IELOL Global Regional Colloquy: Transforming Educational Futures Through Innovation in West Africa - Informational Webinar

Partners Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC), and the Online Learning Consortium, will highlight the first IELOL Global Regional Colloquy, Transforming Educational Futures Through Innovation in West Africa. The program will feature keynotes and speakers from KNUST and other thought leaders from West Africa. 

This free informational webinar will provide an overview of the July 2022 program and share insights into the event experience. This IELOL Global Regional Colloquy is a professional development event designed for new and experienced leaders in the field of digital and online learning that will focus on sharing effective practices for ensuring student success in online learning environments.  

Guest speakers will include:

  • Dr. Heather Farmakis, Texas International Education Consortium
  • Dr. D’Andrea Weeks, Texas International Education Consortium
  • Dr. Robert Abaidoo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)

Webinar attendees will learn about the upcoming event program and format. Questions and comments are welcomed. Questions can also be submitted ahead of time during the sign up process.

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

Speaker Bio
Madeline Shellgren

Director of Online Engagement – Online Learning Consortium

Madeline (Maddie) Shellgren is the Director of Online Engagement for the Online Learning Consortium. In this role, she serves as the lead innovator, designer, and project manager of the OLC’s portfolio of online engagement opportunities. Known for her love of storytelling, play, and all things gameful, Maddie thrives on facilitating and designing meaningful ways for people to connect, learn, and grow together. She has served on steering and operations committees for several of the organization’s conferences (including as Technology Test Kitchen and Innovation Studio lead, as well as Engagement Co-Chair). Leading community building efforts, Maddie is committed to sustainable, equitable, and anti-oppressive ecologies within education, and leverages her interdisciplinary scholarly and professional backgrounds as she helps lead towards truly innovative and transformative models for what’s possible for online, blended, and digital engagement.
Angela Gunder
Dr. Angela Gunder

Chief Academic Officer – Online Learning Consortium

Angela Gunder is the Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Learning for the Online Learning Consortium. In this role, she is responsible for gathering, curating, and leveraging the intellectual capital created by and disseminated through OLC. Her decades long career as a designer for higher education informs her instructional design practice, where she leverages her expertise in web design, usability, visual communication, programming, and standards-based online learning. Angela’s research focuses on open educational practices, digital literacies, narrative in online course design, and emerging technology for second language acquisition. She holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Fine Art from Fordham University and a M.Ed. in Education Technology from Arizona State University. Angela completed her Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning and Sociocultural Studies at The Unviersity of Arizona, where in 2020 she was named an Erasmus Scholar by the College of Education for her commitment to the college, the university, and to the community.

Katie Fife Schuster

Director of Global Events – Online Learning Consortium

Katie Fife Schuster is the Director of Global Events for the Online Learning Consortium. In this role, Katie provides direction and leadership for the logistics and planning of OLC symposiums, the IELOL program, and IELOL Global program. Prior to her current role, Katie held the position of Director, Conferences & Events for OLC, where she worked in conjunction with the Senior Director, Conferences & Events, and the Conference Service Manager towards the achievement of OLC’s annual conferences. She has been OLC’s Director of Online Learning and the Director of Publications. She has experience from her years in the publishing industry prior to joining OLC and holds a BA from Tufts University in anthropology and Spanish.