National Distance Learning Week 2020

In an effort to create greater awareness of online resources and to increase digital engagement, UK Online is excited to present the 2020 National Distance Learning Week from November 9-13. Join our campus partners as this week-long event explores resources and best practices to support student success. Register for live events or access recordings below. 

Missed Our Week? No Worries!
View Presentations at Links Below. 


Welcome Message from Dr. Kathi Kern

Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning and Academic Innovation
Professor of History
11:00 A.M. EST
View welcome message and presentation here.


Tips for Success on Your Presentation Assignments

12:00 P.M. EST

Presented by: Presentation U Student Program Coordinators
Chelsey Page, Mary Sherman, Nick Elling, Trinity Houston, and Assistant Director Jill Abney

Description: Join us for a workshop exploring tips and strategies for tackling presentation assignments, including how to record a presentation using Zoom and Yuja. We will also share information on all the free tutoring services we offer for online and in-person students. Presentation U is the University of Kentucky’s Speaking and Writing Center.

View presentation for Tips for Success on Your Presentation Assignments



Academic Coaching Spotlights Online Education

10:00 A.M. EST (Morning Session)

Live Q&A Chat with Academic Coach, Amelia Stanley

View presentation for Academic Coaching (Morning Session) 


2:00 P.M. EST (Afternoon Session)

Live Q&A Chat with Assistant Director of Academic Coaching and
Certified Academic Life Coach, Julie Bradley

View presentation for Academic Coaching (Afternoon Session)



Online Gaming and UK Esports
Fall Guys

10:00 A.M. EST

Presented by Nathan Stevens, Producer and Co-Host of Kentucky Esports Weekly, and Alex Cutadean, Kentucky Esports Producer

Co-sponsored by the Faculty Media Depot and the Student Media Depot @ The Hub

Description: Join us live on UK’s channel at 10 a.m. EST for some gaming with Fall Guys and to find out more about esports at UK! Learn how you can play for fun, join a competitive team, and find UK’s channel lineup.

Heads up: To engage and chat with the host, plan on creating a free account on the UK channel on the day of this event.

See the full recording of Online Gaming and Esports - Fall Guys here.



A Window to Our World: Honoring Diversity in Online Learning

2:00 P.M. EST

Live Presentation by: Director of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives in Teaching, Learning, and Academic Innovative, Dr. Shauna M. Morgan

Description: One of the many great benefits of online learning is that the classroom space tends to be more diverse, bringing folks from all walks of life into the learning environment and enhancing our knowledge of both the course content and the world around us. In this session, we will acknowledge the challenges and explore the possibilities for learning in this distinctive setting.

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How to Ignite Your Career Online

2:00 P.M. EST

Live Presentation by: Assistant Director, Career Advising, Jocelyn Gaydos

Description: Join the Stuckert Career Center to learn about engaging with employers virtually! Learn about virtual career events and how to make the most of them.

View presentation for How to Ignite Your Career Online 



On-Demand Sessions **

How to Be Successful in Online Summer Classes Presentation

Presented by Academic Coach, Trevor Tierney, M.S.


What is Academic Coaching and How A Student Gains from It? 

Presented by Julie Bradley, MA, ACC

Read more about this valuable and effective student service here.


Read the Fine Print: The Importance of Student Self Advocacy

Presented by UK Distance Learning Compliance team: Christina S. Walker, Esq., J.D. and Emily Woods, MSEd.

Description: Time and time again, students submit applications, pay application fees and even enroll in courses or programs only later to find out that a course or porgram cannot be offered to them online while they are located in another state. Most shockingly, student enrolled in professional licensing or certification programs have often realized upon preparing to graduate, that their program will not allow them to work in their profession, even after spending time and money completing their education. This presentation teaches students how to be their own advocates, by identifying ALL pertinent details necessary to their academic career success before and throughout their enrollment.

**No registration necessary.



Other Opportunities 

  • USDLA - National Distance Learning Week 2020 
    • The United States Distance Learning Association hosts several free webinars each year during National Distance Learning Week (NDLW). Visit the USDLA 2020 NDLW page to learn more. 
  • UK Online - National Distance Learning Week 2019