OLC Effective Practice Awards

Quality in Online Education

These awards recognize successful efforts that help make quality online education accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, and provide an opportunity for recipients to share effective techniques, strategies, and practices in online education.

Effective Practice Award recipients for OLC Innovate 2021 will be recognized at the virtual conference, and their effective practices will be highlighted throughout the year.

All 2020 Effective Practice Award recipients were recognized at the fully virtual OLC Accelerate awards gala.

Nominations and Submissions

The Effective Practice Awards are evaluated on five primary criteria:

Learning Effectiveness: The practice demonstrates effectiveness in producing learning outcomes, which are consistent with learner needs and representative of the distinctive quality of the institution.

Scale: The practice offers the best possible educational value to learners and supports achieving capacity enrollment.

Access: The practice has improved access to education by expanding opportunities and/or reducing barriers.

Faculty Satisfaction: The practice has maintained a high level of faculty satisfaction.

Student Satisfaction: Learners who are impacted by the practice express satisfaction with their learning experience.|

To apply for an OLC Effective Practice Award:

  • Complete the OLC Innovate 2021 Effective Practice Awards Submission Template
  • Assemble three (3) letters of support demonstrating how the practice addresses the five evaluation criteria
  • Assemble the OLC Innovate 2021 Effective Practice Awards Submission Template and the three (3) letters of support into a single e-mail to to Dr. Jessica Knott, Jessica.Knott@onlinelearning-c.org. Please use the subject line OLC Innovate 2021 Effective Practice Award Submission.

Timeline of Important Dates:

  • January 12, 2021 – Awards submission opens!
  • February 5, 2021 – Submissions due
  • Late February, 2021 – Winners notified
  • March 15 – 19, 2021 – OLC Innovate 2021

See the first round of 2020 Effective Practice Awards Winners (and previous years).

For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Jessica L. Knott
Assistant Vice President for Community Strategy, Experience, and Management
Online Learning Consortium
Email: OLCawards@onlinelearning-c.org

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