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September 12, 2019

OLC Innovate 2020 CFP Deadline Extended To September 30

A conference item from the Online Learning Consortium.


OLC Innovate 2020 Education Reimagined

March 31 – April 3, 2020 • Chicago, IL • #OLCInnovate


Call for Proposals Deadline Extended to September 30

Does the start of the school year have you running behind schedule? Good news…we’ve extended the OLC Innovate 2020 (March 31 – April 3, 2020 in Chicago, IL) submission deadline to help you out. You now have until midnight ET on September 30th to submit your presentation!

The theme of this year’s conference is “Building Bridges in Digital, Blended, and Online Learning” and brings these refreshed features:

  • New and Exciting Program — Supporting lifelong learning and diverse learners are critical values in online and digital learning, and we have tracks and activities to delve into these topics.
  • Variety of Session Types — We continue to adjust and refine our presentation session types, find the one that is right for you!
  • The Windy City! — Located in the beating heart of the bustling downtown district, the Sheraton Grand Chicago is an urban sanctuary amid iconic attractions.

Please review the tracks and session types carefully and select the categories most closely aligned with your proposal.

Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Highlighting the emerging and innovative gadgets and gizmos that support pedagogical innovation in the digital and online learning spaces of higher education.
Leadership and Advocacy
Making change actionable within the spaces and groups that foster innovation in online and digital learning.
Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Designing educational and career pathways with technologies, services, and online opportunities for a lifetime of learning and successful employment.
Open Learning
Integrating open learning spaces (physical or digital; MOOCs), open scholarship, open access, open pedagogy, and OERs.
Process, Problems, and Practices
Spotlighting the cyclical nature of defining and defeating obstacles to innovation in digital and online learning.
Designs, Methods, and Findings: Showcasing formal research and in-progress studies in the scholarship of online teaching and learning with technology.
Teaching and Learning Practice
Creating effective approaches to practices for online teaching and digital learning with technology including active learning, game-based learning, and experiential practices.

Submit Now

OLC Innovate is a great chance to share and learn about innovations in research, practice, and technologies; but more importantly it’s a chance to build new bridges and strengthen connections with colleagues. We’re excited to see you for a phenomenal #OLCInnovate – the Windy City awaits!

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