December Workshops!

Kick off the new year the right way by accelerating your professional development. Below find some great December workshops.
See the 2017 OLC Institute Schedule Here!

Upcoming Classes & Events

UPCOMING

Want to know the secret to getting your presentation proposal accepted for our upcoming digital education conference OLC Innovate in March/April 2020? Join us for an inside look at the process used by the conference committee to select proposals for Innovate. In this webinar, you will learn exactly what the expectations are for proposals, the criteria used by the committee to score proposals, and how to ensure your presentation receives a high rating by conference attendees. We’ll also discuss potential awards you are eligible for if your proposal receives the highest score in its track. If you are looking to enhance the quality of your conference proposal for OLC Innovate, this webinar will provide you with everything you need. LEARN MORE >

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from 3 subject matter experts with over 30 years of combined experience teaching biology lab courses online. Each of the panelists has experience designing biology kits for their students to use at home with safe, rigorous experiments mirroring those done in the traditional lab setting. Some of the topics the panelists will be focusing on include: 

  • As an instructor who is new to teaching biology online, I am uncomfortable with the idea of students doing labs in their homes without my supervision. I am worried about safety and academic integrity. Can you tell us how you address these?
  • I’ve been a biology professor for 20 years. I do not believe you can teach a course with an “at-home” lab that is equivalent to the lab I teach face to face. I am present in my lab to answer questions as they come up and guide students through proper techniques. How can this be done when students are at a distance?
  • How do I know that my students will get the kits before the class ends? 
  • Can I control what labs my students will do?
  • What if the student gets the wrong stuff or runs out of one of their supplies?
  • I don’t even know where to begin. What do you recommend?


Intended Audience:
Deans, Department Chairs, Instructors, Instructional Designers, Online Learning Directors interested in putting their Biology Lab courses online without losing important hands-on lab component.

Sponsored by:

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Participants will have the opportunity to hear from 3 subject matter experts with over 30 years of combined experience teaching biology lab courses online. Each of the panelists has experience designing biology kits for their students to use at home with safe, rigorous experiments mirroring those done in the traditional lab setting. Some of the topics the panelists will be focusing on include: 

  • As an instructor who is new to teaching biology online, I am uncomfortable with the idea of students doing labs in their homes without my supervision. I am worried about safety and academic integrity. Can you tell us how you address these?
  • I’ve been a biology professor for 20 years. I do not believe you can teach a course with an “at-home” lab that is equivalent to the lab I teach face to face. I am present in my lab to answer questions as they come up and guide students through proper techniques. How can this be done when students are at a distance?
  • How do I know that my students will get the kits before the class ends? 
  • Can I control what labs my students will do?
  • What if the student gets the wrong stuff or runs out of one of their supplies?
  • I don’t even know where to begin. What do you recommend?


Intended Audience:
Deans, Department Chairs, Instructors, Instructional Designers, Online Learning Directors interested in putting their Biology Lab courses online without losing important hands-on lab component.

Sponsored by:

Carolina Distance Learning Logo LEARN MORE >

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Want to know the secret to getting your presentation proposal accepted for our upcoming digital education conference OLC Innovate in March/April 2020? Join us for an inside look at the process used by the conference committee to select proposals for Innovate. In this webinar, you will learn exactly what the expectations are for proposals, the criteria used by the committee to score proposals, and how to ensure your presentation receives a high rating by conference attendees. We’ll also discuss potential awards you are eligible for if your proposal receives the highest score in its track. If you are looking to enhance the quality of your conference proposal for OLC Innovate, this webinar will provide you with everything you need. LEARN MORE >

WEBINAR

Want to know the secret to getting your presentation proposal accepted for our upcoming digital education conference OLC Innovate in March/April 2020? Join us for an inside look at the process used by the conference committee to select proposals for Innovate. In this webinar, you will learn exactly what the expectations are for proposals, the criteria used by the committee to score proposals, and how to ensure your presentation receives a high rating by conference attendees. We’ll also discuss potential awards you are eligible for if your proposal receives the highest score in its track. If you are looking to enhance the quality of your conference proposal for OLC Innovate, this webinar will provide you with everything you need. LEARN MORE >

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from 3 subject matter experts with over 30 years of combined experience teaching biology lab courses online. Each of the panelists has experience designing biology kits for their students to use at home with safe, rigorous experiments mirroring those done in the traditional lab setting. Some of the topics the panelists will be focusing on include: 

  • As an instructor who is new to teaching biology online, I am uncomfortable with the idea of students doing labs in their homes without my supervision. I am worried about safety and academic integrity. Can you tell us how you address these?
  • I’ve been a biology professor for 20 years. I do not believe you can teach a course with an “at-home” lab that is equivalent to the lab I teach face to face. I am present in my lab to answer questions as they come up and guide students through proper techniques. How can this be done when students are at a distance?
  • How do I know that my students will get the kits before the class ends? 
  • Can I control what labs my students will do?
  • What if the student gets the wrong stuff or runs out of one of their supplies?
  • I don’t even know where to begin. What do you recommend?


Intended Audience:
Deans, Department Chairs, Instructors, Instructional Designers, Online Learning Directors interested in putting their Biology Lab courses online without losing important hands-on lab component.

Sponsored by:

Carolina Distance Learning Logo LEARN MORE >

AUGUST, 2019

Want to know the secret to getting your presentation proposal accepted for our upcoming digital education conference OLC Innovate in March/April 2020? Join us for an inside look at the process used by the conference committee to select proposals for Innovate. In this webinar, you will learn exactly what the expectations are for proposals, the criteria used by the committee to score proposals, and how to ensure your presentation receives a high rating by conference attendees. We’ll also discuss potential awards you are eligible for if your proposal receives the highest score in its track. If you are looking to enhance the quality of your conference proposal for OLC Innovate, this webinar will provide you with everything you need. LEARN MORE >

SEPTEMBER, 2019

Participants will have the opportunity to hear from 3 subject matter experts with over 30 years of combined experience teaching biology lab courses online. Each of the panelists has experience designing biology kits for their students to use at home with safe, rigorous experiments mirroring those done in the traditional lab setting. Some of the topics the panelists will be focusing on include: 

  • As an instructor who is new to teaching biology online, I am uncomfortable with the idea of students doing labs in their homes without my supervision. I am worried about safety and academic integrity. Can you tell us how you address these?
  • I’ve been a biology professor for 20 years. I do not believe you can teach a course with an “at-home” lab that is equivalent to the lab I teach face to face. I am present in my lab to answer questions as they come up and guide students through proper techniques. How can this be done when students are at a distance?
  • How do I know that my students will get the kits before the class ends? 
  • Can I control what labs my students will do?
  • What if the student gets the wrong stuff or runs out of one of their supplies?
  • I don’t even know where to begin. What do you recommend?


Intended Audience:
Deans, Department Chairs, Instructors, Instructional Designers, Online Learning Directors interested in putting their Biology Lab courses online without losing important hands-on lab component.

Sponsored by:

Carolina Distance Learning Logo LEARN MORE >