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September 13, 2016

OLC Today Newsletter: Special Institute Edition

From yesterday’s inbox…

Online Learning Consortium -
Special Edition | Upcoming Institute Programs

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Advanced Certificate Program

Starts October 3

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. Join OLC instructor, Dr. Laurie Hillstock to enhance and strengthen your current skills to become more effective in the principles of online teaching.

Webinar: Focus the Spotlight on You with the OLC Online Teaching Certificate Programs
September 21 | 1 PM ET

Take your practice and expertise to the next level. Increase your marketability and performance in conjunction with the OLC Online Teaching Certificate Programs.  In thiswebinar, join OLC faculty members, Dr. Angela Gibson and Dr. Laurie Hillstock, to learn firsthand about our two signature professional development offerings: the Online Teaching Certificate and the Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Programs. These programs are designed to prepare educators in quality course design and effective online instructional delivery.


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Introduction to Copyright and Fair Use, Part 1

September 13

Whether you are new to online or a seasoned professional, possessing a working familiarity with copyright and fair use is a professional necessity. Join OLC Institute instructor Linda Enghagen to learn how to avoid copyright infringement. You will also get answers to important questions like: Do you know how to use copyright law to protect an idea? How long does copyright last? If a use is educational, does it always qualify as fair use?

Designing Gamified Learning Environments

September 26 – October 2, 2016

Game environments encourage collaboration, inquiry-based learning, repetition, practice and control. Join Dr. Kevin Bell in thisworkshop where you will use theories and principles from game design to develop learning environments that motivate and engage students in a creative way.


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Mobile Learning Mastery Series
Starts September 21

Join Dr. Scott Hamm in the Mobile Learning Mastery Series to explore relevant research to help you design an online course which leverages mobile technology in a series of workshops.

Online Nursing
Mastery Series

Starts October 5th

Are you looking for a way to transform your online nursing course into an engaging and motivational community for online learners? Join Dr. Karyn Holt for theOnline Nursing Mastery Series as you explore relevant online learning research and evaluate the latest educational technology that can enhance your online nursing courses and improve learner engagement.


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New! Self-Paced Workshops

You asked, we listened! The OLC Institute for Professional Development now offers self-paced workshops. These on-demand learning opportunities allow you to complete a workshop at a time and pace that is convenient for you. You have access to the workshop for 365 days starting from the day you enroll; and our self-paced workshops count towards fulfilling electives in the Online Teaching Certificate Program. Stay tuned for more self-paced offerings as they become available in 2017!

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