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OLC Today Newsletter: August 1, 2017

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August 1, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 11

email_icon_leadership_100x100.png  OLC AWARDS & RECOGNITION


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OLC Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching & Learning

Award nominations for the OLC annual awards are now being accepted. 

Recipients will be recognized at OLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL. Deadline for submission is September 12, 2017.

OLC Fellows Nominations Now Being Accepted

Recognition as an OLC Fellow is one of unusual professional distinction and is conferred by the OLC Board of Directors.

Recipients will be recognized atOLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL. Deadline for submission is September 12, 2017.


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email_icon_leadership_100x100.png  OLC CONFERENCES
Featuring SRI International’s Vanessa Peters.
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Themes and Trends in Digital Learning
August 21-22 | Anchorage, AK 

“[From survey data and proposals submitted for OLC’s 2016 DLIAward]a handful of themes emerged, providing insight into the digital learning market.”
– Vanessa Peters,
Education Researcher,
SRI International,
OLC Collaborate – Alaska Presenter

Learn more about Vanessa’s presentation. Hosted by our academic partner, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, join Vanessa on August 21st and 22nd. Register today.

Full Program Now Posted!
Nov. 15-17 | Orlando, FL

Following the success of 2016’s OLC Accelerate, the 2017 conference will be the ultimate event to network with—and learn from—thousands of your eLearning peers. Review the full program now.

As always, this international conference promises outstanding keynote speakers, expanded programs, and engaging workshops. Register before September 20 for early bird savings, and add a pre-conference workshop and Disney tickets while you’re at it!



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Introducing the OLC Field Guide Community
Nov. 15-17 | Orlando, FL

New to OLC Accelerate? Attended previous OLC conferences and want to share your knowledge and expertise? The OLC Field Guide program is designed to enhance the conference experience for first-time conference attendees and anyone looking for additional networking opportunities at OLC conferences.

Sound like something you’d like? Sign up and learn more here.

email_icon_leadership_100x100.png OLC PODCASTS & WEBINARS

New EdSurge On Air
Podcast Added

Listen in as Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani discusses “Why an ‘Hour of Code’ Isn’t Enough” in a recent EdSurge On Airpodcast.

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


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Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape
5-Part Webinar Series: Last Webinar August 23

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 (and final) 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.

email_icon_leadership_100x100.png OLC INSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

How to Assess the Quality of Your Online Programs
Quality Scorecard Mastery Series
Aug. 23-Oct. 25, 2017

Dr. Paul Wilson wanted to enhance his understanding of the evaluation of online programs and learn to make the best use of the OLC Quality Scorecard. He had a goal of implementing an improvement plan with a particular focus on faculty instruction. That’s why Paul enrolled in the Quality Scorecard Mastery Series. The results? Download the PDF for the full story.

Paul Wilson Case Study

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Enhance Your Online Teaching Skills
View all workshops

Our workshops utilize numerous proven teaching strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own online or blended course. We are offering 17 different topics in the month of September alone! Fromscreencasting and gamified learning toweb accessibility and more, you’re sure to find a topic or two to enhance your online teaching skills. Register today!


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

Facilitating Group Work Online
August 21-August 27, 2017

New! Implementing OER Resources, Part 2
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.


Nobody’s Watching: Proctoring in Online Learning

A National Study of Online Learning Leaders in US Higher Education

Guide on the Side No More

Inspire Others – Take the OLC Accelerate Video Challenge

Win 2 Annual OLC Memberships In Our #SummerOfCollaboration Giveaway

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


Augmented Reality Learning Trails and Apps
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