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OLC Today Newsletter: June 6, 2017

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June 6, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 8

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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.

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.


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Instructional Designers: Share Your Experience

OLC is collaborating with Oregon State University Ecampus to collect data for a research project that explores how instructional designers in higher education encounter research in their roles and whether and how they are trained to conduct research. Take the survey

Listen Up!
New TOPcast Podcasts Added

Keeping up with rapidly-emerging online education trends while simultaneously attending to the responsibilities of daily operations is challenging. In a recent episode, join hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson as they offer heuristics to help in leading innovation.

Stay on top of online teaching and learning trends, technologies, best practices and more with OLC Podcasts. Now featurnig EdSurge On Air, as well as TOPcast and Research in Action. Listen now.


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Join the Next #DLNChat
June 13, 2017 | 4:00pm ET

You’re invited to our next #DLNchat conversation, our topic: How might colleges best support faculty to use digital-learning tools in the classroom and/or online? Join me as OLC collaborates with EdSurge, the New Media Consortium, Tyton Partners, and WCET in this online discussion on the future of digital learning.

Get your 140-character keyboard ready and join us at #DLNchat as we continue exploring what’s next in digital learning. 

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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 June 14.

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November 15-17, 2017 | Orlando, FL

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OLC Accelerate 2017

Make your travel plans now and save! Early bird pricing for OLC Accelerate 2017 is now available for those who register before September 20.

In addition to your conference registration, secure your hotel room now. Our conference rates expire on October 17, but don’t wait to book – our room block always sells out!

OLC Accelerate attendees may purchase Thursday evening Disney tickets. Full details on each option may be found on the conference Travel Page.

Arriving early or staying after the conference?  OLC Accelerate attendees may also purchase special After 3pm entrance Disney Park tickets for the family.

Join the #SummerOfCollaboration!

Even if you can’t attend an upcoming OLC Collaborate event, you can still celebrate the Summer Of Collaboration! It’s simple. Just tweet us a picture or a mention of someone you enjoy collaborating with. Make sure you include their Twitter handle and be sure to use the hashtags #OLCCollaborate and #SummerOfCollaboration.

Congrats to our first winners@MattheaMarquart & @ndachos – enjoy your free OLC Professional Membership!


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Take the OLC Accelerate 2017 Video Challenge

Have you presented at one of our events, like OLC Accelerate, OLC Collaborate or OLC Innovate?

Have you attended an event and had a blast?

Will this be your first OLC event and you just can’t wait?

Help us let the OLC community know how much fun OLC conferences truly are. And just how much you can learn! You could WIN $150 OFF your registration fee for the upcoming OLC Accelerate conference taking place this November in Orlando. Learn more.


6 million students? Must-know facts about online enrollment

Online Students, On-Campus Graduates

Extra Credit – How 6 colleges grant alternative credits

The Summer Of Collaboration!

Online Learning Consortium Opens Call for Submissions for 2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award Competition

Read more.


OLC Collaborate | Anchorage, AK – Registration open!
August 21-22, 2017

OLC Collaborate | Tucson, AZ – Sign up for updates!
September 29, 2017

OLC Accelerate 2017 | Orlando, FL
November 15-17, 2017


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