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    Cost Effective and Tech Savvy? How Distance Teaching & Learning 2020 Is Going Virtual this Week

    August 04, 2020

    The first-ever Distance Teaching & Learning (DT&L) virtual conference begins today, and we’re excited to have our Mediasite Events team making that a reality. Thanks to our complete virtual event solution, The University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies conference is thriving in a fully online environment virtual registration numbers tripled and conference costs were cut in half. 

    Mediasite Events is streaming 100+ sessions and e-posters to the nearly 900 educators registered, and it also created a virtual expo hall with sponsors, interactive activities and more.  

    The conference typically has a smaller online offering with Mediasite Events for those who couldn’t attend in person, and this year in the face of COVID-19 organizers pivoted quickly. 

    “We are thankful that we’ve teamed up with Mediasite Events once again to offer a virtual participation option, because this is the largest virtual conference in our history. We’ve significantly expanded our registration from years’ past and cut our event costs in half by saving on major big-ticket items like the venue and dining,” said Wendy Fritz, Director, Learning Design, Development & Innovation, UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies.  

    Want to learn more about the virtual event strategy? Check out today’s press release

    We’re also proud to be a platinum sponsor, speaking and exhibiting at the event. If you’re attending, be sure to catch the two sessions we put together to help you strategize for the fall semester – whether it’s 100 percent virtual, a social-distanced version of face-to-face or, most likely, a hybrid approach. 

    • Giving Med Students a Front Row Seat… Virtually: 2:45 p.m. CT today: Medical school is complex enough without adding the possibility of virtual courses. Learn how an Ohio school led the way among its peers during the initial spring shutdown and found the perfect formula for a flipped hybrid fall. 
    • The Ultimate Toolbox for Planning a Hybrid Fall: 1:45 p.m. CT tomorrow: The center of your school has shifted to online learning and wireless access. Are you prepared for what the fall semester will look like? Learn how having the right mix of technology in place will give your students the quality hybrid learning experience they deserve, regardless of their location. 

    To learn more, stop by our virtual booth and send us a chat! 


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