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June 15, 2019

Engaging Speakers And Networking Opportunities At Upcoming OLC Events

Note these up-coming events.

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OLC Collaborate South Carolina

Discuss Digital Strategy & Innovation

Join OLC at Anderson University to hear from regional experts regarding current and emerging trends in online learning.

Dr. Ben Deaton, VP of Technology, Online Learning, and Innovation at Anderson University will join us to discuss digital strategy and innovation followed by breakout sessions on:

  • Developing Digital Learning Strategies
  • Practical Applications
  • Collaborative Strategies

Collaborate and network with your peers during group discussions on top-of-mind challenges that may impact the future of online, blended, and digital learning – and your career. Register today.

Anderson University – Anderson, SC
October 10, 2019
OLC Accelerate 2019

Network and Learn with the Field Guide Program

New to OLC Accelerate? Attended previous OLC conferences and want to share your knowledge and expertise? Interested in connecting with others to discuss particular topics like instructional design, blended learning, faculty development, emerging technologies or digital literacy before, during, and after the conference?

The OLC Accelerate Field Guide Program has a full schedule designed to enhance the conference experience for first-time conference attendees and anyone looking for additional networking opportunities at OLC conferences.

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June 14, 2019

[WEBINARS] Trends In Digital Accessibility

Also note these up-coming webinars that may be of interest to readers.

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Institute Update Special Sponsor Edition

Dear OLC Colleague,

Is your institution doing all it can to be accessible? The following upcoming webinars will help you protect your institution.

These complimentary resources, provided by 3Play Media, feature industry leaders with expertise in accessibility legal requirements and making videos accessible.


WEBINAR: 2019 Trends in Video Accessibility
Thursday, June 13th at 2pm ET

In this webinar, we’ll dive into the state of video accessibility in 2019. We’ll explore the most popular ways people are captioning their content – and whether they are even captioning at all. We’ll cover automatic captions, social media captioning, video accessibility trends, and so much more. Register now.
WEBINAR: Impact of Captions & Transcripts on Student Learning & Comprehension
Wednesday, June 26th at 2pm ET
Researchers from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg will dive into their findings on the impact of captions and transcripts on students.  Register now.
WEBINAR: Captioning the 3Play Way
Thursday, July 18th at 2pm ET

Join us to learn more about 3Play Media’s closed captioning process, services, tools, and standards. In this webinar, you will learn how 3Play Media can help make your videos fully accessible, searchable, and more engaging for all viewers. Register now.

WEBINAR: How Slack Approaches Accessibility Testing
Thursday, August 1st at 2pm ET

In this webinar, three members of Slack’s engineering team will dive into how they approach and scale accessibility at Slack. You’ll leave with actionable advice on how you can grow your own accessibility team and how you should be approaching accessibility in the development process. Register now.

WEBINAR: Intro to Audio Description
Thursday, August 15th at 2pm ET

This webinar will cover the basics of how to add audio description to online video, legal requirements for audio description, video player compatibility, examples and demos, how to create audio description, differences between standard and extended audio description, and benefits of audio description outside of accessibility. Register now.

WEBINAR: Quick Start to Captioning
Thursday, August 29th at 2pm ET

Learn the basics of how to add closed captions to online video to make it fully accessible, searchable, and SEO-friendly. Register now.

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June 13, 2019

Coming To South Carolina in October – OLC Collaborate 2019

Note this up-coming OLC event this Fall.

How will institutions adapt to the changing needs of an increasingly online population? Email not displaying correctly?
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Join us October 10, 2019
Anderson, South Carolina
Vision 2029: Reimagining the Future of Digital Learning
Hosted by Anderson University
OLC is heading to South Carolina to meet with online learning professionals, educators, and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education today.

OLC members save 30% on registration!*

OLC Collaborates are single-day events comprised of three presentations by subject matter experts. Each presentation is followed by facilitator-led breakout sessions where small groups discuss related subtopics. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an interactive day learning from key thought-leaders and discussing trends, challenges, and solutions with your peers.

SESSIONS & SPEAKERS

Dr. Ben Deaton Digital Strategy & Innovation
Dr. Ben Deaton, VP of Technology, Online Learning, and Innovation,
Anderson University
Dr. Jonathan Lashley Faculty Development & Learning Design
Dr. Jonathan Lashley, Senior Instructional Technologist,
Boise State University
Dr. Sherri Restauri Continuous Learning
Dr. Sherri Restauri, Director, Coastal Office of Online Learning,
Coastal Carolina University
Dr. Devon Cancilla Vision 2029 Panel
Dr. Devon Cancilla, Panel Moderator, Chief Knowledge Officer,
Online Learning Consortium

The day’s final session brings together the thoughts and conclusions generated from the OLC Collaborate – South Carolina discussions to formulate a regional response to the changing educational environment. Led by Devon Cancilla from OLC, each of the keynote speakers will address the day’s collectively-generated questions and topics and place them in the context of the broader changes occurring in higher education.

