Creating a Culture of Innovation through Learning Design

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Dr. Benjamin Deaton, Vice President of Technology, Online Learning, and Innovation at 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 >

Young Woman Using Checklists for Online Learning - Student Success

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 >

Insights from the Field: Online Nursing Education in Higher Ed

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OLC Institute for Professional Development

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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, Joanne Serembus, OLC Institute faculty for Read More >

Research Methods for the Instructional Designer Community

New opportunities to engage with the OLC Research Center & OLC members

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Lynette O’Keefe, Director, Research, Online Learning Consortium

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The OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership seeks to provide support, transformation, and leadership for the digital learning community through the creation and dissemination of quality research throughout the field.  Over the next few months, the Research Center Read More >