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Blended Learning, Student Voice, and Inclusive Experiences: Highlights from OLC Accelerate 2022

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Samantha Becker, Online Learning Consortium Storyteller

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OLC Accelerate 2022 brought together 1,500+ learning professionals in November at the virtual and onsite programs in Orlando, Florida. The theme, “Reflecting Onward: Evidence for a Changed World” surfaced projects, research, and exemplars of best practices in digital learning across Read More >

Top Recommendations to Increase the Accessibility & Inclusiveness of Your Presentation

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Kaitlin Garrett (she/her/hers), Instructional Designer, Online Learning Consortium, Katie Fife Schuster (she/her/hers). Director of Global Events, Online Learning Consortium, Madeline Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium

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An interactive resource for exploring diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for presenters Regardless of the type of professional development or training you are leading, presenting within that context is a skill. We at the Online Learning Consortium view presenters as Read More >

Insights from the Field: Strategic Actions to Support DEIA in Online, Blended, and Digital Learning

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Dylan Barth, Assistant Vice President of Learning, Online Learning Consortium

 

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This week Dr. Janue Johnson, Associate Professor at San Diego Mesa College and OLC faculty for the workshop Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility in Online Learning, joins us to discuss this new offering within the OLC Institute for Professional Development Read More >

Gamifying Professional Learning

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Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium, Samantha Becker, Online Learning Consortium Storyteller

 

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Tap into your inner competitor, have fun, and embrace play. One of the first things that genuinely comes to mind when I think about OLC conferences is the word fun. I always smile when I share this because it brings Read More >

Conference Humanely: Finding Balance at Academic Conferences

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Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium, Samantha Becker, Online Learning Consortium Storyteller

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Some might say it’s spooky season, and others Libra season. But, in academia, it’s definitely conference season. October and November have been historically jam-packed with events that up-skill and connect professionals.  Particularly post-pandemic, as we usher in a new world Read More >

Designing for Connection and Sustained Learning: Opportunities Within Asynchronous Formats

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Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Community Strategy and Engagement, Online Learning Consortium, Katie Fife Schuster (she/her/hers), Director of Global Events, Online Learning Consortium, Bill Krasner (he/him/his), Partnerships, PlayPosit, Lainie Hoffman (she/her/hers), Senior Design Manager, Emeritus, Jill Giacomini (she/her/hers), Senior Instructional Designer, University of Colorado Denver

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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.

Meet the 2022 OLC Fellows and Award Winners

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Samantha Becker, Online Learning Consortium Storyteller

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  For learning experiences to be meaningful, so much happens behind the scenes. Dedicated leadership, learner-centered design, and the ability to adapt. The people in the trenches – sparking significant changes in online learning – deserve to be recognized for Read More >