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July 21, 2019

Child Care Being Offered At 2019 AECT Convention

Note this information for an up-coming Fall conference.


The AECT Board of Directors has approved a pilot program for offering child care at the 2019 AECT convention in Las Vegas. AECT will share the cost with those members using the service. The parent’s out-of-pocket cost will be $15 an hour per child. A minimum of 12 children will be needed to proceed with this program and contracted services.

Please contact AECT (email, or phone, 812.335.7675) to let us know of your commitment, number of children and their ages, plus the approximate number of hours and days you will be using the service. AECT will require a deposit no later than August 30th to guarantee your space and the balance will be due at convention registration. You will also be required to sign consent forms for the child care/kids camp which will be provided byCorporate Kids Events, Inc.

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July 20, 2019

Looking For A Reason To Visit Hawaii? Join Us At OLC Collaborate Maui

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Join us September 19 & 20, 2019
Kahului, HI
Creating Sustainable eLearning Communities
Hosted by the University of Hawai’i Maui College
OLC invites you to Hawai’i to meet with your online learning professional, educator, and administrator peers for an engaging professional development opportunity! OLC Collaborate Maui offers you an immersive cultural experience and opportunity to hear from subject matter experts addressing pressing challenges in online and higher education. Come join us for this educational event that offers an opportunity to also enjoy the beauty and history of the island of Maui.
OLC Collaborate Maui Program
The Collaborate program begins with our Thursday evening event at the Maui Ocean Center – a 15 minute welcome and blessing, followed by an immersive audio and visual experience in the new sphere introducing the history and culture of Hawaiʻi. The sphere presentation for September will be Polynesian Voyaging. The evening ends with a luau for Collaborate attendees.

In addition to the Thursday evening cultural and educational events, we’ve highlighted several other things to do in and around Maui on our travel page.

On Friday, our Collaborate event will include three presentations by subject matter experts.  Each presentation is followed by facilitator-led breakout sessions where small groups discuss related subtopics. Don’t miss this opportunity to spend an interactive day learning from key thought-leaders and discussing trends, challenges, and solutions with your peers.


The presenter will share collaborative methodologies informed by culture and technology tools dedicated to collaboratively building and strengthening indigenous serving education systems.
Learn strategies to support student success in distance classrooms from an island university perspective.
Explore opportunities for higher ed to adapt to the interests and experiences of its students through integrating concepts related to online gaming, creativity and design through the lens of multicultural education and indigenous perspectives.
Each of the keynote speakers will address the day’s collectively-generated questions and topics and place them in the context of the broader changes occurring in higher education.
OLC members save 30% on registration!*
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Hope to see you in Maui,

Jennifer Mathes,
Interim Chief Executive Officer,
Online Learning Consortium

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July 19, 2019

Call For Proposals Extended To August 30, 2019 Due To Demand

Note the extension of the call for proposals deadline for this Canadian conference.

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We are very excited about the quantity, the quality and the regional disparity of the submissions received to date for ONLINE LEARNING 2019. We could not be happier with where our 2019 Conference education programming currently stands and based on a growing number of recent requests from interested presenters and participants from all over the world, ONLINE LEARNING 2019 is extending the deadline for submissions to the Call for Proposals to 5:00 p.m. Eastern on Friday, August 30, 2019.

Click here to submit your proposal.

To accommodate more submissions, we secured additional meeting space at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and can now accommodate more delegates and an extended program of sessions.

Please submit your session proposal before the deadline and join expected presenters from colleges, universities and higher education institutions from across Ontario, throughout Canada and the United States and around the world including:

  • Algonquin College
  • American Sentinel University
  • Athabasca University
  • Blyth Academy Online
  • Boston University
  • Coalition ontarienne de formation des adultes
  • Collège Boréal
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  • Dalhousie University
  • Drexel University
  • EFMD
  • Griffith University
  • IMD
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University Office of Online Education
  • Lambton College
  • McMaster University
  • Memorial University
  • Mount Royal University
  • MSVU
  • New College of Florida
  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • Queen’s University
  • Ryerson University
  • Seneca College
  • Setsunan University
  • Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council and Good Learning Anywhere
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • St. Francis Xavier University
  • State University of New York, Empire State College
  • Thorneloe University at Laurentian
  • Trent University
  • Universidad de Cartagena / Ryerson University
  • Université de Boumerdes
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
  • University at Buffalo School of Nursing
  • University College of the North
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Florida
  • University of Guanajuato
  • University of Guelph / Open Learning and Educational Support
  • University of Houston-Downtown
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of South Africa
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Windsor
  • Voilà Learning – Stanford University
  • York University

A vast range of topics are explored at ONLINE LEARNING 2019, from the impact of AI on learning, the use of augmented and virtual reality for skills training to the way we assess learning outcomes.

