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December 12, 2017

A Look At What’s Coming Up In Early 2018

From yesterday’s inbox…

JOIN AN UPCOMING MASTERY SERIES PROGRAM

Master the art of online teaching and design an effective learning environment within your field of interest with one of eight Mastery Series topics. If you see a topic of interest to you, join an upcoming program:

Instructional Design Mastery Series | Starts January 17, 2018
Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series | Starts February 7, 2018
Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice | Starts March 14, 2018

FEATURED JANUARY WORKSHOPS

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Facilitator Dena Coots

FUNDAMENTALS: SUPPORTING NEW ONLINE LEARNERS

JANUARY 8 – 14, 2018

Through online discussions, student-student and student-content interactions increase, and both faculty and students collaborate in the learning process as they explore unique perspectives. Join Dena Coots, an expert facilitator from the OLC Institute, in this seven-day asynchronous workshop to learn strategies for engaging learners in effective discussions as well as tools that can be employed to foster learner engagement and improve learning outcomes.

REGISTER

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DEVELOPING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIGITAL PRESENCE FOR SCHOLARS

JANUARY 8 – 14, 2018

Scholars are using online networks to share syllabi, ask questions for research needs, solicit support for peer review, and be part of the sharing economy for research impacts. In this workshop, we will explore meaningful ways to craft an active, online persona that includes using social media and other digital resources for teaching, service, and research in academia. Read an article where workshop Facilitator Dr. Laura Pasquini explains Why Academics Need a Digital Persona.

REGISTER

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[OLJ] New Online Learning Journal Issue Published

Note the K-12 online learning item below.

Dear Readers:

The latest issue of Online Learning features a special section of high quality papers presented at the American Education Research Association’s (AERA) 2017 Annual Conference.  Founded more than a century ago, AERA is the premier organization for educational research in the United States with more than 25,000 members, 12 divisions and numerous special interest groups.  The Association’s Special Interest Group on Online Teaching and Learning (SIG-OTL) is a multi- disciplinary community of scholars focused on the creation, use, and evaluation of online learning environments.    Through a collaboration between the Online Learning Consortium and AERA this issue highlights 11 papers selected from more than 100 original submissions to the SIG-OTL.

These papers include research on online collaboration from the perspectives of minority students and instructors, how perceptions of communities are influenced by course length and discussion facilitation, and on the relationship between self-reflection and achievement in online K-12 math courses. The issue also contains 6 articles from our regular submission process addressing vital issues related to online learning processes, motivation, satisfaction, and performance.

We invite you to review the issue here
https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj

Thanks for your continuing interest in Online Learning,

Peter

Peter Shea, PhD
Editor, Online Learning

Online Learning
Vol 21, No 4 (2017)
Table of Contents
https://olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org/index.php/olj/issue/view/55

Special Conference Issue: AERA Online Teaching and Learning SIG
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INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE SPOTLIGHTING PAPERS FROM THE AERA SPECIAL
INTEREST GROUP ON ONLINE TEACHING AND LEARNING
Karen Swan,     Jennifer Richardson
Online collaborative learning activities: The perspectives of minority
graduate students
Alex Kumi-Yeboah,       James Dogbey,   Guangji Yuan
Care, Communication, Support: Core for Designing Meaningful Online
Collaborative Learning
Heather A. Robinson,    Whitney Kilgore,        Scott J. Warren
Student Actions and Community in Online Courses: The Roles Played By Course
Length and Facilitation Method
Carrie Demmans Epp,     Krystle Phirangee,      Jim Hewitt
Self-Reflection and Math Performance in an Online Learning Environment
Jinnie Choi,    Alyssa Walters, Pat Hoge
Describing K-12 online teachers’ online professional development
opportunities for students with disabilities
Mary Frances Rice
Best Practices Framework for Online Faculty  Professional Development: A
Delphi Study
Sandra Coswatte Mohr,   Kaye Shelton
Examining Distance Learners in Hybrid Synchronous Instruction:  Successes
and Challenges
Enilda Romero-Hall,     Cristiane Rocha Vicentini
Hybrid Education: The Potential of Teaching and Learning with Robot-Mediated
Communication
Benjamin William Gleason,       Christine Greenhow
Live Synchronous Web Meetings in Asynchronous Online Courses:
Reconceptualizing Virtual Office Hours
Patrick R. Lowenthal,   Joanna C Dunlap,        Chareen Snelson
Wherefore Art Thou MOOC: Defining Massive Open Online Courses
Stephanie J Blackmon,   Claire H. Major
How Much Does Student Engagement with Videos and Forums in a MOOC Affect
Their Achievement?
Fernanda Cesar Bonafini,        Chungil Chae,   Eunsung Park,   Kathryn Weed Jablokow

