Archives - April, 2024

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Enhancing Elementary Education with the HyFlex Classroom

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Dr. Lisa Hassler

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In our ongoing quest to meet the evolving needs of students in education, the HyFlex (Hybrid-Flexible) classroom model emerges as a beacon of adaptability, providing students with unparalleled flexibility to choose between in-person and virtual attendance daily. Initially skeptical, I Read More >

ChatGPT created image to represent pedagogical wizards, captioned as: "In the quiet glow of twilight, two wizards merge the realms of knowledge and creativity. Together, in an unbounded landscape, they weave magic from the ancient and the new, crafting a future where imagination and wisdom coalesce. United in purpose, they embody the limitless potential of collaboration in the pursuit of enlightenment."

AI and Instructional Design: Competitors or Collaborators?

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Dr. Tawnya Means, Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer at the Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

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At a recent OLC event, an instructional designer who was excited about generative AI discreetly asked the question that has likely crossed many minds for at least a split second: “What does my job look like in the age of Read More >

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Navigate the Future of Learning at the OLC Innovate 2024 Engagement Hub

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Dr. Cynthia PascalNorthern Virginia Community College; Jennifer Zaur, University of Arizona Global Campus (Engagement Co-Chairs)

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The mile-high city is about to welcome a whirlwind of creative energy as OLC Innovate 2024 descends upon Denver! Whether you’re a seasoned conference veteran or a first-time attendee, get ready to ignite your passion for learning, collaboration, connection, and Read More >

Teacher Perspective: Embracing AI in Education

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Jessica Lyons, Teacher,  Perry Township Schools

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In the ever-evolving landscape of education, integrating technology, including Artificial Intelligence (AI), has become increasingly prevalent. Recently, a teacher approached me with a common dilemma: her students used AI on their phones to draft essays and then transferred the work Read More >

OLC’s exclusive collaboration explores the support needs of online learners to improve outcomes The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a collaborative community of higher education leaders, and Uwill, the leading student mental health and wellness solution for higher education, announced a new Read More >

Image of student on Zoom with their instructor and classmates. Text over the image: OLC Insights: Zen & the Art of Quality Learning, part 3, by Phil Denman, Quality Scorecard Suite Coordinator

Zen and the Art of Quality Learning, Part 3

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Phil Denman, OLC Quality Scorecard Suite Coordinator

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog post, I discussed the meaning of Quality in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in relation to teaching and learning, touched on the importance of instilling Care into teaching, and Read More >

Evelyn Chao standing at a podium in front of a room full of people while presenting at the UN’s 2024 Partnership Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Applications of Digital Learning Professional Development: Sparking Intergenerational Dialogue and Global Change-Work

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Dr. Yan Xu, Online Undergraduate Program Director & eSpelman Online Program Director, Spelman College; Evelyn Chao, Student from Sidwell Friends School & Founder and President of PM Ready

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On January 30, 2024, I had the privilege of attending the UN 2024 ECOSOC Partnership Forum held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The theme of the forum was “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of Read More >

Uniting Toward Equity: OLC and EDUCAUSE Present Digital Learning Equity & Innovation Summit

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Katie Fife Schuster, Director of Programming | OLC

Kathe Pelletier, Director, Teaching and Learning Program | EDUCAUSE

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OLC and EDUCAUSE are proud to announce that we are joining forces to bring our communities the Digital Learning Equity and Innovate (DLEI) Summit. The DLEI Summit serves as the prelude to this year’s OLC Innovate 2024 conference.  What is  Read More >