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April 9, 2017

Join Us for an Upcoming OLC Institute Program

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Online Learning Consortium -
Upcoming Institute Offerings
Take your learning to the next level.

The OLC Institute for Professional Development offers virtual learning opportunities for educators at any stage of their online teaching career.  Whether you are new to online or a seasoned professional, we offer a wide range of programs for those who are eager to take their career to the next level.

Developed and facilitated by subject matter experts and thought leaders from the field, our Institute offerings are designed to model best practices, promote engagement, and encourage practical application into daily teaching and leadership practices.

Upcoming Workshops

Exploring ePortfolios
Creating Concept Maps
Developing Your Social Media and Digital Presence for Higher Ed Staff
Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 2
Exploring ePortfolios Workshop
DrBettyHurley_circle.png May 8-14, 2017

ePortfolios provide a learner-centered environment conducive to reflective and evidence-based learning, and they are considered the center of a student’s personal learning environment. Facilitator Betty Hurley leads this workshop, where you will explore how ePortfolios enhance deep learning, view examples of well-designed and effective ePortfolios, and reflect on the role that ePortfolios can play in your online courses and programs.

Creating Concept Maps| Social Media Presence

May 8-14, 2017

Concept mapping is a research-supported strategy for improving online learning effectiveness. Concept mapping is not only a learning tool, but can also be used for teaching and assessment. Facilitator Dr. Melanie Shaw will explore some of the many ways you can use concept maps in various phases of the teaching and learning cycle. Register >


May 15-21, 2017

What does your online identity look like today? Have you Googled yourself lately? In higher ed, it is becoming increasingly vital to share your work and practice online. Besides developing an online presence, higher education staff and administrators are utilizing social media to support their work, add to their professional development, and engage with their peers. In utilizing open and digital channels to support, learn, discuss, and contribute a thriving network of practitioners and administrators, we are seeing value to “working out loud” and online with one another. Join Dr. Laura Pasquini in this workshop where we will explore meaningful ways to craft an active, online persona, learn about ways use social media and digital resources for your professional interests, and understand how an online community of practice can enhance the work you do. Register >

Introduction to Copyright and Fair Use, Part 2
May 23, 2017

Copyright infringement lawsuits against colleges and universities are no longer hypothetical – they are reality. Numerous universities around the country have been sued for everything from illegally posting articles and book chapters in learning management systems, to improperly streaming video for the purposes of facilitating research and providing access to students with disabilities. Join facilitator Linda Enghagen in this workshop where you will develop a working familiarity with the “transformative use” doctrine and its growing importance to educational fair use and the continuously expanding collection of “Best Practices in Fair Use.”

Join us for an Upcoming Mastery Series
Social Media for Online Education Mastery Series
May 3-June 28, 2017
The Social Media for Online Education Mastery Series focuses on the use of social media for teaching and learning in online, blended and web-enhanced courses. Facilitator Apostolos Koutropoulos will guide you through relevant research and discussions with peers, and explore applicable learning theories, online identity, participatory culture, and legal issues for engaging, instructing, and supporting online learners through social media. Register >

Online Science Labs Mastery Series
May 17-July 19, 2017

TDrJuliaVanderMolen_circle.pnghe Online Science Labs Mastery Series provides an extensive overview of the current state of online laboratory science courses and where they are headed in this rapidly changing environment. Under the guidance of facilitator Dr. Julia Vandermolen, you will be introduced to best practices in the design and implementation of virtual science labs in the online classroom, by exploring evidence-based research that reveals how the integration of online science labs can improve your students’ experience.  Register >

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