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August 17, 2016

Prepare for the Fall Semester with OLC Workshops

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Online Learning Consortium -
Fall Workshops
Enhance your online teaching skills with OLC workshops.

OLC workshops are a cost-effective way to collaborate with peers and experts via synchronous and asynchronous methods for effective and engaging learning.  We are committed to modeling best practices for online learning in all of our workshops. Toward that end, our workshops will utilize numerous proven teaching strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own online or blended course.

Upcoming Workshops

Fundamentals: Engaging Learners In Online Discussions
Introduction to Audio & Video Tools
Introduction to Digital Badges
Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty
Fundamentals: Engaging Learners In Online Discussions
institute_onlinelearning.jpg September 12 – 18, 2016

Join Dr. Brian Udermann to explore web-based presentation tools that leverage the 2.0 potential to engage learners, build communities, and promote continuing dialogue. Don’t miss your opportunity to learn techniques for making presentations more interactive and meaningful for students, and hold their attention in asynchronous learning.

Intro Workshops

September 12 – 18, 2016

Audio and video provides faculty and students with unique opportunities to present information, communicate, and provide content and logistics support in online and blended classes. Additionally, according to research, the use of audio and video can foster a sense of presence, increase engagement, and improve learning outcomes. Join Dr. Julia VanderMolen in this workshop where you’ll learn how to effectively create and use audio and video for your courses using various free tools. Register >


September 12 – 18, 2016

Join Dr. Errin Heyman to learn the benefits and challenges of implementing badging and explore the potential for your own course or institution by thinking about specific guidelines and evaluation criteria to establish the value of the badge. Register >

Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty
September 12 – 18, 2016

In this workshop, join Dr. Ruth Newberry to explore strategies for providing effective support for adjunct and non-tenured faculty, including training, faculty development, and recognition for quality work.

Creating Multimedia Introductions
September 14 – 16, 2016

Multimedia can be used to increase social presence in online courses by making a personal connection to the students and engaging them in the learning experience. Join Angela Gunder in this workshop where you will explore and experience a number of easy and practical multimedia tools compatible with all major learning management systems. By the end of the workshop, you will have a multimedia activity you can immediately add to your course, and the experience to create many more. Register >

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