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May 17, 2017

OLC Today Newsletter: May 16, 2017

Another newsletter, this one from yesterday’s inbox.

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May 16, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 7

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Collaborative for Quality Assurance in Alternative Learning (CQAL) Webinar
June 6, 2017 | 1:00pm ET

As the USDE EQUIP program extends student financial aid benefits to alternative providers, a national discussion about accepting alternative learning experiences and assessing quality in this emerging sector is paramount. Looking through multiple lenses – accreditation, institution, QAE and provider – this session will highlight the collaborative work being done by several key national organizations to address this critical need.

Scaling Digital & Open Educational Resources (OER)
May 17, 2017 | 12:00pm ET

This webinar will focus in on best practices for managing the complexities of digital materials and OER so that the digital and OER footprint within an institution can effectively grow.

Moderated by Dr. Jill Buban, OLC Sr. Director of Research & Innovation and including panelists Mike Hale, Vice President, VitalSource; Gerry Hanley, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Technology Services, California State University System; and Kate Freeborn, Manager, Content Strategy, Capella University; Noah B. Lamb, Director, Student Accounts & Auxiliary Services, Hodges University.

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Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape: Headsets, HoloLens, and Higher Ed
5-Part Webinar Series Starts June 7

Join OLC for this webinar series as we explore the rapidly evolving field of virtual, augmented and mixed realities within the context of online, blended and digital learning. Designed to further your knowledge and provide you an understanding of emerging best practices, each webinar will feature a panel of experts on the given topic.

New! Listen in on EdSurge Podcasts

We’re pleased to add EdSurge On Air to our podcast lineup!  EdSurge On Air is a weekly podcast that features timely topics in the education field. Bookmark our podcast page to listen to EdSurge On Air, as well as TOPcast and Research in Action. Listen now.

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2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award
Call for Submissions now open!

The 2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award call for submissions is open to accredited U.S.-based applicants in two categories:

● Institutional Award – $100,000 (up to three awarded)
● Faculty-led Team Award – $10,000 (up to 10 awarded)

The submission portal is open until June 30, 2017. Learn more in an informational webinar on May 31 orJune 14.

email_icon_leadership_100x100.png  OLC INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Looking for an Instructional Design Program?

The Institute for Professional Development is pleased to offer two different options for instructional designers and eLearning professionals looking to improve their competencies in online course design and development. Learn more about OLC’s upcoming Instructional Design Mastery Series and the Instructional Designer Certificate Program and register today.



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