Creating a Culture of Innovation through Learning Design

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OLC Collaborate Maui Presenter Dr. Benjamin Deaton, Anderson University

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Even though each of us may learn differently, learning is something a) we all do and b) should be nurtured and valued throughout the entirety of our lives. In higher education, learning has largely been contextualized around formal learning environments Read More >

Lecturer Raquel Lopez Assisting Students

Before All Else

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OLC Collaborate Maui Presenter Derek Snyder, Assistant Professor, University of Hawai’i Maui College

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I have been teaching in higher education via distance for over a decade, and in the traditional classroom for nearly two decades now. Yet, I still humbly admit that I am constantly learning each semester how to more fully engage Read More >

Moving AHEAD with Equity and Inclusion

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Jennifer Rafferty, Director of the Institute for Professional Development

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend my first AHEAD conference in Boston, MA. The Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) is an organization dedicated to serving higher education professionals who are committed to equity for people with disabilities. Read More >

What is learner presence?

Exploring Virtual Science Labs

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Dr. Julia VanderMolen, Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University, and instructor for OLC’s Online Science Labs Mastery Series

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Higher education facilities are offering students more online courses for many reasons (Allen & Seaman, 2014). Chandler, Park, Levin, and Morse (2013) suggest that a single form of learning is not enough and combining hands-on activities with online learning would Read More >

Engaging the Reluctant Online Learner

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OLC Director of Research and Innovation, Lynette O’Keefe and OLC sponsor TechSmith

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This blog post is brought to you by the Online Learning Consortium on behalf of our OLC Accelerate 2019 sponsor, TechSmith. After ten years of teaching online and face-to-face classes, Boise State University faculty member Tracie Lee hit multiple hurdles teaching Introductory Business Read More >

What We Share

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OLC Collaborate South Carolina Presenter Dr. Jonathan Lashley, Senior Instructional Technologist, Boise State University

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I think a lot about how people share. As a student, the willingness of some faculty to share their time and projects with me helped shape my career in education. What generally attracts me to the open education movement is Read More >