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2021 in Community Experience: A Roadmap

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Jessica Knott, AVP of Community Strategy, Experience and Management

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Through feedback from the experiences we’ve had together in 2020, we at OLC have a pretty clear roadmap for the experiences our members and community would like to have in 2021.

A Call To Action: Prioritizing Student Rights and Privacy

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ProctorU

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While COVID-19 took over the headlines for 2020, the EdTech industry saw a growing concern over student privacy and data security. In an effort to address some of those concerns, ProctorU sought input from faculty and academic leaders which led to the draft and release of a Student Bill of Rights for Remote and Digital Work.

In a Post-COVID World, Will Online Learning Become the New Normal?

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Andrew R. Hanson,
Director of Research at Strada Center for Education Consumer Insights

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This year, OLC invited some of our Accelerate 2020 sponsors to share stories with our membership, as a way to contextualize their services and invite conversation with and within our membership. This blog post is one of those stories. This Read More >

Equity & Inclusion Award Interview

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Dr. Beattie, Chief of Adult Instructional Services within the Maryland Department of Labor and Dr. Monica Simonsen, Education Program Director at University of Maryland Global Campus

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Applying an Equity and Inclusion Lens to Adult Literacy and Education While much of the conversation about the impact of COVID-19 on education has centered around PK-12 and higher education, the pandemic has also had a profound impact on the Read More >

Temperament-Inclusive Pedagogy: Helping Introverted and Extraverted Students Thrive in a Changing Educational Landscape

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Mary R. Fry, Associate Professor of Nutrition and Herbal Medicine at MUIH and Lead Faculty Fellow in Faculty Training & Development

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With the rapid transitions in how students are learning, I have been musing about the effects and impacts on how students learn and what supports they need. It is well-established that online education, with asynchronous discussions and means to participate, Read More >

Equitable Online Environments: Thinking Beyond Basic Access and Compliance

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Dr. Amanda Kraus is the Assistant Vice President for Campus Life at the University of Arizona.

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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. Amanda Kraus, OLC Institute faculty Read More >

Students used to carry laptops to classes. Now laptops carry classes to students.

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Dr. Richard Pulido, Assistant Professor of Education (Teacher Education Program) at a public, four-year college in South Florida

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This ongoing COVID-19 shift has raised a flurry of questions about teaching and learning as well as some pressing concerns from students. Beyond the specific technical issues, students have questions about the quality of online programs and the perceptions of Read More >