International Summit - Part 1: A Case Study For Re-imaging And Responding To Education Globally

Concurrent Session 1
International OLC Session

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Brief Abstract

Join us for this first session of three sessions at OLC’s International Summit, an online convening spanning time zones and continents bringing together thought leaders and practitioners around the concept of digital transformation. This session will present case studies from The Texas International Education Consortium and their work responding to the disruption of the pandemic by harnessing expertise and networks across Texas in online programming, to collaboratively build capacity at institutions in Ghana, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates. 


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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

Extended Abstract

This session is part of the OLC Innovate 2021 International Summit, a gathering for educators from across the globe to engage in answering the following questions:

  • How do we within our various contexts and environments work to promote equity and access to learning through digital transformation?  
  • What are the practices, processes and connections that must be created to better meet the needs of our learners in local and global contexts? 

 Learn more about the International Summit on our website.