To all of our Lifelong Learning and Adult Education Online Students,
Happy New Year!
Here’s hoping that 2017 is off to a great start for you.
I also want to remind you that the Spring 2017 semester starts this upcoming week.
If you have enrolled in courses, you will be able to log into Canvas next week and have your first opportunity to familiarize yourself with your new class(es) – and you will be able to introduce yourself and get to know your fellow students and your instructor(s). I encourage you to log in early in the week and to become familiar with the Canvas environment, go over your syllabus, and interact with your new classmates.
Also, once you log into your course, you will find resource information such as library and technical support information.
Additionally, here are some other helpful links:
The Graduate Writing Center is available to you!
Spring semester Academic calendar (deadlines and other info)
Don’t forget that you can keep up with Penn State news here: http://news.psu.edu/ and if you’d like to get a virtual tour of University Park’s campus, check out http://www.youvisit.com/tour/psu/80371.
On behalf of everyone in the Lifelong Learning and Adult Ed program, I want to wish you a successful academic journey this semester! You are part of a vibrant community, and we’re looking forward to 2017.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions, and I encourage you to take advantage of all of the resources that are available to you as a Lifelong Learning and Adult Education student.
We’ll have more updates for you during the semester.
If you are ever planning a visit to University Park, let us know, and please stop by say hello! In the meantime, we’ll see you online. Have an enjoyable and productive semester!
All the best,
William C. Diehl, Ph.D.
The Pennsylvania State University
303 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
As you may know, the American Journal of Distance Education runs special issues from time to time.
I am currently the Interviews Editor for the AJDE and am happy to take on the role of guest editor for an upcoming issue.
This special issue will focus on distance education/e-learning/learning online in the military/armed services. Please send all inquiries and articles for consideration at your earliest opportunity to email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is currently open and anyone interested in submitting is highly encouraged to contact me if you are interested.
Thank you. I hope to hear from you soon.
Here is additional info on AJDE and the submissions requirements (source: AJDE):
Aims and Scope:
AJDE is the internationally recognized journal of research and scholarship in the field of American distance education established with the mission of disseminating information about research and scholarship in the Americas. Distance education describes teaching–learning relationships where the actors are geographically separated and communication between them is through technologies such as audio and video broadcasts, teleconferences and recordings, printed study guides, and multimedia systems. The principal technology of current research interest is the World Wide Web, and subfields of distance education therefore include online learning, e-learning, distributed learning, asynchronous learning, and blended learning.
Please note that AJDE uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to AJDE you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.
AJDE encourages the submission of articles about methods and techniques of teaching at a distance, about learning, and about management and administration, but also encourages authors to write about policies, theories, and values that drive distance education. Articles should be based on research, although all methods and approaches to research are welcome.
APA Style, should be used as the guide for manuscript style. Manuscripts should be 5,000 to 7,000 words in length, including tables, references, and appendices. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically by e-mail as an attachment in Word format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lifelong Learning and Adult Education program welcomed visitors (including SGM Tim Magee, an honor student from the first cohort of 2015-2016) from USASMA on November 4, 2016 in Keller Building. The following day, Tim was interviewed by the Centre Daily Times. Click here to see the article: http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/education/penn-state/article112889553.html.
The photo below is of SGM Tim Magee and Greg Bond (World Campus Military Director) at a stop at Old Main during a campus tour on Friday.
Please stop by our Lifelong Learning and Adult Education table at the Sponsors & Exhibit area and say “hello” during the AAACE conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico between November 8-11.
Numerous people from the Lifelong Learning and Adult Education Conference will be presenting at the 2016 AAACE Conference.
Here is a listing of Penn State sessions: http://www.aaace.org/page/2016AnnualConference ….
Enjoy this time lapse video on the Albuquerque area that I found :