Remixing Digital Learning Environments Through Intentionally Designed Asynchronicity (a series)


Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, OLC; Katie Fife Schuster (she/her/hers), Director of Global Events, OLC; Laura Siebers (she/her/hers), Account Director, PlayPosit

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At the beginning of 2021, the Online Learning Consortium and PlayPosit entered into a new partnership for the purposes of collaboratively reimagining engagement. You can read more about our partnership here.

Bloom and Grow With IELOL


J. Garvey Pyke, Ed.D., Director, Center for Teaching & Learning, UNC Charlotte, School of Professional Studies; Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning Faculty Member (2010 Graduate)



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No matter what formal role I was in, my job was–on some level–leadership.  An ID leads projects and leads others to new understanding and so on.  And once I adopted this leadership mindset, I sought to grow my skills and expand my leadership toolkit at every opportunity. 


Accessing Ability Through Digital Means


Carl S. Moore, PhD, Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning Faculty Member (2015 Graduate), @carlsmoore

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Items created for marginalized people are now being used for everyone to succeed. This blog discusses variations of ability and ways we can extend access to all learners through digital means.

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Networking for Advancing the Profession of Digital Learning in Higher Education


Amanda E. Major, EdD, CPTD, PMP, 

Project Manager, Instructional Designer (Faculty), 

Center for Distributed Learning Division of Digital Learning, 

University of Central Florida

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Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) alumna and faculty Amanda E. Major, EdD, CPTD, PMP, shares essentials for creating a network of peers and cross-functional professionals.

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5 Pandemic Lessons on How to Reach More Students in More Places


Jennifer Mathes, Chief Executive Officer, Online Learning Consortium

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Suddenly, around the world, we were all experiencing the same learning environment, and there was an obvious learning curve. The course: How to keep teaching and learning without face-to-face experiences.