Online Learning Consortium Announces 2014 Class of Fellows

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2014 Class of Fellows

Seven OLC members recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of online learning 

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (July 28, 2014) – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced its 2014 class of Fellows. Recognizing exceptional professional excellence, the OLC Board of Directors confers the distinction upon individual members of the Consortium who have:

·         outstanding and extraordinary qualifications in the field of online learning;

·         significant experience in online learning or an allied field;

·         a record of distinguished service to OLC or the field; and

·         extraordinary contributions or leadership in the field of online learning. 

The members of the 2014 class of Fellows of the Online Learning Consortium have contributed to advancing quality, scale and breadth in online and blended education in areas represented by the OLC Pillars of learning effectiveness, access, faculty and student satisfaction and scale. The new Fellows will be recognized during a ceremony at the OLC 20th Annual International Conference on Online Learning (ALN14), in Orlando, Florida, Oct. 29-31, 2014. 


The 2014 Fellows of the Online Learning Consortium are:

 

·         Thomas B. Cavanagh, University of Central Florida, for exceptional contributions to the online learning community in the areas of scholarship, assessment and administration

·         Catheryn L. Cheal, San Jose State University, for visionary and courageous leadership in spearheading bold educational reform involving high-quality online programs that champion student needs

·         Marie A. Cini, University of Maryland University College, for visionary contributions that have significantly advanced the field of online learning and enabled thousands of people to transform their lives and careers

·         Gerard L. Hanley, California State University, Office of the Chancellor, for exceptional leadership and advancement of online learning through the development of the MERLOT repository for the international education community

·         David A. Sachs, Pace University, for pioneering leadership in establishing a coalition to provide outstanding industry-driven online education to students across the globe

·         Wayne D. Smutz, University of California, Los Angeles, in recognition of a career-long commitment to opening doorways of opportunity and avenues to success for non-traditional students through innovations in online learning

·         Murray Turoff, New Jersey Institute of Technology, for his pioneering and visionary research in computer-mediated communications, learning management systems and the effectiveness of online learning

 

Nominations for the 2014 class of Fellows were reviewed by the OLC Fellows Selection Committee, chaired by Prof. Burks Oakley II, Scholar in Residence at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Members of the 2014 Fellows Selection Committee are: A. Frank Mayadas, Patsy D. Moskal, Mary P. Niemiec, Anthony G. Picciano, Janet K. Poley and Raymond E. Schroeder.

 

The seven new Fellows join the 31 individuals who have been recognized as Fellows of the Consortium since 2010. Information about the Fellows Program is available at https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/fellows_program.

 

Information about the OLC 20th Annual International Conference on Online Learning is available at https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/conference/2014/aln/welcome.

 

About Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide. The member-sustained organization offers an extensive set of resources for professional development and institutional advancement of online learning, including, original research, leading-edge instruction, best-practice publications, community-driven conferences and expert guidance. OLC members include educators, administrators, trainers and other online learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies and corporate enterprises. Visit https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/ for more information.   

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