September 19, 2017

'Enhancing Teaching in a Digital Age' online conference set for Nov. 6-10

Purdue's campuses along with Kaplan University are offering "Enhancing Teaching in a Digital Age," a five-day online conference for educators Nov. 6-10 in celebration of National Distance Learning Week.

Events are being scheduled for each day of the week. Faculty members who wish to participate can submit a proposal by Oct. 6. The conference's goal is to embrace distance learning by reaching and retaining students through online education. To achieve this goal, Purdue West Lafayette, Purdue Northwest, Purdue University-Indiana University Fort Wayne, and Kaplan will explore topics under the headings "Online Education History," "The Online Teaching Experience," "Technology," "The Online Student Experience," and "What is the Future of Online Education?"

According to the "Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology, 2016," conducted by the Educause Center for Analysis and Research, an absolute majority of students said they prefer courses that have some blended aspect to their design. Only 10 percent of students preferred entirely face-to-face courses.

Registration is free and available, along with a schedule of conference activities, online at

For more information, visit the website or contact Maricel Lawrence at

Writer: Heather Zamojski, 219-989-2296,

Sources: Maricel Lawrence, 765-494-1664,; Educause Center for Analysis and Research,

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