*To receive your member discount, simply log in to your OLC account, and find your discount code in the sidebar of the registration page. Contact conference@onlinelearning-c.org for assistance. Not a member? Join now!

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June 12, 2019

“Raising the Quality Bar” With The Quality Scorecard Mastery Series Program

An item from yesterday’s inbox.

Network, strategize, and implement the OLC Quality Scorecard.
Quality Scorecard Mastery Series alumni Georgianna Laws says, “ I wanted to form and be part of a learning community through this Mastery Series, where I can learn with and from other professionals who use the OLC Quality Scorecard and, together, contribute to ‘raising the quality bar’ at the institutions we touch.”

Read more about Georgianna’s experience.

If you are  looking for ways to network with others and develop an improvement plan, we encourage you to explore strategies to implement the OLC Quality Scorecard at your institution. The Quality Scorecard Mastery Series program is a series of three modules focused on the implementation of the OLC Quality Scorecard. Join Facilitator Dr. Kaye Shelton in the upcoming program which starts September 4th.

“The OLC Quality Scorecard Mastery Series is simply the best way to learn about and experience implementing the OLC Quality Scorecard. I exchanged sound ideas with fellow online program leaders and I received feedback from the creator of the Scorecard herself.”-Georgianna Laws,
Instructional Designer, Augusta University
Featured Workshop

Creating Effective Assessments

An important component of successful online teaching is developing efficient assessment strategies and methods. In this workshop, you will learn how to create a plan to help align learning objectives and activities with assessments.

Join facilitator Dena Carrigan June 24th-30th to explore the differences between summative and formative assessments, and discuss strategies for implementing them.

Upcoming Institute Programs
JUNE WORKSHOPS

Exploring Interactive Video Tools
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part III: Prototyping
New to Online: Essentials Part 3, Course Design Basics
Creating Effective Assessments
Strategies to Foster Digital Fluency
Introduction to Digital Badges
Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction & Engagement
Neuro, Cognitive & Learning Sciences, Part II: Applying Theory to PracticeMASTERY SERIES

Instructional Design
Blended Learning
Online Nursing
Quality Scorecard

JULY WORKSHOPS

New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Exploring Learning Analytics
Exploring Digital Storytelling
Creating an Interactive Syllabus
Creating Rubrics
Fundamentals: ADA & Web Accessibility
Strategies to Improve Retention
Strategies to Implement Augmented & Virtual Reality in Education

ADVANCED INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN WORKSHOPS

Applying the Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences to Instructional Design
Research Methods for the Instructional Designer Community

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Online Teaching Certificate
Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
Instructional Designer Certificate

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June 7, 2019

OLC Collaborate Maui And South Carolina Events Now Open For Registration

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As you head into summer, mark your calendars for these fall
OLC Collaborate regional events
 – now open for registration!

University of Hawaii – Kahului, Maui, HI
September 19 & 20, 2019

Anderson University – Anderson, SC
October 10, 2019
OLC Accelerate 2019

OLC Celebrates Diversity with the IDEA Leadership in Digital Learning Luncheon

You are cordially invited to a luncheon and networking event to help raise funds for the OLC Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy (IDEA) Leadership in Digital Learning Scholarship fund, previously the OLC Women in Digital Learning Leadership Scholarship. The luncheon will be held on November 21 at the OLC Accelerate conference.

As IDEA Luncheon Chair, Heidi Watson-Held shares in a recent blog post, “the purpose of this luncheon is to recognize the 2019 IDEA Leadership in Digital Learning Scholarship winner, as well as celebrate diverse leaders in the field and those who aspire to become leaders in the digital learning landscape.” The scholarship application is currently open until June 10.


OLC Award Deadline Approaching

Are you or your colleagues doing outstanding work in the field of online teaching and learning? Let OLC know about it and be recognized for your achievements! Less than a week remains before the award nomination/submission deadline.

Applications and nominations are currently being accepted for the 2019 OLC Awards and scholarships. All submissions are due by 11:59pm ET on June 10, 2019.

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