International Summit - Part 3: Designing For Global Collaborations And Change: Lessons And Takeaways From The Inaugural IELOL Global Cohort
Concurrent Session 3
In this session, join OLC’s Madeline Shellgren and SARUA’s Rassie Louw as they detail what they learned from the inaugural Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Global community, a group of educators from around the world who gathered over a four month period in 2020 to help answer challenges around digital learning leadership in international contexts, particularly strategy and operations for ensuring equitable and inclusive access to education.
The last year and a half has visibilized for the world a number of things related to online, blended, and digital learning. Among them is the fact that there are ubiquitous challenges in digital learning across the globe that we have yet to address in equitable and sustainable ways. These challenges include everything from stark inequities in access to education to a lack of infrastructure to support systemic change (particular change that moves institutions from Digitization through Digitalization, and towards Digital Transformation). These challenges also highlight, however, the need and opportunity for leadership in cross-institutional collaborations which seeks to intentionally build global coalitions. In this session, join OLC’s Madeline Shellgren and SARUA’s Rassie Louw as they detail what they learned from the inaugural Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Global community, a group of educators from around the world who gathered over a four month period in 2020 to help answer these challenges.
Through immersive and project-based professional development and collaboration, the 2020 IELOL Global cohort not only deepened our understanding of how these challenges manifest in unique global contexts (through storytelling, collaborative note-taking, and reflection), but also collectively generated a series of change-oriented assets to support others in their digital transformation efforts. Be among the first to gain access to these amazing resources and stories by engaging with us in this session, and learn more about how you can get involved in the future.
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.