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August 16, 2014

Develop Mastery in Specialized Area around Online Education – September Starts

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September Mastery Series Topics

Mobile Learning & Online Science Labs

 

 

 

 

The Online Learning Consortium offers 7 ways to specialize in a specific area of online teaching.

Enrolling in an OLC Mastery Series is an immerse opportunity focus on a specific area around Online Education to develop skills and build a strong network of like minded educators to share your knowledge, challenges and create new possibilities.

Successful completion of a Mastery Series culminates in a Recognition of Mastery in a topic. Learn more about the two upcoming topics

Mobile Learning Mastery Series

 

The use of mobile devices for teaching and learning can be fun and engaging, while also presenting challenges for online educators. The Mobile Learning Mastery Series provides the knowledge and training that will enable you to master mobile learning designs, tools, teaching and learning methods, and assessment strategies that can improve learning and increase student satisfaction.

Class Start Date is September 12.

Online Science Labs Mastery Series

The OLC Online Science Labs Mastery Series is specifically designed for science educators and administrators who want to teach their science and laboratory components online. Our program provides an extensive overview of the current status of online laboratory science courses and where they are headed in this rapidly changing environment.

 

Best regards,
Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | Institute of Learning

Online Learning Consortium

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August 14, 2014

Register Today to Enhance Your Online Teaching Skills with OLC Institute of Learning

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Upcoming Webinars 

Programs and Tools to 

Enhance Your Online
Teaching Skills  

 

OLC complimentary webinars are the perfect way to learn more about our online teaching programs. Whether you are looking to learn about best practices, new technologies, or OLC programs and events, these presentations are not only convenient, but timely and relevant to your online teaching.

August 26 – Going Places with Geotechnologies

“Going Places with Geotechnologies” invites you to explore the world using today’s exciting, web-based mapping tools, to expand spatial and critical thinking for you and your students. Examine historical and current issues from local to global scale, from water quality or historical homes in your own community to global climate, energy, and population change. You will learn how to apply the principles of spatial and critical thinking through the use of web mapping tools to build an exciting learning environment.

August 27 – New To Online: OLC Workshop Series for Fundamental Online Teaching Skills Development                            

Are you in the beginning stages of developing an online or blended class? This webinar provides an overview of the OLC New to Online Workshop Series and how you can develop the skills you need to successfully design and deliver your class. Topics in the series include how to convert your course, introduction to audio and visual tools, strategies for increasing interaction and engagement and more.

September 10 – Revamp Your Lecture Capture with Kaltura CaptureSpace 

The demand for educational video content creation continues to grow in educational institutions. However, much of the video content is currently captured and stored in silos, making it difficult to access, search, and manage content in a centralized manner. This significantly limits the impact of video on improving teaching and learning. Join this webinar to learn how Kaltura CaptureSpace simplifies lecture capture, flipped classroom, and remote learning initiatives with a one-stop shop solution.

 

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

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August 10, 2014

20 Years of Online Learning – Conference Preview Webinar: Aug 13

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Onsite and Virtual Attendee Preview Webinar

August 13, 2014 at 3PM ET

 

 

 

“Driving Innovation with Online Learning”

 

The 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) International Conference is shaping up to be our best one yet. There was a 12% increase in presentation submissions this year and we are looking forward to surpassing our 2013 attendance numbers (2,000+ attendees). Join us as we not only celebrate 20 years of online learning, but also a new name, new logo, and coming soon, new website.

Attend the complimentary preview webinar on August 13 at 3PM ET to hear from our Conference Chair and Program Chair about this year’s program, which explores the theme “Driving Innovation with Online Learning” and offers a  full complement of 400+ presentations.

 

Scheduling conflict? No problem. The webinar recording will be sent to all registrants.

 

 

Best Regards,

 

Christine Hinkley
P.S. Early Bird pricing for this conference ends August 29th. Register to save!

 

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Christine Hinkley | Director | Conferences

Online Learning Consortium

Empowering Educators Everywhere

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August 9, 2014

Two Ways to Prepare to Teach and Perfect Your Online Courses

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Two certification programs available

 

Informational Webinar – August 20

certificate program
 

 

Join us for a complimentary webinar on these two programs that will help you reach your online teaching goals: OLC Certification – Is it for me?

