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USciences to Host PADLA Annual Conference

By Jenna Pizzi

University of the Sciences will host the Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey Distance Learning Association (PADLA) 14th Annual Conference and Expo on December 20, 2016.

The PADLA is the regional chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association and is dedicated to the free exchange of ideas and information with other distance and e-learning professionals concerned the myriad of issues and technological changes in the field.

The conference will include 25 presentations, with several presentations from USciences faculty and staff, including one from Phyllis Blumberg, PhD, director of the teaching and learning center, about assessing and improving your online teaching, and another from Andrew Esposito, instructional designer in the office of academic technology, on developing an online course and the balance between the student load and regulatory demands. 

“One of the best things about PADLA is that it serves both the corporate and academic worlds,” said Rod Murray PhD, executive director of academic technology services at USciences and PADLA board member. “It’s fun to hear about learning technologies our corporate friends use and no doubt they learn from us as well.”

For the keynote, Jim Scherrer, founding director of the Compuseum, will interview Bill Mauchly, son of one of the ENIAC inventors, founder of the first computer company and the first computer programmer, about Philadelphia’s place in Computer History.

For more information about the conference visit the PADLA website or reach out to Dr. Murray at USciences faculty and staff are invited to attend for free.

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