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February 15, 2019

Attend OLC Innovate 2019 – Virtually!

From yesterday’s inbox…

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OLC Innovate 2019 | April 2-5 | Denver, CO
Dear OLC Colleague,

OLC Innovate 2019 is coming up fast and we hope to see you there. If you can’t travel to Denver, you can still join us – virtually!

Our Group Virtual Attendee Package provides the opportunity for institutions to register an UNLIMITED number of faculty and staff to participate in the conference without traveling! Virtual attendance includes access to over 80 sessions live (or on-demand for one year post-conference) from the comfort of your desk, while participating in chat discussions with your colleagues and peers from around the world.

Whatever your interests, we have session tracks to match:

  • Teaching and Learning Practice
  • Open Learning
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Experiential and Life-Long Learning
  • Processes, Problems, and Practices
  • Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
  • Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings

OLC Live will help bring the conference to virtual attendees. Check out the Virtual Hub for more information and updates as they come.

Individual, Buy 2 Get 1 Free, and large group package options are available. Onsite registration is also still open.

Best Regards,

Christine Hinkley
Senior Director, Conferences
Online Learning Consortium

Upcoming Conferences

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February 12, 2019

Integrate Online Science Labs And Improve Your Students’ Experience

From yesterday’s inbox…

Science labs online?
Yes, it’s possible!

Join the upcoming Online Science Labs Mastery Series to learn how.

“I didn’t know how much I didn’t know until I completed the OLC Online Science Labs Mastery Series Program. I feel more prepared to better serve students, which was my goal!” says Shannon McGurk, Director of Distance Learning at Carolina Biological Supply Company. Read more about Shannon’s experience.

Improve Online Teaching and Learning
Throughout a series of three workshops in the Online Science Labs Mastery Series, you will be introduced to best practices in the design and implementation of virtual science labs.  You will also get a chance to explore evidence-based research revealing how the integration of online science labs can improve your students’ experience.

Sign up for the May cohort and transform your online science labs.


Shannon McGurk “This series was more than I expected. My entire team participated and we learned about quality resources and the many options available to facilitate an excellent online science lab learning experience for students.”

-Shannon McGurk, MS, MEd, Director of Distance Learning, Carolina Biological Supply Company

Read more about Shannon’s experience.

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MARCH WORKSHOPS

NEW! Storytelling with Data: An Introduction to Data Visualization
Fundamentals: Engaging Learners in Online Discussions
Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction & Engagement
Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles to Online Courses to Increase Accessibility and Engagement
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part II: Experience Mapping
Neuro, Cognitive and Learning Sciences, Part II: Applying Theory to Practice
New to Online, Essentials Part III: Course Design Basics

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APRIL WORKSHOPS

Designing Courses with a Multimodal Approach
Introduction to Screencasting Tools
Exploring Competency-Based Education
New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
Fundamentals: ADA & Web Accessibility
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part III: Prototyping
Managing Faculty Workload

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Instructional Design
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February 9, 2019

How Good Is Your Online Program? Join This OLC Workshop In Denver

Another OLC item.  This one from Friday’s inbox…

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April 2 | Denver, CO
No matter the maturity of your online program, institutional assessment and continuous improvement should be an important consideration. The OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs is widely used to evaluate and demonstrate levels of quality in online programs in various stages of implementation as it guides a systematic review of an online academic program.

Start your OLC Innovate 2019 experience with the “No Really, How Good Is Your Online Program?: The Quality Scorecard As A Tool And Broader Institutional Project For Enhancing Quality In The Online Space” workshop focusing on the use of this tool and how to implement using data and collected evidence to improve student learning and program experience.

There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

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Collaborate With Your Peers At OLC Innovate 2019

From Thursday’s inbox…

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OLC Innovate 2019 | April 2-5 | Denver, CO

Help Shape the Future of Online and Digital Learning

Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. That’s why we’re inviting you to join us in Colorado in April 2019 for OLC Innovate 2019. Together we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

Join thousands of like-minded educators in Denver April 2-5. Learn more and register.


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The Great Denver Design-Off

At the Innovate conference, join a series of sessions that will bring participants together to collaborate on design “technical” challenges. Inspired by the Great British Bake Off’s “technical bake”, participants will be given design challenges that have a common set of limitations and learning goals to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices. You don’t want to miss this! Learn more.

Prove You Can Escape in the Innovation Studio

Escape Rooms are collaborative experiences where participants work together to solve a series of puzzles, challenges, riddles, or mysteries using clues, hints, and intentional strategy. The OLC Innovate Escape Room will allow conference participants a fun and unique space to not only engage with a variety of educational technologies, but do so in a themed, challenge-based environment with others. Join the fun! Learn more.

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Tressie McMillan Cottom

Keynote: How Inequality Shapes Our Technologies

Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom joins us for the Wednesday keynote. The digital sociologist, professor, writer and columnist will investigate how technology is transforming humanity and the resulting current and future effects that may have on digital learning. She will share her perspective on how we learn for work in the new economy, her story and experiences as a digital scholar, and collaborative lessons learned from launching a digital sociology master’s degree. Learn more.

Can’t Travel to Denver? Virtual Options Available!

If you and your colleagues can’t travel to OLC Innovate 2019, we offer an option that brings the conference to you! The 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.

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February 8, 2019

How Do Online Educators Keep Their Skills Up To Date?

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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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.

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* is now available in a 5-seat option, allowing a smaller group of your colleagues access to widely-acclaimed OLC online workshops for one year.

The 5-Seat Workshop Pass benefits include:

  • 5 workshops for $150 each, regularly priced at $170 for members and $270 for non-members.
  • Over 100 workshops per year to choose from, covering all major online learning topics.
  • Institutions may transfer seats to any individual, not only to faculty and administrators.

Get started on our website or email sales@onlinelearning-c.org to discuss your specific needs.

*Exclusive Institutional Membership benefit. Learn more about becoming an Institutional Member.

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