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November 19, 2018

Research Methods, Project Management, Learning Sciences, And Data Visualization For IDs

From yesterday’s inbox…

Are you an instructional designer looking to further your learning or do you know a colleague who might? These 4-week workshops highlight topics specifically-geared toward the instructional designer, including research methods, project management, learning sciences, and data visualization. Review the workshop descriptions below to learn more and register.

Lori Kupczynski Lori Kupczynski, OLC Institute faculty, recently discussed how research knowledge and experience are important competencies for instructional designers, in both their career and professional development, in this blog post.
Focus on: Instructional Designers
Project Management for Instructional Designers
Jan 28 – Feb 24, 2019

Many instructional designers juggle multiple projects at a time, contributing to key aspects of each project, and often managing more than just one. Join this workshop to develop key competencies in project management by exploring practices, tools, and techniques associated with project management.

Applying the Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences to Instructional Design
Feb 25 – Mar 24, 2019

At the conclusion of the course, participants will have redesigned a current or planned course, workshop, or program using the principles of the neuro, cognitive, and learning sciences learned in each week of the course.

Storytelling with Data: An Introduction to Data Visualization (NEW)
Mar 4 – 31, 2019

In this course, you will explore key aspects of data visualization, and then focus on the theories, concepts, and skills related to communicating data in effective, engaging, and accessible ways.

Research Methods for the Instructional Designer Community
Apr 22 – May 19, 2019

Upon completion of this course, members of the instructional design community will be able to identify various research designs, apply soundmethodology to research problems, and collaborate in research environments with knowledge of research from the unique perspective and expertise of the instructional designer.


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November 16, 2018

Differentiated, Pedagogy-Driven Online Learning

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Online learning must be differentiated, pedagogy-driven, and have a great learning experience.

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If you are considering a new online program, you might be wondering which financial model is right for you: revenue sharing or fee-for-service.

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Enhance And Strengthen Your Online Teaching Skills

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Make 2019 your year for developing your skills! The OLC Institute for Professional Development is here to help.

  • Discover hundreds of workshops and advanced programs including our Mastery Series and Certificate Programs.
  • Take a look at our upcoming offerings to create the optimal online learning path that best meets your professional objectives.
  • We offer many of these Institute offerings multiple times throughout the year to provide the flexibility you need to build the right program for you.

We look forward to helping you with your continued professional development. Take a look at some of our upcoming programs to round out this year and start the new year on the right foot!

Certificate Programs

Online Teaching Certificate
Jan 14 – Mar 24, 2019

Leverage your background and proficiencies as an educator, administrator, or institutional leader to become a more effective digital teaching & learning professional. Group savings are also now available with OTC Pass!

Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
Jan 28 – Apr 21, 2019

Strengthen your current skills to become more effective in the principles and practices of online teaching. This 12-week program designed to help educators fine-tune existing online courses and degree programs in order to have a positive impact on student learning. Group savings are available with OTC Pass!

Instructional Designer Certificate
Jan 28 – Jun 30, 2019

This series of four online courses is designed for new and experienced online instructional designers, librarians, and multimedia specialists who work with online faculty and other online learning support professionals, as well as online faculty who support online course design and development at their institution.

Mastery Series Programs
Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series
Jan 30 – Apr 03, 2019

Explore topics relevant to online administrators, using evidence-based research to help you establish and stabilize strategic , manageable growth of online learning initiatives within your institution while maintaining a competitive edge.

Instructional Design Mastery Series
Feb 27 – May 01, 2019

This course focuses on learning outcomes and assessment, instructional strategies, and course management and evaluation of courses that may take place in various learning environments (i.e., web-enhanced, blended, and/or online).

Creating Effective Presentations
Dec 10 – Dec 16, 2018

In this workshop, you will explore formative and summative assessment techniques used in online education and develop assessment strategies suitable for your online course.

Project Management for Instructional Designers
Nov 26 – Dec 23, 2018

This course provides an introduction to the lifecycle of a project, spanning project initiation to closing/evaluation, as well as key knowledge areas necessary to successfully achieve project outcomes within the context of a team.

Strategies to Foster Digital Fluency
Nov 26 – Dec 02, 2018

Participants will develop a plan to work towards digital fluency competence in relation to individual skills, as well as course curriculum development and effective student learning in the classroom.


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November 10, 2018

Respondus @ OLC Accelerate

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Nov. 13-15

Will you be at OLC Accelerate in Orlando next week? If so, you’ll have a great opportunity to learn how over 1,500 institutions use LockDown Browser andRespondus Monitor to prevent cheating during online exams.

Attend our session

This must-see session will explore the challenges of online testing in both proctored and non-proctored environments. It will include a demo of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor, including new features that bring automated proctoring to a new level.  Learn more >>

Session: How 1,500 Institutions Prevent Cheating in Online Exams
Details: Thursday, November 15 at 3:15 pm, in Europe 1
Bonus: Enter to win a Surface Pro tablet
Virtual: Session is streamed for virtual Accelerate attendees

Visit the Respondus booth

Stop by booth 326 for a demo of LockDown Browser, Respondus Monitor, StudyMate Campus or Respondus 4 – and enter to win a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet! Booth Prize: Surface Pro

Not attending OLC Accelerate?

Join us virtually on November 14 at 3:00 pm ET for a webinar about integrity in online testing. Hear how Central Michigan University addressed challenges relating to technology, policy, and budgeting for online testing.  Register >>


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November 8, 2018

[WEBINARS] 2018 Web Accessibility Lawsuits + Best Practices For Video Accessibility

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Dear Michael,

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: How to Mitigate the Risk of an Accessibility Lawsuit
Thursday, November 8th at 3pm ET
In this webinar, Kristina Launey, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will talk about the current state of the law regarding online accessibility. She will look into past and current lawsuits to bring insight into the patterns that are emerging from these lawsuits. Kristina will also discuss best practices for creating accessible websites and mitigating your risk of getting sued. Register now.
WEBINAR: 2018 Legal Update on Digital Access Cases with Lainey Feingold

Thursday, November 29th at 2pm ET

This webinar will be presented by Lainey Feingold, an internationally recognized disability rights lawyer and pioneer of Structured Negotiation known for negotiating landmark accessibility agreements. In this webinar, Lainey will take us through key cases, court decisions, government agency activity, settlements, and other recent developments in the digital accessibility legal landscape since her last 3Play Media webinar in September 2017.  Register now.

WEBINAR: Quick Start to Captioning
Thursday, December 6th at 2pm ET
This webinar covers legal compliance, closed captioning lawsuits, creation of closed captions, explanation of caption formats and video player compatibility, as well as an overview of automated workflows and integrations with lecture capture and video platforms.  Register now.
WEBINAR: Intro to Audio Description
Thursday, January 17th at 2pm ET
What is audio description? While most people are familiar with closed captioning, audio description is another important accessibility requirement for video content. 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, and benefits of audio description outside of accessibility.  Register now.
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