Online Learning Consortium Announces 2011 Class of OLC Fellows

Five OLC members recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of online learning.

The Online Learning Consortium announces its 2011 class of OLC Fellows. Recognizing unusual professional distinction, the OLC Board of Directors confers the distinction upon individual members of the Online Learning Consortium who have:

  • Outstanding and extraordinary qualifications in the field of online learning;
  • Significant experience in online learning or an allied field;
  • A record of distinguished service to Sloan-C or the field; and
  • Extraordinary contributions or leadership in the field of online learning.

The members of the 2011 class of Fellows have contributed to advancing quality, scale and breadth in online and blended education in areas represented by the OLC Pillars of learning effectiveness, access, faculty and student satisfaction and scale. The new OLC Fellows were recognized at the 17th Annual OLC International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, FL, in November 2011.

The 2011 OLC Fellows are:

  • Patsy D. Moskal, Ph.D., University of Central Florida: “In recognition of her groundbreaking work in the assessment of the impact and efficacy of online and blended learning.”
  • Mary P. Niemiec, University of Illinois at Chicago: “For remarkable vision and national leadership in conceptualizing and advancing blended learning.”
  • Lawrence C. Ragan, Ph.D., Penn State World Campus: “For national leadership in preparing faculty for online teaching success and for creating innovative approaches to the design of online learning environments.”
  • Peter J. Shea, Ph.D., University at Albany: “For outstanding research that has advanced our understanding of online learning and for noteworthy contributions to the field of online education.”
  • Robert N. Ubell, Ph.D., Polytechnic Institute of New York University: “For exceptional leadership in scientific and technical online learning programming, international collaboration, and enterprise learning.”