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Call for Articles and Announcements for CDLT News: Deadlines 1/7/16 & 7/31/16

Wednesday, December 16, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: J. Bernard Bradley, CDLT Director
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CDLT "Featured Session" Presenters (Left to Right): Geleana Drew Alston (co-moderator), North Carolina A&T State University; Haijun Kang (presenter), Kansas State University; Valerie C. Bryan (presenter), Florida Atlantic University; and J. Bernard Bradley (co-moderator), The University of Southern Mississippi.

The Commission for Distance Learning and Technology (CDLT) hosted a "featured session" at the 2015 AAACE Conference in Oklahoma City titled, "The Power, Peril and Promise of Social Media and Technologies for Adult Education in the Information Age." Over 70 attendees participated in this interactive session, which included a brief history of social media, pitfalls to avoid, and detailed strategies for cultivating successful online communities of practice in today’s information age. Presenters for this and over 20 other technology and distance education-related sessions have been invited to submit brief articles for upcoming editions of The CDLT News. Information regarding two upcoming CDLT webinars on creating a research and publication agenda will also be featured.

The CDLT News helps keep our members and friends abreast of CDLT events and achievements. Our desire is to represent the work of all of our members. We welcome your submissions at any time in the following categories:

  • Research items
  • Publications
  • Presentations
  • Grants
  • Awards and Nominations
  • Journals
  • New tools for teaching, research, and practice
  • Suggestions for collaboration
  • Job opportunities
  • Other relevant initiatives

To submit, please type your article, announcement or accomplishment in a Microsoft Word document. Include your name, title, institution and contact information (phone and email). Email your submission or question to Leigh Ann Whittle, CDLT communications chair, at
CDLT newsletters will be released by late-January 2016 and mid-August 2016. Submissions are accepted year-round; however, the deadline for inclusion in the January newsletter is January 7, 2016 and the deadline for the August newsletter is July 31, 2016.  For volunteer opportunities, email J. Bernard Bradley, CDLT director, at

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