Join an Innovation Crew

Brief Abstract

There will be no shortage of networking opportunities at this year's OLC Innovate conference. Join leads Jennifer Zaur and Cynthia Pascal for a variety of opportunities to get to know other conference attendees, and learn strategies for how to lead networking within your own teaching and learning spaces. Join the fun during Networking Coffee Breaks in the Engagement Boulevard, located in the exhibit hall (Ryman B5-B6 Exhibit Hall.).

Join a Crew now in the OLC Innovate Slack space:

Stop by the Field Guide Station daily during regular conference hours to sign-up for an Innovation Crew.  Your Crew leader will be in touch once you sign-up.



Megan Kohler is a Learning Designer with the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State. She has presented at international conferences, such as Open Ed 2010 in Barcelona, Spain, the International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Online Learning Consortium in Orlando, Florida. Megan relies on her training and experience as a professional actor to create a fun and engaging experience within her presentations and design work. Among her professional accomplishments, she is recognized for her work as the lead instructional designer and project manager on Penn State’s highly-rated Epidemics MOOC. She conceptualized the MOOCs by Design Webinar series and served as the pedagogical lead for the Penn State Digital Badges Initiative. She continues to explore interesting opportunities focused on improving the online learning experience for higher education.
Jennifer is the Director of Curriculum Operations for Penn Foster Group. Her role resides within the Education division, where she provides academic project management leadership across all verticals in the department. Jennifer specializes in education operations and leadership, including strategic planning, portfolio and project prioritization, process enhancement, budget management, and resource allocation. She also has a passion for design process scalability and leads projects that ensure innovative course design concepts are implemented at scale across programs and brands. In addition to her role with Penn Foster Group, Jennifer has also been an associate faculty member with the University of Arizona Global Campus for 10 years. Jennifer received her BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and her MA in Education from the University of Arizona Global Campus.

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