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This webinar features an award-winning 2018 OLC Effective Practice which was recognized at OLC Accelerate 2018, November 20-22, 2018, in Orlando, FL. What happens when educators come together to form a constellation of collaboration? Join members of the #SquadGoalsNetwork, both an informal personal learning network (PLN) and award-winning collaborative framework, to discuss their... Read More>

This webinar features an award-winning 2018 OLC Effective Practice which was recognized at OLC Innovate 2018, April 18-20, 2018, in Nashville, TN. In 2015, the Instructional Design team at MSU Denver recognized a growing need to establish added structure and improved processes in order to meet the growing demands of online and hybrid... Read More>

Would you like to become more involved with OLC and engage with others in the OLC community? Join us for this informational webinar to learn more and explore a wide range of (non-conference) OLC volunteer opportunities. Options include: reviewers for the OLC Online Learning Journal (OLJ)  and Research Center, membership... Read More>

This webinar, co-hosted by Devon Cancilla of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the... Read More>

Are you interested in volunteering and/or getting engaged with the OLC community? Unsure where to start? Join #OLCAccelerate 2018 Engagement Co-chairs, Doug Geier (Golden Gate University), Taylor Kendal (Metropolitan State University of Denver) and OLC’s Conference Directors for this unique virtual session and exploration of the wide range of OLC... Read More>

This webinar, co-hosted by Devon Cancilla of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the... Read More>

Join us for the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and personalities of OLC Accelerate 2018. Join Doug Geier & Taylor Kendal for a discussion about why engagement matters and... Read More>

Join us for the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and leaders of OLC Accelerate 2018. Join John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) and Rachel Niemer, Barry Fishman, and Evan Straub... Read More>

Join us for the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and leaders of OLC Accelerate 2018. Join John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) and OLC Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director,... Read More>

Join us for the next edition of the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and personalities of OLC Accelerate 2018. John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) will interview OLC Accelerate 2018 session... Read More>

Join us for the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and personalities of OLC Accelerate 2018. Join John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) and OLC Accelerate 2018 featured speakers Sundi Richard,... Read More>

Sponsored by: In a fast-paced world, technological advances are revolutionizing the way we live our lives. The world of education is no exception. Online education is a growing trend in institutions around the world and digital learning solutions must continually evolve to meet the demand. Early online learning methods consisted largely... Read More>

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:00 ET As a follow-up to our summer webinar series, Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape: Headsets, HoloLens, and Higher Ed, OLC invites you to continue the conversation about virtual and augmented reality with this free fall webinar devoted to the topic of accessibility. Join our invited speakers,... Read More>

October 3, 2017 | 1:00pm EST In this webinar, researchers from the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit will offer an overview of the results from their national study on the research preparation and engagement of instructional designers. The presentation will include: An overview of the study Demographics of respondents Data & results from... Read More>

Join the Online Learning Consortium, the Tennessee Board of Regents and Drexel University Online for this lunch-hour webinar series as we explore the rapidly evolving field of virtual, augmented and mixed realities within the context of online, blended and digital learning. Designed to further your knowledge and provide you an... Read More>

A Strada Education Network grant funded initiative led by The Presidents’ Forum at Excelsior College and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission Alternative providers offering college-level learning not tethered to any institution have found their inevitable place at the higher education table. The recognition of such alternative forms of learning can decrease cost... Read More>

A recent Pearson Education survey titled “Digital appetite vs. what’s on the table” found that about 82 percent of students, faculty and administrators surveyed think that digital is the future.  However, only 56 percent said more than half of their institution’s courses are using some sort of digital courseware.  Additionally,... Read More>

Through a partnership with the State University of New York, OLC is able to provide the OSCQR Course Design Review scorecard. Based on online best practices, the rubric can be used by faculty, staff and instructional designers to evaluate the effectiveness of an online course and identify areas of opportunity. This... Read More>

In Going Online, Bob Ubell’s new book on digital education, covers what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed. Ubell says that it is not technology alone, but rather unconventional pedagogies, supported by technological innovations, that truly activate today's classrooms. He argues... Read More>

March 28, 2017 | 1:00pm EST Well-designed adaptive courses are powerful tools to support instructors in providing students with a more personalized learning experience. Adaptive platforms are based on robust and scalable technology and a holistic approach to impact learning and teaching. This allows instructional designers and administrators to create a... Read More>

