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October 10, 2014

Don’t Miss Out – OLC Certificate Programs Starts Soon

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OLC ONLINE TEACHING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS 
Don’t Miss the Last Cohorts of 2014!
 

Get Information or Register

 

 

Are you looking for a way to develop or fine tune your online/blended courses? The OLC Institute for Learning has two options for you to consider. Both programs focus on quality and best practices for you to integrate into your teaching toolbox. Get a jump start on your 2015 resolutions and register for the last cohorts in 2014.

 

OLC Online Teaching Certificate

The OLC Online Teaching Certificate prepares educators to teach and improve online courses using the OLC pillars of quality in online education-learning effectiveness, scale, faculty and student satisfaction, and access. As part of this unique program, expert mentors work individually with each certificate candidate to accomplish specific goals.

 

In this program, you will:

  • Leverage your background and skills as educators, administrators, and leaders to become highly effective in the principles and practices of asynchronous instruction.
  • Integrate OLC’s research-based, conceptual and theoretical foundations relating to learning theory and assessment to compliment your online classroom.
  • Become an innovator and be challenged to create high quality work products, which will be assessed by the facilitators and your peers.

Next Certificate Cohort Dates: November 4

 

OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate 

Do you have 3+ years of online teaching experience? The OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program is designed to help educators fine-tune existing distance learning courses and degree programs using the OLC Pillars of Quality in Online Education.

 

In this program, you will:

  • Create more robust assessment strategies and active learning techniques for your online courses.
  • Add multimedia & social media components for student engagement and community building.
  • Explore active learning strategies – collaborative learning, problem-based learning and inductive learning.
  • Stay ahead of the rapidly changing technologies and increase your effectiveness in online teaching.

Next Advanced Certificate Cohort Date: October 22 
Join the October Advanced Certificate program candidates on October 29 at 1PM ET at the 20th Annual OLC International Conference to learn, network, and plan your course improvement strategy.

 

 

Best regards,
Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | OLC Institute of Learning

Online Learning Consortium

Empowering Educators Everywhere

 

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October 8, 2014

Learn Tips for Student Success Strategies and Mobile Learning Options

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Two New October Webinars Added

 

Convenient Learning 

Opportunities at No Cost to You

Don’t miss out on two webinars just added to the October schedule. Please note that these complimentary webinars are recorded and perfect for busy schedules. We hope you join us to learn about new skills and technologies relevant to your online teaching in this convenient format.

October 14: Starting Online Students on the Road to Success with Skills, Tools and Resources …Destination Course Zero!  

The flexibility of online learning appeals to students across the spectrum with different abilities: digital natives, non-traditional students, and international students. Learn about Wentworth Institute of Technology’s orientation course, Course Zero, that will help answer:

  • How faculty and instructors can ensure all students are on a level playing field with such a large array of students
  • How online programs can prepare students with various levels of comfort and skill
  • How you can help students navigate what it means to be an online student

 

October 23: La Trobe University Online MBA: A Mobile First Design

The Mobile First project is an initiative to provide a fully online learning environment for MBA students at La Trobe University. Learn about the philosophy, the key lessons learnt from the pilot, and the learning design process involved in developing the course for the project that:

  • Permits students to learn what they want, where they want.
  • Aims to create the optimal online mobile student experience by utilizing the best available learning tools such as Apple’s iTunes U.
  • Provides every student with an ipad

 

Best Regards,

Sandra

P.S. Join us onsite or virtually in celebrating 20 years of online learning at the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International ConferenceOctober 29-31, 2014 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

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Sandra Coswatte | Director, Institute for Learning

Online Learning Consortium

Empowering Educators Everywhere                                                                                                                    

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October 4, 2014

Innovate And Collaborate – CFP Open For 2015 ET4Online Symposium

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CFP Open for 8th Annual Emerging Technologies 

for Online Learning International Symposium

 

 


 

Do you have “real solutions,” emerging practices, and future trends to share with our online learning community? 

Share Innovative and emerging practices – submit a proposal.

 

The Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT invite you to submit a proposal for the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, to be held April 22-24, 2015 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

The joint Symposium is designed to bring together individuals interested in the review and evaluation of emerging technologies’ impact to online teaching and learning. We are interested in interactive sessions for workshops, discovery sessions, information sessions, and hands-on demonstrations that engage and inform participants.

Symposium tracks highlight and demonstrate research, application and effective practices and emerging technological tools in the following areas:

CFP is open October 1 – December 1, 2014. There will be no extension this year.

Regards,
Christine

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Christine Hinkley | Director | Conferences

Online Learning Consortium

Empowering Educators Everywhere

Keynote Speaker 

Plenary Speakers

Bonnie Stewart, Beyond Alt-metrics: Identities and Influence Online

Gardner Campbell, Thought Vectors In Concept Space

CFP Resources

CFP Main Page

Submission Checklist

Submission Details 

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October 2, 2014

6 Rules To Avoid Copyright Infringement In Course Design

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Introduction to Copyright and Fair Use – 1/2 Day Workshop 
November 11, 2014: 12 – 4 PM ET
 

 

 

With increased use of digital content in course design, be prepared to address the issues of copyright and fair use.
Copyright infringement lawsuits against institutions of higher education are not hypothetical: numerous universities around the country have been named in lawsuits alleging various types of infringements involving everything from posting articles and book chapters to e-reserves, course web sites, or learning management systems to streaming video and digitizing orphan works. In this workshop, you will learn how to avoid copyright infringement through application of Six Rules for Course Design as well as Fair Use guidelines.

 

Key reasons for taking this course:

  • Copyright infringement lawsuits against colleges and universities are a reality – not a hypothetical.
  • Developing a working familiarity with copyright and fair use is now a professional necessity.
  • This workshop is not designed around the rules of law, it is designed around what we as educators actually do when we develop and deliver online courses.

 

Join us for this convenient 1/2 day workshop developed for faculty members, instructional designers and online program administrators.


 

Best regards,
Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | OLC Institute of Learning

Online Learning Consortium

Empowering Educators Everywhere

 

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Online Learning Consortium | P.O. Box 1238 | Newburyport | MA | 01950

September 28, 2014

No Travel Budget? We Can Help – Virtual Attendee Options for 20th OLC International Conference

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Online Learning Consortium International Conference 

Have the conference come to you!

 


“Offering your conferences virtually opens up opportunity for many of us to attend without leaving our campus schedules and demands. I highly recommend virtual attendance to anyone, OLC is paving the path for other national conferences to follow!”  Tonya Breymier, Indiana University East

No matter what the reason – time constraints, budgetary restrictions or scheduling conflicts –  we have a solution to your problem with our Virtual Attendee options. 80+ sessions will be live streamed including 3 keynote sessions, featured sessions, select information sessions, and key vendor showcase sessions. On-demand access of all recorded sessions is provided to virtual attendees for one year post-conference.

Along with individual options, now you can bring the conference to a select group of members at your institution with two different institutional packages. Don’t forget about member discounts and our buy two, get one free registration special.

We hope to see you virtually as we celebrate 20 years of online learning. You won’t want to miss it!

 

Best Regards,

Christine Hinkley

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Christine Hinkley | Director, Conferences

Online Learning Consortium

Empowering Educators Everywhere

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