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OLC Today Newsletter: July 18, 2017

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July 18, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 10

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Read Michelle Pacanksy-Brock’s blog post.

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Join Captivating Conversations around the Future of Digital Learning
August 21-22 | Anchorage, AK 

“What I appreciated most about the OLC Collaborate event I attended was the opportunity to discuss a topic (Open Educational Resources) with peers across my region, not just people from my own institution or my own system.”

– Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock,
California State University,
Monday Keynote Speaker

Hosted by our academic partner, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, join Michelle on August 21st and 22nd.Register today.

See What’s Cooking in the Technology Test Kitchen
Nov. 15-17 | Orlando, FL

Designed as an exploratory installation, the Technology Test Kitchen (TTK) space at OLC Accelerate is run by “chefs” who will guide you through hands-on exercises focused on practical technology applications to solve your unique pedagogical challenges. Those new to online technology and design as well as seasoned veterans are welcome to visit, explore, and take part in the TTK activities.

Want to learn more? Explore the full schedule of events and meet the chefshere.



Share in the excitement of the last year’s Technology Test Kitchen in this short video.

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Effective Practice Award Nominations Open
Nov. 15-17 | Orlando, FL

We encourage you to submit your effective practices on topics related to innovation and/or technology that enhance the field of digital learning.

Award nominations are now being accepted for the second round of 2017 awards to be awarded at OLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL. Deadline for submission is September 5, 2017.

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 June winners@geolawsdesign & @ThomasJTobin – enjoy your free OLC Professional Membership!


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Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape
5-Part Webinar Series: Next Webinar July 26

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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The Future of Blended Learning
Mastery Series | Aug. 9-Oct. 11, 2017

We continue to reach out to our global community of thought leaders, faculty, innovators and practitioners to bring you insights from the field of online, blended and digital learning.

Recently, Dr. Baiyun Chen, OLC Institute faculty for the Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice, discussed the future of blended learning in higher education, as well as a variety of other topics on our blog, OLC Insights.


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Designing Courses with a Multimodal Approach
July 24-July 30, 2017

Exploring Competency Based Education
August 7-August 13, 2017

Exploring ePortfolios
August 7-August 13, 2017

Managing Faculty Workload
August 7-August 13, 2017

Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning
August 21-August 27, 2017

Introduction to Online Presentation Tools
August 21-August 27, 2017

More workshops.


Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice
Starts August 9

Quality Scorecard Mastery Series
Starts August 23

Online Nursing Mastery Series
Starts September 27

Instructional Design Mastery Series
Starts October 11

Full Institute Schedule.


How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses

How Colleges Can Make the Most of Growing Online Enrollment

How can higher ed build community in online learning environments?

Building Real Community Online with Free Apps

ACAO Announces Digital Fellows Program

Building Faculty Buy-In on Digital Courseware

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 – Registration open!
November 15-17, 2017

OLC Innovate 2018 | Nashville, TN
April 18-20, 2018


MOOCs Target Much Needed Workforce Skills
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