Trends in Digital Learning: The OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership Environmental Scan

Concurrent Session 4
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Brief Abstract

In 2018, the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership conducted a broad environmental scan of the field of digital learning.  This session will provide background the process, as well as the topics covered in the scan in 2018 and those to come in the future. Attendees will be asked to provide input on topics which they deem important to better understanding the field.

Presenters

Prior to joining the Online Learning Consortium, Dr. Buban was the Assistant Provost for Research & Innovation at Post University. In this role, Buban instituted university-wide initiatives with a forward thinking, student-centered focus. These initiatives included, but were not limited to, the university’s transition to digital course materials, the creation of an online academy for high school students, competency-based learning initiatives, professional developing credentialing, articulation agreements, enrollment management, oversight of all academic publications, as well as a variety of teaching and learning initiatives. Prior to joining Post University, Buban worked in Academic Affairs at SUNY Empire State College. She collaborated on a variety of online learning initiatives including the implementation of ePortfolios, open learning access and opportunities, and prior learning assessment. Dr. Buban continues to study and present on topics surrounding effective technology use for adult learners in online environments. She is a member of the SSEA Communications Committee, an organization for which she was named an Emerging Scholar in 2012. Given the opportunity, Buban continues to teach in the areas of adult and online learning.

Extended Abstract

In 2018, the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership conducted a broad environmental scan of the field of digital learning.  This session will provide background the process, as well as the topics covered in the scan in 2018 and those to come in the future. Attendees will be asked to provide input on topics which they deem important to better understanding the field.