Archives - September, 2019

Engagement at the Core of Quality in Distance Education

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Victoria Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University

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The difference between education and training is the social dimension of learning. Education is perceived to be more of a social process whereas training is the learning of a skill for a specific purpose. John Dewey (1897) stated it best, Read More >

New Book: Post-Recession Community College Reform: A Decade of Experimentation

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Anthony G. Picciano, Founding Member, OLC Board of Directors; Professor, School of Education, Hunter College and Graduate Center; City University of New York

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Dear OLC Community, My colleague, Chet Jordan and I, have just had our new book, Post-Recession Community College Reform:  A Decade of Experimentation, published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. This book focuses on recent developments in American community colleges, specifically examining Read More >

Online Teaching & Learning Research

#WeAreOLC: Phenomenological Research with Storytelling

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Sherri Restauri, Coastal Carolina University (OLC Accelerate 2019 Conference Co-Chair)

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With the idea of stories being a connecting element throughout all of our conference activities, we are creating a variety of opportunities for you to share your story and to hear the stories of others. We’re calling this initiative #WeAreOLC. Read More >

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Where is Digital Pedagogy Taking Us?

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Scott Hamm, Director of Doctorate in Leadership, Director of Online Education, Assistant Professor of Education, Hardin-Simmons University; Advanced Online Teaching Certificate (AOTC) Instructor, OLC

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  As one of the instructors of OLC’s Advanced Online Teaching Certificate course, I catch myself thinking about ways in which digital pedagogy is advancing online education. Over the years, my focus has been on mobile learning and enhancing the online Read More >

Innovating Before It Was Cool

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Josh Herron, Dean of Online and Continuous Learning, Anderson University (SC), Leadership and Institutional Strategies (Track Co-Chair)

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This is the next of a series of Trends & Perspectives blog posts. The Track Chairs will reflect on each of this years’ presentation tracks, analyze and discuss some of the trends that you can expect to hear about at Read More >

What Can End-of-Course Surveys Do For You?

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Dr. Adam L Selhorst, Executive Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Ashford University & Dr. Barbara Zorn-Arnold, Associate Dean, Ashford University; Research Track Chairs Dr. Jason Abbitt, Associate Professor, Miami University and Dr. Lynette O’Keefe, OLC Director of Research & Innovation

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This is the next post of a series of Trends & Perspectives blog posts. The Track Chairs will reflect on each of this years’ presentation tracks, analyze and discuss some of the trends that you can expect to hear about Read More >

#WeAreOLC: Twenty Years of Solitude

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Chuck Dziuban

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Stranger in a Strange Land My first encounter with Sloan-C was a summer symposium in the early 90’s at the University of Illinois, Champaign. Joel Hartman told me that it would be an interesting experience and indeed it was. What Read More >