Distance Learning Council

Distance Learning Council

University of Denver

University of Denver

  • Online Education Organizations

    • There are numerous resources devoted to online/distance education. Many of the popular online organizations that DU is a member of each of these organizations:

      EDUCAUSE Learning Initative (ELI) – a community of higher education institutions committed to the advancement of learning through the innovative application of technology. ELI hosts an annual meeting (i.e., conference) and other professional development events. ELI also conducts research and is responsible for the very popular ELI 7 Things You Should Know About... which are short overviews of key emerging technologies and practices that have significate postential for teaching and learning. 


      eLearning Consortium of Colorado (eLCC) - The eLCC is an educational network of distance education specialists with respresentatives from Colorado community colleges and universities throughout Colorado. Each year they host an annual Distance Learning Conference in April and a local, professional development event in the Fall.

      Faculty Focus - Through its free e-newsletter and dedicated website, Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom — both face-to-face and online. Faculty Focus was created in 2003 by Magna Publications.


      Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.


      WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies accelerates the adoption of effective practices and policies, advancing excellence in technology-enhanced teaching and learning in higher education. WCET offers many resources including a very active listserv, free online webcasts, annual meetings, JIT blog posts, research publications and surveys about technology-enhanced higher education.

  • Considerations

  • External resources for online students

  • Quality Matters

    • One goal of the DLC is to certify the "quality" of online courses at the University of Denver.  This rubric is used by faculty members in the Teaching Online Workshop to complete self and peer course reviews.

      Contact the Office of Teaching & Learning (otl@du.edu) to request a  review of your online or hybrid course by a certified QM reviewer.

  • Online References

This portfolio last updated: Dec 8, 2017 11:14:15 AM