eLearning Consortium of Colorado Conference Registration Now Open

The ColoDLA board is busy working on the program for our annual conference on April 28, 2016 at CU South Denver. We expect to open registration in the coming days. In the mean time, our friends at the eLCC asked us to let you know that registration is now open for their annual conference:

Registration for the 2016 eLCC conference in Breckenridge, CO April 13-15 is now open!


Remember to book your hotel as well.


School-based Telehealth – November, 2015 ColoDLA Webinar

Webinar Summary

With over 57 schools participating in Children’s Health school telehealth program – it is the fastest growing in the country.  Join Julie Hall-Barrow from Children’s Health in Dallas as she presents a history, lessons-learned and successful outcomes overview of this program and how it has changed the landscape of keeping children healthy, in school, and learning!

As a Teacher, Administrator, Practitioner or Parent, this session will be of extreme interest and value for you!

About the presenter

Dr. Hall-Barrow is the Sr. Director of Healthcare Innovation and Telemedicine at Dallas Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX. Dallas Children’s is one of the top 5 Pediatric Hospitals in the country and is utilizing technology to reach children wherever they may be located. Since 1997, Dr. Hall-Barrow has provided leadership in healthcare transformation which has included corporate health, chronic diseases management and telemedicine. She has served as a national and international expert in the field of telemedicine including but not limited to pediatrics, neurology, emergent delivery methods and healthcare mobility.

Dr. Hall-Barrow currently serves as the Chair of the American Telemedicine Association Pediatric Special Interest Group. In this role, she provides leadership to both new and existing telehealth programs through education, research and service. She has provided guidance on legislation, outreach and collaboration with national organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association. She led the first state-wide tele-stroke program for Arkansas and initiated the first state-wide image repository.

Dr. Hall-Barrow has published her research in peer reviewed journals, presented nationally and internationally and continues to provide hands-on training to new providers of telemedicine. Dr. Hall-Barrow holds a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, Master’s in Kinesiology and Bachelors in Health Education.

ColoDLA Elects New 2015-2016 Board Members!

On August 21, 2015 polling closed for the ColoDLA Board Elections and the organization had elected Dr. Neil Schaal as Vice President (President Elect) and David Kaye as its new Secretary. Amy Linville, Roger Campbell, and Rod Biasca were elected to the three open Board seats.

As Dr. Schaal noted in his ballot description, “while CIO of a rural county school district he ran 15 distance learning Polycom locations that allowed students and staff the ability to work with NASA and aquariums as examples. He is now working with EagleNet and Affiniti giving schools the ability to bring highspeed connections throughout Colorado.” “I am looking forward to building a great relationship with everyone and doing the best for the organization,” said Schaal.

David (Dave) Kaye started his ventures in distance learning in 1993 with an internship at the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Communications (MCET). “I knew then, distance learning was empowering and an incredible way to extend resources to remote students,” said Kaye. “Attending the Colorado Distance Learning Association’s conference in April 2015 and meeting with its members and leaders encouraged stronger involvement. I look forward to advancing the organization’s initiatives and working with the membership and board as ColoDLA Secretary” he added.

Neil Schaal

Neil Schaal

David Kaye Image

David Kaye

COLTT registration ends July 27!

A message from Jaimie Henthorne, a ColoDLA member responsible for coordinating the Colorado Learning and Teaching with Technology (COLTT) conference:

COLTT 2015 is just two weeks away! Registration closes on July 27, so make sure to secure your spot. To register, go to: http://www.cu.edu/coltt/2015-conference-registration and click the Registration link.
We are absolutely thrilled about the offerings at COLTT 2015. Session listings are posted at: www.cu.edu/coltt/2015-coltt-presenters. Check out fellow ColoDLA member presentations such as Alaina Feltenberger Beaver and Geoff Rubinstein’s “Student-as-Producer Learning Design: Peer Learning that WORKS!” and Duncan McBogg’s contribution to the panel, “Welcoming for All: More Inclusive Campus Communities Through Closed Captioning.” COLTT agenda and session information are on the Zerista app: https://coltt.zerista.com and website: www.cu.edu/coltt/2015-coltt-presenters. Also, you might find our keynote speaker, renowned educational technology expert and blogger Michael Feldstein, of particular interest.

Questions about the conference can be directed to coordinator Jaimie Henthorn at jaimie.henthorn@cu.edu