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OLC Today Newsletter: June 20, 2017

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June 20, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 9


2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award
Apply today!

Have you completed your submission for the Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward)? OLC is calling for submissions from accredited U.S.-based institutions in two categories:

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

Learn more about the DLIAward from Willem Wallinga of Fisher College, one of our 2016 DLIAward recipients in thisshort video.

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Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape
5-Part Webinar Series: Next Webinar June 21

What does it take to implement immersive reality (VR/AR/holograms) initiative in your system, at your institution, and within your classroom?Join our panel of experts for the next edition of this webinar series as they share lessons learned and best practices about planning strategically for successful implementation of immersive learning initiatives for enhancing teaching and learning.


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New OnlineLearning Journal Released
Volume 21:2

We are pleased to present the most recent issue of the Online Learning Journal. In this issue ofOnline Learning we present 11 articles researching administrative and leadership perspectives, blended learning, faculty issues, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and student issues, pedagogy, and support. These papers advance our understanding of online learning with insights from both national and international investigators using quantitative and qualitative approaches to inquiry.

Time for Class 2017 – Tyton Partners Research Study

This month, Tyton Partners released an update to the 2015 Time for Class series which includes findings from two fall 2016 surveys of a national sample of 3,500 postsecondary faculty and administrators. The purpose of this series is to illuminate the state of digital learning in higher education and to provide recommendations to the field on opportunities to expand digital learning in service of improved student outcomes.


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New Research in Action Podcasts Added

In a recent Research in Actionepisode, Dr. Nyasha Junior, an Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Department of Religion at Temple University in Philadelphia, discusses text-based research.

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

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Online Instructor Improves Teaching Skills with OLC Online Teaching Certificate Program
July 12 – September 19, 2017

Teresa Hutchins wanted to improve her online courses to benefit her students and institution, that’s why she chose to enroll in OLC’s Online Teaching Certificate ProgramIdeal for educators who are new to online teaching, learn more about the program and Teresa’s experience.

Are you more advanced in your online teaching? Redesigned in 2016, the OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program is designed to help educators fine-tune existing online courses and degree programs. The next cohort starts July 10th, sign up today!

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Blended Learning Mastery Series: Stay on the Cutting Edge of Teaching Practices
Starting August 9, 2017

“The ‘deep dive’ into practitioner and pedagogical knowledge and their practical application in the OLC Blended Learning Mastery Series enables one to stay on the cutting edge of teaching practices and leverage these in the classroom,” said Arun Madapusi, a former educator and currently an educator-consultant.

Learn more about his experience and the benefits he’s found from enrolling in the Blended Mastery Series. The next cohort starts August 9, register today.

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Upcoming OLC Collaborate Events – Register Now!

Check out these unique professional development opportunities! Join us at our 2-day event in Anchorage, Alaska or spend the day with us in Tucson, Arizona!

Our first day in Anchorage focuses on developing a culture of digital learning through strategic planning and implementation, while day 2 will be focused on the future of elearning. This event takes place August 21st and 22nd. Save the date, make your travel plans to “The Last Frontier,” and register today!

Join OLC in Tucson on September 29th for engaging speakers and dynamic discussions revolving around the topics of virtual and augmented reality, gameful learning, access to education, and the future of education. Learn more.

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August 21-22, 2017 | Anchorage, AK
September 29, 2017 | Tucson, AZ

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November 15-17, 2017 | Orlando, FL

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OLC Accelerate 2017
Early Bird and Virtual Registration is Open!

We invite you to join us at OLC Accelerate 2017! We are driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. Make your travel plans now and save!

Early bird pricing is available for those who register to attend onsite before September 20. Can’t travel to Orlando? Join us virtually! The virtual attendee option provides the opportunity for individuals and institutions to attend select sessions of the conference via live stream services. Learn more.


Inspire Others – Take the OLC Accelerate Video Challenge

5 Steps to Check if an Online Program Is Accredited

Assess Online Programs as a New, Soon-to-Be Parent

Win 2 Annual OLC Memberships In Our #SummerOfCollaboration Giveaway

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 – Registration open!
September 29, 2017

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


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