Archives - April, 2021

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7 Ways to Pave the Path for Remote/Flexible Work on Your Campus

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Jason Rhode, Ph.D., jrhode@niu.edu, @jasonrhode

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As we see an end to the COVID-19 pandemic on the horizon, institutions are making plans to resume “new normal” operations for fall. As you ponder the future of remote work within your unit or institution, here is what you need to consider.

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Leading in a Time of Change – The Need for Dynamic Stability

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Dr. Brian Beatty, Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University

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You’ve experienced the need for dynamic stability if you’ve flown an airplane, steered a boat or ship on the open ocean, driven a vehicle on a windy day, ridden a bicycle, or taught any class with “active learning” methods. You have a course in mind, a path to follow, but you also have the need to constantly adapt to the changing conditions around you.

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3 Elements That Play a Key Role in Transformation at an Institution

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Carl S. Moore, PhD, carlsmoore.phd@gmail.com, @carlsmoore

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We currently sit at a place and time where there are some educational institutions that are well into the 21st-century while others are still reliant on structures developed in the mid-1800s and or technology from the late 90s. One may wonder what contributes to this variance in performance.

A Grants Program That’s Different: An Interview with HP

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The Online Learning Consortium

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For this blog post, we had the chance to sit down with our industry partner, Jeff Chen, Head of Research Partnerships at HP Education, to talk about the grant program that HP Inc. has rolled out as a way to answer key technology funding and assistance needs within the higher education space.

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4 Ways We’re Bringing the Online Learning Community Together at OLC Innovate

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Dr. Jessica Knott, AVP of Community Strategy, Experience, and Management

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We strive for our conference spaces to be reflective, critical, and generative, yes… but also fun and dynamic. We’ve taken the time to outline a variety of learning pathways and purposefully seek personalized and customized conference experiences for each and every attendee.

OLC Ideate: Help Us Ensure Digital Learning Environments are Equitable and Inclusive

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Madeline Shellgren (OLC Director of Online Engagement | pronouns: she/her/hers) and Jennifer Nichols (Associate Librarian at the University of Arizona and Director of CATalyst Studios | pronouns: she/her/hers)

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In December, we brought together the work of countless educators in our field who are exploring critical questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion in digital learning environments. This work is ongoing and we want your input.