National Distance Learning Week
Kansas State University’s Division of Continuing Education is celebrating National Distance Learning Week, November 11-15, 2013.
Sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), National Distance Learning Week helps increase awareness and appreciation for distance learning and how it helps people reach their educational goals. Because of distance education at K-State, thousands of people studying from all 50 states and 16 countries have earned their K-State education—often while balancing full-time commitments with work, family and community.
K-State will be offering the following activities in recognition of 2013 National Distance Learning Week.
Daily Social Media Activities
Connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to participate in daily social media activities for a chance to win prizes! You can submit some entries to us ahead of time, or watch for the daily social media posts November 11-15 to submit your contest entries then. Selected entries will be posted on K-State Distance social media.
- Monday, Nov. 11: Willie photo contest
Send us a photo of yourself with Willie the Wildcat, or find your favorite photo of Willie online.
- Tuesday, Nov. 12: K-State song contest
Call us or submit a video of yourself singing a K-State song. You can participate by calling us toll free at 1-800-622-2578 or emailing us the link to your video at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wednesday, Nov. 13: Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Find the answers to our K-State questions, focused on K-State's Sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary. Email your answers to us at email@example.com.
- Thursday, Nov. 14: K-State gear photo contest
Submit a photo of yourself or your family decked out in your favorite K-State gear.
- Friday, Nov. 15: Traveling Willie photo contest
Print and cut out this image of Willie the Wildcat. Then send us a photo of yourself with Willie that showcases your city, home or anywhere you like to study.
Distance Learning Essay Contest
(Limited to currently enrolled distance students)
How has distance learning at Kansas State University affected the way you are reaching your goals?
Word max: 300. Email your essay to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Essay Contest.” Entries must be received by 5 p.m. CST on Friday, November 15, 2013. One winner will receive a grand prize $150 gift card to Varney's Bookstore and will be featured in K-State’s distance student blog. First 20 entries submitted will receive a K-State prize. All winners will be notified by November 22.
Distance Learning Event Booth
Whether you're a student or instructor, stop by our booth on campus in the K-State Student Union to find out about distance learning options at K-State.
Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: K-State Student Union, 1st floor food court
Online Video Chat Event
Join Student and Faculty Services for a scheduled video chat about online learning at K-State.
Date: Thursday, Nov. 14
Time: 3-5 p.m. Central
Participation in the chat is limited, so schedule your spot in the chat session by contacting Maleah Lundeen at email@example.com, or call us toll free at 1-800-622-2578.
Activities for On-Site Testers
Students with scheduled testing appointments in the Division's Student and Faculty Services office between November 11-15 will receive a K-State Distance giveaway upon completion of their test. Schedule your test.
During your visit to College Court Building, try our on-site guessing game about the number of K-State Distance students from each state. Visit the Student and Faculty Services Office, 146 College Court Building, for a chance to make your guess and win a prize.
Visit the giveaway website for online-accessible K-State Distance freebies, including wallpaper calendars, desktop icons, customizable address labels and more. Tell us what else you’d like to see offered on the site by clicking the “suggest an item” button.
Distance Learning Webinars
Interested in distance learning trends and practices? Register for a free webinar offered through the United States Distance Learning Association, the sponsor for National Distance Learning Week, or view archived webinars.
Thank you for helping us celebrate and for supporting distance learning at K-State!