National Distance Learning Week at Xavier

November 11- 15, 2013

Join the Instructional Design & Technology team and the CTE as we recognize National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) for the first time at Xavier.


About NDLW

National Distance Learning Week was founded by Drexel University Online and the United States Distance Learning Association.

Online learning has exponentially grown throughout the years. In an effort to create greater awareness of distance learning and to recognize exceptional leaders and best practices in the field, NDLW was founded.

NDLW seeks to celebrate the tremendous growth and accomplishments occurring today in distance learning education, while showing appreciation to those who make an indelible mark in the field and with students.


NDLW at Xavier

To celebrate National Distance Learning Week, ID&T and the CTE will offer two events:

Online and Blended Course Design in Canvas - For those faculty who have taught online or blended courses in Blackboard, you may be curious about the best way to set up your course in Canvas. Whether your course is offered spring, summer, or fall of 2014, or is still in development, come to this event for a tour of the Canvas online/blended course template developed by ID&T and available for import to your Canvas course shell.
When: Thursday, November 14th, 4:00-5:15
Where: CLC 308
Register: Email Kristen Motzer at

Brown Bag Lunch: Exploring Online Learning - What do online courses look like? What’s it like to teach online? Come hear from instructional designers and experienced faculty about teaching online.
When: Tuesday, November 19th, 11:30-12:30
Where: CTE Faculty Lounge, CLC 317


Distance Learning Resources

The Ultimate History of Distance Learning

View recordings of presentations from previous years


eLearning Updates

Stay tuned for additional news, best practices, and case studies related to online and blended courses and other forms of eLearning.


For more information about Distance Learning Week resources and events and online learning at Xavier, email Kristen Motzer.