Archives - September, 2021

Investing in Future Online Leaders is Now More Important than Ever

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Tina Parscal, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for CCCOnline and Academic Affairs for the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

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Professional development frequently suffers when institutional budgets tighten. There is often a temptation, and sometimes even a mandate, to cut professional growth opportunities. I argue that now is not the time to cut back on professional development, but rather it is the perfect time for institutions and online learning units to invest in their most important assets, our people.

Equitable Online Environments: Thinking Beyond Basic Access and Compliance

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Dr. Amanda Kraus is the Assistant Vice President for Campus Life at the University of Arizona.

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is reaching out to our global community of thought leaders, faculty, innovators and practitioners to bring you insights from the field of online, blended and digital learning. This week, Dr. Amanda Kraus, OLC Institute faculty Read More >

How to Remain Focused and Maintain Self-Care Amid COVID-19 and Current Unrest in America

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Ava Tabb, Doctoral candidate in adult education at Auburn University and Lecturer of multimedia journalism at Troy University

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Are you experiencing elevated anxiety? Do you feel unfocused, and are you easily distracted? Are you overwhelmed with the constant updates about the coronavirus pandemic? Or maybe, you’re experiencing reoccurring tension headaches from racing thoughts and constant worry about the Read More >

Analyzing Available Data and Research on Digital Education in Texas (and Beyond)

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Judith Sebesta, Ph.D., Executive Director, Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas

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I lead the Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas (DigiTex), which assists Texas public community colleges in providing learners an education without barriers through high quality digital educational opportunities, resources, and services. Founded in 1998 by the Texas Association of Read More >

Play. Learn. Produce.

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Dr. Rosh Rupani and Dr. Sreyoshi Bhaduri

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Many of us are finding renewed joy in our hobbies during these challenging times that we’re living in! For Sreyoshi, cooking has been her unwinding tool. With all the volatility that surrounds us, there’s a quote from the movie Julie Read More >

Mastering Online…What’s That Look Like?

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Dr. Bettyjo Bouchey, Associate Professor of Business and Management and Associate Dean of the College of Professional Studies and Advancement at National Louis University

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Right before Accelerate 2019, I sent an email to one of my favorite OLC leaders and asked about the possibility of serving on the OLC Institute faculty. Honestly, I did it from the place of “it never hurts to ask,” Read More >

What It Means to be an OLC Fellow and How to Nominate

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Kadriye O. Lewis, Ed.D, Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Evaluation and Program Development, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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As a recently appointed Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Fellow, it is a huge privilege for me to write this blog to connect with you as my OLC family, network of colleagues, and fellow readers. I am deeply honored to be Read More >