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August 3, 2017

OLC Today Newsletter: August 1, 2017

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August 1, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 11

email_icon_leadership_100x100.png  OLC AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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OLC Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching & Learning

Award nominations for the OLC annual awards are now being accepted. 

Recipients will be recognized at OLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL. Deadline for submission is September 12, 2017.

OLC Fellows Nominations Now Being Accepted

Recognition as an OLC Fellow is one of unusual professional distinction and is conferred by the OLC Board of Directors.

Recipients will be recognized atOLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL. Deadline for submission is September 12, 2017.

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email_icon_leadership_100x100.png  OLC CONFERENCES
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Featuring SRI International’s Vanessa Peters.
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Themes and Trends in Digital Learning
August 21-22 | Anchorage, AK 

“[From survey data and proposals submitted for OLC’s 2016 DLIAward]a handful of themes emerged, providing insight into the digital learning market.”
– Vanessa Peters,
Education Researcher,
SRI International,
OLC Collaborate – Alaska Presenter

Learn more about Vanessa’s presentation. Hosted by our academic partner, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, join Vanessa on August 21st and 22nd. Register today.

Full Program Now Posted!
Nov. 15-17 | Orlando, FL

Following the success of 2016’s OLC Accelerate, the 2017 conference will be the ultimate event to network with—and learn from—thousands of your eLearning peers. Review the full program now.

As always, this international conference promises outstanding keynote speakers, expanded programs, and engaging workshops. Register before September 20 for early bird savings, and add a pre-conference workshop and Disney tickets while you’re at it!

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Introducing the OLC Field Guide Community
Nov. 15-17 | Orlando, FL

New to OLC Accelerate? Attended previous OLC conferences and want to share your knowledge and expertise? The OLC Field Guide program is designed to enhance the conference experience for first-time conference attendees and anyone looking for additional networking opportunities at OLC conferences.

Sound like something you’d like? Sign up and learn more here.

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New EdSurge On Air
Podcast Added

Listen in as Girls Who Code CEO Reshma Saujani discusses “Why an ‘Hour of Code’ Isn’t Enough” in a recent EdSurge On Airpodcast.

Stay on top of online teaching and learning trends, technologies, best practices and more with OLC Podcasts. Featuring EdSurge On Air, as well as TOPcast and Research in Action. Listen now.

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Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape
5-Part Webinar Series: Last Webinar August 23

What does it take to implement immersive reality (VR/AR/holograms) initiative in your system, at your institution, and within your classroom?Join our panel of experts for the next (and final) edition of this webinar series as they share lessons learned and best practices about planning strategically for successful implementation of immersive learning initiatives for enhancing teaching and learning.

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How to Assess the Quality of Your Online Programs
Quality Scorecard Mastery Series
Aug. 23-Oct. 25, 2017

Dr. Paul Wilson wanted to enhance his understanding of the evaluation of online programs and learn to make the best use of the OLC Quality Scorecard. He had a goal of implementing an improvement plan with a particular focus on faculty instruction. That’s why Paul enrolled in the Quality Scorecard Mastery Series. The results? Download the PDF for the full story.

Paul Wilson Case Study

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Enhance Your Online Teaching Skills
View all workshops

Our workshops utilize numerous proven teaching strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own online or blended course. We are offering 17 different topics in the month of September alone! Fromscreencasting and gamified learning toweb accessibility and more, you’re sure to find a topic or two to enhance your online teaching skills. Register today!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Exploring Competency Based Education
August 7-August 13, 2017

Exploring ePortfolios
August 7-August 13, 2017

Managing Faculty Workload
August 7-August 13, 2017

Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning
August 21-August 27, 2017

Introduction to Online Presentation Tools
August 21-August 27, 2017

Facilitating Group Work Online
August 21-August 27, 2017

New! Implementing OER Resources, Part 2
August 21-August 27, 2017

More workshops.


UPCOMING MASTERY SERIES

Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice
Starts August 9

Quality Scorecard Mastery Series
Starts August 23

Online Nursing Mastery Series
Starts September 27

Instructional Design Mastery Series
Starts October 11

Full Institute Schedule.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

Nobody’s Watching: Proctoring in Online Learning

A National Study of Online Learning Leaders in US Higher Education

Guide on the Side No More

Inspire Others – Take the OLC Accelerate Video Challenge

Win 2 Annual OLC Memberships In Our #SummerOfCollaboration Giveaway

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UPCOMING EVENTS

OLC Collaborate | Anchorage, AK – Registration open!
August 21-22, 2017

OLC Collaborate | Tucson, AZ – Registration open!
September 29, 2017

OLC Accelerate 2017 | Orlando, FL – Registration open!
November 15-17, 2017

OLC Innovate 2018 | Nashville, TN
April 18-20, 2018


NEW VIRTUALLY INSPIRED

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Augmented Reality Learning Trails and Apps
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August 2, 2017

Instructional Design Specialist Gains Valuable Training through OLC ID Certificate Program

From Monday’s inbox…

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Get inspired through networking and apply resources immediately.
Dear Michael,

Melissa Baysingar was looking for a a professional development option that provided valuable training and networking opportunities. She found both in the Instructional Designer Certificate Program.

This program is designed to prepare instructional designers for working with faculty throughout the course design/development process.

Find out what Melissa has learned through participating in this program. Interested in networking yourself? Join the next cohort, startingSeptember 18.

Keep on Learning!

Jennifer

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Jennifer Rafferty
Director of the OLC Institute for Professional Development

“This is a great program for anyone who works in a training or education capacity.”

-Melissa Baysingar,
Instructional Design Specialist,
William Rainey Harper College
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Read more about Melissa’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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July 27, 2017

Experience the Beauty of Alaska with OLC

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OLC Collaborate – Alaska
August 21 – 22, 2017
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Looking for another reason join us at OLC Collaborate – Alaska? Extend your stay and explore the beauty and history of Anchorage!

