Graduates of the Online Learning Consortium Online Teaching Certificate

The OLC Online Teaching Certificate prepares faculty to teach or improve online courses using the OLC pillars of quality in online education. A unique feature of the certificate program is that expert mentors work individually with each certificate candidate to accomplish specific goals. The certificate consists of a 9-week foundational course and three (3) elective workshops. Upon completing the certificate, each graduate will have an online portfolio that demonstrates proficiencies. For more information:

OLC Certificate Holders: What are they saying?
Dr. Dorothy J. Anthony, DC, DACBN
Keystone College, La Plume, PA
Date Completed: October 2008

The Online Teaching Certificate helped me to expand my base beyond the instructors who teach online at my home institution. The most valuable area for me was the interaction with other learners from institutions around the country. It was great to interact on common problems and see multiple solutions. 

Patricia (Patsy) Beffa-Negrini, PhD, RD
Research Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, Online MPH in Nutrition
Department of Nutrition, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA
Date Completed: October 2008

The Online Teaching Certificate Program was extremely valuable. Even though I had been teaching online for several years, I consistently learned new knowledge and skills that I could put to use immediately in my online course design and delivery. The workshop moderators and mentors were highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and encouraging. I enjoyed and learned from interacting online with both my instructors and my peers. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in online learning and instruction.

Renee M. Cicchino, M.A.
Sr. Instructional Designer
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Date Completed: August 2008

The Online Teaching Certificate program provided a solid foundation for online course development while allowing the participant to choose additional courses based on their institutional and professional needs. The courses are offered by leaders in online education and applicable to any institution. It was a great program!

Catherine A. Honig, Ph.D., Associate Professor
National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
St. Pete Beach, FL
Date Completed: April 2008

The program was terrific! It changed the way I think about online teaching & learning.

G. Sherrie Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor 
Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA
Online Teaching Certificate: October 2009

This program is great for administrators and instructors who want to learn more about distance education. There is something for everyone–from novice instructors to experienced facilitators. I highly recommend this program!

Dr. Richard Dool
Director Graduate Studies, Assistant Professor
Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
Date Completed: 2008

Terrific program, offers holistic view on effective online teaching, broadens your perspective, balances theory with many practical tips and tools, substantive interaction with cohort peers adds to the experience through useful dialogue sharing ideas, expertise and experiences.

Elizabeth Fisher
Instructional Design Manager
The University of Alabama at Birmingham City, State: Birmingham, AL
Date Completed: December 2008

The workshops offered in the OLC Online Teaching Certificate enhanced my knowledge of online learning and pedagogy from a faculty perspective, which aided my role in course development and review. The freedom to select the topics to study allowed me to cater the certificate to fit my goals. As an added bonus, the certificate enhanced my credentials as an instructional developer and educator. Just a year later I was offered a new position with a significant raise, due in part, no doubt, to earning this certificate.

Barbara A. Frey, D.Ed.
Senior Instructional Designer
University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Pa
Date Completed: November 2007

The hands-on workshops and individualized guidance from experts was valuable professional development. The OLC certificate is recognized and respected in the higher education community.

Arun Madapusi, Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Certificate: Online Teaching Certificate
Date Completed: 2008

This is great program; the workshops were time and content precise. The workshop materials are great references that I constantly go back to refresh myself as well as further integrate and fine-tune ideas into my online courses.

Philip A. McNair
Vice President, Office of the Provost
American Public University System
Charles Town, West Virginia
Date Completed: March 2009

The OLCcertification program is a flexible online program that provides participants the opportunity to learn current information, tips and techniques about teaching online, and the chance to interact with educators from all over the globe to share ideas. Workshop facilitators are knowledgeable and helpful, and topics include the latest in areas of interest to those who teach or administer online programs. I met people in the Sloan workshops who I have continued to dialog with since I completed the program, and I feel like I am a more qualified educator as a result of earning my OLC certification.

Dr Isabel Simões de Carvalho
IDMEC / FEUP – University of Porto
Porto, Portugal
Date Completed – January 2009

Being able to participate in several of the workshops, either mandatory or elective, for the OTC (online teaching certificate) has proven to be both an added value and a challenge. Being involved in Blended Learning for several years the OTC provided the perfect opportunity to get in touch with experts, peers and newcomers in the field. Being exposed to a larger pool of ideas was an excellent way to discuss and compare my methodologies with others and both to confirm and/or confront different approaches. Overall it was a very rewarding experience and I can only emphasize that it is just …”the end of the beginning.”

Prof. Alexa Wheeler
Lecturer III, Digital Media Arts
University of New Mexico Valencia Campus Los Lunas, NM Online Teaching Certificate)
280 La Entrada
Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031
Date Completed: August 2009

Learned a lot. Enjoyed the online community.

Edith Chasen-Cerreta
Assistant Professor Institute for Core Studies/Physics and
Distance Learning Faculty Training Specialist
St. John’s University

Susan Dadres
Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics
University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Date Completed: Fall 2008

Misty Hanks
Instructional Designer
IT Instructional Services
Morehead State University
110 Ginger Hall
Morehead, KY 40351

Brent Jones
IT Director of Instructional Services
Morehead State University, Morehead, KY
Date Completed: April 2009

Jolie Kennedy
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Date Completed: August 2009

Boria Sax
Independent Scholar
White Plains, NY
Date Completed: January 2007

Hari Sharma
Associate Professor
Department of Accounting and Finance Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA 23806
Date Completed: August 2009

Becky Takeda-Tinker, Ph.D.
Dean of Academic Affairs
8000 E. Maplewood Ave., Ste. 250
Ellen Thompson
UMUC , Baxley, GA