Advance your professional development with OLC

Special Workshop Rates for Faculty Forward Members

Faculty Forward knows you want to be the best instructor you can be, and that’s why we are partnering with OLC. Our partnership will provide you with significant savings on programs from the Institute to advance your online learning skills, increase student satisfaction, and accelerate your career opportunities. Enter “Faculty Forward” in the coupon code at checkout.

About OLC

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.

Accelerate your online learning skills with OLC

As a complimentary professional member, you will save $100 on every OLC workshop.

Choose just one workshop (see current schedule) or select from our Learning Pathways – a series of four workshops to help you jumpstart your online learning or advance your current skills. Our Learning Pathways are designed and specially priced for members.


What path is right for you?

jumpstart: YOU are new to online learning or just getting started



accelerator: You are ready to advance your online learning skills

The Institute also offers premium, more intensive learning programs in which you can earn a Certificate or a Recognition of Mastery.

The OLC Mastery Series Program emphasizes theory and application of research on key topics.
Each series consists of three workshops that help you explore relevant research and use that research to help you design an effective teaching and learning environment. Mastery Series fee, $600.

The Certificate focuses on best practices for student satisfaction, access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, and institutional cost effectiveness.
It includes a ten-week foundation course and three electives.
These program fees begin at $1,500, depending on level and electives.

What program is right for you?

You want to become more effective in the principles of online teaching


OLC Professional Membership has its Benefits

Expand your knowledge base and deliver the optimal education experience to your students.

To take advantage of your free membership, enroll today.
Enter “SEIU” in the coupon code to become a professional member for free.

In addition to great discounts on our workshop programs, professional members have the opportunity to debate, learn, network, publish and be recognized. Our exclusive research is available to those who join the OLC at the Professional Membership level, allowing you to expand your knowledge base and deliver the optimal education experience to your students. As an added bonus, Professional Membership offers deep discounts for our regional and national conferences.

Benefits of pro Membership
Discounts on workshop and conference registrations, select Magna Online Seminars and new subscriptions to the Distance Education Report.
Access to Online Learning (formerly JALN), OLC’s journal and free downloads of OLC’s Elements of Quality Online Series of publications .
The option to propose and facilitate new OLC workshops, participate in the OLC Mentor Program and eligibility for individual awards and the OLC Fellows Program
Access to a listing of faculty who have completed Certificate Programs and a free listing in the OLC Member Publications page for your published materials.
Access to our Quality Scorecard, helping administrators benchmark against online learning best practices.
Full OLC web access, plus a whole lot more!.