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May 9, 2018

OLC Today Newsletter: May 8, 2018

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May 8, 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 9

email_icon_leadership_100x100.png  OLC PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH
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Webinar: Drivers and Barriers to Innovation in Higher Ed
Thursday, May 10 |  1:00pm    ET

You’re invited to gain valuable insight into our latest study, The State of Innovation in Higher Education: A Survey of Academic Administrators.

Join Dr. Jill Buban, senior director of research and innovation for OLC, and Andrew J. Magda, manager of market research at Learning House, as they share key takeaways from the report as well as information around how institutions like yours can apply this new knowledge to improve student outcomes. Register today!

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Be a Part of the OLC Accelerate Program
Nov 14-16, 2018 | Orlando, FL

The OLC Accelerate 2018 Program Committee seeks proposals promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning to share with your digital learning peers.

Submit your proposal and make plans to join us November 14-16, 2018 at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

The submission deadline is May 23, 2018  at  11:59pm  ET. Learn more.

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You’re Invited: OLC Collaborate 2018 – New York City
August 7 | Berkeley College

Join us as we take a deep look at federal, state, and accreditation policies, identify trends and behavioral patterns in online learning and learn how you can use predictive analytics at your institution, as well as learn to develop technologies, policies, procedures, and practices to identify and prevent online fraud.

OLC and Berkeley College will host featured speakers Russell Poulin of WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Diane Recinos from Berkeley College, and Devon Cancilla from University of Missouri at Kansas City for OLC Collaborate 2018 – New York City. Register today!

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Summit for Online Leadership and Administration
June 18-20, 2018

Are you concerned about how federal or state policies might impact your institution and the students you serve?

In this year’s Policy Track at the 2018 Summit for Online Leadership and Administration, you’ll hear from experts in the field, right in the heart of Washington, DC. Learn more.

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US-Sino Online Higher Education Conference 2018
May 31 – June 1,  2018  | Shanghai, China

OLC is excited to help improve the quality of online higher education and promote US-Sino Higher Education Collaboration. Catering to the global needs of our educational industry, the 2018 US-Sino Online Higher Education Summit will be held under the theme of improving the quality of online higher education and the promotion of US-Sino higher education cooperative agreements.

Communicating best practices and learning about new innovations in online higher education for China and the United States will be a central focal point. Learn more.

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Social Media for Online Education Mastery Series
Starts June 13

What do your social posts say about you as an online instructor? This upcoming OLC Mastery Series Program focuses on the use of social media for teaching and learning in online, blended and web-enhanced courses. Read about Francy Johnson’s experience in the program.

Learn to actively engage and collaborate through social media to strengthen teaching presence and social media expertise. Register today!

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“This was the most positive PD experience I have had in my 20+ years of teaching. The instructor made learning fun, so it didn’t feel like work. I learned skills that I use every day in both my regular and online courses.” 
-Francy Johnson, Teacher  and  Advisor, The Anglo-American School of Moscow
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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.
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A Deeper Dive into the Instructional Designer Community

Are you looking for more Instructional Design resources? These 4-week courses highlight topics specifically geared towards the instructional designer, including research methods, project management, and learning sciences:

Research Methods for the Instructional Designer Community  Aug 6 – Sept 2, 2018
Project Management for Instructional Designers  | Sept 10 – Oct 7, 2018
Applying the Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences to Instructional Design  | Feb 25 – Mar 24, 2019

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Now Open: Effective Practice, OLC Awards, and OLC Fellows

Award nominations for the 2nd round of Effective Practice awards and OLC annual awards are now open through August 30, 2018. Nominations for the 2018 Class of OLC Fellows are being accepted through July 31, 2018.

All recipients will be recognized at OLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL. Learn more.

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Now Hiring: Associate Vice Provost for Online and Distance Education

The University of Oregon (UO) seeks a creative, experienced, and energetic leader to serve as the inaugural Associate Vice Provost (AVP) for Online and Distance Education. The ideal candidate will have significant and successful prior experience developing and implementing an institutional online education strategy and managing a distance education enterprise. Learn more.

OLC Board Members Appointed to New Assignments

We extend our sincere congrats to OLC Board of Directors Sandra J. Doran and Marie Cini, Ph.D.

Sandra J. Doran has been named the Interim President of Salem Academy and College, effective May 1, 2018 and Marie Cini, Ph.D. was recently named President of Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL).

Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions to OLC and the digital learning community!

