Archives - January, 2024

The Global Community That Rekindled My Sense of Purpose

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

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I haven’t talked about this often in a public forum, but I got a little burnt out two years ago. There’s several factors that lead to burnout, but the biggest one for me, as I discovered, was losing a sense Read More >

Join Us at #OLCInnovate24

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Morgan Johnson, Vice President, Academic Experience & Interim Vice Provost, The University of Arizona Global Campus

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OLC Innovate, a collaborative conference by OLC and MERLOT, invites innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds to share best practices, explore new ideas, and collaborate on advancing online, digital, and blended learning. This year’s conference is set to take Read More >

5 Essential Reasons Educators Need to Embrace AI

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Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.
CEO
Online Learning Consortium

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Reflecting on the transformative year since the launch of advanced AI tools such as ChatGPT, it’s evident that the educational landscape is rapidly evolving. While some educators may express concerns about the potential for increased cheating, the overarching narrative is Read More >

5 Things OLC Won’t Tell You About IELOL

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Mary Beth Messner, Associate Dean of Online Learning at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC

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The Online Learning Consortium’s Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is no secret. Since 2009, this unique leadership program has brought together countless online learning professionals to collaborate and advance the evolving field of online learning. As a Read More >

The Importance of Teacher Presence in the Virtual Classroom

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Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.
CEO
Online Learning Consortium

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A few years ago, my youngest child embarked on her high school journey and expressed interest in a foreign language course, only available through our school district’s virtual learning program. As someone involved in the online field, I was eager Read More >

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Member Spotlight: Houston Community College System

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Allison Lyne and Jennifer Moore

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When it comes to creating a collaborative and dynamic learning environment, having the right resources at the right time makes all the difference. That’s why Houston Community College System (HCCS) joined the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) in 2018.  As a Read More >