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June 7, 2017

Upcoming Workshops: Quality Design Framework, Creating Rubrics, and More!

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Upcoming Workshops
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 instructional strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own online or blended course.

Upcoming Workshops

Fundamentals: Framework for Quality Design
Creating Rubrics | New to Online: Essential Part I, Getting Started
Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 1
Exploring App Smashing
Fundamentals: Framework for Quality Design
LujeanBaab-cir.jpgDr. Lujean Baab serves as the Senior Director for Learning Experience Design, a unit Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies at Virginia Tech. June 26-July 2, 2017

Quality course design is one of the many things that need to be considered in online and blended instructional models. Join facilitator Dr. Lujean Baab in this workshop where you will explore various well-known and well-respected quality frameworks that can help you improve the quality of your online course.

Creating Rubrics | Essentials Part I

Dr. Karen Girton-Snyder is Director of the Instructional Design and Course Development at Lamar University and Higher Education Consultant.

June 28-30, 2017

Join facilitator Dr. Karen Girton-Snyder to discuss and learn how to create and use rubrics to efficiently and consistently evaluate student work. You will learn the qualities that make a rubric successful, while exploring best practices for grading and assessing students in the online environment.  Register >

Dena Coots is the current Director of Distance Education at Alvin Community College in Texas.

July 10- 16, 2017

This workshop will provide you with an important online learning experience as you explore the basics of online teaching and learning. You will learn the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation with the guidance of facilitator, Dena Coots. Register >

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 1
July 11, 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.”


Linda Enghagen is an attorney and Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

Exploring App Smashing
July 24-30, 2017

Join us as we explore some of the most interesting ways App Smashing is being used to increase teaching effectiveness and encourage deeper learning. Facilitator Cathy Arreguin will help you add multiple ideas and App Smashing “recipes” to your instructional toolbox and be ready to implement them in your own teaching. Learn more about the workshop from Rae Pufal, M.Ed. Instructional Technology, Florida Atlantic University in this quick Q&ARegister >


Cathy Arreguin, M.A., has been an educator for 20 years and in higher education since 2007.

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