Certificate Testimonials

This is my third workshop and I am truly impressed with the diversity of background and experiences we have reflected in our courses, as well as the strong support from Sloan staff. I look forward to continuing my collaborating with all of you.

Dr. Dorothy J. Anthony, DC, DACBN
Keystone College, La Plume, PA
Date Completed: October 2008

The Online Teaching Certificate helped me to expand my base beyond the instructors who teach online at my home institution. The most valuable area for me was the interaction with other learners from institutions around the country. It was great to interact on common problems and see multiple solutions.;

Dr. Dorothy J. Anthony, DC, DACBN
Keystone College
La Plume, PA

The workshops offered in the Sloan -C Online Teaching Certificate enhanced my knowledge of online learning and pedagogy from a faculty perspective, which aided my role in course development and review. The freedom to select the topics to study allowed me to cater the certificate to fit my goals. As an added bonus, the certificate enhanced my credentials as an instructional developer and educator. Just a year later I was offered a new position with a significant raise, due in part, no doubt, to earning this certificate.

Elizabeth Fisher
Instructional Design Manager
The University of Alabama at Birmingham City, State: Birmingham, AL

Terrific program, offers holistic view on effective online teaching, broadens your perspective, balances theory with many practical tips and tools, substantive interaction with cohort peers adds to the experience through useful dialogue sharing ideas, expertise and experiences.

Dr. Richard Dool Director Graduate Studies, Assistant Professor
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ

The hands-on workshops and individualized guidance from experts was valuable professional development. The Sloan certificate is recognized and respected in the higher education community.

Barbara A. Frey, D.Ed.
Senior Instructional Designer
University Of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

The Sloan certification program is a flexible online program that provides participants the opportunity to learn current information, tips and techniques about teaching online, and the chance to interact with educators from all over the globe to share ideas. Workshop facilitators are knowledgeable and helpful, and topics include the latest in areas of interest to those who teach or administer online programs. I met people in the Sloan workshops who I have continued to dialog with since I completed the program, and I feel like I am a more qualified educator as a result of earning my Sloan certification. 

Philip A. McNair
Vice President, Academic Services
American Public University System
Charles Town, WV

The Online Teaching Certificate program provided a solid foundation for online course development while allowing the participant to choose additional courses based on their institutional and professional needs. The courses are offered by leaders in online education and applicable to any institution. It was a great program!

Renee M. Cicchino, M.A.
Sr. Instructional Designer
Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ 

The Online Teaching Certificate Program was extremely valuable. Even though I had been teaching online for several years, I consistently learned new knowledge and skills that I could put to use immediately in my online course design and delivery. The workshop moderators and mentors were highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and encouraging. I enjoyed and learned from interacting online with both my instructors and my peers. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in online learning and instruction.

Patricia (Patsy) Beffa-Negrini, PhD, RD
Research Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, Online MPH in Nutrition
Department of Nutrition, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA

Being able to participate in several of the workshops, either mandatory or elective, for the OTC has proven to be both an added value and a challenge. Being involved in Blended Learning for several years the OTC provided the perfect opportunity to get in touch with experts, peers and newcomers in the field. Being exposed to a larger pool of ideas was an excellent way to discuss and compare my methodologies with others and both to confirm and/or confront different approaches. Overall it was a very rewarding experience and I can only emphasize that it is just ..."the end of the beginning".

Dr. Isabel Simões de Carvalho
IDMEC / FEUP - University of Porto
Porto, Portugal

I'm currently a course developer in the Management Domain at the Laureate Higher Education group. In that capacity I develop online undergraduate and graduate level courses for several universities. I've been designing and delivering academic and training courses face-to-face for many years. Over the last 10 years, my focus has been on developing and delivering online synchronous and asynchronous graduate-level courses.

Joining all of you online for this course is really exciting for me since learning about how I can be sensitive to the needs of all learners as I develop course is one of the main reasons I joined the (teaching certificate) program. At work, I'm currently participating on a team to develop several flash applications. I want to investigate options for creating rich multimedia learning environments that remain accessible to students with disabilities.

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OLC Institute

The OLC Institute was created to provide a place for OLC members and others to secure education and professional development about online teaching and learning. Participants can earn a customizable OLC online teaching certificate as well as take part in online workshops, webinars, and special interest groups examining topics stemming from basic introduction to online education through more advanced topics. OLC offers wide-ranging knowledge for those interested in deepening both pedagogical and practitioner aspects of their teaching practice. 


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Teaching Certificates

The OLC Online Teaching Certificate

The OLC Certificate is offered as a sequence of one foundation course and three electives leading from the conceptual to the implementation of online learning effectiveness best practices. The program's theoretical underpinning stems from OLC's five pillars of quality in online education: student satisfaction, access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, and institutional cost effectiveness. Learn about and register for the Certificate Program.

The OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate

The OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate is for those online faculty who wish to improve their online courses through the inclusion of active learning strategies, multimedia, and social media components, and stronger assessment practices.  Learn more and register for the Advanced Online Teaching Certificate.


Mastery Series Program


The OLC Mastery Series Program emphasizes theory and application of research on key topics and culminates in a Recognition of Mastery in a topic.  Each series consists of three workshops that help you explore relevant research and use that research to help you design an effective teaching and learning environment.  See the following to learn more and register.




OLC workshops are the smart way to support continuous professional development. Every workshop enables colleagues worldwide to collaborate cost effectively with peers and experts via synchronous and asynchronous methods for effective and engaging learning. Additionally, the OLC Institute is committed to modeling best practices for online learning in all its workshops. Toward that end, our workshops will utilize numerous proven teaching strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own courses. Some OLC Institute workshops utilize the Blackboard platform.  


The OLC College Pass Program


The OLC College Pass Professional Development Package is a large-scale workshop program that includes 25 seats in OLC’s online workshops at the lowest prices. Many institutions use the workshops as a cost-effective and convenient way to improve quality in online education while networking with new colleagues. Workshops range from a half day to one week with convenient synchronous and asynchronous delivery and optional synchronous events. With more than 120 workshops covering 50 topics, university faculty and staff can learn about the essentials of online teaching, blended teaching & learning, social media, mobile learning, online teaching and learning tools, copyright, the TEACH act, and so much more. More details. 




The OLC webinar series includes interactive, 90-minute sessions conducted via the Internet and hosted by online industry experts covering industry hot topics, best practices, and special interests. Webinars provide convenient, affordable continuing education for busy online educators. Participants can sit in their own office and gain access to valuable professional development and networking without taking time off from work or paying travel expenses!