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April 7, 2017

2 Unique OLC Collaborate Opportunities Coming Soon – Join Us!

From Thursday’s inbox…

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Dear Michael,

Join us for these unique professional development opportunities!

Our OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design Annual Conference 3-day event will feature presentations on active learning, digital humanities, games and gamification, STEAM, and so much more! Collaborate and network with your regional peers during group discussions on top-of-mind challenges that may impact the future of digital learning. This event will take place May 31-June 2 at Monclair State University, in Montclair, NJ.

OLC is also coming to Omaha for OLC Collaborate – Nebraska to address the topics of tomorrow’s health educator, board accreditation standards, technology in health science education, and more. This event will take place June 6, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

OLC, UNMC, and NUOW invite you to submit proposals for this event! Proposals must be RECEIVED no later than 04/14/2017 (deadline extended!) Submit here.

Can’t join us in New Jersey or Nebraska? OLC Collaborate will be coming to Alaska and Arizona later this year!

We hope to see you soon,

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Kathleen S. Ives, D.M.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Online Learning Consortium     

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“This regional event was superb! The content was excellent and the overall size of the event allowed for collaboration with many of the participants. A lot of “bang” for your “bucks”!”

– Dr. Natalio Avani, Professor of Educational Psychology,
San Francisco State

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April 6, 2017

OLC Today Newsletter: April 4, 2017

A newsletter from Tuesday’s inbox.

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April 4, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 4

OLC Innovate 2017

Can’t Travel? Attend OLC Innovate Virtually!

OLC Innovate | April 5-7 | New Orleans, LA

The virtual attendee option provides institutions the opportunity to register an UNLIMITED number of faculty and staff to participate in the conference virtually. Access 90+ sessions live (and recorded for future viewing). Single attendee individual and Buy 2, Get 1 free individual attendee options also available.

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From pre-conference hands-on workshops to educational sessions to solutions in the Innovation Lab, OLC Innovate 2017 is packed with opportunities to share and learn from others.

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NEWS YOU CAN USE

A+ for E-Learning

Great Marketing Tool – but That’s About All

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UPCOMING EVENTS

OLC Innovate 2017 | New Orleans
April 5-7, 2017 – Attend virtually!

OLC Accelerate 2017 | Orlando
November 15-17, 2017 – Call for Presentations now open!

OLC Collaborate | Regional Events
Coming to a Region Near You!


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 1
April 11, 2017

Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty
April 12-14, 2017

Introduction to Screencasting Tools
April 12-14, 2017

Check out our new workshops for 2017!

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New Online LearningJournal
Volume 21.1

We are pleased to present the most recent issue of the Online Learning Journal. The 14 articles in this issue explore several important themes related to online teaching and learning including faculty, student, and institutional concerns.

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Missouri S&T Webinar Series
April 19 & 26, 2017 | 1:00pm EST

This 2-part webinar series will guide participants through the Laboratory Redesign Handbook created at Missouri S&T. Participants will learn the Delivering Experiential Labs to All (DELTA) lab creation process and a few tips and tricks for laboratory design. Register today!

Webinar: What You Can Do Online but Not on Campus – Innovations in Digital Education
April 18, 2017 | 1:00pm EST

In Going Online, Bob Ubell’s new book on digital education, covers what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed. Ubell says that it is not technology alone, but rather unconventional pedagogies, supported by technological innovations, that truly activate today’s classrooms. Learn more as Ubell explores specifics from his book in this webinar. Buy Going Online.

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#DLN Twitter Chat
April 11, 2017 | 4:00pm ET

You’re invited to our next#DLNchat, our topic: How could digital learning better support students in launching their careers and ‘skilling up’ over their lifetimes? Join the conversation as OLC collaborates with EdSurge, Tyton Partners, and WCET in this online discussion on the Future of Digital Learning.

Where Teaching, Learning, and Technology Converge
May 31-June 2, 2017 | Montclair State University, NJ

This 3-day OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design event will feature presentations on active learning, digital humanities, games and gamification, STEAM, and so much more! Collaborate and network with your regional peers during group discussions on top-of-mind challenges that may impact the future of digital learning.

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Address the Topics of Tomorrow’s Healthcare Educator
June 6, 2017 | University of Nebraska Medical Center

Join us for this one-day professional development opportunity! OLC is coming to Omaha to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to address the topics of tomorrow’s health educator, board accreditation standards, technology in health science education, and more.

OLC, UNMC, and NUOW invite you to submit proposals for this event! Proposals must be RECEIVED no later than 04/14/2017 (deadline extended!) Submit here.

Present at OLC Accelerate 2017
CFP Open Until May 22, 2017

The OLC Accelerate 2017 Program Committee seeks proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice — promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning. Both research and evidence-based proposals are encouraged for submission. Learn more and get started today!

