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July 13, 2016

Member Profile: Mastering Blended Learning

From Monday’s inbox…

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Mastering Blended Learning
Dear Michael,

“A challenging but rewarding experience,” is how Aida Diaz describes her OLC Mastery Series involvement. Aida is an experienced Spanish and Humanities professor at Valencia College.

Diaz says the more classes she takes the more she realizes there is to learn. Learn more about her experience and the benefits she’s found from enrolling in the Blended Mastery Series.

Keep on Learning!

Jennifer
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Jennifer Rafferty | Director of the OLC Institute for Professional Development | Online Learning Consortium
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“The Mastery Series offers an intense but doable format for learning a
particular topic within a certain amount of time.”

-Aida E. Diaz, Professor, Valencia College

Read more about Aida’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 7, 2016

OLC Today Newsletter: July 2016

Another item from yesterday’s inbox…

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July 2016 | Volume 15 | Issue 7
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Digital Learning Innovation
Award Update

Thank you to all who submitted applications for the Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward)! The team will now review submissions and recognize winners from submissions in two categories:

  • 51 Submissions for Institutional Award – $100,000 (up to three awarded)
  • 55 Submissions for Faculty-led Team Award – $10,000 (up to 10 awarded)

Review of submissions will take place July 11-August 26th. Winners will be notified in September and announced at the OLC Accelerate conference, Nov. 16-18 in Orlando, Florida.

UPCOMING EVENTS

OLC Accelerate – Orlando
Nov. 16 – 18, 2016
Annual event with new name!

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

Exploring App Smashing Workshop – Rae Pufal’s Story

Insights from the Field: Pedagogy before Technology

Online Learning Journal (OLJ) Devotes Issue to Learning Analytics

Is Student Success as Simple as Good Practices?

A Little Online Learning is a Good Thing

Insights from the Field: Twitter, Instagram, Blogs and Cake
UPCOMING INSTITUTE OFFERINGS

New to Online: Essentials Part I Workshop
July 11 – 17, 2016

New! Exploring Hashtags for Learning Workshop
July 11 – 17, 2016

Designing a Flipped Classroom Workshop
July 11 – 17, 2016

Creating Infographics for Learning
July 11 – 17, 2016

Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program
July 11 – September 30, 2016

Exploring App Smashing Workshop
July 25 – 31, 2016

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Learning Analytics
Webinar Series

Online Courses and Student Success
July 13  1 PM ET

Online learning is no longer an anomaly in U.S. higher education, but many still question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This webinar will showcase the exciting results of recent research that suggests that taking online courses is not necessarily harmful to students’ chances of being retained at an institution. Designed to further explore the recent report, “Retention, Progression and the Taking of Online Courses” in the special Learning Analytics edition of Online Learning, the expert panelists will explain how a large scale analysis on the effectiveness of learning modalities compiled within the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework revealed that online courses can provide both flexibility and access while improving student completion. Are you interested in learning more about this topic prior to the webinar? Read more in the recent edition of the Online LearningJournal.

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New Workshop!

Exploring Hashtags for Learning
July 11 – 17, 2016

Dr. Pilar Munday, Associate Professor of Spanish at Sacred Heart University and OLC Institute faculty for the workshop, Exploring Hashtags for Learning, shares her take on social media and innovation in online teaching in a recent blog post, Insights from the Field: Twitter, Instagram, Blogs and Cake.

Pilar states, “In this workshop, we will find and create useful hashtags for different purposes. Through collaboration with other participants, we will discover multiple ways to incorporate hashtags into learning activities.”

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“This program was a fantastic professional development opportunity for me to broaden my skills and knowledge of teaching in an online environment while networking and collaborating with peers from other institutions.”

– Sean Nufer, Director of Instructional Technology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program

July 11 – September 30, 2016

Enhance and strengthen your current skills to become more effective in the principles and practices of online teaching, and learn how to:

  • include more robust assessment strategies and active learning techniques in your online courses,
  • add multimedia & social media components for student engagement and community building,
  • explore active learning strategies, collaborative learning, problem-based learning and inductive learning,
  • learn assessment techniques for measuring individual and group learning outcomes, and
  • stay ahead of the rapidly changing technology challenges and increase your effectiveness in online teaching.
Revolutionary Learning 2016: Inspiration and Collaboration through Games

August 17-19 | Roosevelt Hotel, midtown Manhattan
In the field of online education, gamification is used to promote the commitment of students to the learning process. Studies show that games are extremely effective in increasing not only the levels of interaction, but also the motivation in learning. These two factors alone contribute to shaping knowledge and optimizing the learning process. The Online Learning Consortium enthusiastically recognizes the achievements of a member institution, Excelsior College in advancing the field. For the first time, the institution will be hosting a dedicated event Revolutionary Learning 2016: Inspiration and Collaboration through Games promoting best practices in game-based learning. We hope you can join this hands-on workshop.

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Just $150 –a savings of $300 when using the code: Revolutionary2016

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announcements
Online Learning Journal
Special Issue: Learning Analytics

We are pleased to present this special issueof the Online Learning Journal (OLJ), edited by Dr. Karen Vignare and Dr. Patsy Moskal, devoted to learning analytics for online teaching and learning. The nine papers in this issue provide new and informative research that we hope can help readers make decisions about applying analytics within the context of their own online teaching and learning environments. Readers will find information about designing environments within online learning while also highlighting studies that expand upon what exists in currently published research. An additional four articles focus on other topics pertinent to the field of online and blended learning.

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Graduate Student Discovery Session Call for Proposals

The Online Learning Journal (OLJ) in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium invites submissions for the inaugural Graduate Student Discovery Session. Hosted at OLC Accelerate 2016, this electronic poster session will be the first time in the history of the conference that there will be a session dedicated to graduate student research. OLC Accelerate 2016 will convene November 16-18, 2016 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.

