Webster Online Celebrates National Distance Learning Week

Gorloks keep up with their online coursework, no matter where they go!Job transfers, family needs and work obligations can make it difficult for some students to complete their degrees; fortunately, online learning is making the process a little easier and allowing students to keep up with their coursework even while on the go.  Each year, more than 9,000 Webster students enroll in at least one online course in one of Webster's 30 fully online programs.  While several students take a mixture of online and classroom courses, more than 4,000 are completing their degrees entirely online. 

In recognition of our online students and long history in distance education, Webster University's Online Learning Center celebrated National Distance Learning Week the week of November 11th, 2013. 

Successful Event

Social Media

The OLC engaged with students and supporters in recognition of National Distance Learning Week via social media and our Online Student Center!

  • Join us on LinkedIn: We invite you to join the newly created Webster University Online LinkedIn Group to network with other students and supporters of Webster’s online programs.
  • Find us on Facebook: Interact with us using hashtags #NDLW and #WebsterNDLW.
  • Follow us on Twitter: Tweet with us using hashtags #NDLW and #WebsterNDLW.
  • View our videos on YouTube
  • Online Student Center: Must be a student currently enrolled in online courses for the term to access the Online Student Center in WorldClassRoom.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff Worldwide

Letter Writing Campaign in Recognition of Past Veterans Day

In recognition of Veterans Day on November 11th, 2013, Webster's commitment to military education and our strong population of students, faculty and staff who are also veterans and/or service members, the OLC will also be organized a letter writing campaign. 

Our goal was to collect 735 letters, which is the number of veterans who enrolled in online courses throughout the Fall 2, 2013 term. 

November 2013 Workshops

Running Out of Time: Time Management for the Online Student - Webinar Workshop

In conjunction with the Life and Counseling Development Center, the Online Learning Center will host “Running Out of Time” - a time and stress management workshop for online students. This informative and activity filled webinar, was hosted by Gladys Smith, Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and Assistant Director of Life and Counseling at Webster University, reviewed the common pitfalls students encounter in managing their time and share tips and strategies for improved time management and decreasing stress.

Audience: Students Worldwide

Walker Speaker Series: Louis Susman, former United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom, “Transatlantic Alliance: Past, Present and Future”

Nominated by President Barack Obama, Susman served as the United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom from 2009-2013. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking, was a senior partner at the law firm of Thompson & Mitchell in St. Louis and served on the Democratic National Committee. An American lawyer, retired investment banker and prolific fundraiser for Democratic Party candidates, Susman’s illustrious career has spanned all aspects of life.

Audience: Students, Faculty and Staff Worldwide

Welcome to Webster University: Taking the Next Step Toward Professional Success

This webinar event designed specifically for prospective students will provide you with everything you need to know about becoming a Webster University Online student.  We will cover: Why Webster?, Why Online?, Admission Process, Financial Aid, Registration, Advising, and more!

Are you a current student who knows someone who might be interested in Webster’s online programs? Help us promote this event! Then, fill out this referral form and if your student enrolls at Webster, you may be eligible for a Kindle!

Audience: Prospective Students Worldwide

Crafting your Message for Professional Networking - Webinar

Hosted by Career Services, this webinar is designed to help you learn more about the why’s and how’s of networking. During the Crafting your Message webinar, you learned how to develop your personal message and communicate it both online and in person.

Also, learn more about other Career Services “Network in November” events being held both online and on the Webster Groves campus listed here.

Audience: Students Worldwide


The Online Learning Center would like to extend our sincerest thanks the Office of Admissions, Academic Advising Center, Career Services, Counseling and Life Development, Global Marketing & Communications, and the Walker School of Business & Technology for their partnership in supporting National Distance Learning Week events. If you or your department would like to be involved with National Distance Learning Week 2014 or if you have questions about these events, please contact the Online Learning Center at olc@webster.edu or (866) 622-0888.