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October 31, 2015

OLC Today Newsletter: Special OLC15 Conference Edition

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

Formerly The View | October 2015 | 21st Annual OLC International Conference Special Edition

21st Annual OLC International Conference Post Conference Wrap Up
Thank you to everyone who joined us earlier this month onsite and virtually for the 21st Annual OLC International Conference. Visit the wrap up page for information, photos and more.

Excellent conference! I wish I could bring my entire staff.

Gladie Stroup
Director, Center for Distance Learning
Bob Jones University

Recorded Package Available

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With unlimited viewing, now you CAN bring your entire staff! 


A Note from Patsy Moskal, Conference Chair

The 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference was held October 14-16 in sunny Orlando at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Over twenty-six countries were represented among the 1,723 onsite and 1,290 virtual attendees.

The conference is the premiere conference on online learning and this year was no exception, with a program consisting of an outstanding mix of over 400 information sessions and workshops and 90 discovery sessions. Attendees had many outstanding and diverse options with K-12 and Spanish special topics new to the program this year and a new conference track focused on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Speakers kept us targeted on our theme of Shaping the Future of Higher Education and things were really cooking in the Technology Test Kitchen.

Join us again next year as we once again converge on Orlando onNovember 16-18, 2016.

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Save the date!  Our new and exciting event, OLC Innovate 2016, debuts next year in New Orleans!

Call For Presentations is open – deadline to submit is November 9, 2015.

Sign up for conference updates to receive the latest information on Online Learning Consortium events.


Congratulations to our Winners!

Want to know who won? Visit the wrap up page for the winners and prizes for:

  • Booth Raffle
  • Social Media Contest
  • Session Evaluation Contest
  • OLC16 Registration Winners
Thank You to Sonic Foundry!

National Webcasting Partner

For the eighth consecutive year, our Mediasite Events team recorded the conference sessions and streamed them live to an online audience. The sessions are also available on-demand for attendees to review. Powered by the award-winning Mediasite platform, Mediasite Events delivers worry-free video streaming and webcasting for thousands of live and hybrid events of all sizes every year. Our expert team provides turnkey video streaming services or works with your own event team as needed.

Sonic Foundry also exhibited at the show.

Learn more about Mediasite

Join Us for our Upcoming Events

OLC Collaborate – Chicago: One day regional event on November 19, 2015. Register today.

OLC Innovate – New Orleans: April 2022, 2016. Registration opening soon.Sign up to be notified of updates.

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October 30, 2015

It Was Great Meeting You!

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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It was great meeting you at OLC 15!

We love the Online Learning Consortium, and OLC15 did not disappoint! We are thankful to everyone who stopped by our booth. It was a pleasure to learn about your academic institutions.

We hope you were able to attend our presentation on the Most Common Online Cheating Methods. Missed it? No worries! Email us and we will send you a copy!

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Design Gamified Learning Environments. Learn How.

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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Designing Gamified Learning Environments
Attend the June 12 workshop for only $100
Dear Michael K,


There was a lot of buzz around gamified learning environments at ET4 since game environments encourage collaboration, inquiry-based learning, repetition, practice and control.


Interested in a deeper dive on the subject and to earn an Award of Merit?


Register today for our Designing Gamified Learning Environments Workshop, on June 24, and learn how to:

  • Discuss the parallels between game design theory and successful learning environments
  • Design a learning activity which incorporates elements of game design
  • Explore elements such as role playing, point systems, competition and collaboration

Best of all, as an ET4 attendee, you can save over $160 on all of our workshops with your special OLC rate.


Keep on learning,



Sandra Mohr

Director of the OLC Institute Online Learning Consortium


Be sure to take advantage of your special ET4 Discount. This workshop is only $100.* Use Coupon Code:





Online Learning Consortium – empowering educators everywhere


*Discount will not be applied to previous registrations.

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October 29, 2015

OLC Innovate 2016 – 2 Weeks Left to Submit!

From Monday evening’s inbox…

Reminder: Call for Presentations
ONLY 2 Weeks Left!
Deadline to Submit – November 9, 2015


Dear MERLOT Member,

The Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT are pleased to announce our new first-ever OLC Innovate 2016: Innovations in Blended and Online Learning. This conference will be held April 20-22, 2016 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana.
OLC Innovate 2016 is our new “hybrid conference”, combining our former Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium and our Blended Learning Conference, with a new focus on education innovation.Watch a short video on the conference tracks.
Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. And that’s why we’re inviting you to submit a proposal for presentation at this ground-breaking event.



Please help get the word out to colleagues and friends interested in submitting a proposal. Hope to see you in New Orleans!
– The OLC & MERLOT Innovate Team
Questions about the CFP? 


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Join us in New Orleans!


Online Learning Consortium

October 28, 2015

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