IELOL 2021 Master Class - Part 1

Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Streamed Session Leadership OLC Session

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Brief Abstract

Leadership in the field of digital learning now more than ever is essential to your institutions’ relevance. Join current and past IELOL graduates to grapple with timely and projected leadership challenges.

This Master Class is the culminating phase of the 2021 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program. Members of the 2021 IELOL cohort and all IELOL alumni are welcome to register at no cost. 

Facilitators: Wayne Anderson, Peter van Leusen, Amanda Major, Karen Pedersen, Carl Moore, Shubha Kashyap, Jason Rhode, Garvey Pyke, Brian Beatty, and Tina Parscal

***This is an invitation-only event, open to graduates, faculty, and current 2021 participants of the IELOL program.***



Angela Gunder is the Chief Academic Officer and VP of Learning for the Online Learning Consortium. In this role, she is responsible for gathering, curating, and leveraging the intellectual capital created by and disseminated through OLC. Prior to her position at the OLC, Angela served as the Director of Instructional Design & Curriculum Development for the Office of Digital Learning, managing and mentoring the team that builds the fully-online programs for The University of Arizona. Her over fifteen-year career as a designer for higher education informs her instructional design practice, where she leverages her expertise in web design, usability, visual communication, programming, and standards-based online learning. She is an Associate Editor for the Teacher Education Board of MERLOT, and the recipient of the 2018 MERLOT Distinguished Service Award, the organization’s highest honor. She is also the recipient of two Online Learning Consortium Effective Practice Awards for the creation of a framework for personal learning networks, and for the creation of exploratory installations of education technology, respectively. In 2019, Dr. Gunder was named an OLC Fellow for her dedication to service, innovation, and scholarship in support of student success in online learning. Her research interests include open educational practices, digital literacies, narrative in online course design, and emerging technology for second language acquisition. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Fine Art from Fordham University, a M.Ed. in Education Technology from Arizona State University. Angela completed her Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at The University of Arizona, where in 2020 she was named an Erasmus Scholar by the College of Education for her commitment to the college, the university and to the community. Pronouns: she/her/hers

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