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October 12, 2014

The OLC View: October 2014

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 VOLUME 13, ISSUE 10, OCTOBER 2014

OLC News
Inaugural Issue of Online Learning, the Official Journal of OLC

The inaugural issue of Online Learning, the official journal of OLC, is now available for download. This issue marks the transition from our previous title, the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, and highlights our intentions to build on the nearly two decades of insight and wisdom collected in JALN. With the launch of our new name we retain our goal of bringing the most important developments in online education to our readers. This first issue demonstrates our commitment toward continuous improvement with eight new articles investigating crucial and timely topics in the field.

 

See the full list of downloadable articles or download the entire issue.


CFP Open: 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online)
April 22 – 24, 2015
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas

OLC and MERLOT invite you to submit a proposal for The 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (#et4online). This conference provides myriad opportunities for you to share your knowledge and expertise in online teaching and learning.  Share and learn about the innovative and emerging practices to enhance your research, student support, teaching, and learning at your institution.


2014 OLC Awards – Recognizing Advancements in Online Learning

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 OLC Awards and the 2014 Effective Practice Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievements towards advancing online learning and best practices that educators can apply in their own courses and programs.

 


OLC Conferences
Virtual Attendance: 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference
October 29 – 31, 2014 
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL

No travel budget? Scheduling conflict? Have the conference come to you or your institution with Individual and Institutional Virtual Attendance 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.

 


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


OLC Institute
Mastery Series – 3 Start Dates Left

Only 3 start dates remain to specialize in an area for online teaching mastery. Successful completion of this program culminates in a Recognition of Mastery in a topic.

 

Social Media for Online EducationOctober 17

Leadership in Online LearningNovember 7

Online Science LabsNovember 7

 


OLC Teaching Certificates

Get a jump start on your 2015 resolutions with the last certificate cohorts of 2014. 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 November 4  Advanced Teaching Certificate – Starts October 22

 


Featured Webinars

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

 

October 14Starting 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. How can faculty and instructors ensure all students are on a level playing field with such a large array of students?

October 14Protect the Integrity of Online Tests: LockDown Browser & Respondus Monitor

Learn how to maintain the integrity of online tests within both proctored and non-proctored settings. Reduce cheating with a locked environment during online exams. Respondus Monitor adds webcam and video technology to LockDown Browser to address the core issues of student identity and exam integrity.

October 14Canvas, An LMS and Beyond

Learn more about how Canvas can help you grade (with rubrics) more efficiently, easily engage students with rich media and mobile technology, collaborate with peers easily and more.

October 23La 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 that will permit them to learn what they want, where they want. This partnership project aims to create the optimal online mobile student experience by utilizing the best available learning tools.


QUICK LINKS
WORKSHOPS
October
WEBINARS
OLC JOBS

Chief Knowledge Officer
The CKO gathers, curates, and leverages the intellectual capital created by and disseminated through OLC to create and enhance services and resources.

Director of Sales
We are looking for an aggressive Director of Sales/Advertising Sales Executive to sell our online learning products and services in the education and corporate market.


KEEP IN TOUCH

If you have any questions or comments about the OLC view, please contact us.


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