IELOL (2021 Cohort) Informational Webinar

This webinar, co-hosted by Jennifer Rafferty of OLC and Wayne Anderson and Peter van Leusen of ASU, will highlight the cohort-based professional development program designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning. The session will provide an overview of the program and its faculty, the format of the program’s four phases, time commitment, program objectives, and participant experience will be discussed. Participants will learn about the application process and timeline to prepare a successful application submission. Questions and comments are welcomed.

For more information about the program, please visit our website.

Speaker Bio
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Jennifer Rafferty

Director of the Institute for Professional Development – Online Learning Consortium

Jennifer Rafferty provides leadership in researching, scoping, managing, and evaluating a full range of professional development solutions for multiple audiences within the OLC Institute. She has worked for over 15 years supporting online learning initiatives in higher education and in the adult basic education system. Jennifer assumed this role at OLC after working for over seven years as an instructional designer at Quinnipiac University Online in Hamden, Connecticut. During her time at Quinnipiac University, Jennifer was also responsible for spearheading the development of the first online Spanish course at the University. She continues to teach this specialized curriculum for the School of Nursing and presents both nationally and internationally on the topic of online foreign language instruction. Prior to working in higher education, Jennifer was the project manager for the Massachusetts Adult Basic Education Distance Learning Project.
Wayne Anderson

Sr. Director of Design and Development in EdPlus – Arizona State University

Wayne has led institutional change projects at large and small universities, including Arizona State and Penn State universities, focusing on learner experience and student success. During his tenure, he has helped architect emerging educational models, including pathway programs for learners at various developmental stages like ASU Earned Admissions, personalized education solutions, 21st Century benefits solutions with Uber, informal learning content on YouTube, blended learning with Mayo Medical School, high school curriculum with ASU Digital Preparatory School, and unique programs on Coursera and EdX. Curiosity, collaboration, and outcomes drive Wayne’s approach to steer projects from concept to reality, with an acute focus on opportunities and business impact.

Peter van Leusen, Ph.D.

Director of Learning Experience & Student Success in EdPlus – Arizona State University

Peter collaborates closely with academic departments and faculty on student success initiatives across diverse modalities and disciplines. His recent projects focused on collaborating on adaptive curriculum and courseware development, designing MOOCs in a foreign language, and spearheading innovative digital educational experiences for broad audiences. Peter is a proud IELOL 2019 graduate! Before joining ASU, Peter worked as the Assistant Director in the Office of Instructional Consulting in the School of Education at Indiana University and previously taught middle and high school German. Peter holds a PhD in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University, Bloomington. His research interests include Faculty Development, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, and Innovative Teaching & Learning in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats.