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March 16, 2017

Join Us for an Upcoming OLC Workshop

Note these webinars occurring over the next few weeks that may be of interest to K-12 distance, online, and blended learning teachers.

Online Learning Consortium -
Upcoming Workshop 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

Strategies for Supporting & Advising Students
Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty | Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty
Introduction to Screencasting Tools
Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 1
Strategies for Supporting & Advising Students
faculty workload.jpg March 27 – April 2, 2017

How are your students doing in their online and blended courses? What challenges are they facing? As institutions 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 in this workshop where you will address these new roles and learn best practices, sustainable solutions, and transformations made possible through technology for student advising and support.

Supporting Online Faculty| Evaluating Online Faculty
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March 27 – April 2, 2017

Whether they are industry specialists, retired academics, freelancers or scholars, an institution’s ability to effectively orient and engage part-time faculty in the institutional culture is even more important online. In this workshop, facilitator Dr. Ruth Newberry will help you explore strategies for providing effective support for these faculty, including training, faculty development, and recognition for quality work. Register >

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April 12-14, 2017

In this workshop, you will focus on designing or refining evaluations used for online faculty, which can consist of student evaluations, peer evaluations, and overall evaluations. Facilitator Dr. Donna Scribner will help you learn about different models for evaluation, theory, and strategy with a focus on evidence-based methods for effective evaluations. Register >

Introduction to Screencasting Tools
April 12-14, 2017

Join facilitator Angela Gunder in this workshop where you will look at a variety of web-based, desktop, and mobile screencasting tools to find the right one for your teaching and learning needs. You will engage in the process of creating a screencast, including planning, storyboarding, preparing your screen, recording, and publishing.

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 1
April 11, 2017

Whether you are new to online course design and delivery, or a seasoned professional looking to deepen your knowledge on the ins and outs, it is increasingly true that possessing a working familiarity with copyright and fair use is a professional necessity. Join facilitator Linda Enhagen in this workshop where you will develop an understanding of the basic framework of the applicable law and learn how to avoid copyright infringement through the application of Six Rules for Course Design. Register >

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