Celebrate National Distance Learning Week Nov. 9-13

Nov. 1, 2015

Celebrate National Distance Learning Week Nov. 9-13

Webster University’s Online Learning Center (OLC) will celebrate National Distance Learning Week from November 9-13, in recognition of our online students and long history in distance education.

Please join us in the live events we will be hosting throughout the week. Additional information can be found here.

The OLC would like to thank the Counseling & Life Development Center and the Library in supporting National Distance Learning Week events. If you or your department would like to be involved with National Distance Learning Week 2015 or if you have questions about these events, please contact the Online Learning Center at studyonline@webster.edu or (866) 622-0888. Events scheduled for the week include:

Last Updated Nov. 9

Time Management for the Online Student - Webinar Workshop

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6-7 p.m. (CST)

The Counseling & Life Development Center will host “Running out of Time” - a time and stress management workshop for online students. This informative and activity filled webinar, hosted by Gladys Smith, will review some of the common pitfalls students encounter in managing their time and share tips and strategies for improved time management and decreasing stress. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP here.

Virtual Teams / Actual Work - Webinar Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6-7 p.m. (CST)

The ability to work collaboratively and effectively within diverse virtual teams is a necessary skill in today's global workforce. According to the Nemertes Research Group the U.S. alone saw an 800% increase in virtual workers from 2007-2012 and in 2012 the Society for Human Resources Management released survey results that showed nearly 46% of organizations use virtual teams. In fact, those with multinational operations were twice as likely to use virtual teams as those having only U.S. based operations. Online students at Webster will often have the opportunity to build these skills through group projects in their courses. In this workshop we will identify the top five barriers to the success of virtual teams and discuss strategies for overcoming these barriers. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP here.

Simple Steps to a Great Presentation - Webinar Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 12, noon-12:30 p.m. (CST)

Whether you are a presentation beginner or want to take your current skills up a notch, join librarians as we talk about how to give effective presentations for success in both the classroom and your professional life. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP here.

Open Office Hours

Thursday, Nov. 12 6-7 p.m. (CST)

Have questions about what taking a course online is like? Enrolled in an online course and have questions about navigating the platform or planning your degree program? Stop by and talk to us! We will be answering questions and connecting students to resources in real time. Click here to attend, no RSVP required. Space will open at 5:55 p.m.

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