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March 24, 2020

OLC Community Steps Up To Support Educators In The Immediate Shift To Online

Note these up-coming webinars and resources that are available.

How to Survive the (Hurried) Switch to Online Learning – webinars and resources to support your efforts to move online quickly.

OLC Community Steps Up to Guide Educators to an Immediate Online Reality

“If there is a silver lining in all of this, it is how the education community has come together to offer help by sharing knowledge and best practices, as educators prepare to move to virtual learning,” says OLC’s Interim CEO, Jennifer Mathes, in a recent blog post. “This is not an easy move, especially for those who have never taught in this format previously.”

We encourage you to reach out to us at with requests for assistance and support.

Featured Webinars

Keeping Students Engaged in a Transition to Online Learning

March 20 | 1:00pm ET

As educators across the country and at all levels rush to shift their teaching to a virtual environment, their first focus is content and delivery—rightly so. Faculty also need to know how to identify online at-risk student behaviors that, if mitigated, can lead to better course outcomes and satisfaction for faculty and students, alike.

This session will help you identify ways to proactively keep your students engaged in an online environment (course) and understand what data you can use to help mitigate attrition.

How to Survive Your (Hurried) Switch to Online Delivery Using UDL

March 26 | 1:00pm ET

In this webinar, we will discuss how to survive the process of converting your on-ground course to an online course, and even improve the course by applying the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is an educational framework that seeks to remove barriers by providing multiple means of engagement, representation and action and expression.

Upcoming Institute Programs

New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Part II: Applying Theory to Practice
Essentials of the OLC The Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP) Scorecard
Strategies to Improve Retention


Blended Learning
Instructional Design
Leadership in Online Learning
Online Nursing


Online Teaching Certificate
Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
Instructional Designer Certificate


Creating Effective Assessments
Data Stories: An Introduction to Data Visualization
Designing Courses with a Multimodal Approach
Designing Game-Based Learning
Designing a Flipped Classroom
Exploring Learning Analytics
Fundamentals: ADA & Web Accessibility
Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction & Engagement
Helping Faculty with New Course Development – ID1
Introduction to Research Methods for the Instructional Designer Community
New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Professional Foundations: Collaborating, Researching, and Networking – ID3
Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty

Enjoy discounted pricing ($100+ savings) on all OLC workshops. Learn More.
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