Archives - May, 2020

Virtual Fist-bumps: OLC Innovate Unlimited Group Package

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Cheryl Fulghum, Instructional Design and Online Learning, Haywood Community College, OLC Innovate 2020 Community College Summit Chair

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The fist bump is a gesture of friendship and approval, seemingly made popular by the Millenial generation, the age group that reached adulthood at the beginning of the 21st century. Interestingly, though, the knuckle exchange predates that group by a Read More >

Simultaneously Supporting Faculty for Remote Instruction and (Actual) Online Teaching During COVID-19

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Kelvin Thompson, Executive Director, UCF Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida and Patsy Moskal, Director, Digital Learning Impact Evaluation, University of Central Florida

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This is the second post in a short series focused on topics addressing key issues for transitioning from emergency remote teaching to continuing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis while providing high-quality online learning. There are many challenges – and Read More >

Preparing an Effective Proposal for OLC Accelerate 2020

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Tawnya Means and Sherri Restauri, Presenter Services Co-Chairs, OLC Accelerate 2020

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You have a great idea or rock star practice that you would like to share with others, and as you review this year’s conference calls for proposals, you find a conference theme and track that seem to be a good Read More >

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Era of the 2-minute Tip: Reflections on Being Legit

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

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Instructional design is about relating and empowering faculty in brief, encouraging and even humorous segments. There was a lot of chatter on higher education social media groups, secondary education blogs, and e-learning administrator listervs on how to best help faculty Read More >

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Attendees Agree: OLC Innovate is the {Virtual} Place to Be!

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Amy Schoenrock, OLC Marketing

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Participating in OLC Innovate from a home or office laptop seems like a no brainer when traveling isn’t possible, but don’t take my word for it, read on to hear what attendees had to say about virtual attendance. Not surprisingly, our previous Virtual Attendees ranked budget or travel allowances/restrictions, convenience, and having access to session recordings for a full year after the conference as the top 3 reasons for participating in OLC Innovate virtually.

Supporting a Firehose of Innovation

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Sarah Frick, Learning Designer at Wiley Educational Service

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Early in my design career I was introduced to the idea of how innovation, namely in technology, is adopted through Everett Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation model. This model shows how new ideas travel through individuals and society based on communication Read More >

Flocking to the Community College Summit

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Cheryl Fulghum, Instructional Design and Online Learning, Haywood Community College, OLC Innovate 2020 Community College Summit Chair

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I am a confessed OLC conference junkie. I admitted this in a previous blog post. I love everything about them: the sights, the sounds, the smells, and the feels that come when birds of a feather flock together. A mindful Read More >