National Distance Learning Week 2016

November 7-11, 2016

UNC Charlotte joins colleges and universities around the country in celebrating National Distance Learning Week from November 7-11, 2016. Extended Academic Programs is providing a one-stop resource for faculty to engage in dozens of free development opportunities sponsored by the US Distance Learning Association. 

View the Archived Recordings from NDLW 2015

View the Archived Recordings from NDLW 2014


NDLW 2015 Information:

Quality Matters       

Dr. Kathleen West from the Department of Psychology taking a much deserved break at the conference.

Three UNC Charlotte representatives attended the 7th Annual Conference on Quality Assurance in Online Learning last week in San Antonio. Pictured on the right: Dr. Kathleen West from the Department of Psychology taking a much deserved break at the conference.

Quality Matters is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.

  • Did you know? All UNC Charlotte faculty and staff can create a free QM account .
  • You can access the recorded sessions on everything from: “Competency-Based Education: Craze or Way Forward for Online Learning?” to “Creating the Perfect Module.”
  • Thinking of designing an online course? There are a few seats left in the QM trainings on November 12 and 13

UNC Charlotte faculty had four courses QM certified in 2015 with several more excepted later this year.

  • NURN 4201: Susan Lynch, RN-BSN coordinator, School of Nursing
  • EIST 6150: Florence Martin, associate professor, College of Education
  • NURS 4420: Meredith Troutman-Jordan, School of Nursing
  • EIST 5100: Patricia Wilkins, clinical assistant professor, College of Education


Focus on Accessibility and Outcomes in Online Learning 

Attend a free webinar courtesy of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) during NDLW 2015!

Note: registration is required.

Top 5 Highlights in 2015 from UNC Charlotte Distance Education Programs 

BSRT students at the UNC Charlotte Undergraduate Research Conference

  1. Graduate Student, Pattie Rodwell, form the SPED Graduate Certificate Program, won the ACRES Teacher Award and Scholarship in March 2015.
  2. The Instructional Systems Technology program introduced a new online learning and teaching concentration as part of the IST M.Ed. and the Graduate Certificate option. Apply now to start in January.
  3. With over 200 students enrolled in this unique degree completion program, the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy (BSRT) Program had over 30% of all posters presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference. See details on Facebook:
  4. Thanks in part to a grant from the Goodnight Foundation of Cary, NC, our faculty are making a difference for teachers in Union County enrolled in the M.Ed. in Middle and Secondary Education.  A quote from Shfanta McGee to Drs. Jeanneine Jones and Tina Heafner:
    • “THANK YOU! The past five months have been unbelievable. I have laughed, cried, felt confused and frustrated, been empowered, encouraged, gotten smarter....the list goes on and on. This program has been the best experience of my career. I thank you for giving of your time and yourselves so that I can be a better wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and co-worker.
  5. Ms. Maureen  Mensing, student in the online M.Ed. in AIG, will be the recipient of the 2015 NAGC Master's and Specialist's Award for Exceptional Contributions to Gifted and Talented Education. She will be presented with the award during the Annual Convention of the National Association for Gifted Children in Phoenix, AZ. 

Distance Education Noteworthy News

Best Online - Grad EngineeringThe Online Master of Science in Engineering Management earned recognition again by US News and World Report as one of the top online graduate degrees in Engineering.

The department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management also launched four online graduate certificates in Energy Analytics, System Analytics, Logistics and Supply Chains, and Lean Six Sigma.