August 24, 2023: Join us for tomorrow’s Free Friday Webinar to learn about “Tapping into TikTok: Techniques for Teaching Today” with Shaunice Sasser

Hello USDLA friends — Are you ready to Tap into TikTok? Tomorrow, Shaunice Sasser will offer techniques for teaching today. Scroll down for details.

Click here to register for tomorrow’s event and these upcoming webinars:

  • September 1: “Global Educational Mentorship (GEM)” with Toni Hill, Olimpia Leite-Trambly, and Jane Miller.
  • September 8: “Where to Start with IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility)? Understanding the Challenges & Opportunities!” with Rosemary Okoiti and Juliet C. Hart.

IntelliBoard webinar: Aug. 29 at 3pm — Also, please join our sponsor IntelliBoard for a live discussion with industry leaders and learn how to increase engagement and retention with actionable learning analytics. Scroll down for details and click here to follow IntelliBoard on LinkedIn.

USDLA Public Policy Webinars: This fall, we are launching a series of Public Policy webinars. If you have a topic to share or would like to suggest a presenter, click here to complete the proposal form. Webinars are one-hour and include Q&A. Questions, thoughts, ideas? Send an email to committee chair Alexandra Salas:

We’ll be back in touch on Tuesday with more USDLA News. Until then, all the best to you! —  USDLA Communications Committee


Free Friday Webinar on Aug. 25, 1-2 pm Eastern: “Tapping into TikTok: Techniques for Teaching Today” with Shaunice Sasser

Presenter: Shaunice Sasser, Instructional Designer, Delta

About the webinar: In today’s digital age, social media platforms like TikTok have revolutionized how people consume and interact with content. There is great potential to leverage these trends to enhance the design of learning experiences in distance education. However, it’s important to consider the principles of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility when designing these experiences. We will explore how we can harness the power of social media trends to create innovative and engaging learning experiences that resonate with diverse learners.

In this session: We will examine the latest trends on TikTok and other social media platforms and explore how they can be adapted to ensure accessibility for all learners. Additionally, we will discuss how learning experience design can incorporate concepts such as micro-learning, gamification, and personalization to promote active engagement and knowledge retention for learners from diverse backgrounds. Attendees will leave with practical strategies for designing dynamic, effective distance learning experiences prioritizing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility. As distance learning continues to gain momentum, keeping pace with the latest trends and innovations is essential while ensuring that learning experiences are accessible to all learners.

At USDLA: We know the importance of social media! Be sure to follow us on LinkedIn!

IntelliBoard: Webinar on Friday, August 29, 3 pm — Increase Engagement and Retention with Learning Analytics

About the webinar: Join IntelliBoard for a live discussion with industry leaders and learn how to increase engagement and retention with actionable learning analytics. Our experts will share best practices of utilizing learning analytics, to ensure engagement, predict at-risk learners, increase retention, meet compliance, and grow revenue.

Register here 👉 to join the discussion with:

Danny Sesker from Pasco County SchoolsDerk R. from Northeastern Technical CollegeElizabeth Dalton from IntelliBoard and Gary L. King, M.Ed.from IntelliBoard.