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Call for Presenters:
CDLT Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media

Presenter Deadline: 6/5/17 (extended to 7/21/17)



The 2017 Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) “Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media” will be held on October 31, 2017, from 8 am until 2 pm at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. Proposal Submissions are due June 5, 2017. PLEASE NOTE: This process ONLY applies to proposals for presentation at the “Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media.” Other topics on distance and online learning (including technology) at the intersection of adult learning in all subject areas may be proposed as part of the main AAACE Conference, which has separate processes and deadlines.


AAACE/CDLT members and non-members across a wide variety of practice settings are welcomed to participate in the symposium. Selected presenters are also encouraged though not required to publish short blog articles in The CDLT News, the commission’s blog newsletter, after the conclusion of the symposium.


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Click here to apply as a presenter for the 2017 CDLT Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media.



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CDLT Purpose Statement

In recognition of the growing influence of online and other distance learning technologies on adult learning, AAACE supports the CDLT to provide members with opportunities to share best practices and research on how adults are learning in networked learning environments. Our goal is to increase communication and collaboration among adult educators across academic, workplace, community, and other settings who have an interest in sharing their knowledge and practice about learning with virtual technologies.

The committee further agreed to move forward with five core activities over the short term:

  • Posting of the CDLT's new purposes statement, contact information, and incipient activities on the AAACE website
  • Activating a discussion group, focusing on distance learning and technology as related to adult learning, within the AAACE's existing Linked-In professional networking site
  • Publishing a CDLT newsletter
  • Forming committees and identifying leaders to help move specific projects forward
  • Offering educational webinars

CDLT members, click here to view members-only networking and resources. 

Contact Information:

J. Bernard Bradley, PhD, GPC
CDLT Director

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