A Joint Conference Presented by OLC and MERLOT
Moving Mountains in Digital, Blended, and Online Learning
Education innovation. It’s how we, as a community, continue to thrive in this rapidly changing learning environment. It’s how we respond to, revolve around, and guide student success and satisfaction. Whether embracing emerging tech, incorporating intelligent learning management systems, or designing blended classrooms, now more than ever it is imperative that academic leaders, faculty, and administrators alike come together to ensure that our pedagogies are progressive, organic and continually break new ground.
Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. And that’s why we’re inviting you to join us in Colorado in April 2019. Together we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.
At OLC Innovate, we will conduct a series of engaging hands-on sessions aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem solving. Together we will build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. And because innovation scales best when ideas are shared, our work sessions will explore digital technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership, and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities and colleges.
Advancing education innovation begins with you. Join us in Denver, April 3-5, 2019, and help us shape the future of online and digital learning.
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To ensure learning remains at the forefront while we witness the confluence of technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge, OLC Innovate aims to provide compelling reasons to attend:
“It’s one of the best networking opportunities in a reasonably-sized conference.”
“OLC Innovate provides the chance to network with educators who are not afraid to try out new ways to improve higher ed for students and who are generous with their ideas.”
Recharge Your Batteries
“OLC Innovate really recharged my Instructional Design batteries. To have three days of motivated, engaging, and innovative people has been the highlight of my year. I can’t wait to attend OLC conferences and events in the near future! The conference paid for itself after about 2 hours on the first day!”
Now, New, Next
“OLC Innovate was an amazing opportunity to connect with peers in the field, learn about new initiatives and technologies, and deepen my understanding and appreciation for what’s now, new, and next.”
New Ideas and Insights
“The OLC Innovate Conference was one of the best conferences I’ve attended. The sessions and workshops all provided me with new ideas and insights for improving or incorporating innovation into the programs we’re developing under our TAACCCT grant. Everything was great, from the speakers to the venue and even the food and entertainment. Very enjoyable, I can’t wait to attend again.”
“I definitely would recommend this conference to colleagues because they will get a sense that they are not alone in their fields, they will meet people who can share strategies and resources to help solve the daunting problems we are facing in online learning.”
“I highly recommend this conference for anyone in the online learning field regardless of institution size. I am from an institution of less than 1500 students and was able to gain insight, ideas, and knowledge of applicable programming I can immediately start planning for my institution upon return.”
Explore, Share, Discover
“An exciting and engaging opportunity to explore, share, and discover!”
Richness of Program Offerings
“This conference was a truly wonderful experience. The richness of the program offerings and the Community College Summit provided so many new ideas to take back to my students and institution for implementation now and into the future.”
OLC and MERLOT invite you to submit for Innovate 2019: Education Reimagined
OLC and MERLOT invite you to submit for presentation at our OLC Innovate 2019 conference. While we are still working on updating the topics for 2019, 2018 topics included: Teaching and Learning Innovation; Leadership and Change Management; the Education-Workforce Continuum; Processes, Problems, and Practices; Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies or Research Highlights and Innovations.
We seek proposals for interactive sessions for workshops, emerging ideas sessions, education sessions, conversations (not presentations), career forums, Solution Design Summit entries, and hands-on innovation lab demonstrations that engage and inform participants.
Proposed sessions will be targeted to administrators, design thinkers, faculty, instructional support, students, training professionals, technologists, researchers and others.
Presenters and facilitators from the following areas are encouraged to submit proposals:
• Higher Education • K-12 Faculty • Researchers • Graduate scholars • Educational technology leaders • Instructional designers • Instructional technologists • Faculty • Instructor
OLC Innovate 2019 Call For Presentations is expected to open in August 2018.