Members of the Online Learning Consortium Board of Directors, Online Learning Journal Editorial Board, and staff took on the 2017 ELI annual meeting in Houston this week to present on topics including leadership in online learning, learning analytics, and quality in online education. Eric Fredericksen, OLC Board Vice President and Associate Vice President of Online Learning and Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at the University of Rochester, presented A National Study of Leadership for Online Learning in which he highlighted the results of a first of its kind, systematic study focused on online learning leaders. Fredericksen’s study provided the foundation for the first convening of OLC’s Leadership Network in November 2016 and was featured in Inside Digital Learning last month. He will present on this topic at OLC Innovate in April in New Orleans.
Karen Swan, OLC Board Member and Professor at University Illinois-Springfield, Patsy Moskal, Associate Director of RITE at University of Central Floridal, and Karen Vignare, CEO of KV Consulting, presented Sorting Hype from Reality: What We Know about Applying Learning Analytics. This presentation highlighted the Online Learning Journal’s Learning Analytics Special Edition for which Swan, Moskal and Vignare where guest editors.
Additionally,Karen Pedersen, OLC’s Chief Knowledge Officer, presented Transforming the Academy: Sustaining a Culture of Quality. In this presentation, Pedersen provided an interactive, engaging session focused on the OLC suite of quality scorecards.
The Online Learning Consortium is proud to have representation at a variety of conferences throughout the year. To learn where we’ll be, check the OLC speaking engagements page on our website. If you’re interested in a speaker for an event, contact the OLC Speakers’ Bureau.