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February 12, 2017

Join us for an OLC Workshop in March

From Friday’s inbox…

Online Learning Consortium -
March Institute Offerings
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

Exploring Digital Storytelling
Introduction to Collaboration Tools | Creating Rubrics
Fundamentals: Framework for Quality Design
Strategies for Supporting & Advising Students
Exploring Digital Storytelling
Computer_digital_storytelling.jpg March 13-19, 2017

Digital Storytelling combines multiple media formats to create impactful learning experiences that engage both the mind and emotions of the learner. Join facilitator Cathy Arreguin in this workshop where you will explore the elements of an effective digital story, including point-of-view, voice, sound, images and pacing.

Introduction to Collaboration Tools | Creating Rubrics

March 13-19, 2017

Online collaboration tools enable students to communicate, collaborate, and problem solve despite physical distance. In this workshop, you will explore a variety of collaboration tools including, but not limited to, Google Docs, Skype, and Google Hangouts, to analyze their strengths and weaknesses, with the guidance of your facilitator, Linda Algozzini. Register >


March 15-17, 2017

Join facilitator Dr. Carl Moore to discuss and learn how to create and use rubrics to efficiently and consistently evaluate student work. You will learn the qualities that make a rubric successful, while exploring best practices for grading and assessing students in the online environment.  Register >

Fundamentals: Framework for Quality Design
March 27-April 2, 2017

Quality course design is one of the many things that need to be considered in online and blended instructional models. Many institutions and organizations have carried out extensive research and published useful guidelines and rubrics to help ensure the design of quality courses. There are numerous quality frameworks for online courses, online programs and online teaching. In this workshop, you will explore various well-known and well-respected quality frameworks that can help you improve the quality of your online course with facilitator, Dr. Lujean Baab.

Strategies for Supporting & Advising Students
March 27-April 2, 2017

Online and blended education programs create additional opportunities, challenges and roles for Student Services. How are your students doing in their online and blended courses? What challenges are they facing? As campuses reach out to students through new web interfaces, technologies, and portals, such services also improve access for face-to-face students. Join facilitator Linda Algozzini to explore these new roles and learn best practices, sustainable solutions, and transformations made possible through technology for student advising and support. Register >

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