The 21st Annual NUTN Conference on Digital Learning Munches on the ‘Whole Enchilada’

April 1, 2003

The recipe for the ‘whole enchilada’ includes plenary, panel and concurrent sessions focusing on student services, wireless technology, e-Learning costs, virtual partnerships, corporate training & education, communication methods & techniques and military education. NUTN 2003, a wonderful professional development opportunity, spans over a 2 1/2 day period and covers the whole nine yards of topics to chose from. Conference participants will gain valuable knowledge, new tools and a year’s worth of great ideas that can be put into action as soon as they return to campus.

Highlights of this year’s conference include keynote speakers Don W. Brown, Commissioner of Higher Education for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, who will address, “The Role of Digital and Distance Learning in Closing the Gaps in Texas” during the opening session; Gary A. Woods, Chief, Department of Defense (DoD) Continuing Education Programs, who will lead with, “Military Education: Bigger ‘N Texas,” followed by presentations from panelists from Central Texas College, University of the Incarnate Word and Dallas County Community College District; and during the closing session, Donald M. Norris, Ph.D. will present, “e-Knowledge Comes to Campus.” Steven D. Crow, Executive Director of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, is the recipient of this year’s NUTN Distinguished Service Award and will make a special presentation following an awards luncheon on June 2. For more information on the program and early bird registration, please consult the conference website at

The conference, offered by NUTN in cooperation with Old Dominion University, Dallas TeleLearning, MBS Direct, WebCT and Blackboard, is designed to bring together distance learning administrators and practitioners; continuing education and higher education directors; college and university faculty and academic affairs personnel; distance learning faculty and staff; business and higher education partners; military education and training personnel as well as students. The charming La Mansion del Rio Hotel along the Paseo Del Rio is the meeting spot for NUTN 2003.

About NUTN

The National University Telecommunications Network (NUTN) is committed to providing dynamic leadership and support of applications of new and emerging technologies in distance education. As a premier distance learning professional organization, involved in both professional development and product development, NUTN provides vision and experience to higher education institutions and professionals serving numerous constituencies and organizations.

Contact: Joy Riach

Phone: 757-683-6402