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September 12, 2014

Master Social Media or Leadership in Online Education this Fall

This entry is being posted back dated.

Something from the former Sloan-C folks…

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OLC Mastery Series Programs

 

Fall 2014 – Two New Topics

 

A brand new semester is under way. Take a few moments to see how you can build upon your skills with the new fall offerings in the OLC Mastery Series.

Social Media for Online Education  

Social media can play an important role in teaching and learning online, and it can be both exciting and intimidating. New this fall, the Social Media for Online Education Mastery Series includes three workshops focusing on uses of social media for improving teaching and learning for online, blended and web-enhanced courses. Workshops will explore applicable learning theories, online identity, participatory culture, and legal issues for engaging, instructing and supporting online learners through social media.
Starts October 17.

Leadership in Online Learning

Calling all leaders. Are you ready to hone your skills to face the challenges and opportunities in online education? As part of our commitment to fostering emerging and established leaders, OLC is proud to announce a new Mastery Series, Leadership in Online Learning. This series consists of three workshops focusing on organizational structure, policy, and common funding models related to distance learning programming at the institutional level. Starts November 7.

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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September 9, 2014

Deadline Reminder: Apply to the Bruce Chaloux Memorial Conference Scholarship Fund

One from yesterday’s inbox…

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THE BRUCE CHALOUX MEMORIAL CONFERENCE
SCHOLARSHIP FUND 
REMINDER: Deadline is September 10

 

 

There is still time to apply for the Bruce Chaloux Memorial Conference Scholarship Fund. The application deadline is September 10 and will take approximately 10 minutes or less. With the generous support of BluDesygn Consulting LLC, four conference scholarships will be awarded in memory of Dr. Bruce Chaloux, former CEO and Executive Director of OLC (formerly Sloan-C).

The scholarship will cover a full conference registration ($695 value) to attend the 20th Online Learning Consortium International Conference. Any additional expenses such as hotel and travel will be the responsibility of the recipient. Applicants must explain the benefits of being awarded the scholarship, how it would help in achieving their online learning goals and why they would not be able to attend the conference otherwise.

Individuals who have already registered and paid are still eligible and will be refunded or given the equivalent in OLC professional development opportunities (workshops and programs).

 

 

Made possible by the support of sponsor BluDesygn Consulting 

Best regards,
Christine Hinkley

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Christine Hinkley | Director | Conferences

Online Learning Consortium

Empowering Educators Everywhere

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September 7, 2014

Revamping Lecture Capture, The Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository, And An Overview For Those New To Online

Another item from the folks at the former Sloan-C.

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September Webinars

 

New skills for a new semester

Complimentary OLC webinars are the perfect way to learn about new skills and technologies. These live presentations are not only convenient, but timely and relevant to your online teaching.

 

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.

 

September 17: Enhancing Faculty Development Through Integrating the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository

In this webinar, the presenters will showcase the reusability of the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a valuable resource for faculty, instructional designers, and faculty development programs. Participants will be encouraged to identify TOPR materials relevant to their own institutional settings.

 

September 23: 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.

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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Enhance The Quality Of Your Online/Blended Course While Earning An OLC Certificate

Another item from Thursday’s inbox…

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TWO CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS STARTING SOON
September and October start dates
Get Information or Register 

Start your semester off on the right foot with programs designed to build and enhance your skills. Are more of your students enrolling in Online or Blended classes? Do you have the skills needed to develop and facilitate interactive online courses based on strong pedagogical principles? Consider the OLC Online Teaching Certificate and Advanced Teaching Certificate program options that can meet these online teaching needs.

 

OLC Online Teaching Certificate


“Last semester my Learning Outcomes were fair to poor so I knew I had to make some changes. One course of action I chose was to explore this online and hybrid system of learning. I was concerned that I could not keep up or do the work but I was helped along the way, encouraged by the other participants and my mentor. I really feel confident that I can make some changes that will make a difference in my classes that will improve learning outcomes and student engagement.” – Stephanie Guillory, CPA, CFP, MBA, Lousiana State University

 

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.

