OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 1: Moving from Traditional to Digital Instruction, the Rules Change: Introducing the “Policy Playbook

Concurrent Session 5
Streamed Session Leadership OLC Session

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Brief Abstract

In response to the pandemic, countless courses moved from a traditional to remote, blended, or online format. Possibly lost in the transition is the many federal, state, and accreditation regulations that are applied differently when using a digital format. A new “Policy Playbook” from Every Learner Everywhere and WCET helps college administrators and faculty navigate the rules around digital instruction.

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Russ Poulin leads WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, which focuses on the practice, policy, and advocacy of technology-enhanced learning in higher education. WCET’s members hail from all fifty states and a few from Canada. As WICHE Vice President, he advises on policy and projects for the regional higher education compact. Russ represented the distance education community on federal negotiated rulemaking committees and subcommittees. He has received recognition from the Presidents’ Forum, Excelsior College, and the National University Technology Network for his contributions to policies for technology-enhanced postsecondary education. Russ received a bachelors from the University of Colorado Denver and a masters from the University of Northern Colorado. He is also partial to movies, cats, and his wife, Laurie. Contact him at: rpoulin@wiche.edu or @RussPoulin.

Extended Abstract

Join us for this one of three sessions at OLC’s Fall Leadership Network Event, where we bring together digital leaders from academic institutions, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss strategies for creating and sustaining online, blended, and digital learning leadership that centers student success.  Digital leaders are guiding initiatives at traditional academic institutions and non-profits, developing new products and approaches within the private sector, and working to establish policies and regulations within government, all at a time where access to an equitable and impactful education is challenged for many prospective and matriculated students. We see ever increasing demand for cross-sector collaborations led by digital leaders across an increasingly diverse educational landscape. Join us at this half-day event for featured presentations and small group discussions on opportunities for digital leaders, both established and emerging, in identifying challenges and surfacing practices for digital learning leadership that promotes and accelerates student success.

The Leadership Network Event option is included in your OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference 2020 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the event.  Learn more about this session and all of the sessions at the Leadership Network Event page.