Learn about the OLC Institute Mastery Series Program

Concurrent Session 5
OLC Session

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

The Online Learning Consortium’s Mastery Series emphasizes theory and application of research on key topics, resulting in a Recognition of Mastery in a topic area. Each Mastery Series consists of three workshops that allow you the opportunity to explore relevant research, collaborate with like-minded individuals in the field, and help you to apply what you learn to design an effective teaching and learning environment. Workshops are one week in length with a three-week break period between sessions to allow for assimilation, reflection, and integration into your practice.


Elisabeth Stucklen has worked in online higher education and instructional design for over 17 years. She currently works as an Instructional Designer in OLC's Institute for Professional Development, primarily managing the Instructional Designer Certificate Program and related instructional designer workshops, and provides support to the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Program. Prior to joining OLC, she worked as the Senior Instructional Designer at Mount Washington College in Manchester, NH, where she was responsible for creating new online courses, providing training and support for faculty, and assisting the director in monitoring the course development process. Before MWC, she worked at Lesley University providing professional development and course design assistance to faculty. In addition to her role with the OLC, Elisabeth also teaches online for Brandeis University in their Masters in Learning Experience Design program and is a mentor in the Educause ID2ID cross-mentoring program for instructional designers. Elisabeth holds a Masters of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from Emporia State University and a Bachelors of Science in Visual Communication Technology from Lesley University.