Navigating What's Next: OLC & Cengage Break The Mold For Professional Development

Concurrent Session 2
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Brief Abstract

In a recent survey in collaboration with OLC, Cengage, Bayview Analytics and other leading organizations, faculty and administrators ranked the need for help for teaching online among their greatest needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cengage and OLC embarked on a partnership to meet this need and expand professional development to support the agility and flexibility required in today’s world. In this session, you will hear from OLC-certified Faculty Partners about Cengage’s partnership and the resources available today. There will be time for open discussion at the end of this session.

Extended Abstract

In a recent survey in collaboration with OLC, Cengage, Bayview Analytics and other leading organizations, faculty and administrators ranked the need for help for teaching online among their greatest needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cengage and OLC embarked on a partnership to meet this need and to address the agility and flexibility required in today’s world.

In this session, you will hear from OLC-certified Faculty Partners about Cengage’s partnership and the resources available. Not only do instructors have access to these certified faculty partners via one-on-one sessions and weekly office hours, but OLC and Cengage developed free, self-paced faculty bootcamp trainings on the following topics:

  • Online Teaching Pedagogy & Best Practices
  • Universal Learning Design
  • Using Educational Technology
  • Student Motivation and Engagement
  • Health and Wellness for Self and Students

“Not surprisingly, we’ve had an influx of urgent requests for remote and online learning support and our collaboration with Cengage further enables us to provide educators with the tools they need to succeed,” said Dr. Jennifer Mathes, CEO of the Online Learning Consortium. “From supporting educators to senior leadership, we have a proven framework for quality online experiences and unmatched network of educators ready to help our peers turn challenges presented by the pandemic into opportunities to expand and enhance learning for all.”

At the end of this session, the conversation turns to you. What is most important in your own professional development and what gaps are you working to close? What areas are underserved and what areas do you feel have becoming oversaturated with content?