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UPCOMING INSTITUTE  PROGRAMS


WORKSHOPS

Exploring Learning Analytics
June 4-10, 2018

New to Online: Essentials Part 2, Converting Your Course
June 4-10, 2018

New to Online Essentials Part 1, Getting Started
June 18-24, 2018

More workshops


MASTERY SERIES

Social Media for Online Education
Starts June 13, 2018

Instructional Design
Starts July 11, 2018

Mobile Learning: Connect, Create, and Consume
Starts August 8, 2018


CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Online Teaching Certificate
Starts June 25, 2018

Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
Starts July 9, 2018

Instructional Designer Certificate
Starts July 30, 2018

Full Institute Schedule

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May 8, 2018

Exclusive Group Savings On OLC Workshops

From yesterday’s inbox…

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Save big on multiple workshops with the
OLC Workshop Pass
Dear Michael,

The OLC Workshop Pass provides your faculty and staff with professional development at the lowest possible prices!
Workshop Pass includes:
  • Ten workshops for $115 each, regularly priced at $170 for members and $270 for non-members.
  • Workshop Pass is $1150*.
  • Over 100 workshops per year, covering all major online learning topics.

Visit our website or contact our member support team to get started. Email us at sales@onlinelearning-c.orgif you have questions or would like assistance.

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Complete this form and we will contact you to get started.


“This benefit has allowed my department to focus on more specific topics. The Workshop Pass has been well worth the price of admission for our professional development efforts.”

-Jeffrey Getchell, Ed.D., Director, Instructional Design & Technology,
Regis University

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Thomas Heitz

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

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

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May 4, 2018

Upcoming OLC Collaborate Events And OLC Accelerate CFP

From yesterday’s inbox…

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JOIN US TO DISCUSS TODAY’S DIGITAL LEARNING CHALLENGES
OLC Collaborate| August 7 | New York

Join us as we take a deep look at federal, state, and accreditation policies, identify trends and behavioral patterns in online learning and learn how you can use predictive analytics at your institution, as well as learn to develop technologies, policies, procedures, and practices to identify and prevent online fraud.

OLC and Berkeley College will host featured speakers Russell Poulin of WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET), Diane Recinos from Berkeley College, and Devon Cancilla from University of Missouri at Kansas City for OLC Collaborate 2018 – New York City on August 7, 2018. Learn more and register today!

KANSAS CITY: OLC COLLABORATE IS COMING YOUR WAY
OLC Collaborate |September 25 | Kansas City, MO

OLC is hitting the road to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education today.

If you’re in the Kansas City, MO area, you won’t want to miss this chance to hear from regional experts regarding current and emerging trends in online learning, collaborate and network with your regional peers during group discussions on top-of-mind challenges that may impact the future of online learning – and your career. Learn more.

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LEAD A SESSION AT
OLC ACCELERATE 2018
OLC Accelerate | November 14-16 | Orlando, FL

The OLC Accelerate 2018 Program Committee seeks proposals promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning to share with your digital learning peers.

Submit your proposal for OLC Accelerate 2018: Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide before May 23rd and make plans to join us November 14-16, 2018at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

Remember: The submission deadline is May 23, 2018at 11:59pm ET. Learn more.

UPCOMING EVENTS


OLC Accelerate 2018 | Orlando, FL – CFP now open!
November 14-16, 2018

OLC Collaborate Regional Events in 2018

OLC Collaborate – NYC | August 7, 2018 – Registration open!
OLC Collaborate – UMKC – Kansas City, MO | September 25, 2018

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May 3, 2018

Explore Policy And Practice At 2018 Summit For Online Leadership And Administration

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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Federal and state policy continue to be a subject of great concern to institutions of higher learning. To help educate and weigh in on these important topics, we have partnered with UPCEA, CAEL, and WCET on a policy track at the 2018 Summit for Online Leadership and Administration. We are bringing together experts on policies ranging from Net Neutrality to Congressional action and those focusing on other policies impacting adult learners. Our schedule includes sessions on:

  • Economic Competitiveness and Online Learning
  • State Higher Ed Policy Trends
  • Federal Policy Insights
  • Policy Brief Development – We’ll gather your input as part of this special working session to develop a broad policy framework for these organizations to utilize in policy advocacy efforts. Weigh in and have your voice heard!
  • … and more!

Join us at this unique event, June 18-20 in Washington, DC.

Click here for more information and learn how you can attend and save!

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The 2018 SOLA+R Policy Track is brought to you by:

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April 30, 2018

Upcoming Workshops Focused on Accessibility

A final item on a slow blog day.

In June, we devote our attention to accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in a series of three, week-long learning experiences. Participants can choose to take one, two, or all of the workshops on the topic during the time when the series is running.

Participants who complete all three workshops in the June series are eligible for a Topics in Focus digital badge. Learn more.

Topics in Focus: Accessibility and UDL Workshops
Fundamentals: ADA & Web Accessibility
June 4 – 10

This workshop will help you better understand the legal framework for accessibility in online education and how learners with disabilities participate in online classes.

Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles to Online Courses to Increase Accessibility and Engagement
June 11 – 17

This workshop will help you understand the core concepts of UDL and apply them to an online course setting.

Strategic Planning for Web Accessibility
June 18 – 24

This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge, tools and strategies they need to develop a timeline and proposal to implement a web accessibility plan in their own institution.

SEE FULL SCHEDULE

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