Section II
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Introduction to Section II
Peter Shea
Student Predisposition to Instructor Feedback and Perceptions of Teaching
Presence Predict Motivation Toward Online Courses
Andrew William Cole,    Christopher Anderson,   Thomas Bunton,  Maura R.
Cherney,        Valerie Cronin Fisher,  Richard Draeger, Jr.,   Michelle
Featherston,    Laura Motel,    Kristine M. Nicolini,   Brittnie Peck,  Mike Allen
A Critical Analysis of Characteristics that Influence the Effect of
Instructor Discussion Interaction on Student Outcomes
Rebecca Simon Hoey
Pre- and inservice teacher satisfaction with online collaborative mentoring
for technology integration: Applying the Kano quality attributes
Helga Dorner,   Swapna Kumar
Correlation between Grades Earned and Time in Online Courses
Lin Carver,     Keya Muhkerjee, Robert Lucio
Navigating Turn-Taking and Conversational Repair in an Online Synchronous
Course
Yvonne Earnshaw
Thematic Patterns in International Blended Learning Literature, Research,
Practices, and Terminology
Kristian J Spring,      Charles R Graham

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Online Learning (OLJ)
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December 9, 2017

Want To Ensure A Quality Online Program?

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

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Let OLC do Your Online
Program Quality Review for You!

Dear Michael,

Finding the time to complete the Quality Scorecard is the biggest challenge that most institutions face. Why not let the experts at OLC take on this challenge for you with the Quality Scorecard Navigator program?
Developed to help guide institutions through the process, it can free up you and your staff to focus on reviewing, planning, and implementing changes to ensure the effectiveness of your online learning program.
Contact me today to learn more about how OLC’s Quality Scorecard Navigator can help your institution.Keep on Learning,
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Jennifer

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LEARN MORE


Jennifer Mathes | Director, Strategic Partnerships | jennifer.mathes@onlinelearning-c.org | 781-583-7571

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December 5, 2017

Director of Ed Tech Gains Knowledge and Broadens Network in Online Teaching Certificate Program

From the inbox on Sunday or Monday…

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Expand your network and apply
new strategies immediately.
Dear Michael,

Certificate graduate, Michael Cennamo wanted to connect with like-minded educators to gain valuable training and learn from others. He broadened his network and gained a better understanding of online teaching through the OLC’s Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program.

OLC’s Online Teaching Certificatesdraw from the latest research and best practices for teaching in an online or digital environment.

“I would recommend this course to instructors who want to better understand the components of effective blended and online learning.” Michael states.

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Learn more about his experience. Interested in growing your own network? Join the next cohort, starting January 29th.

Keep on Learning!

Jennifer

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Jennifer Rafferty
Director of the OLC Institute for Professional Development


“I was able to come in with a pedagogical problem, think through that problem with a fantastic group of peers, get quality feedback, iterate, and leave with a tangible solution that I was able to integrate into the design of my course.” 

-Michael J. Cennamo, Associate Director of Educational Technology,
Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration

Read more about Michael’s story.

Have you had a great experience with OLC? We’d love to share your story! Contact Jean Simmons, Director of Marketing, at jean.simmons@onlinelearning-c.org.

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December 4, 2017

Discuss Textbook Affordability At OLC Collaborate In Los Angeles

From Friday’s inbox…

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OLC Collaborate – Los Angeles
Join us January 30th at the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles International Airport
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Dear Michael,

OLC is returning to Los Angeles to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to discuss the overarching topics of Innovation and Regulation, Outcomes Analytics, Sustaining Capabilities, and Innovation Impacts: 2028.

Join us Tuesday, January 30 in Los Angeles for in-depth discussions on strategies for sustaining textbook affordability. Discover how SUNY OER addresses access, affordability, and innovation; learn how to build student leadership around OER; and discuss how initiatives for textbook affordability that we implement today impact tomorrow.

Join us for a day of discussions with the following subject matter experts:

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Dr. Gerry Hanley,
MERLOT, CSU
Mark McBride,
SUNY
Kaitlyn Vitez,
US PIRG

OLC Collaborate – Los Angeles, hosted by our academic partner, California State University, is coming up soon!

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Can’t make it on January 30th? Join us in Nashville for OLC Innovate 2018,April 18-20. Early bird pricing is available through February 21stLearn more.

We hope to see you soon,

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Christine Hinkley
Senior Director, Conferences
Online Learning Consortium

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