Game-based learning and gamification are two very different—if very effective—instructional phenomena. In this workshop, the companion to the Designing Gamified Learning Environments workshop, you will implement the theories, principles, and specifically the mechanics of gamification to create your own games on a topic of your choice. By building an educational or serious game, you can leverage the power behind our innate desire to play. Learn more and register.
New Badge Opportunities!
In addition to our Certificate programs and Mastery Series, you can now earn a digital badge for select workshops in a series. Please note that digital badges for the following workshop series will not be issued for offerings prior to 2019.
The topics and workshops are as follows:
Whether you are new to online course design and delivery, or an experienced eLearning professional looking to deepen your knowledge of copyright and fair use, this series of two workshops will provide you with the foundation you need to avoid copyright infringement. Join Linda Enghagen for this engaging series of two synchronous workshops that cover copyright law and best practices in Fair Use.
Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences
New and emerging research in the neuro, cognitive, and learning sciences are providing insight into how we learn and transfer learning to real-world environments. In this highly interactive workshop series, facilitated by a cognitive scientist and an educator, participants will gain a foundation in the most relevant aspects of research on learning in the mind and brain and apply neuro, cognitive, and learning sciences-based practices to a current or planned course.
Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences, Part I: Bringing Theory to Practice – See dates and register.
Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences, Part II: Applying Theory to Practice – See dates and register.
OLC’s ever-popular faculty-focused workshops are now bundled for a badge opportunity. Join our facilitators to explore strategies to support and evaluate online faculty and to manage online faculty workload.
New to Online: Essentials
An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself. This workshop series that is geared for beginners, will provide participants with an important online learning experience as they explore the basics of online teaching and learning.
New to Online: Essentials Part I, Getting Started – See dates and register.
New to Online: Essentials Part II, Converting Your Course – See dates and register.
New to Online: Essentials Part III, Course Design Basics – See dates and register.
Learner Experience Design
Learner Experience (LX) Design utilizes well-established user experience (UX) design, service design, and design thinking methods to focus the design of synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences on those who matter most: the learners. The OLC Institute for Professional Development now offers three workshops that can be taken as individual professional development opportunities or as a full series of three workshops. These workshops are offered throughout the year. Join faculty member Dr. Jessica Knott for one or all of these new workshops!
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods I: Personas – See dates and register.
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods II: Experience Mapping – See dates and register.
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods III: Prototyping – See dates and register.
Advanced Instructional Designer Badge
We have been adding more instructional designer-themed workshops to our offerings since 2018 and we will continue to do so in 2019! These 4-week courses highlight topics specifically geared towards the instructional designer. Starting in 2019, complete all 4 of these workshops and earn an Advanced Instructional Designer badge! Review the workshop titles below and click the link to learn more and sign up!
Project Management for Instructional Designers – See dates and register.
Research Methods for the Instructional Design Community – See dates and register.
Applying the Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences to Instructional Design – See dates and register.
Data Stories: An Introduction to Data Visualization – See dates and register.
Please note that all 4 courses must be completed within a 2-year timeframe in order to be eligible to receive the badge. Participants who complete all the courses should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to notify the Institute of their completion. A badge will be issued upon confirming that all requirements have been met.
Topics in Focus 2019
Topics in Focus are intensive, three-week learning experiences focused on a specific subject or theme. Each workshop in the series can also be taken as a stand-alone workshop. Participants can choose to take one, two, or all of the workshops on the topic during the time when the series is running. Topics for 2019 are as follows and both are eligible for a badge if all workshops in the series are completed. Plan ahead and sign-up soon to reserve your seats!
Introduction to LX Design Methods, Part I: Personas, June 3 – 9 – Learn more and register.
Introduction to LX Design Methods, Part II: Experience Mapping, June 10 – 16 – Learn more and register.
Introduction to LX Design Methods, Part III: Prototyping, June 17 – 23 – Learn more and register.
New to Online Essentials
New to Online: Essentials Part I, Getting Started – June 3-9 – Learn more and register.
New to Online: Essentials Part II, Converting Your Course – June 10 – 16 – Learn more and register.
New to Online: Essentials Part III, Course Design Basics – June 17 – 23 – Learn more and register.