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October 18, 2017

Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology in the Digital Learning Space, Part II

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This week, Dr. Kristen Betts, OLC faculty for the workshop, Bringing Theory to Practice through the Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, joins us on our blog, OLC Insights, to discuss her research projects as well as a variety of other topics. Learn more.

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New and emerging research in the neuro, cognitive, and learning sciences are providing insight into how we learn and transfer learning to real-world environments. This workshop is designed for individuals who work in education (instructors, administrators), professional development, or instructional design and are seeking to expand their knowledge about the mind, learning, memory, attention, motivation, and neurodiversity.

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ADDITIONAL INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

COURSE QUALITY REVIEW (OSCQR) | OCTOBER 23-NOVEMBER 19, 2017

In this course, participants will be introduced to the OLC and Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric and process. They will discuss its pedagogical and research foundations, and review its course quality review standards and associated criteria. Participants will complete a formal course review using OSCQR and recommend improvements and institutional implementation strategies, and as a culminating activity will create a customized version of the OSQCR rubric to address the course quality needs at their institution. Upon completion of this course, successful participants will be a qualified OSCQR trainer, enabling them to train faculty at their own institutions.

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October 15, 2017

Shop With A Smile And OLC

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SHOP WITH A SMILE AND OLC

OLC recently joined AmazonSmile to help provide development opportunities for professionals employed by institutions whose mission (in part) is to support students from underserved populations. So, now when you shop, you can help members of the OLC community!

Simply click here and you will be taken to the AmazonSmile website where you will see that Online Learning Consortium has been automatically selected as your charitable organization of choice.

Help us spread the word – and the support – by sharing information about OLC’s involvement with AmazonSmile. Please use this approved social post:

When you shop @AmazonSmile, Amazon will make a donation to Online Learning Consortium Inc. https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-1970287

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October 12, 2017

How Do Online Educators Keep Their Skills Up To Date?

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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Dear Michael,

How do educators, course designers, and administrators find (and afford) training to improve their skills in a field that is constantly evolving?

The influx of collaboration tools, adaptive learning courseware, and interactive media now in the mix, along with a pedagogical shift away from instructor-centered teaching to a more learner-centered collaborative approach has created its own set of challenges.

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Are you looking for a cost effective way to give your faculty and staff access to a full range of professional development to meet these challenges? The OLC Workshop Pass includes 10 seats in the widely-acclaimed OLC online workshop series for one year.

Benefits of Workshop Pass:

  • Workshop Pass is a bundled discount on workshop enrollment
  • Greatest possible savings – regular price for workshops is $270/seat
  • More than 100 workshops to choose from

Contact me at 320-241-1904 or email sales@onlinelearning-c.org for more details and to discuss your specific needs.

Best Regards,

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Thomas Heitz

320-241-1904 | thomas.heitz@onlinelearning-c.org

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OLC Innovate CFP Deadline Extended to November 1, 2017

From Monday’s inbox…

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OLC Innovate

April 18-20, 2018 • Nashville, TN • #OLCInnovate

CFP Deadline Extended Through Wednesday, November 1st

Our Program Chairs gathered recently to prepare this video highlighting the need for epic, groundbreaking and transformative submissions for the 2018 OLC Innovate conference. Time is almost up, so submit your presentation soon!

 

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October 11, 2017

OLC Today Newsletter: October 10, 2017

Another OLC item – this one a newsletter from yesterday.

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October 10, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 16

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OLC Launches Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership

The Research Center will further knowledge of the field, create collaborative networks among like-minded professionals, and provide original, evidence-based, and theoretical–based research. Research assets are organized in key content areas, including: Teaching & Learning, Instructional Design/Learning Design, Leadership, Digital Learning and more.

Seeking Online Learning Emerging Scholars

OLC is seeking four emerging scholars in the field of online learning for two year internship-like positions in the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. To be considered for a scholar role, please email your C.V. and a brief statement of interest. The application deadline is October 27th.

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Shop with a Smile and OLC

OLC recently joined AmazonSmile to help provide development opportunities for professionals employed by institutions whose mission (in part) is to support students from underserved populations. So, now when you shop, you can help members of the OLC community. Simply click here and you will be taken to the AmazonSmile website where you will see that Online Learning Consortium has been automatically selected as your charitable organization of choice. 

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CFP Deadline Extended Through Wednesday, November 1st
OLC Innovate | April 18-20, 2018

Our Program Chairs gathered recently to prepare this video highlighting the need for epic, groundbreaking and transformative submissions for the 2018 OLC Innovate conference. Time is almost up, so submit your presentationsoon!

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Bring Your Entire Institution to Orlando – Virtually!
OLC Accelerate | November 15-17

Our virtual attendee option provides the opportunity for individuals and institutions to attend select sessions of the conference via live stream services.Learn more and register today!

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Accessibility in the Virtual/Augmented Reality Space

Oct 18, 2017 | 12:00pm ET

As a follow-up to our summer webinar series, Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape, OLC invites you to continue the conversation about virtual and augmented reality with this webinar devoted to the topic of accessibility. Register now.

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Online Essentials: Getting Started Workshop
October 16-22, 2017

In this workshop, you’ll explore the basics of online teaching and learning and will learn the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation.

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Converting Your Course Workshop
October 30-November 5, 2017

Converting face-to-face classroom materials for use in an online course can be challenging. Decisions such as what formats to use and when to use synchronous or asynchronous strategies are an important part of course design.  This workshop will help you develop strategies for migrating content from the face-to-face to the online environment.

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Presented by New England Board of Higher Education and the Commission on Higher Education and Employability

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Join the New England Leadership Summit:
Employability: A National Imperative

Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Higher ed and business leaders will gather for a Leadership Summit presented by the New England Board of Higher Education and the Commission on Higher Education and Employability December 4 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Learn about the latest on automation, essential and digital skills, strategies to address the employability gap, and what is needed to prepare a truly world-class workforce for today and tomorrow. Register today!

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS


NEW WORKSHOPS

NEW! Bringing Theory to Practice through the Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences
October 30-November 5, 2017

This workshop is designed for individuals who work in education (instructors, administrators), professional development, or instructional design and are seeking to expand their knowledge about the mind, learning, memory, attention, motivation, and neurodiversity.

NEW! Strategies for Effective Mobile Learning in the Online and Blended Classroom
November 6-12, 2017

This workshop will help you answer questions around what devices and apps to use and give you a proven, time-saving approach to the big three (Practices, Applications, and Devices, or P.A.D.) that will save you time, money, and increase your effectiveness.

NEW! Essentials of the OLC Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP) Scorecard
December 4-10, 2017

This workshop will introduce the QCTIP Scorecard, provide some of the foundational research used in the development and cover the fundamentals of the quality rubric.

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UPCOMING MASTERY SERIES

Instructional Design Mastery Series
Starts January 17, 2018

Full Institute Schedule

NEWS YOU CAN USE

How To Expand US Online Programs To China At Global Quality Summit November 15 in Orlando

Digital Learning Leaders Chart New Career Paths

New OLC Research Center Explores Digital Teaching and Learning

OLC Launches Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership

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UPCOMING EVENTS

OLC Accelerate 2017 | Orlando, FL
November 15-17, 2017

OLC Innovate 2018 | Nashville, TN – CFP open until 11/1!
April 18-20, 2018

OLC Collaborate – Regional Events in 2018
See 2018 locations and sign up for updates!

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