Archives - July, 2024

Promotional graphic for OLC Accelerate 2024. The graphic features a vibrant night view of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort with illuminated buildings and palm trees. The text on the graphic reads: 'Register for Accelerate 2024! Join us at Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort for OLC Accelerate 2024! Orlando, FL, November 18-21, 2024. Join Us & Register Today bit.ly/AC24Register.' The background has a wave-like pattern in dark blue, and a yellow wave-like banner at the bottom.

Casting a Spell or Spellbound? Celebrating 30 Years of Online Learning Magic

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Florence Williams, University of Central Florida and Jennifer Zaur, University of Arizona Global Campus, Accelerate 2024 Program Co-Chairs 

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Visualize a grand spectacle of wonder ahead! This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the OLC (Online Learning Consortium) Accelerate conference. As we celebrate three decades of accelerating online learning worldwide at OLC Accelerate 2024, expect to hear from our Read More >

Servant Leader or Micromanager?

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Colette Chelf, Ed.D., OLC Director of Grants

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In the modern workplace, leadership styles can significantly impact team performance, employee satisfaction, and overall organizational success. Among the various styles, two often come into stark contrast: the servant leader and the micromanager. Understanding these leadership types can help you Read More >

Attendees and event managers for the ICDE Leadership Summit 2024 (about 170 people from around the world) standing on a staircase for a group photo in the Globethics building (the hosting organization).

Two Takeaways from ICDE’s Leadership Summit on Ethical Leadership in the Age of AI

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Dr. Madeline R. Shellgren (Director of Global Outreach, Online Learning Consortium)

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I recently attended the International Council For Open and Distance Education (ICDE) Leadership Summit 2024 in Geneva, Switzerland (hosted by Globethics), where educational leaders from around the world gathered to discuss ethical leadership in the age of AI. Truthfully, the Read More >

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Planting the Seeds: Integrating AI Skills & Tools

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Josh Herron, PhD, Director of Professional Learning at OLC

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Now that we’ve sampled the soil and understand the lay of the land regarding AI in education, it’s time to start planting. This second phase is all about intentionally integrating AI tools and skills into your teaching practice. It’s about Read More >

Promotional graphic for OLC Accelerate 2024. The graphic features a vibrant night view of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort with illuminated buildings and palm trees. The text on the graphic reads: 'Register for Accelerate 2024! Join us at Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort for OLC Accelerate 2024! Orlando, FL, November 18-21, 2024. Join Us & Register Today bit.ly/AC24Register.' The background has a wave-like pattern in dark blue, and a yellow wave-like banner at the bottom.

Celebrating 30 Years of Innovation: Welcome to OLC Accelerate 2024

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Tawnya Means, Conference Chair, OLC Accelerate 2024

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As we gather to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate conference, it’s both a time of reflection and anticipation. This milestone signifies three decades of growth, evolution, and unwavering commitment to advancing the field of Read More >

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Sustainable AI Professional Development Initiatives

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Josh Herron, PhD, Director of Professional Learning at OLC

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I recently wondered aloud to colleagues and participants at an event, “Aren’t you tired of hearing about AI yet?” While those of us who are working at the edges of emerging technology and digital learning may occasionally get this feeling, Read More >

OLC x Uwill Online Student Mental Health 2024 Survey Key Findings

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The Online Learning Consortium and Uwill Student Mental Health & Wellness

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Respondents: 338 total respondents representing all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 36 countries 63% of respondents work for a public institution, 24% work for a private non-profit, 13% work for a private for-profit institution. Key Findings: Increase in Demand for Read More >