The first round of 2018 awards will be awarded at OLC Innovate in April 2018 in Nashville, TN.
OLC Effective Practices
To help make quality online education accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, the members of the OLC community share techniques, strategies, and practices in online education that have worked for them. All effective practices are peer reviewed to insure quality and to give submitters some documentation for tenure and promotion files. OLC focuses on five pillars of quality (see framework and narrative) in online education: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction, and scale (institutional commitment to achieve capacity enrollment via cost effectiveness).
Nominations due by 11:59pm ET February 19, 2018
Notification of winners on or before March 9, 2018
Awards presented at Awards Luncheon at OLC Innovate 2018 on April 19, 2018
We encourage you to submit your effective practices on topics related to innovation and/or technology that enhance the field of digital learning. Remember these practices are peer reviewed and can help with tenure and promotion. To add an effective practice, login to OLC and then click here: Add an Effective Practice (you must be logged in). Please note it will take time for peer reviewers to review EP submissions. We will email you when when the committee has made selections. All Effective Practice Award recipients for the current selection round will be asked to present their effective practice at OLC Innovate.
Preparing for Submission
To help you prepare for submission you will need to submit the following fields on the submission form.
Brief Abstract of the Effective Practice
Expanded Description of the Effective Practice
Supporting Information to help us understand the Effective Practice – the community will see these support documents.