Welcome to Virtually Inspired!
OLC and Drexel Online University (DUO) are pleased to welcome you to “Virtually Inspired,” your resource center for high-quality videos highlighting how educators are inventing the future of connected learning, using the latest technologies and innovative approaches:
- Virtual reality
- Augmented Reality
- Artificial Intelligence
- Real-time Videoconferencing
Don’t miss out! More videos and resources (including adaptive learning, simulations, and virtual labs) will be added as they are created, so check back often to see what’s new and exciting!
The Back Story
The partnership between OLC and DUO has deep roots, going back to a seed grant provided by the Consortium over 20 years ago that inspired Drexel’s move into online education, which led it to create its wholly owned subsidiary, Drexel University Online. Under the new partnership, OLC will provide its community access to DUO’s “Virtually Inspired” website, which features a series of high-quality videos highlighting how educators are inventing the future of connected learning, using the latest technologies – from virtual reality, robotics, and holography, to real-time videoconferencing, gamification, and wearables.
“Virtually Inspired was created to showcase some of the brightest minds and best practices in online and blended education, with the goal of building an evolving repository of replicable ideas,” said Susan Aldridge, Ph.D., President, Drexel University Online. “We are delighted that our partnership with OLC will help expand the reach of Virtually Inspired to those who can most benefit from its lessons.”
Between now and OLC’s Innovate Conference in April, the partnership will continue to gain momentum. An expanding number of video case studies featured on Virtually Inspired are the product of dozens of interviews conducted by DUO with faculty, administrators, and training officers worldwide to uncover pockets of innovation in the technology-enhanced education arena. The website will also incorporate interviews with online learning experts, a section for visitors to share their own leading-edge practices, and a space for reviewing published books and articles in the field.
About Drexel University
Drexel University specializes in innovative, Internet-based education programs for working professionals, organizations and corporations, enrolling more than 7,000 unique online students from all 50 states and more than 30 countries. Having offered online degrees since 1996, Drexel is known as a leader in technology-enhanced education and enjoys regional accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools.