in the Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education sectors.

"The International Forum for Researchers, Developers, and Practitioners to Learn about the Best Practices/Technology in Education, Government, Healthcare, and Business"
October 29-31, 201420th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning
Orlando, FL
This conference brings together practitioners and researchers, administrators, instructional designers, faculty developers, library and support people, instructors, and students to try to make sense of the fast growing and rapidly changing field of online and blended learning.

It is geared to both experienced professionals and interested newcomers who hail from a variety of work sectors, including higher education, K-12 education, continuing education, business, government, health care, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations. Together we will share the latest information on research findings, current practice, emerging trends, and promising new technologies, and explore what online and blended learning portends for ourselves, our institutions, and our society.
November 4-8, 2014Learning, Design, and Technology - Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2014 Conference
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Jacksonville, FL
As reflected in our convention theme - Learning, Design, and Technology - AECT continues in the direction of providing international leadership by promoting scholarship and best practices in the creation, use, and management of technologies for effective teaching and learning. The theme of this conference emphasizes and maximizes our strength as a premier international organization in educational technology, the organization to which others refer for research and best practices.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the convention planning team (
February 18-21, 2015e_Learning 2015
Las Vegas, NV
THE Annual Conference for:

eLearning Administrators
eLearning Faculty
Instructional Designers
Online Media Specialists
Web course Developers

Join us at eLearning 2015 on the Las Vegas Strip to exchange your great ideas with colleagues from across the country and around the world. Be a part of one of the friendliest and most comprehensive annual distance learning conferences for eLearning practitioners.

We want to learn about the new and innovative educational strategies and technologies you tried that work, and about the successful and tried-and-true techniques you or your staff use to teach at a distance. Have you experienced strategies that did not work out as well as you had hoped? We want to hear about those too!

eLearning 2015 will offer you and your staff pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, vendors exhibiting the latest eLearning technologies and services, and nearly 60 one-hour concurrent sessions. The meeting space at Planet Hollywood is in a separate area—you would never know it is adjacent to a newly-expanded casino!
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