ONLINE LEARNING 2019 provides significant opportunities for engaging with colleagues from around the world in from both public and corporate learning organizations.

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Featured Sessions Announced For OLC Accelerate 2019

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OLC Accelerate 2019
Celebrating 25 Years

#WeAreOLC: Narratives and Storytelling in Gaming

Storytelling has been used in the Technology Test Kitchen (TTK) since it started and we are looking forward to the amazing opportunities for collaboration and sharing at OLC Accelerate 2019 – our 25th anniversary celebration -we invite you to join us!

Share your #WeAreOLC story through pictures, videos, blog or social posts! Learn more in this blog post from TTK planning team members Madeline Shellgren and Adam Davi.

Featured Sessions Announced

The OLC Accelerate program committee has selected several sessions on a wide-range of topics to make up the featured sessions list for this year’s 25th anniversary conference.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from leading experts in online and digital learning! Review the list of featured sessions and start planning your schedule. Haven’t registered yet? Register now – early bird pricing expires on September 25, 2019. Learn more.

OLC Collaborate South Carolina

Unpacking the 60 Year Curriculum: Continuous Learning’s Do’s and Don’ts

The modern learner is no longer the traditional, residential student. In fact, demographics and other research suggest that will continue to be the norm. On-demand, stackable credentials, and student services are needed to meet those experiences. This shift includes involving employers and other external partners, developing a curriculum that spans the learner’s lifetime, and thinking about the institution’s sustainability as demand and demographics change.

Join Dr. Sherri Restauri, Director, Coastal Office of Online Learning, Coastal Carolina University as she presents on Continuous Learning at OLC Collaborate, hosted by Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina on October 10th.

OLC Collaborate South Carolina Presenter Dr. Sherri Restauri is the Director of Coastal Office of Online Learning at Coastal Carolina University.
Upcoming OLC Collaborate Events:

University of Hawaii – Kahului, Maui, HI
September 19 & 20, 2019
Register now.

Oregon State University – Corvallis, OR
February 7, 2020
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July 17, 2019

There Is Still Time To register For The Canadian eLearning Conference

Note this Canadian-based conference in a few days time.

July 18 & 19, 2019

Register for a workshop, the conference,
or better yet, 
join us for both days.
We still have space at this year’s event if you would like to join us this Thursday and Friday.  More information about the conference and how to register is below.
KEYNOTE: Connie Malamed | A Vision for the 21st Century Learning Professional In this keynote, Connie will examine the effects that new technologies, increased collaboration, bring your own device, and social media are having on the learning and performance function. She will explore how learning professionals can expand their roles to embrace the new learning ecosystem. Drawing on stories and examples from forward thinking practitioners, you will see how to think differently. You will leave this session with new ideas for empowering the 21st century learner so your organization (and your career) can stay ahead of the curve.
Connie Malamed is a learning experience design consultant and publisher of The eLearning Coach website and podcast. Connie is an author, speaker and workshop facilitator in the fields of learning experience design, design thinking, and visual communication. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients improve performance by creating meaningful learning experiences for more than 20 years. She is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. Connie has degrees in art education and instructional design. She was recently honored with the Guild Master 2018 award from the eLearning Guild for contributions to the learning technologies community.
Full Day Workshops – July 18th
  1. What the Fun!? – How Game-thinking Makes Learning Better | Clint Clarkson
  2. Learn xAP | Sean Putman
  3. Planning, Preparing and Presenting Successful Live, Virtual, Online Events | Karen Hyder, Chris Benz
  4. Create the Best eLearning in Adobe Captivate 2019 | Joe Ganci
  5. Give your Process Wings…Using Agile, Micro-learning & Performance Support | Ken Murray, Steve Blane

20 Concurrent Sessions – July 19th

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