As part of the broader Virtual and Onsite Experience at #OLCAccelerate 2020, OLC Live! is a catered virtual lounge and conversation space where participants can engage directly with keynote speakers, select presenters, and other attendees. Join our OLC Live! guest hosts Jenae Cohn and Ben Scragg for your chance to connect virtually with a variety of personalities from the OLC community. 

OLC Live! is open to the entire OLC Community whether you are a registered OLC Accelerate 2021 Conference attendee or not. Come join the conversations!

 

Schedule of OLC Live Events

Registered conference attendees can join us in Zoom for OLC Live sessions. 

Note: All times are listed in US Eastern Time Zone

Virtual Schedule
10:45am - 11:15am US EDT

OLC Live! Engagement Overview

Hosts: Jenae Cohn, Ben Scragg

Interviewees: Dorothy Loftin and Adam Davi (Engagement Chairs)

Make the most out of your conference experience by joining OLC Live! co-hosts Jenae Cohn and Ben Scragg in a kickoff discussion with the Accelerate 2021 Engagement Chairs about specially designed opportunities to engage with fellow attendees virtually at the conference!

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5:00pm - 5:30pm US EDT

OLC Live! Conference Preview

Hosts: Jenae Cohn, Terry Greene, Jonathan Lashley & Ben Scragg

Interviewees: Dorothy Loftin and Adam Davi (Engagement Chairs)

  • Megan Kohler & Dr. Clark Shah-Nelson (Conference chairs)
  • Torie Wynn and Dr. Tawnya Means (Program chairs)
  • Dorothy Loftin and Adam Davi (Engagement Chairs

There’s so much to take in, explore, and learn at Accelerate 2021! Join the conference leadership and planning team for an introduction to all of the exciting events, programming, and ways to engage and connect in this conference kickoff session. OLC Live! co-hosts Jenae Cohn, Terry Greene, Jonathan Lashley, and Ben Scragg will interview the conference chairs to share all of the exciting ways to make the most of your Accelerate 2021 experience.

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12:00pm - 12:30pm US EDT

OLC Live! Acing the Technology Test Kitchen

Hosts: Jenae Cohn, Ben Scragg, Florence Williams, Shaun Moore

There are many things to consider when selecting new tools or technology for teaching and learning. Join the OLC Live! co-hosts and the TTK chefs as they jump into deep play to explore four easy steps for selecting quality tools and technology to ensure that each flight is safe and enjoyable for all travelers.

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5:00pm - 5:30pm US EDT

OLC Live! Beyond the Keynote

Hosts: Jenae Cohn, Ben Scragg

Join OLC Live hosts Jenae Cohn and Ben Scragg for a rich post-keynote discussion focused on open learning trends, strategies, and collaborative efforts. This session will feature shared insights and highlights from conference attendees related to Rajiv Jhangiani’s conference keynote. Join us to illuminate and activate Rajiv’s provocative talk, and to explore ways to bring his words to life in your teaching and learning environment.

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10:45am - 11:15am US EDT

OLC Live! Pulse of the Conference

Hosts: Jenae Cohn, Terry Greene

Join us for a rich discussion with two of our conference Featured Speakers as they augment their talks with a deep dive into OLC Accelerate 2021 sessions, as well as some Q&A from the conference community. OLC Live co-hosts Jenae Cohn and Terry Greene will also inquire about their sense of the emerging scholarship and practice related to their talks, as well as some guidance and early wins attendees can seek beyond the conference to activate their talks.

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5:00pm - 5:30pm US EDT

OLC Live! Pulse of the Conference

Hosts: Terry Greene, Jonathan Lashley

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Jenae Cohn and Terry Greene as they seek out the emerging trends and topics, as well as engaging members of the conference community at Accelerate 2021. Keep your head on a swivel during this lively, participatory session, because you might just be a featured guest!

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12:00pm - 12:30pm US EDT

OLC Live! Best in Show

Hosts: Jenae Cohn, Ben Scragg, Angela Gunder

Let’s celebrate and get to know some of the recent winners of the OLC Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching, Research & Leadership. Join OLC Live co-hosts Jenae Cohn, Ben Scragg, and Angela Gunder as they welcome selected recent award winners from this year’s OLC Awards Gala and discuss how you can view and apply for future OLC awards.

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5:00pm - 5:30pm US EDT

OLC Live! Pulse of the Conference

Hosts: Jonathan Lashley, Ben Scragg

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Jonathan Lashley and Ben Scragg as they seek out the emerging trends and topics, as well as engaging members of the conference community at Accelerate 2021. Keep your head on a swivel during this lively, participatory session, because you might just be a featured guest!


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12:00pm - 12:30pm US EDT

OLC Live! Accelerate 2021 Virtual In Review

Hosts: Jenae Cohn, Terry Greene, Jonathan Lashley, Ben Scragg

As another engaging and meaningful Accelerate draws to a close, join us in celebration of the transformative practices, connective networking, and impactful discussions from the past week. In this session, we’ll take an inside look at the big takeaways from the conference, and members of the OLC community will share stories of their favorite moments from the conference.

OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn, Terry Greene, Jonathan Lashley, and Ben Scragg will close us out with lightning interviews of the conference steering committee, including members of the OLC Board of Directors and OLC Staff. Let’s close our time together in appreciation of all that we’ve learned, and in celebration of the monumental advancements to come within the field of online, blended and digital learning.


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Onsite Schedule, Streamed Virtually
10:45am - 11:15am US EDT

OLC Live! Behind the Escape Room Experience

Hosts: Ben Scragg, Jonathan Lashley, Madeline Shellgren

Join OLC Live! Co-hosts Ben Scragg and Jonathan Lashley as they get an unprecedented “behind-the-scenes” look into the OLC Escape Room Experience. They’ll be joined by OLC Director of Online Engagement (and educational escape room designer) Madeline Shellgren to discuss the benefits of this learning model.


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1:15pm - 1:45pm US EDT

OLC Live! All Things Volunteers

Hosts: Ben Scragg, Jonathan Lashley

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Ben Scragg and Jonathan Lashley as they introduce and interview some of Accelerate 2021’s conference volunteer community. Volunteers have contributed significantly to the growth of the organization and in this session Ben and Jonathan (both who have their own histories as OLC volunteers) will both amplify their impact and engage in their stories.
3:45pm - 4:15am US EDT

OLC Live! Pulse Of Conference

Hosts: Ben Scragg, Jonathan Lashley

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Ben Scragg and Jonathan Lashley as they seek out the emerging trends and topics, as well as engaging members of the conference community at Accelerate 2021. Keep your head on a swivel during this lively, participatory session, because you might just be a featured guest!
11:15am - 11:45am US EDT

OLC Live! The Less-Traversed

Hosts: Ben Scragg, Jonathan Lashley

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Ben Scragg and Jonathan Lashley as they take a look with community members at what isn’t being talked about as much this year at OLC Accelerate.


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3:15pm - 3:45pm US EDT

OLC Live! Pulse of the Conference

Hosts: Ben Scragg, Jonathan Lashley

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Ben Scragg and Jonathan Lashley as they seek out the emerging trends and topics, as well as engaging members of the conference community at Accelerate 2021. Keep your head on a swivel during this lively, participatory session, because you might just be a featured guest!

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4:15pm - 4:45pm US EDT

OLC Live! Stories from the DEI Reception

Hosts: Ben Scragg, Jonathan Lashley

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Ben Scragg and Jonathan Lashley as they visit the DEI Reception and engage in the gallery-walk installations. Hear from community members about their reactions, experience with the interactive exhibit, and name their calls to action for centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of online, blended, and digital learning.

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9:45am - 10:30am US EDT

OLC Live! Views From the Summit

Hosts: Ben Scragg, Jonathan Lashley

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Ben Scragg and Jonathan Lashley as they share out lessons learned, key-takeaways, and next steps for our Summit communities. You just might see them engaging members of the conference community at Accelerate 2021 to hear their stories and drive our collective actions as well!

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10:45am - 11:30am US EDT

OLC Live! Accelerate 2021 Onsite In Review

Hosts: Ben Scragg, Jonathan Lashley

As another engaging and meaningful Accelerate draws to a close, join us in celebration of the transformative practices, connective networking, and impactful discussions from the past week. In this session, we’ll take an inside look at the big takeaways from the conference, and members of the OLC community will share stories of their favorite moments from the conference.

OLC Live! hosts Jonathan Lashley and Ben Scragg will close us out with lightning interviews of members from the conference steering committee, including members of the OLC Board of Directors and OLC Staff. Let’s close our time together in appreciation of all that we’ve learned, and in celebration of the monumental advancements to come within the field of online, blended and digital learning.

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Questions? Contact us at conference@onlinelearning-c.org.

 

Committee Members

Jenae Cohn

Jenae Cohn

Jenae is a writer, speaker, teacher, and learner, who loves exploring questions related to digital pedagogy and learning spaces in higher education. She’s currently working as Director of Academic Technology at Sacramento State. She supports faculty across the curriculum on making critical, mindful choices about technology integration into their classes. Learn more about Jenae on her website (www.jenaecohn.net) or follow her on Twitter (https://twitter.com/jenae_cohn).

          
Ben Scragg

Ben Scragg

Ben Scragg is the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Grants with the Online Learning Consortium. Through this work, Ben leads the strategy and management of a portfolio which includes grants, consulting, and strategic partnerships in order to advance excellence in online, digital, and blended learning across learning organizations. Within the OLC, Ben has served as a volunteer conference and program chair, and led engagement programming in the Technology Test Kitchen, Innovation Lab, and OLC Live! A veteran K12 educator with Chicago Public Schools, Ben has served as a learning specialist, instructional designer, and grant program manager at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the OLC, Ben served as the Director of Design Initiatives in the Office of Scholarship and Innovation at Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, where he built school-community partnerships to reimagine and redesign schools, and developed the college’s Learning Futures initiative. Ben’s interests as a scholarly practitioner lie at the intersection of design, imagination, and futures studies. Ben earned his doctorate in educational leadership and innovation from Arizona State University, as well as master’s degrees in philosophy and business administration from The Ohio State University.