Excellence in Online Professional Development

Since 2005, the OLC Center for Professional Learning has been the leader in virtual learning opportunities for educators at any stage of their online teaching career.

Take your learning to the next level.

The OLC Center for Professional Learning offers virtual learning opportunities for educators at any stage of their online teaching career.  Whether you are new to online or a seasoned professional, we offer a wide range of programs for those who are eager to take their career to the next level.

Developed and facilitated by subject matter experts and thought leaders from the field, our Institute offerings are designed to model best practices, promote engagement, and encourage practical application into daily teaching and leadership practices.



Over 50 workshops form skills pathways around Accessibility, Course Design and Development, Emerging Technology and Tools, Educational Resource Development, Holistic Learner Support, Leadership and Strategy, and Teaching and Facilitating. Each workshop is designed to provide the latest developments in the field and ideas you can apply right away in your context.

Bulk savings available with workshop passes


OLC webinars are hosted by experts and thought leaders in the field of online and digital education. Visit our schedule of upcoming webinars and join us for an engaging session with colleagues from around the world. 


The OLC Mastery Series Program emphasizes theory and application of instructional design for online courses. The program consists of a four-week course that teaches you the steps to design an effective teaching and learning environment with the ability to focus on a particular subject.


Earn an industry-recognized credential that demonstrates your skills and takes you to new heights in your career. These fully online, intensive programs provide guidance from an expert and access to an engaged professional learning community.


The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is a unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by an academic institution and the Online Learning Consortium. It is designed to serve the leadership development needs of professionals in the rapidly expanding field of online learning.