Digital Literacy & AI Webinar Series #5: Bringing it All Together

Session description:

What are institutions around the world doing to close their regions’ digital skills gaps, and what innovations are poised to lead the way in the next normal? OLC researchers will share insights and results from their global case study, and a panel of experts will discuss calls to action and communities of practice driving systemic change across the globe.


  • Discover research results and insights from OLC’s and UNESCO’s institutional case studies on global innovation in artificial intelligence, digital citizenship, and the global digital skills gap.
  • Gain insights from experts working across a global Community of Practice (CoP) dedicated to dreaming, driving, and doing change work across the higher education sector.
  • Explore opportunities for global coalition-building and calls to action for systemic change in higher education.

Intended audience

Higher Education Administrators, Higher Education Faculty, K-12 Administrators, K-12 Faculty, Online Education Directors, Instructional and Educational Technologists, Learning Experience Designers, Education Policy Makers, Educational Futurists, International Community

Please note: This webinar will be recorded and all registered participants will receive a link to the recording after the webinar.

Speaker Bio

(Moderator) Alex Case
Associate Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Grants – Online Learning Consortium

Alex Case was named OLC Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Grants in November 2020. His responsibilities include growing OLC’s reach in the areas of grants, strategic partnerships, and consulting, particularly in the growing international and K-12 sectors. Prior to joining the OLC, Alex served as the Interim Director of Student Services (Dean of Students) and Associate Director of Instructional Design and Development for the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Online program. At NOVA, Alex oversaw an online portfolio of 400 online asynchronous courses spanning all academic pathways and serving 23,000 students per year.

Abby McGuire, Ed.D.
Director of Research – Online Learning Consortium

Dr. Abby McGuire serves as the Director of Research where she supports the OLC’s research efforts and advances the reach and impact of the OLC’s Research Center. Abby collaborates with scholars, practitioners, OLC team members, and external partners to design and implement initiatives and publish research that advances online, blended, and digital teaching and learning. Abby loves creating and sharing ideas to deepen understanding and shift perspectives about teaching and learning. She is a bold, creative thinker and educational leader with professional writing, editing, and consulting experience, and she is a higher education professional with more than a decade of experience in administrative and faculty roles.