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Michigan's Distance Learning Resource!

The Educational Technology Organization of Michigan is a non-profit organization dedicated to the use of instructional telecommunications in higher education with an emphasis on distance learning. Established in December of 1980, ETOM has, and continues to be, a valuable resource for Michigan colleges and universities, related businesses, other educational organizations, and other interested individuals.


Online Teacher Certification Courses

ETOM now offers two levels of Online Teacher Certifcation: beginning and advanced. The six week Online Teaching Certification Course (beginning level) is designed to provide participants with the experience of being an online student while introducing them to the pedagogical and technical issues of online teaching. Successful participants will be able to set up the design for a general course framework, including an organizational scheme (using BlackBoard, Angel or Moodle CMS) and course management policies.

The new Advanced Online Teacher Certification Modules are designed to provide the next level of online teaching certification and includes modules on Creating Multimedia Content, Incorporating Video and Audio, Integrating Social Applications, Live Tools, and Emerging Technologies.

For more information and to register click here. 


Higgins Lake Retreat - May 19 & 20, 2014

The Retreat will be held at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center on Higgins Lake, Roscommon, MI.

Click here for more information and to Register.

Fall Conference - Nov. 1, 2013

ETOM's Annual Fall Conference was held at Macomb Community College - Center Campus. Listed below are links to some of the presentations.

The Frontiers of Education by Andrew Vanden Heuvel, Keynote Address

Online Faculty Quality by Garret Brand, Grand Rapids Community College

Evolution of eLearning Services from "That Online Group" to an Active Academic Partner by Richard Bush, Lawrence Technological University

Implementing Problem Based Learning in the Curriculum by Gregory Allar, Oakland University

Open Education Resources by Kerry Hannah, Northwood University



Listed below are links to some distance learning resources from previous conferences.


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