The Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning is a professional association for anyone engaged in or interested in distance education. The goal of the organization is to provide professional development opportunities as well as opportunities for collegiality and interaction.

Elevate Learning - Colorado Springs, Colorado - October 18-20, 2016
Join us in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO for the 2016 annual conference of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning. ADEIL 2016 will be one of this year's best conferences and professional development events for e-learning, distance education and independent learning professionals. Visit the conference website at to learn more and register.

ADEIL 2015-2016 Professional Development Program
Professional development has never been so easy.  ADEIL offers quarterly online webinars focused on current trends and issues in distance education. ADEIL values the input, ideas, and expertise our members can offer each other and these webinars provide live, interactive opportunities for learning.

Recording of Summer 2016 Webinar -“Relationship Building and Engagement in the Online Environment”
Building online relationships in the online environment can be a challenge. With the advancement of technology, the expansion of online programs and diversity of study body, it is imperative that seasoned and new online faculty members have foundation skills in relationship building. Explicitly this presentation covers the major areas and techniques that instructors can focus on the help establish and maintain relationships in the online environment.
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Recording of Spring 2015 Webinar -“Re-thinking the Online and Hybrid Classroom: Three Ideas to Make Digital Work for You”
Online and hybrid courses are becoming a strong presence teaching and learning. This presentation will draw on existing projects to highlight possibilities for making the best use of digital spaces.  Specifically, it will present ideas for place-based learning, multimodal interaction, and literacy development. Join us for this presentation, followed by open Q&A.
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Recording of Spring 2015 Webinar - "Designing What They Read: Students and Text in Online Courses"
Several studies have been done which look at the amount of reading done in the classroom, and similar statistics would likely reflect reading in online courses. In this webinar, Brigham Young University's Elizabeth Robinson discusses the issue of text from both design and interactive perspectives.
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Professional Development Webinar: Students and Text in Online Courses


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