Archives - December, 2019

Assessing Across Modalities: Strengthening the Intentionality of Curricular Design


Kimberly Faris, Director of Assessment and Accreditation, University of North Texas

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Faculty face a monumental task in leading educational programs. Days are spent designing curriculum, maintaining teaching responsibilities, and supporting students while juggling committee assignments, assessments, and professional development. As expectations grow, so do reporting responsibilities and the need to balance Read More >

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Conference Engagement: A “You Do You” Approach for 2020


Taylor Kendal, OLC Innovate 2020 Engagement Co-Chair

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When it comes to opportunity and engagement, there’s much more than meets the eye for attendees of OLC Innovate. For many years, I took a rather mindless approach to “maximizing” my investment at OLC conferences (and any/all conferences for that Read More >

Creating a Supportive Online Learning Environment with Emotional Design


Tianhong Shi, Instructional Designer, Oregon State University Ecampus & Elisabeth McBrien Instructional Designer, Oregon State University Ecampus

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Emotions and Learning: Myths & Neuroscience The last time you engaged in deep learning, you probably didn’t stop to ask yourself about the emotions you were experiencing at the time. However, that doesn’t mean that emotions weren’t playing a role Read More >

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Advocating for Online Education: Yes, This Is Still Needed


Stephanie Hinshaw, senior vice president of academic affairs at American College of Education

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“You changed my perceptions of online learning. Before meeting with you, I did not believe online education could be high-quality.” This was a quote I heard last week (not 10 years ago) about my institution and our online programs. I Read More >

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Measuring Success: An Introduction to Affordability Metrics


Stefanie Buck, Director of the Oregon State Ecampus OER Unit, Oregon State University Ecampus

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Creating an affordable learning initiative that supports online students is a significant accomplishment, but how do we assess these programs? How will we define success, and what metrics will we use to measure success? Anyone who has established an affordable Read More >

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The State of Online STEM Education in the U.S.: Upcoming National Survey, Results of the STEM Summit, and New Opportunities


 Lynette O’Keefe, Director of Research & Innovation, OLC;  Devon Cancilla, Cancilla Digital & Online Education; Kate Lee-McCarthy, Director of Grants & Finance, OLC

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OLC is pleased to partner with Every Learner Everywhere, Carolina Distance Learning, DigitalEd, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Biointeractive, along with a number of experts and institutions in the development of a comprehensive national survey on the state of Read More >

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#WeAreOLC: Tell About It


Bei Zhang, MD, PhD, CLS(ASCP), Associate Professor, College of Medicine at the University of Vermont

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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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Keeping online education affordable and high-quality


Katie Linder, Ph.D., Director, Ecampus Research Unit, Oregon State University

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It’s the ultimate question: how do we keep online education affordable while maintaining a high standard of quality and innovation? Over the years, institutions of higher education have needed to explore a range of financial models in order to answer Read More >