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 2022 will be recognized at the virtual conference and their effective practices will be highlighted throughout the year.


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.


Previous OLC Effective Practice Award Winners

See a list of past years’ Effective Practice Award winners. All 2020 Effective Practice Award recipients were recognized at the fully virtual OLC Accelerate Awards Gala.