OLC Taps Madeline Shellgren as Director, Online Engagement

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Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Announcement

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Known for her love of storytelling, play and all things gameful, Madeline (Maddie) Shellgren thrives on facilitating and designing meaningful ways for people to connect, learn, and grow together. This makes her an inspired choice as OLC’s new Director, Online Read More >

Pivots, Pirouettes, and Piqués: Gracefully Managing the Anxieties of Remote Teaching and Learning

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Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice Provost, Open Education at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia

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This is the third 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 >

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 >