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April 6, 2017

OLC Today Newsletter: April 4, 2017

A newsletter from Tuesday’s inbox.

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April 4, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 4

OLC Innovate 2017

Can’t Travel? Attend OLC Innovate Virtually!

OLC Innovate | April 5-7 | New Orleans, LA

The virtual attendee option provides institutions the opportunity to register an UNLIMITED number of faculty and staff to participate in the conference virtually. Access 90+ sessions live (and recorded for future viewing). Single attendee individual and Buy 2, Get 1 free individual attendee options also available.

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mixed_reality_cir.pngMixed Reality at OLC Innovate 2017

From pre-conference hands-on workshops to educational sessions to solutions in the Innovation Lab, OLC Innovate 2017 is packed with opportunities to share and learn from others.

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A+ for E-Learning

Great Marketing Tool – but That’s About All

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OLC Innovate 2017 | New Orleans
April 5-7, 2017 – Attend virtually!

OLC Accelerate 2017 | Orlando
November 15-17, 2017 – Call for Presentations now open!

OLC Collaborate | Regional Events
Coming to a Region Near You!


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

Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty
April 12-14, 2017

Introduction to Screencasting Tools
April 12-14, 2017

Check out our new workshops for 2017!

email_icon_leadership_100x100.png OLC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

New Online LearningJournal
Volume 21.1

We are pleased to present the most recent issue of the Online Learning Journal. The 14 articles in this issue explore several important themes related to online teaching and learning including faculty, student, and institutional concerns.


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Missouri S&T Webinar Series
April 19 & 26, 2017 | 1:00pm EST

This 2-part webinar series will guide participants through the Laboratory Redesign Handbook created at Missouri S&T. Participants will learn the Delivering Experiential Labs to All (DELTA) lab creation process and a few tips and tricks for laboratory design. Register today!

Webinar: What You Can Do Online but Not on Campus – Innovations in Digital Education
April 18, 2017 | 1:00pm EST

In Going Online, Bob Ubell’s new book on digital education, covers what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed. Ubell says that it is not technology alone, but rather unconventional pedagogies, supported by technological innovations, that truly activate today’s classrooms. Learn more as Ubell explores specifics from his book in this webinar. Buy Going Online.


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#DLN Twitter Chat
April 11, 2017 | 4:00pm ET

You’re invited to our next#DLNchat, our topic: How could digital learning better support students in launching their careers and ‘skilling up’ over their lifetimes? Join the conversation as OLC collaborates with EdSurge, Tyton Partners, and WCET in this online discussion on the Future of Digital Learning.

Where Teaching, Learning, and Technology Converge
May 31-June 2, 2017 | Montclair State University, NJ

This 3-day OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design event will feature presentations on active learning, digital humanities, games and gamification, STEAM, and so much more! Collaborate and network with your regional peers during group discussions on top-of-mind challenges that may impact the future of digital learning.

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Address the Topics of Tomorrow’s Healthcare Educator
June 6, 2017 | University of Nebraska Medical Center

Join us for this one-day professional development opportunity! OLC is coming to Omaha to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the topics of tomorrow’s health educator, board accreditation standards, technology in health science education, and more.

OLC, UNMC, and NUOW invite you to submit proposals for this event! Proposals must be RECEIVED no later than 04/14/2017 (deadline extended!) Submit here.

Present at OLC Accelerate 2017
CFP Open Until May 22, 2017

The OLC Accelerate 2017 Program Committee seeks proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice — promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning. Both research and evidence-based proposals are encouraged for submission. Learn more and get started today!


November 15-17, 2017 | Orlando, FL

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IELOLvid.JPGApplications for IELOL Immersion 2017 are now being accepted. The deadline for applications is April 14, 2017.

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IELOL Leadership Program Applications Accepted

The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is a unique blended-learning program sponsored by Penn State and the Online Learning Consortium  that provides a platform for growth, learning, and leadership development for educators who are tasked with creating or developing online learning programs.

Expand Your Skill Set with OLC’s Online Teaching Certificate Programs

Last fall, Kenai Peninsula College in Alaska participated virtually at our Accelerate conference in Orlando, Florida. Watch the video and learnfrom Sarah Frick, University of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula College’s Lead Instructional Designer.


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