Postsecondary Perspectives on Digital Learning: Insights into the State of Digital in Higher Ed In this two-part webinar series, we invite you to reflect on the use of instructional technology to support teaching and learning  (“digital learning”) at your institution and compare your views to those of over 1,100 administrators nationwide.... Read More>

Postsecondary Perspectives on Digital Learning: Insights into the State of Digital in Higher Ed In this two-part webinar series, we invite you to reflect on the use of instructional technology to support teaching and learning  (“digital learning”) at your institution and compare your views to those of over 1,100 administrators nationwide.... Read More>

January 20, 2017 | 1:00ET This session will discuss the most pertinent topics for developing and sustaining a strong support program for online learning in higher education, based upon one online learning administrator’s unique experience with OLC's Mastery Series Program, Leadership in Online Learning. With a focus on the 3 core... Read More>

January 18, 2017 | 12:00pm EST We are fusing communication competence and convenience to guide optimal performance, critical thinking and leadership refinement in 21st century learners & mentors. This webinar shares pedagogical methodology, instructional design and digital convergence screencasting technology to train the workforce, scholars and performers of tomorrow. Identifying the need and... Read More>

December 14, 2016 | 12:00pm EST With more instructional design departments developing programs to spur adoption of OER and faculty experimenting with adaptive solutions, schools are grappling with how to discover the best resources, improve adoption rates, and best practices for implementation. Most institutions have pockets of digital, personalized learning tools,... Read More>

Join panelists Dr. Shanna Smith Jaggars, Dr. Hans Johnson, and Dr. Peter Shea in a discussion about community college completion. Moderated by Jeff Young, Editor-in-Chief of Inside Higher Ed, panelists will provide an overview of the  area of research they are currently most involved in, and how their work may... Read More>

There are hundreds of articles about preparing instructors for the transition to online learning in general, but very few focus on the specific challenges posed synchronous virtual classrooms. Even fewer investigate instructor preparation to meet these challenges. How much training do virtual instructors receive, what does it involve and how... Read More>

The higher education demand for learning analytics products and services continues to grow. According to Gartner Consulting’s hype cycle, Learning Analytics is about to enter the peak of inflated expectations. So, the 30+ existing companies are all jockeying for the position of “next silver bullet” for education, providing a product or service to graduate... Read More>

Online learning is no longer an anomaly in U.S. higher education, but many still question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This Webinar will showcase the exciting results of recent research that suggests that taking online courses is not necessarily harmful to students’ chances of being retained... Read More>

Join Acrobatiq, EdSurge, Intentional Futures and OLC as we explore the role of the instructional designer and how their role has evolved in higher education. Designed to further explore the recent report, Instructional Design in Higher Education, each webinar will feature a panel of experts on the given topic.  In this webinar,... Read More>

In this presentation, Benny G. Johnson, Ph.D., Director of Research & Development for Acrobatiq will discuss how advances in data-driven instructional design and learning analytics are enabling improvements in learning outcomes – particularly in high enrollment, general education gateway courses. Using learning curve analysis and related education data science techniques,... Read More>

The concept of using academic analytics to understand trends in a student population is not a new idea. However, much of the analysis of these massive numbers live in the "Massive or Big Data" analysis of information for whole programs. There is little evidence that instructors are using smaller samplings... Read More>

Join Acrobatiq, EdSurge, Intentional Futures and OLC as we explore the role of the instructional designer and how their role has evolved in higher education. Designed to further explore the recent report, Instructional Design in Higher Education, each webinar will feature a panel of experts on the given topic.  In this webinar,... Read More>

Join Acrobatiq, EdSurge, Intentional Futures and OLC as we explore the role of the instructional designer and how their role has evolved in higher education. Designed to further explore the recent report, Instructional Design in Higher Education, each webinar will feature a panel of experts on the given topic.  In this webinar,... Read More>

  Join OLC as we host prestigious scholar-experts in the field of digital scholarship who will share insights from the field, as well as theory and practitioner-based skills in this series of four webinars. With each webinar focusing on a specific area of digital scholarship, the series will provide you with the knowledge and... Read More>

  Join OLC as we host prestigious scholar-experts in the field of digital scholarship who will share insights from the field, as well as theory and practitioner-based skills in this series of four webinars. With each webinar focusing on a specific area of digital scholarship, the series will provide you with the knowledge and... Read More>

Join Acrobatiq, EdSurge, Intentional Futures and OLC as we explore the role of the instructional designer and how their role has evolved in higher education. Designed to further explore the recent report, Instructional Design in Higher Education, each webinar will feature a panel of experts on the given topic.  In this webinar,... Read More>

