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Our Spring Symposium has already taken place but please just us for our next Symposium- details coming in the near future.

2017 Spring Symposium Keynote: Marci Powell

online via Zoom

Virtually Inspired: Showcasing Innovations in Online Learning

Learn about some of the new educational routes being traveled as we re-imaging teaching and learning.  Marci Powell will share highlights of the extensive research done with Dr. Susan Aldridge, President of Drexel University Online to uncover those using an array of innovative technologies and practices to engage students in authentic, active and customized online learning experiences.

About Marci M. Powell

USDLA Chair Emerita and Past President, Global Partnerships Committee Chair;  CEO | President, Marci Powell & Associates

Marci Powell, chief project researcher, is an expert in the field of educational technology with extensive experience in applications related to lifelong learning and innovation. Powell began her career as a classroom teacher and has served as an administrator at various educational institutions across Texas.

Marci has spent nearly 20 years of her career in the field of distance and online learning. She been inducted into the Texas Distance Learning Association (TxDLA) and United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) Halls of Fame and most recently was recognized as a European Distance and Elearning Network (EDEN) Fellow for her distinguish contributions to the European learning field.

She is passionate about the field of digital learning as evident in her recent work with the European Commission (EU) to the OpenEdu Framework project. As Chair Emerita and Past President of the USDLA, Marci currently chairs the Global Partnership Committee. Marci also sits on the High Level Advisory Board of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE). Higher Ed Tech Decisions named Marci as a 2014 Top 10 Leaders in Higher Education. With over 25 years of progressive leadership and management serving as an advisor to public and private sectors in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific, Marci shares global best practices in digital learning.

Information form the Visually Inspiried web site


IDLA 2017 Spring Symposium

IDLA - A Quarter Century of Innovation

The IDLA Spring Symposium will be taking place on:
April 17, 2017 at Simpson College in West Des Moines, IA
1415 28th St #250, West Des Moines, IA 50266
8:30am to 4pm


Registration is currently open and active under our Events menu item. 
$70 for current IDLA members.   $105 for non-IDLA memberships which includes IDLA membership.
$50 for full time students which includes student IDLA membership.


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