 

Next Certificate Cohort Dates: September 9, October 7, November 4

 

  
OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate 

 

“The advanced certificate program expanded my knowledge and skills sets in adding multimedia elements to my courses and meet like-minded colleagues. The best learning experience I’ve had in a long time. What a fun way to learn to add multi-layers to my classes, adding engaging activities, improving my syllabus and receiving feedback from the facilitator and participants. Loved every minute of the course and have a great list of resources to add to my repertoire.” – Dr. Arifa Garman, Ed. D, Gulf Coast State College

 

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.
Last 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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September 4, 2014

The OLC View: September 2014

Another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

 VOLUME 13, ISSUE 9, SEPTEMBER 2014

OLC News
VERSION 2 COMING NEXT WEEK:
2014 Quality Scorecard: Criteria for Excellence in the Administration of Online Programs

Measure and quantify elements of quality within your online programs with the OLC Quality Scorecard. Now better than ever, the scorecard has added features that include the ability to add co-authors for collaboration, indicators which address budget, including financial and people resources, and unlimited file uploads for supporting documents.

The results of this tool identify strengths and also program improvement areas and strategic planning initiatives, and demonstrate program quality to accrediting bodies. 

 

The OLC Quality Scorecard is an OLC Institutional Member Exclusive. Watch for an email with the release early next week. Become a member


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


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

Keynote: “Reaching the Connected Learner Through Disruptive Innovation” by Robert Blaine, Jackson State University


Help Us Help You: What are the Top 3 Benefits You Want From OLC?

OLC will be creating a series of very brief surveys to help us understand your needs and to create improved benefits and services. Please suggest three member benefits you would like us to offer.


Announcing the 2014 Class of OLC Fellows

The seven members of the 2014 class of Fellows of the Online Learning Consortium have contributed to advancing quality, scale and breadth in online and blended education in areas represented by the OLC Pillars of learning effectiveness, access, faculty and student satisfaction and scale. Congratulations to:

  • Thomas B. Cavanagh, University of Central Florida
  • Catheryn L. Cheal, San Jose State University
  • Marie A. Cini, University of Maryland University College
  • Gerard L. Hanley, California State University, Office of the Chancellor
  • David A. Sachs, Pace University
  • Wayne D. Smutz, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Murray Turoff, New Jersey Institute of Technology


Now Available: Technology Test Kitchen Recipe Book

The Technology Test Kitchen debuted at the 2014 OLC Blended Learning Conference and Workshop and was created to provide educators with a hands-on learning experience. Designed as a Maker Space, each Test Kitchen station featured an expert “Chef” who guided educators through hands-on exercises focused on practical applications of the technology featured at that station. The “recipes” have been collected and are now available to everyone in a recipe book (PDF).

 

Come whip up your own recipes at the Technology Test Kitchen at the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference.


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

Recordings are available for the 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
Mastery Series – September Start Dates

This Fall, choose from 5 specialization areas for online teaching mastery. Successful completion of this program culminates in a Recognition of Mastery in a topic.

 

Mobile LearningSeptember 12

Online NursingSeptember 12

Spatial Thinking & Web MappingSeptember 12

Blended LearningSeptember 26

Online Science LabsSeptember 26

 


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.

 

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

Featured Webinar

Webinars are complimentary and recorded for future viewing, but registration is limited. Sign up today.

 

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. Join this webinar to learn how Kaltura CaptureSpace simplifies lecture capture, flipped classroom, and remote learning initiatives with a one-stop shop solution.


QUICK LINKS
WORKSHOPS
Sept 9:
Sept 12 – 19:
Sept 12 – 19:
Sept 16:

 



CERTIFICATE GRADUATES

 

Congratulations to the latest graduates of the Teaching Certificate Program!

 

Kennet Stanton,

Coppin State University

 

Patricia Ball,

Northern Essex Community College

 

Kathleen Lee,

Smith College

 

Michael Sciarini,

Grand Valley State University

 

Benedict Uzochukwu,

Virginia State University

 

Steven Silverman,

Green Gridge Group

 

Jonathan Crothers,

Pennsylvania College

 

Kimberley Koonce, 

Can We Communicate

 

Kristine/Karen Faison, Virginia State University

 

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