akDLN Site Gets a New Look

The akDLN (Alaska Distance Learning Network) website has a new look. It continues to describe services and provide a gateway to the learning management system, where courses reside.

Tell us what you think! We would like to hear what works and what needs improvement. See the Contact page to respond.

akDLN Upgrades to Moodle 3.0+

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Moodle, the software platform, is now 3.0+ and offers more features. Moodle is used worldwide by over 90 million users. Want to read a review published August 2016 in PC Magazine? http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2486973,00.asp

Here is a quick video of its new features: https://youtu.be/vVpPxCPoWMA?list=PLxcO_MFWQBDfrcwIG_jYHr7BrOLD-fPL4

Distance Learning Awareness Week

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Distance Learning gets its own week this November 7 -11. According to the Sloan Consortium, the number of distance learning participants continues to grow, with increased recorded each year for the last three. Why? Because learners can participate from anywhere, at any time. They do not need to travel, or be present at time and place for a classroom lecture. Moreover, best practices in distance learning directs the development of INTERACTIVE learning, replacing the dull page-turner online courses of yesterday. Now, learners can practice with new information & skills, thereby increasing chances that a change in cognition & behavior will take place. Only then is the investment in training worthwhile.

The United States Distance Learning Association sponsors
National Distance Learning Week. At their site, enroll in webinars to learn more about this form of education & training. Then return here, entering the Alaska Distance Learning Network, to explore a shared source for adult learning sponsored by various companies dedicated to keeping workforce knowledge & skills current.