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November 15-17, 2017 | Orlando, FL

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IELOL Leadership Program Applications Accepted

The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is a unique blended-learning program sponsored by Penn State and the Online Learning Consortium  that provides a platform for growth, learning, and leadership development for educators who are tasked with creating or developing online learning programs.

Expand Your Skill Set with OLC’s Online Teaching Certificate Programs

Last fall, Kenai Peninsula College in Alaska participated virtually at our Accelerate conference in Orlando, Florida. Watch the video and learnfrom Sarah Frick, University of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula College’s Lead Instructional Designer.

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April 5, 2017

Improve Student Retention and Learning Outcomes

Also from Monday’s inbox…

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Dear Michael,

Last fall, Kenai Peninsula College in Alaska participated virtually at our Accelerate conference in Orlando, Florida. We had the chance to speak to them personally about their great experience with the Online Teaching Certificate (OTC) program.

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“I was able to expand on my tech tools skills as well as learn a lot about course design and objectives and assessments…all things that would help me assist faculty here at the college.” said Sarah Frick, Lead Instructional Designer, University of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula College.

“My retention rates increased and my overall student performance increased and I truly think it was the direct result of the OLC Foundations Course (part of the OTC program).”

Would you like to learn more? Watch the video. Ready to find out for yourself? Read more about OLC’s Certificate programs and register today.

Best Regards,

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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April 2, 2017

What You Can Do Online but Not on Campus – Innovations in Digital Education

Also from Friday’s inbox…

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April 18, 2017 | 1:00pm EST
Dear Michael,

In his new book, Going Online, Bob Ubell says that it is not technology alone, but rather unconventional pedagogies, supported by technological innovations, that truly activate today’s classrooms.

Join this Routledge and Online Learning Journal sponsored webinar, in which Ubell will explore the chapter, “What You Can Do Online but Not on Campus,” a review of unique experiences in virtual courses—anonymity, learning analytics, writing and reflection. He will also cover parts of another chapter, “Why Faculty Don’t Want to Teach Online.” Excerpts appeared inThe Chronicle of Higher Educationand Inside Higher Ed.

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April 18, 2017 | 1:00pm EST

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If you’re interested in purchasing the book, OLC members receive a 20% discount.

Best Regards,

Jill

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Jill Buban, Ph.D | Senior Director of Research & Innovation | Online Learning Consortium | 617-716-1414 | info@onlinelearning-c.org

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April 1, 2017

New Issue Of Online Learning Journal Published

From Thursday’s inbox…

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Dear Michael,

We are pleased to present the most recent issue of . The 14 articles in this issue explore several important themes related to online teaching and learning including faculty, student, and institutional concerns. We invite you to read, share, and cite the high-quality papers in this issue and help us to continue to enhance the research and practice of online learning.

Best regards,
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University at Albany
State University of New York

Volume 21.1 Table of Contents
Introduction
Peter J. Shea
Faculty Perceptions about Teaching Online: Exploring the Literature Using the Technology Acceptance Model as an Organizing Framework
Nancy Pope Wingo, Nataliya V. Ivankova, Jacqueline A. Moss

Course Management System’s Compatibility with Teaching Style Influences Willingness to Complete Training
Audrey Smith Pereira, Monika Maya Wahi

Understanding Teachers’ Cognitive Processes during Online Professional Learning: A Methodological Comparison
Pamela Beach, Dale Willows
Moving Beyond Smile Sheets: A Case Study on the Evaluation and Iterative Improvement of an Online Faculty Development Program
Ken-Zen Chen, Patrick R. Lowenthal, Christine Bauer, Allan Heaps, Crystal Nielsen

Reading Between the Lines: Accessing Information via YouTube’s Autocaptioning
Chad E. Smith, Samantha Crocker, Tamby Allman

Online Learning Integrity Approaches: Current Practices and Future Solutions
Anita Lee-Post, Holly Hapke

Examining the Effect of Proctoring on Online Test Scores
Helaine Mary Alessio, Nancy J. Malay, Karsten Maurer, A. John Bailer, Beth Rubin

Creating a Community of Inquiry in Large-Enrollment Online Courses: An Exploratory Study on the Effect of Protocols within Online Discussions
Baiyun Chen, Aimee deNoyelles, Janet Zydney, Kerry Patton

Exploring Small Group Analysis of Instructional Design Cases in Online Learning Environments
Jesus Trespalacios

Utilization of an educational web based mobile app for acquisition and transfer of critical anatomical knowledge, thereby increasing classroom and laboratory preparedness in veterinary students
Kevin Hannon

A Critical Review of the Use of Wenger’s Community of Practice (CoP) Theoretical Framework in Online and Blended Learning Research, 2000-2014
Sedef Uzuner Smith, Suzanne Hayes, Peter Shea

Institutional Factors for Supporting Electronic Learning Communities
Jayme N. Linton

Adapting for Scalability: Automating the Video Assessment of Instructional Learning
Amy M Roberts, Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Bridget K Hamre, Jordan M Buckrop

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