 

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.
Terrific program, offers holistic view on effective online teaching, broadens your perspective, balances theory with many practical tips and tools, substantive interaction with cohort peers adds to the experience through useful dialogue sharing ideas, expertise and experiences.”

 

Dr. Richard Dool, Director Graduate Studies, Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University

 

Certificate Cohort Start Dates:


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: learning effectiveness, scale, faculty and student satisfaction, and access.
Advanced Certificate Cohort Dates:

Best regards,
Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | OLC Institute of Learning

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The OLC View: August 2014

From Thursday’s inbox…

 VOLUME 13, ISSUE 8, AUGUST 2014

OLC News
Online Learning Consortium Names Kathleen Ives CEO and Executive Director

The Online Learning Consortium’s board of directors has named Kathleen Ives, D.M., as the Consortium’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director.


20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference
Early Bird Pricing Ends August 29
October 29 – 31, 2014 
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Join us for a free Preview webinarAugust 13, 3PM ET 


HBCU Leadership Summit for Online Learning
October 29, 2014 
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Breaking Barriers to Expand the Legacy into Online Learning


Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) – Final Issue, 18.2

Much has changed since the founding of Sloan-C and JALN but our focus on advancing the scholarship, theory, and practice of online learning remains. We are pleased to announce our new name of the journal: “Online Learning.” Stay tuned for additional updates and news with the release of our next issue. This final issue of JALN features a collection of articles on topics critical to advancing our understanding of online education.


Special Issue on Serving those who Serve

Online Learning, the new journal of the Online Learning Consortium, is seeking papers for a special issue on Serving those who Serve: The State of Online Learning for Veterans, Active Duty, Reservist, and National Guard Service Members & Dependent Family MembersThe deadline for full papers is October 1, 2014. Papers are being accepted now from any author who would like extra time to work with the editorial team. There is a lack of research and best practice papers from online practitioners that serve this important segment of students. This issue will accept both best practice papers which provide evidence on how the best practice is substantiated as well as traditional research papers. For more information on best practice papers and requirements, please review the details here. If you have questions about the issue or potential papers, feel free to contact, karen.vignare@umuc.edu, special issue editor.


State Authorization for Distance Education: The Future for Regulations and Reciprocity

Join the series of two free webcasts offered in partnership by OLC, M-SARA, UPCEA, and WCET. Get up to date on the current status of regulations and on the emerging State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA).


OLC Institute
Two New Mastery Series

Now there are 7 ways to specialize in a specific area of online teaching. Two new topics, Social Media for Online Education and Leadership in Online Learning have been added to the schedule. Successful completion of a Mastery Series culminates in a Recognition of Mastery in a topic.


OLC Teaching Certificates

Whether you are fairly new to online learning and teaching or looking to take your skills to the next level, OLC has a program to fit your needs.

 

Join us for a free webinar on August 20 to learn more about these programs.

 

Online Teaching Certificate – Starts September 9  Advanced Teaching Certificate – Starts October 22


Certificate Graduates
Congratulations to the Latest Graduates of the Teaching Certificate Program!

 

David Bowie, University of Alaska – Anchorage

Coray Davis, Virginia State University

Janet Payne, Texas State University, San Marcos

Martina Allen, A.T. Stills University

Shell Madelynn, University of Virginia at Wise

K. Penny Vadia, University of Alaska, Anchorage

Murdell McFarlin, Clark Atlanta University

Amanda Major, Louisiana State University

Krishna Narayanamurti, California State University, Northridge

Jason Lovvom, Belmont College

Janice Kuo, California State University, Northridge

Michele Oliver, Texas State University, San Marcos

Scott Bowman, Texas State University, San Marcos

Mary Padden, The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Karen J. Kemp, University of Southern California

Lazaros Simeon, George Brown University

Gwen Thornton, Virginia State University

Dustin Bruce, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary


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Advertise your products and services to OLC’s community of educators who are interested in quality online education. Details.

 

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