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Volume 3, Issue 1                                                                                                                    March 2017                             

The CDLT – Proud to Promote Distance Learning and Technology

We are proud to promote distance learning and technology through the CDLT. If you share our interest in distance learning or technology at the intersection of adult learning in any subject, please consider joining our subgroup within the AAACE’s LinkedIn site. The CDLT subgroup is open to both members and non-members of CDLT and AAACE for domestic and international networking opportunities. You can locate our subgroup here.

Also, click here to officially join the AAACE/CDLT.  Be certain to select CDLT as one of your commission membership options. Members receive an exclusive array of membership benefits and networking opportunities. 

The CDLT is led by:
J. Bernard Bradley, Commission Director
Leigh Ann Whittle, Communications Chair
Tonka Jokelova, Membership Engagement Chair Heba AbuZayyad, Social Media Chair
Amanda Cribbs, Pre-Conference Symposium Co-Chair Sola Popoola, Pre-Conference Symposium Co-Chair
Tricia Berry, Awards & Recognitions Chair Brianne L. Jackson, Graduate Student Chair
TBA, Member-at-Large TBA, Membership Engagement Chair
Important Timelines

Now Active: Opening of Call for Presenters @ AAACE 2017 in Memphis!
Now Open:
Register for ICICTE conference @ Rhodes, Greece!
Opening of call for nominees/self-nominations for CDLT Best-Practice Award
Opening of CFP for CDLT Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media
April 2017:
CDLT webinar on electronic portfolios (tentative; date & time TBA)
CDLT Pre-Conference Symposium on Social Media (8 am – 2 pm)

In this Issue

Letter From Our Director

Dr. Bernard Bradley highlights some of the exciting new events and opportunities that are helping us grow the CDLT, now in its third year. Read More

CDLT Research to Practice Blog

Professional Development Resources in a Network Age

We live in the age of connectivism, which places technology as both a resource and vehicle for learning. Heba AbuZayyad-Nuseibeh and Ezzard C. Bryant, Jr. offer a host of resources we can use for the intersection of education and technology. Read More.

But I'm Not An Adult Educator, Am I?

Can a graduate student in a K12-focused education program become an adult educator? Yes, they can! Join Brianne L. Jackson as she takes us on her journey to becoming an adult educator. Read More.


Managing Challenging Adult Students in the Online Classroom

When we put education online, the platform may change, but the dynamics we face in the brick-and-mortar classroom often do not change. Lanie Wright and Tricia Berry share insight on how to handle challenging students from a distance. Read More.



On the Inclusion of Tech Stuff in Adult Education

Fred Heffner reflects on the evolution of adult education thanks to innovations in technology. Read More.

CDLT Member Spotlight

In this issue, we spotlight Linda E. Morris, Ed.D., and Jacqueline Carter. Learn more about their journey to adult education, experience, and interests in our field.

From the Editors: Publication Opportunities in Distance Learning and Technology
Tell the World - Distance Learning Journal Wants Your Story

Distance Learning is a professional journal for leaders, practitioners, and decision makers in the fields of distance learning, e-learning, telecommunications, and related areas, with a growing emphasis on telemedicine. Learn how to publish in this insightful journal. Read More.

 Publish Your Work in Adult Learning

Most adult educators are familiar with Adult Education Quarterly, perhaps accessing it during undergraduate and graduate work even before joining AAACE. However, AAACE’s other flagship journal, Adult Learning, is more than just the “other” journal; it is full of insight we can all apply to our research and practice, regardless of setting. Read More

CDLT Announcements and Features

AAACE 2017 Conference Call for Proposals Now Open
Make plans now to join us in Memphis, Tennessee October 31-November 3, 2017 for this year’s AAACE Conference, themed “Adult Education: One Chorus of Many Voices." Read More

Early Registration Ends 4/28 for ICICTE Conference in Rhodes, Greece!
Consider attending this year’s International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education to be held in Rhodes, Greece, July 6 to July 8, 2017.  Visit for more information or to submit a proposal to present at the 2018 conference, once posted. Read More

Contribute to the CDLT Blog
Have research, insight, or news you’d like to share? Consider submitting to our monthly blog or newsletter. Read More.

Highlight Your Achievements, Interests, and Practice with the CDLT Member Spotlight
Our member spotlight is a great way to learn more about each other. Another opportunity for networking! Read More


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