OLC Live! Accelerate 2021 Virtual In Review

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Brief Abstract

As another engaging and meaningful Accelerate virtual draws to a close, join us in celebration of the transformative practices, connective networking, and impactful discussions from the past week. In this session, we’ll take an inside look at the big takeaways from the conference, and members of the OLC community will share stories of their favorite moments from the virtual portion of the conference. OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn, Terry Greene, Jonathan Lashley, and Ben Scragg will close us out with lightning interviews of the conference steering committee, including members of the OLC Board of Directors and OLC Staff. Let’s close our time together this week in appreciation of all that we’ve learned, and in celebration of the monumental advancements to come within the field of online, blended and digital learning.  


Jenae Cohn writes and speaks about how to support engagement, communication, and critical thinking in digital learning experiences. She currently works as the Director of Academic Technology at California State University, Sacramento and has held prior roles at Stanford University and University of California, Davis. She is the author of the book, Skim, Dive, Surface: Teaching Digital Reading (West Virginia University Press, 2021), and contributes to The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and Faculty Focus. Supporting instructors in mindful approaches to digital pedagogy, she leads workshops and events for colleges nationwide. As a researcher, she explores digital literacy, student experiences with online learning, and reading and writing across the curriculum. Learn more at jenaecohn.net or on Twitter @jenae_cohn.
Terry Greene is Senior eLearning Designer at Trent University. He is an ardent supporter of the affordances of open education and shares this excitement through his podcast, Gettin' Air - The Open Pedagogy Podcast. He is interested in both the cutting and trailing edges of uses for technology in education. Especially those that increase the human element in technology-enabled learning. Hint, hint, those are

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