Leading Change to Propel Digital Learning Projects: Conversations are Key

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Dr. Amanda E. Major, OLC Institute faculty, OLC IELOL co-director and faculty, and one of the facilitators of an OLC Innovate 2020 pre-conference workshop

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is reaching out to our global community of thought leaders and practitioners to bring you insights from the field of online, blended, and digital learning. This week, Dr. Amanda E. Major, OLC Institute faculty, OLC Read More >

Enriching Conference Sessions with Social Annotation

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Jeremy Dean, Director of Education, Hypothesis and Lynette O’Keefe, Director, Research & Innovation, OLC

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Gathering face-to-face and virtually at professional events is a powerful way to develop understanding and make connections. But so often, the benefits of these events are limited to the moment: we experience the keynoters and presenters, we converse at our Read More >

Bring Meaning to Online Discussion with Intentional Design

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Melissa Brydon, Associate Professor of Special Ed, Regis University and Jill Giacomini, Instructional Designer, University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus

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“Submit your initial post (minimum 200 words/maximum 300 words) by Wednesday night at midnight. Respond to two of your peers (minimum of 75 words) by Friday at midnight. Make sure you cite references supporting your post using APA style.” If Read More >

Insights from the Field: Leadership in Online Learning

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Elisabeth Stucklen

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is reaching out to our global community of thought leaders, faculty, innovators, and practitioners to bring you insights from the field of online, blended, and digital learning. This week, Dr. Bettyjo Bouchey, OLC Institute faculty Read More >

2020 – A New Decade for Faculty Professional Development

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Sandra Mohr, Dean for Academic Resources and Administration, New England College of Optometry.

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2020 has arrived and creates the opportunity to set or recalibrate professional development goals.  For institutions, this might be evaluating what skills and knowledge faculty need to deploy the best pedagogical approaches for their institution and learners.  For faculty, this Read More >

Young Woman Using Checklists for Online Learning - Student Success

Advancing Economic Development and Public Diplomacy Through Online Education

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Matt Charles, DPA, APR, Online Continuing Lecturer, Purdue University Brian Lamb School of Communication Graduate Program

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During my time as a higher education and nonprofit administrator, professor and consultant, I have heard a number times that there must be a way for higher education to advance economic development and public diplomacy. International and domestic students; faculty; Read More >

From the “Wild West” to Quality and Accountability: Shift Happens

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Angela Velez-Solic, Director for the Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation, Rush University

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While many institutions have already faced (and hopefully have won) the fight for more online courses and programs, the quality of those courses and programs must be at the forefront of the administrators’ minds, and there has been an increasing Read More >

Assessing Across Modalities: Strengthening the Intentionality of Curricular Design

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Kimberly Faris, Director of Assessment and Accreditation, University of North Texas

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Faculty face a monumental task in leading educational programs. Days are spent designing curriculum, maintaining teaching responsibilities, and supporting students while juggling committee assignments, assessments, and professional development. As expectations grow, so do reporting responsibilities and the need to balance Read More >

Creating a Supportive Online Learning Environment with Emotional Design

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Tianhong Shi, Instructional Designer, Oregon State University Ecampus & Elisabeth McBrien Instructional Designer, Oregon State University Ecampus

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Emotions and Learning: Myths & Neuroscience The last time you engaged in deep learning, you probably didn’t stop to ask yourself about the emotions you were experiencing at the time. However, that doesn’t mean that emotions weren’t playing a role Read More >

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Advocating for Online Education: Yes, This Is Still Needed

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Stephanie Hinshaw, senior vice president of academic affairs at American College of Education

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“You changed my perceptions of online learning. Before meeting with you, I did not believe online education could be high-quality.” This was a quote I heard last week (not 10 years ago) about my institution and our online programs. I Read More >