Archives - November, 2022

Top Recommendations to Increase the Accessibility & Inclusiveness of Your Presentation

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Kaitlin Garrett (she/her/hers), Instructional Designer, Online Learning Consortium, Katie Fife Schuster (she/her/hers). Director of Global Events, Online Learning Consortium, Madeline Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium

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An interactive resource for exploring diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for presenters Regardless of the type of professional development or training you are leading, presenting within that context is a skill. We at the Online Learning Consortium view presenters as Read More >

Insights from the Field: Strategic Actions to Support DEIA in Online, Blended, and Digital Learning

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Dylan Barth, Assistant Vice President of Learning, Online Learning Consortium

 

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This week Dr. Janue Johnson, Associate Professor at San Diego Mesa College and OLC faculty for the workshop Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility in Online Learning, joins us to discuss this new offering within the OLC Institute for Professional Development Read More >

Gamifying Professional Learning

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Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium, Samantha Becker, Online Learning Consortium Storyteller

 

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Tap into your inner competitor, have fun, and embrace play. One of the first things that genuinely comes to mind when I think about OLC conferences is the word fun. I always smile when I share this because it brings Read More >

Conference Humanely: Finding Balance at Academic Conferences

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Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium, Samantha Becker, Online Learning Consortium Storyteller

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Some might say it’s spooky season, and others Libra season. But, in academia, it’s definitely conference season. October and November have been historically jam-packed with events that up-skill and connect professionals.  Particularly post-pandemic, as we usher in a new world Read More >

Designing for Connection and Sustained Learning: Opportunities Within Asynchronous Formats

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Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium, Katie Fife Schuster (she/her/hers), Director of Global Events, Online Learning Consortium, Bill Krasner (he/him/his), Partnerships, PlayPosit, Lainie Hoffman (she/her/hers), Senior Design Manager, Emeritus, Jill Giacomini (she/her/hers), Senior Instructional Designer, University of Colorado Denver

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At the beginning of 2021, the Online Learning Consortium and PlayPosit entered into a new partnership for the purposes of collaboratively reimagining engagement. You can read more about our partnership here.

Meet the 2022 OLC Fellows and Award Winners

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Samantha Becker, Online Learning Consortium Storyteller

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  For learning experiences to be meaningful, so much happens behind the scenes. Dedicated leadership, learner-centered design, and the ability to adapt. The people in the trenches – sparking significant changes in online learning – deserve to be recognized for Read More >

Blended Learning Strategy as a Survival Skill

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Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Online Learning Consortium

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Years ago when I was a faculty member at a community college in Illinois, I taught in a blended learning format. I don’t recall if we had a name for the modality, but I do know that I learned a Read More >

OLC Accelerate 2021 Best-in-Track Winners

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Dylan Barth, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning, Online Learning Consortium

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Pulling Back the Curtains: How the Pandemic Helped Instructional Designers Set the Stage for Today and the Future As part of our Accelerate conference, OLC recognizes presentations that emerge as outstanding with a Best-in-Track designation. Last year, for Accelerate 2021, Read More >

When Life Serves As Inspiration; the Story of OLC’s New Approach to Conference Engagement (a series)

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Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium

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Design inspiration can come from a lot of places. For me, I get inspired by the things around me and life in general. As I sat with the design challenge of reimagining conference engagement, an important consideration was how space, Read More >