Our Travel Details have been recently updated to include several places to visit, including historicalRegister Now orange button.pngattractions and hiking adventures, as well as recommendations of where to shop and eat!

Anchorage is home to many museums and historical attractions that present Alaska’s fascinating blend of Russian, Native, gold rush and pioneer history from every imaginable angle. Are you more the outdoorsy type? Adventure out hiking or biking, the City of Anchorage has over 120 miles of multi-use trails.

Don’t delay, review hotel recommendations, travel tips, directions and more when you register today.

Hope to see you there,

The OLC Conference Team

Online Learning Consortium – empowering educators everywhere

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July 26, 2017

Collaborate with Peers in OLC Online Teaching Certificate Programs

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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Become a Change Agent within Your Organization
Dear Michael,

As a first time online adjunct, Neina Osibogun felt the need to attain a
certificate in a quality, multidimensional program that
allowed for collaboration amongst peers and mentoring from the experts. She chose to enroll in OLC’sOnline Teaching Certificate Program.

Find out how Neina was able to become a change agent within her organization—and more—through the program.

Are you more advanced in your online teaching? Redesigned in 2016, the OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program is designed to help educators fine-tune existing online courses and degree programs.

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Director of the OLC Institute for Professional Development


“I was able to share information regarding best practices and faculty development resources with others at my institution.”

-Neina Osibogun, Assistant Director,
Hampton University – University College – Hampton U Online

Read more about Neina’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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The Online Learning Consortium | P.O. Box 1238 | Newburyport | MA | 01950

July 19, 2017

OLC Today Newsletter: July 18, 2017

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

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July 18, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 10

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Read Michelle Pacanksy-Brock’s blog post.

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Join Captivating Conversations around the Future of Digital Learning
August 21-22 | Anchorage, AK 

“What I appreciated most about the OLC Collaborate event I attended was the opportunity to discuss a topic (Open Educational Resources) with peers across my region, not just people from my own institution or my own system.”

– Dr. Michelle Pacansky-Brock,
California State University,
Monday Keynote Speaker

Hosted by our academic partner, the University of Alaska-Anchorage, join Michelle on August 21st and 22nd.Register today.

See What’s Cooking in the Technology Test Kitchen
Nov. 15-17 | Orlando, FL

Designed as an exploratory installation, the Technology Test Kitchen (TTK) space at OLC Accelerate is run by “chefs” who will guide you through hands-on exercises focused on practical technology applications to solve your unique pedagogical challenges. Those new to online technology and design as well as seasoned veterans are welcome to visit, explore, and take part in the TTK activities.

Want to learn more? Explore the full schedule of events and meet the chefshere.

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Share in the excitement of the last year’s Technology Test Kitchen in this short video.

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Effective Practice Award Nominations Open
Nov. 15-17 | Orlando, FL

We encourage you to submit your effective practices on topics related to innovation and/or technology that enhance the field of digital learning.

Award nominations are now being accepted for the second round of 2017 awards to be awarded at OLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL. Deadline for submission is September 5, 2017.

Join the #SummerOfCollaboration!

Even if you can’t attend an upcoming OLC Collaborate event, you can still celebrate the Summer Of Collaboration! It’s simple. Just tweet us a picture or a mention of someone you enjoy collaborating with. Make sure you include their Twitter handle and be sure to use the hashtags #OLCCollaborate and #SummerOfCollaboration.

Congrats to our June winners@geolawsdesign & @ThomasJTobin – enjoy your free OLC Professional Membership!

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Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape
5-Part Webinar Series: Next Webinar July 26

What does it take to implement immersive reality (VR/AR/holograms) initiative in your system, at your institution, and within your classroom?Join our panel of experts for the next edition of this webinar series as they share lessons learned and best practices about planning strategically for successful implementation of immersive learning initiatives for enhancing teaching and learning.

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The Future of Blended Learning
Mastery Series | Aug. 9-Oct. 11, 2017

We continue to reach out to our global community of thought leaders, faculty, innovators and practitioners to bring you insights from the field of online, blended and digital learning.

Recently, Dr. Baiyun Chen, OLC Institute faculty for the Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice, discussed the future of blended learning in higher education, as well as a variety of other topics on our blog, OLC Insights.

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Designing Courses with a Multimodal Approach
July 24-July 30, 2017

Exploring Competency Based Education
August 7-August 13, 2017

Exploring ePortfolios
August 7-August 13, 2017

Managing Faculty Workload
August 7-August 13, 2017

Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning
August 21-August 27, 2017

Introduction to Online Presentation Tools
August 21-August 27, 2017

More workshops.


UPCOMING MASTERY SERIES

Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice
Starts August 9

Quality Scorecard Mastery Series
Starts August 23

Online Nursing Mastery Series
Starts September 27

Instructional Design Mastery Series
Starts October 11

Full Institute Schedule.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses

How Colleges Can Make the Most of Growing Online Enrollment

How can higher ed build community in online learning environments?

Building Real Community Online with Free Apps

ACAO Announces Digital Fellows Program

Building Faculty Buy-In on Digital Courseware

Read more.


UPCOMING EVENTS

OLC Collaborate | Anchorage, AK – Registration open!
August 21-22, 2017

OLC Collaborate | Tucson, AZ – Registration open!
September 29, 2017

OLC Accelerate 2017 | Orlando, FL – Registration open!
November 15-17, 2017

OLC Innovate 2018 | Nashville, TN
April 18-20, 2018


NEW VIRTUALLY INSPIRED

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MOOCs Target Much Needed Workforce Skills
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