Join Acrobatiq, EdSurge, Intentional Futures and OLC as we explore the role of the instructional designer and how their role has evolved in higher education. Designed to further explore the recent report, Instructional Design in Higher Education, each webinar will feature a panel of experts on the given topic.  In this webinar,... Read More>

The concept of using academic analytics to understand trends in a student population is not a new idea. However, much of the analysis of these massive numbers live in the "Massive or Big Data" analysis of information for whole programs. There is little evidence that instructors are using smaller samplings... Read More>

In this presentation, Benny G. Johnson, Ph.D., Director of Research & Development for Acrobatiq will discuss how advances in data-driven instructional design and learning analytics are enabling improvements in learning outcomes – particularly in high enrollment, general education gateway courses. Using learning curve analysis and related education data science techniques,... Read More>

Join Acrobatiq, EdSurge, Intentional Futures and OLC as we explore the role of the instructional designer and how their role has evolved in higher education. Designed to further explore the recent report, Instructional Design in Higher Education, each webinar will feature a panel of experts on the given topic.  In this webinar,... Read More>

Online learning is no longer an anomaly in U.S. higher education, but many still question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This Webinar will showcase the exciting results of recent research that suggests that taking online courses is not necessarily harmful to students’ chances of being retained... Read More>

The higher education demand for learning analytics products and services continues to grow. According to Gartner Consulting’s hype cycle, Learning Analytics is about to enter the peak of inflated expectations. So, the 30+ existing companies are all jockeying for the position of “next silver bullet” for education, providing a product or service to graduate... Read More>

There are hundreds of articles about preparing instructors for the transition to online learning in general, but very few focus on the specific challenges posed synchronous virtual classrooms. Even fewer investigate instructor preparation to meet these challenges. How much training do virtual instructors receive, what does it involve and how... Read More>

Join panelists Dr. Shanna Smith Jaggars, Dr. Hans Johnson, and Dr. Peter Shea in a discussion about community college completion. Moderated by Jeff Young, Editor-in-Chief of Inside Higher Ed, panelists will provide an overview of the  area of research they are currently most involved in, and how their work may... Read More>

December 14, 2016 | 12:00pm EST With more instructional design departments developing programs to spur adoption of OER and faculty experimenting with adaptive solutions, schools are grappling with how to discover the best resources, improve adoption rates, and best practices for implementation. Most institutions have pockets of digital, personalized learning tools,... Read More>

January 18, 2017 | 12:00pm EST We are fusing communication competence and convenience to guide optimal performance, critical thinking and leadership refinement in 21st century learners & mentors. This webinar shares pedagogical methodology, instructional design and digital convergence screencasting technology to train the workforce, scholars and performers of tomorrow. Identifying the need and... Read More>

January 20, 2017 | 1:00ET This session will discuss the most pertinent topics for developing and sustaining a strong support program for online learning in higher education, based upon one online learning administrator’s unique experience with OLC's Mastery Series Program, Leadership in Online Learning. With a focus on the 3 core... Read More>

Postsecondary Perspectives on Digital Learning: Insights into the State of Digital in Higher Ed In this two-part webinar series, we invite you to reflect on the use of instructional technology to support teaching and learning  (“digital learning”) at your institution and compare your views to those of over 1,100 administrators nationwide.... Read More>

Postsecondary Perspectives on Digital Learning: Insights into the State of Digital in Higher Ed In this two-part webinar series, we invite you to reflect on the use of instructional technology to support teaching and learning  (“digital learning”) at your institution and compare your views to those of over 1,100 administrators nationwide.... Read More>

March 28, 2017 | 1:00pm EST Well-designed adaptive courses are powerful tools to support instructors in providing students with a more personalized learning experience. Adaptive platforms are based on robust and scalable technology and a holistic approach to impact learning and teaching. This allows instructional designers and administrators to create a... Read More>

In Going Online, Bob Ubell’s new book on digital education, covers what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed. Ubell says that it is not technology alone, but rather unconventional pedagogies, supported by technological innovations, that truly activate today's classrooms. He argues... Read More>

Through a partnership with the State University of New York, OLC is able to provide the OSCQR Course Design Review scorecard. Based on online best practices, the rubric can be used by faculty, staff and instructional designers to evaluate the effectiveness of an online course and identify areas of opportunity. This... Read More>

