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Distance Teaching & Learning

Distance Teaching & Learning (DTL) offers courses that deliver proven strategies, best practices, tools and templates for excellence in online and hybrid instruction in K12, higher education, public and private industry. Our courses are designed to model what it takes for instructors and content to result in engaged students or adult learners, and ensure learning outcomes are met.

Each program offering provides Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and the opportunity to earn course, badge or certificate credentials, which you can use to show off personalized skills and track lifelong learning.

Online professional development, an annual conference and custom programs for distance learning professionals.

We make your professional learning fast, flexible and focused.


Take 6–10 hours to complete individual courses in as little as three weeks. Attend our annual conference and strengthen your skills over three days every summer. Work with our expert designers and instructors to customize programming for your college, university, school, company or military organization.


Select courses that fit your busy schedule, and enjoy direct access to expert instructors. Stack courses to earn badges and certificates backed by the reputation of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


Sign up for an entire certificate, or work one course at a time. Get online and technology-enhanced skills that you can use right now!

Distance Teaching & Learning team

Wendy Fritz

Position title: Director

Email: wendy.fritz@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-2679

Wendy Fritz is the director of Distance Teaching and Learning Pathways, which provides certificate programs for administrators, faculty, instructors and trainers to advance the profession of distance education and hosts the premier academic conference for distance educators.