Instructional designers + teaching faculty = powerful partnership

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Kenyada McLeod, Assistant Professor of Web Design at John Tyler Community College

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The classroom experience as we know it has changed. With the onset of social distancing and sudden transitions to remote instruction, the faculty workload may be quite overwhelming for some teaching faculty. These days it is not uncommon to hear Read More >

Simultaneously Supporting Faculty for Remote Instruction and (Actual) Online Teaching During COVID-19

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Kelvin Thompson, Executive Director, UCF Center for Distributed Learning, University of Central Florida and Patsy Moskal, Director, Digital Learning Impact Evaluation, University of Central Florida

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This is the second post in a short series focused on topics addressing key issues for transitioning from emergency remote teaching to continuing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis while providing high-quality online learning. There are many challenges – and Read More >

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Era of the 2-minute Tip: Reflections on Being Legit

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Cheryl Fulghum, Instructional Design and Online Learning, Haywood Community College

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Instructional design is about relating and empowering faculty in brief, encouraging and even humorous segments. There was a lot of chatter on higher education social media groups, secondary education blogs, and e-learning administrator listervs on how to best help faculty Read More >

Supporting a Firehose of Innovation

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Sarah Frick, Learning Designer at Wiley Educational Service

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Early in my design career I was introduced to the idea of how innovation, namely in technology, is adopted through Everett Rogers’ Diffusion of Innovation model. This model shows how new ideas travel through individuals and society based on communication Read More >

The Digital Imperative: Planning for the Fall Term and Beyond

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

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For many primary, secondary and higher ed institutions across the country and around the world, an unpredictable and turbulent semester is coming to an end in the next few weeks. After cobbling together a variety of resources and methods to Read More >

Radical Openness #OLCIdeate – and radical uncertainty

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Maren Deepwell, chief executive of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT) and Learning Technologist and Anthropologist.

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Re-posted from Maren Deepwell’s blog. Recently I contributed to a conversation around radical openness as part of the OLC’s Ideate online events, together with Robin DeRosa, Gerry Hanley, Leigh Graves Wolf and Rajiv Jhangiani. I was very glad to be invited Read More >

Online Learning in a Hurry: Guest episode 9 – Angela Gunder

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Angela Gunder, VP of Learning, Online Learning Consortium

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“Dave Cormier’s project is about helping faculty with big concepts in online teaching but giving them short, actionable bites,” says Angela Gunder, OLC’s VP of Learning. “It’s one of several responses that online experts have taken to embrace a community Read More >