A recent Pearson Education survey titled “Digital appetite vs. what’s on the table” found that about 82 percent of students, faculty and administrators surveyed think that digital is the future.  However, only 56 percent said more than half of their institution’s courses are using some sort of digital courseware.  Additionally,... Read More>

A Strada Education Network grant funded initiative led by The Presidents’ Forum at Excelsior College and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission Alternative providers offering college-level learning not tethered to any institution have found their inevitable place at the higher education table. The recognition of such alternative forms of learning can decrease cost... Read More>

Join the Online Learning Consortium, the Tennessee Board of Regents and Drexel University Online for this lunch-hour webinar series as we explore the rapidly evolving field of virtual, augmented and mixed realities within the context of online, blended and digital learning. Designed to further your knowledge and provide you an... Read More>

October 3, 2017 | 1:00pm EST In this webinar, researchers from the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit will offer an overview of the results from their national study on the research preparation and engagement of instructional designers. The presentation will include: An overview of the study Demographics of respondents Data & results from... Read More>

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 12:00 ET As a follow-up to our summer webinar series, Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape: Headsets, HoloLens, and Higher Ed, OLC invites you to continue the conversation about virtual and augmented reality with this free fall webinar devoted to the topic of accessibility. Join our invited speakers,... Read More>

Sponsored by: In a fast-paced world, technological advances are revolutionizing the way we live our lives. The world of education is no exception. Online education is a growing trend in institutions around the world and digital learning solutions must continually evolve to meet the demand. Early online learning methods consisted largely... Read More>

Join us for the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and personalities of OLC Accelerate 2018. Join John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) and OLC Accelerate 2018 featured speakers Sundi Richard,... Read More>

Join us for the next edition of the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and personalities of OLC Accelerate 2018. John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) will interview OLC Accelerate 2018 session... Read More>

Join us for the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and leaders of OLC Accelerate 2018. Join John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) and OLC Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director,... Read More>

Join us for the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and leaders of OLC Accelerate 2018. Join John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) and Rachel Niemer, Barry Fishman, and Evan Straub... Read More>

Join us for the OLC Live! Featured Speaker Series, an interactive virtual experience providing the OLC Accelerate community access to hear from, and connect with, many of the key speakers and personalities of OLC Accelerate 2018. Join Doug Geier & Taylor Kendal for a discussion about why engagement matters and... Read More>

This webinar, co-hosted by Devon Cancilla of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the... Read More>

Are you interested in volunteering and/or getting engaged with the OLC community? Unsure where to start? Join #OLCAccelerate 2018 Engagement Co-chairs, Doug Geier (Golden Gate University), Taylor Kendal (Metropolitan State University of Denver) and OLC’s Conference Directors for this unique virtual session and exploration of the wide range of OLC... Read More>

This webinar, co-hosted by Devon Cancilla of OLC and Amanda Major of UCF, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the... Read More>

Would you like to become more involved with OLC and engage with others in the OLC community? Join us for this informational webinar to learn more and explore a wide range of (non-conference) OLC volunteer opportunities. Options include: reviewers for the OLC Online Learning Journal (OLJ)  and Research Center, membership... Read More>

This webinar features an award-winning 2018 OLC Effective Practice which was recognized at OLC Accelerate 2018, November 20-22, 2018, in Orlando, FL. What happens when educators come together to form a constellation of collaboration? Join members of the #SquadGoalsNetwork, both an informal personal learning network (PLN) and award-winning collaborative framework, to discuss their... Read More>

This webinar features an award-winning 2018 OLC Effective Practice which was recognized at OLC Innovate 2018, April 18-20, 2018, in Nashville, TN. In 2015, the Instructional Design team at MSU Denver recognized a growing need to establish added structure and improved processes in order to meet the growing demands of online and hybrid... Read More>

In this webinar, developers from Google, JW Player, Video.js, and University of Washington will come together to discuss video player accessibility. Taking a look at their different players, we will discuss the current capabilities, known shortcomings, and plans for future development. This webinar will provide a forum for major developers to take a top-level look at the future potential of video player accessibility. Watch now.

This webinar will walk you through the requirements for PDF accessibility and how to provide textual alternatives for visual elements. Watch now.

Learn about accessibility laws and compliance, how to create closed captions, getting the right caption format and more. Watch now.

In this webinar, Janet Sylvia, the Digital Media Professional Specialist and leader of the Web Accessibility Group at University of Georgia, will walk you through 10 tips for creating accessible websites following the international standard WCAG 2.0. Watch now.