The 2012 Class of OLC Fellows

Four OLC members recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of online learning. 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 OLC or the field; and
  • Extraordinary contributions or leadership in the field of online learning.

The members of the 2012 Class of OLC 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 18th Annual OLC International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, FL, in October 2012. The 2012 OLC Fellows are:

  • Joel L. Hartman, Ph.D., University of Central Florida: “For exceptional leadership in online and blended learning on a national and international scale.”
  • Phil Ice, Ph.D., American Public University System: “For distinguished service to Sloan-C and for outstanding research that has advanced the field of online learning.”
  • Karen K. Vignare, Ph.D., MSUglobal, Michigan State University: “For exemplary service to Sloan-C and for visionary leadership in the administration of online learning programs having a global scale.”
  • Alexandra M. Pickett, Ph.D., SUNY Learning Network: “For innovation and vision in conceptualizing and implementing high-quality faculty development programs and course design and delivery processes.”