Congratulations! You’ve been recognized for your effective practice!

This sets you apart, and your peers, campus and local community should know about it. We’ve put together some tips and guidelines to help you share the great news with your communities. 




  • Email faculty and staff at your institution to announce your Effective Practice Award
  • Include news of your Effective Practice Award in faculty and campus newsletters
  • Share the news during meetings
  • Update employee email signatures to highlight your Effective Practice Award
  • Post messages about your Effective Practice Award on your institution’s social channels – we’ve created some suggested posts to get you started
  • Ask your community to share the news with social media
  • Publish a post on your institution’s blog
  • Tag your posts with #effectivepractice
  • Highlight your Effective Practice Award throughout your website – on your organization’s news page, careers page, about us page to highlight your achievement
  • Use the Effective Practice Award template press release to broadcast your news
  • Alert bloggers and media that follow your organization
  • Update your Wikipedia page
  • Update your job listings
  • Update recruiting brochures and other collateral


Sample social posts and a press release have been created for your use.



So honored to be recognized @OLCToday with an #EffectivePractice Award for advancing online program quality & access. I’ll receive the award at the upcoming #OLCInnovate #digitallearning conference in Chicago. Here’s the announcement:


Just learned that I won an OLC Effective Practice Award for my program <TITLE OF PROGRAM>! What an honor for me and for <NAME OF UNIVERSITY>. The award ceremony will be at the upcoming OLC Innovate digital learning conference in Chicago. Listed here among other recipients:


So honored to receive a 2020 Effective Practice Award for advancing quality and access to online programs from the Online Learning Consortium. Looking forward to the upcoming award ceremony at the OLC Innovate digital learning conference in Chicago. Learn more about all the OLC award recipients here:



Proud that my team received an #EffectivePractice Award from @OLCToday for advancing quality & access in #digitallearning. Looking forward to the award ceremony at the #OLCInnovate conference in Chicago. Here’s the announcement:


We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve just earned an OLC Effective Practice Award! Our program, “<NAME OF PROGRAM>,” is cited for effective techniques, strategies, and practices that advance quality and access to digital education programs. See all recipients:


We’re honored to receive an OLC Effective Practice Award for advancing online education quality & access. Our appreciation goes out to the Online Learning Consortium for this recognition. Learn more about the award:

Press Release Template
Use this press release template to create your own release! Simply edit with your information to share with the news media.

Promotion Guidelines

Please adhere to the following guidelines when promoting your Effective Practice Award.

  • Material changes to any of the promotional communications provided for Effective Practice Awardees by the Online Learning Consortium should be routed through OLC’s communications team for approval. Email materials to Allow five business days for OLC to review your requests.
  • Media requests regarding the OLC and the Effective Practice Awards should be referred to

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If you’d like to use the OLC logo on your award promotion, please email with a copy of your promotion prior to going live. Thank you.