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 >

Blended Learning Strategy as a Survival Skill

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Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Online Learning Consortium

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Years ago when I was a faculty member at a community college in Illinois, I taught in a blended learning format. I don’t recall if we had a name for the modality, but I do know that I learned a Read More >

OLC Accelerate 2021 Best-in-Track Winners

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Dylan Barth, Ph.D., Director of Professional Learning, Online Learning Consortium

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Pulling Back the Curtains: How the Pandemic Helped Instructional Designers Set the Stage for Today and the Future As part of our Accelerate conference, OLC recognizes presentations that emerge as outstanding with a Best-in-Track designation. Last year, for Accelerate 2021, Read More >

When Life Serves As Inspiration; the Story of OLC’s New Approach to Conference Engagement (a series)

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

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Design inspiration can come from a lot of places. For me, I get inspired by the things around me and life in general. As I sat with the design challenge of reimagining conference engagement, an important consideration was how space, Read More >

Making Space for Values and Vision to Drive Innovation in Design; the Story of OLC’s New Approach to Conference Engagement (a series)

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

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Forewarning: This blogpost is a story because I like to tell stories. Most of all, though, it is a thought piece anchored around a call to action to get involved and an invitation to play / re-imagine as we continue Read More >

Remixing Digital Learning Environments Through Intentionally Designed Asynchronicity: Part Two

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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

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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.

UNESCO Publishes OLC Report on Advancing Universal Access to Quality Digital Learning

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Madeline Shellgren (Director of Community Strategy and Engagement & IELOL Global Program Director, Online Learning Consortium), Dr. Angela Gunder (Chief Academic Officer, Online Learning Consortium)

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OLC’s Framework on Storying Digital Change Work is Recognized in United Nations Education Scientific And Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) International Database The OLC report, “Advancing Universal Access to Quality Digital Learning Through Global Coalitions and Narrative Practices”, is now featured in Read More >

Designing With a ‘Why’ in Mind: The Story of OLC’s Regional Colloquies

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Madeline Shellgren (Director of Community Strategy and Engagement & IELOL Global Program Director, Online Learning Consortium)

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So what can we do now to advance universal access to quality digital learning? And how might the greater project of global coalition building support a collective intent to collaboratively design a more diverse, inclusive, equitable, and just future of online, blended, digital, and flexible learning?

A Sea Change for Online Academic Leaders

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Abby McGuire, Director of Research, OLC

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New Book from the OLC Press Highlights Voices, Stories, and Experiences of Online Academic Leaders Navigating Higher Education’s Evolving Landscape. The only constant in higher education is change, especially recently.  Since the onset of the pandemic, online academic leaders have Read More >