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.

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A Paradigm for Consequential Discussion Boards


Daniel Lloyd, PhD

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A TikTok video and its response points to a reality that many instructors at many colleges and universities can relate to: though discussion boards are a significant part of many online classes, these assignments often function neither all that well nor seemingly as intended.