Online Learning Journal Outstanding Research Achievement Award in Online Education

This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary achievements and research in the field of online education.

Recipients will be recognized at the next OLC Accelerate conference with a commemorative plaque and will receive a complimentary ticket to the OLC Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception at the conference.


Nominations and Submissions

This highly selective award is an honor that an individual cannot seek. Rather, the individual(s) are selected by the OLJ Editorial Board. Selections are based on research and contributions to the field of online learning and to the Online Learning Journal.

The OLJ Outstanding Research Achievement Award in Online Education is evaluated on four primary criteria:

Scholarly Research and Writing: The nominee has published work that has increased knowledge, and/or contributed to improving practice for the scholarly and/or practitioner communities within the field of online education.

Leadership Activities: The nominee has led or participated in activities that demonstrate leadership in the field at the institutional, local, regional, national, and/or international level.

Service: The nominee has performed a significant number and variety of activities that demonstrate service to the field and its constituent community.

Contributions to Advancing the Field: The nominee has made additional contributions and research that have substantively contributed to the overall advancement of online education.

Timeline of Important Dates:
June 10, 2019: Nominations due by 11:59pm ET
August 2, 2019: Nominees notified of award decisions
September 25, 2019: Deadline for award recipients to register for OLC Accelerate conference*
November 19, 2019: Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception at OLC Accelerate, 5-7pm ET*

*Conference attendance is not required to accept the award. If attending, registration must be completed by the deadline. Unless specified in the award, conference expenses are not included. All award recipients will be provided with a complimentary ticket to the Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception if attending the conference.

See Past awardees here

For additional information, please contact:

Lynette O’Keefe
Director, Research Center
Online Learning Consortium

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