Archives - November, 2019

The Real You: Design as an Act of Authenticity

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Jason Drysdale, Ed.D., Director of Instructional Design and Program Development, University of Colorado Denver

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I have a confession to make: I’m a little (just a little) gullible. I have a tendency to believe whatever people say when it is about something with which I am largely unfamiliar. For example, a colleague of mine is Read More >

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#WeAreOLC: OLC Opened Many Doors

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Adam Davi, University of Arizona (Co-Chair, Technology Test Kitchen at OLC Accelerate 2019)

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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 >

#WeAreOLC: BOLC (Before OLC) and AOLC (After OLC)

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Clark Shah-Nelson, University of Maryland-Baltimore – Virtual Engagement and OLC Live! 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 >

#WeAreOLC: Innovation Happens One Idea at a Time

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Cheryl Fulghum, Instructional Design and Online Learning, Haywood Community College

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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 >

Learner Services and Support: Keep Calm, Culture On!

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Amy Kuntz, Penn State University (Learner Services and Support Track Co-Chair) and Dayra Fallad-Mendoza, The University of New Mexico (Learner Services and Support Best-in-Track winner)

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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 at Read More >

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Moving Mountains: Creating a Pathway to Success in Mathematics

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Mark Gruen, Associate Dean, STEM, Southern New Hampshire University

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For many students, mathematics can feel like an insurmountable mountain that stands between them and the career of their dreams. Several years ago, the mathematics team at Southern New Hampshire University started looking closely at the success of our students Read More >

Support for Adjunct Faculty is Support for Quality: Recognizing and Supporting Adjunct Needs

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Angela Gibson, Ed.D., Faculty, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Lynette O’Keefe, Ph.D., Director, Research & Innovation, Online Learning Consortium

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The percentage of adjunct college faculty has been rising steadily since the 1970s, and according to the most recent Digest of Education Statistics (Snyder, de Bray, & Dillow, 2017), adjuncts make up nearly 50 percent of college faculty, and if Read More >