Resilience, Responsiveness and Impact in Digital Learning Leadership

Join us for OLC’s Fall Leadership Network Event, where we bring together digital leaders from academic institutions, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss strategies for creating and sustaining online, blended, and digital learning leadership that centers student success.  Digital leaders are guiding initiatives at traditional academic institutions and non-profits, developing new products and approaches within the private sector, and working to establish policies and regulations within government, all at a time where access to an equitable and impactful education is challenged for many prospective and matriculated students. We see ever increasing demand for cross-sector collaborations led by digital leaders across an increasingly diverse educational landscape. Join us at this half-day event for featured presentations and small group discussions on opportunities for digital leaders, both established and emerging, in identifying challenges and surfacing practices for digital learning leadership that promotes and accelerates student success.

Registration for this event is free and included with your OLC Accelerate 2020 Virtual Conference. 

 

Leadership Network Speakers

  • Tom Cavanagh, University of Central Florida
  • Jessica Rowland Williams, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • Russ Poulin, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • Van Davis, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • Cheryl Dowd, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • Dan Silverman, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

 

Leadership Network Moderators

  • Jennifer Mathes, Online Learning Consortium
  • Mary Niemiec, University of Nebraska Online (NU Online)
  • Angela Gunder, Online Learning Consortium

 

Schedule

The Leadership Network event is open to all OLC Accelerate participants and held in three parts on Thursday, November 12. Attendees can attend one or all of the sessions, and are encouraged to bring colleagues from their leadership teams to attend as a connected cohort across the event.

November 12, 1:00pm – 1:45pm US ET – Session One

Moving from Traditional to Digital Instruction, the Rules Change: Introducing the “Policy Playbook

In response to the pandemic, countless courses moved from a traditional to remote, blended, or online format. Possibly lost in the transition is the many federal, state, and accreditation regulations that are applied differently when using a digital format. A new “Policy Playbook” from Every Learner Everywhere and WCET helps college administrators and faculty navigate the rules around digital instruction.

Presenters:

  • Russ Poulin, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • Van Davis, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • Cheryl Dowd, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies
  • Dan Silverman, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

 

November 12, 2:15pm – 3:00pm US ET – Session Two

Leadership Lessons from the Pandemic

This session will reflect on key online education leadership lessons learned during the spring and summer of 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although these lessons were particularly applicable during the pandemic, they remain relevant going forward for anyone working in higher education. 

Presenter:

  • Tom Cavanagh, University of Central Florida

 

November 12, 3:30pm to 4:15pm US ET – Session Three

Centering Equity in our Work as Digital Learning Leaders

In an engaging panel featuring student voices from the digital learning community, Dr. Williams will lead a discussion on collaborative work to advance equity in higher education centers on the transformation of postsecondary teaching and learning. 

Presenter:

  • Jessica Rowland Williams, WCET – WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies

 

 

More Information

Please contact Angela Gunder at angela.gunder@onlinelearning-c.org with any questions.

 

Leadership Network Planning Committee

Special thanks to the members of the Leadership Network Planning Committee for their efforts organizing this event:

Mary Niemiec
Mary Niemiec – Moderator, Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Director, University of Nebraska Online
Eric Fredericksen
Eric Fredericksen, Ed.D President, OLC Board of Directors, Associate VP for Online Learning & Associate Professor in Educational Leadership, University of Rochester
Dr Peter Shea
Peter Shea, Ph.D Associate Provost for Online Learning, University at Albany – SUNY
Angela Gunder
Angela Gunder Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium

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