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Virtual Reality Revisited: Why We Need it Now More Than Ever Before

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Philippos Savvides, Associate Director of Learning Technologies at EdPlus at Arizona State University and Peter van Leusen, Director for Learning Experience & Student Success for EdPlus, Design & Development, at Arizona State University

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As more and more of our potential learners engage with these tools in their personal and professional lives, we, in education, need to integrate these experiences in teaching and learning purposefully to stay current with required practices and skills in the marketplace.

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Breaking Boundaries With HyFlex Course Design

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Dr. Brian Beatty, Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University

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HyFlex is more than just adding an online option to an existing classroom-based course. Combining modes and allowing students to choose among available modes is a powerful change to the learning experience – both for students and for faculty.

OLC Ideate—DEI Action Planning for Digital Learning Environments

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By Alexander Case, OLC Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

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Over the course of four days next week (June 1-4), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) in partnership with the Every Learner Everywhere (ELE) network will host a series of working sessions designed to bring us closer to direct actions toward Equity, Inclusion and Diversity in the Digital Learning Environment via its second OLC Ideate focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Planning for Digital Learning Environments. 

OLC Partnership with PlayPosit Seeks to Collaboratively Explore the Future of Online Engagement

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Madeline R. Shellgren (she/her/hers), Director of Online Engagement, Online Learning Consortium

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It is our shared goal to build, to design, to remix, to story, to transform, and to action-plan with our community. And it is our belief that intentionally designing with engagement in mind will help us reflect on and therefore move towards more diverse, inclusive, and equitable learning experiences.

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7 Ways to Pave the Path for Remote/Flexible Work on Your Campus

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Jason Rhode, Ph.D., jrhode@niu.edu, @jasonrhode

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As we see an end to the COVID-19 pandemic on the horizon, institutions are making plans to resume “new normal” operations for fall. As you ponder the future of remote work within your unit or institution, here is what you need to consider.

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Leading in a Time of Change – The Need for Dynamic Stability

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Dr. Brian Beatty, Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies in the Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University

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You’ve experienced the need for dynamic stability if you’ve flown an airplane, steered a boat or ship on the open ocean, driven a vehicle on a windy day, ridden a bicycle, or taught any class with “active learning” methods. You have a course in mind, a path to follow, but you also have the need to constantly adapt to the changing conditions around you.

Investing in Future Online Leaders is Now More Important than Ever

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Tina Parscal, Ph.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for CCCOnline and Academic Affairs for the Colorado Community College System (CCCS).

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Professional development frequently suffers when institutional budgets tighten. There is often a temptation, and sometimes even a mandate, to cut professional growth opportunities. I argue that now is not the time to cut back on professional development, but rather it is the perfect time for institutions and online learning units to invest in their most important assets, our people.