We seek proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice — promoting theory, research and methodology in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning. Note that each individual is limited to no more than one electronic poster proposal submission for the graduate student Discovery session.

Nominations Open for
OLC Awards

For fifteen years, the Online Learning Consortium has recognized outstanding work in the field of online education through an annual awards process since 2001. Seven different awards for excellence in online teaching and learning are awarded each year, as are OLC Fellows awards and Effective Practice awards. Learn more about the awards here and then submit nominations through our awards portal.

The winners will be announced at OLC Accelerate (formerly known as the Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference) held in Orlando, November 16 – 18.

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November 16 – 18, 2016 | WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort | Orlando, FL

Make plans now to join us at OLC Accelerate (formerly known as the Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference). Register as an onsite or virtual attendee before September 21, 2016, and save!

Bringing the family with you to Orlando?Please note that Disney offers the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World on Sunday, Nov. 13, Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 18. If you are interested in this event, we recommend you buy your tickets NOW as they will sell out early (note: these tickets are sold through the Disney website, not OLC Accelerate website).

Also, don’t forget to make your hotel reservations through our conference website to include your extra nights. Conference attendees receive the special OLC conference rate for the 3 days prior and 3 days post-conference. Don’t get sold out of this great event!

We hope you will join us for the OLC Accelerate conference, Nov. 16-18 in Orlando, Florida.

New Podcast:
It’s More About the Social than the Media

Everyone has an opinion about the role of social media in education. In this episode hosts Thomas Cavanagh and Kelvin Thompson are joined by guest Dr. Tanya Joosten, author of Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices, as they consider the place of social media in online education.

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July 6, 2016

Preparing Faculty for Online Teaching

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

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Are your faculty prepared to teach online?
Dear Michael,

 

Preparing faculty for online teaching can be a complex and expensive endeavor. This is why Georges Detiveaux, Assistant Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence at the University of Houston-Downtown, turned to OLC for help.

Read his story of how he enrolled over 130 faculty in OLC’s Institute for Professional Development to cover all of their specific faculty development needs, cost-effectively.

Best Regards,

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Jennifer

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Jennifer Rafferty | Director of the OLC Institute for Professional Development | Online Learning Consortium | 617-716-1414 | info@onlinelearning-c.org

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June 30, 2016

Submit Today – OLC Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching & Learning

From yesterday’s inbox…

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in Online Teaching & Learning
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Dear Michael,

For the past fifteen years, the Online Learning Consortium has recognized outstanding work in the field of online education through an annual awards process. Each year seven different awards for excellence in online teaching and learning are presented, including:

  • Excellence in Online Teaching
  • John R. Bourne Outstanding Achievement Award in Online Education
  • Bruce N. Chaloux Award for Early Career Excellence
  • A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Online Program
  • Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching
  • Ralph E. Gomory Award for High Quality, Institution-Wide Online Education

Awards are now open for nominations through August 1st on our award portal. The winners will be recognized at OLC Accelerate (formerly known as the Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference) held in Orlando,November 16 – 18.

Questions? Contact me at jill.buban@onlinelearning-c.org.
Best regards,

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Jill

Dr. Jill Buban | Senior Director of Research & Innovation | Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium has recognized outstanding work in the field of online education through an annual awards process since 2001. Seven different awards for excellence in online teaching and learning are awarded each year.

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June 29, 2016

Learning Analytics for Online Teaching & Learning

From Monday’s inbox…

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Learning Analytics for Online Teaching & Learning
With the release of the recently published Online Learning Journal (OLJ) Special Issue devoted to learning analytics for online teaching and learning, OLC continues our focus on the topic with webinars and featured blog posts from Dr. Anthony Picciano, Dr. Karen Swan, and Ellen Wagner. Please join us in reading the latest issue of OLJ and OLC Insights, as well as registering for the last two webinars in the learning analytics webinar series sponsored by Acrobatiq and theOnline Learning Journal.
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ONLINE LEARNING JOURNAL – SPECIAL ISSUE

We are pleased to present this special issue of the Online Learning Journal (OLJ), edited by Dr. Karen Vignare and Dr. Patsy Moskal, devoted to learning analytics for online teaching and learning. The nine papers in this issue provide new and informative research that we hope can help readers make decisions about applying analytics within the context of their own online teaching and learning environments. Readers will find information about designing environments within online learning while also highlighting studies that expand upon what exists in currently published research.
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FEATURED BLOG POSTS

OLC Insights features three guest bloggers who contribute to the conversation surrounding learning analytics in higher education.

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UPCOMING WEBINARS

Join OLC as we host experts in the field of learning analytics to share insights, as well as theory and practitioner-based skills in these webinars.

June 29 – Using Data-Driven Instructional Design to Optimize Student Outcomes | Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 12:00–1:00pm ET

Using learning curve analysis and related education data science techniques, Dr. Johnson will discuss and demonstrate how Acrobatiq is using outcomes-based course design and data-driven curriculum development techniques to improve course completions, increase student success rates, and enable deep insights into learning performance for faculty, course mentors and others involved in the learning process.

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July 13 – Online Courses and Student Success | Wednesday, July 13, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET

Online learning is no longer an anomaly in U.S. higher education, but many still question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This Webinar will showcase the exciting results of recent research that suggests that taking online courses is not necessarily harmful to students’ chances of being retained at an institution. Designed to further explore the recent report, “Retention, Progression and the Taking of Online Courses” in the special Learning Analytics edition of Online Learning, the expert panelists will explain how a large scale analysis on the effectiveness of learning modalities compiled within the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework revealed that online courses can provide both flexibility and access while improving student completion.

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