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December 2016 | Volume 15 | Issue 12
2017 Professional Development
Join us at OLC Innovate!
OLC Innovate 2017 | April 5-7
New Orleans, LA
Look ahead to 2017 and add OLC Innovate to your calendar – and your budget! Together we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow. Early bird registration ends February 8th. Register today!
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty
Dec. 12-18, 2016
Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
Dec. 12-18, 2016
Designing Gamified Learning Environments
Dec. 12-18, 2016
OLC RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Call for Proposals: Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
The Online Learning Journal (OLJ), in partnership with the OLC, seeks proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice — promoting theory, research and methodology in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching and learning. Deadline to submit is January 2, 2017.
Webinar: Developing a Unified Content Strategy in the Time of Adaptive, Digital and OER
December 14 | 12:00pm EST
Join Jill Buban, OLC Senior Director of Research and Innovation, as she moderates a panel of experts who will discuss will discuss content strategy considerations. Panelists include Nick White, Capella University; Sarah Riddlebarger, Ed Map; and Dr. Andrew Shean, Bridgepoint Education.
Online LearningJournal: Holiday Reading
The holiday season is the perfect time to catch up on your Online Learning reading. In our 20th year of publication, this year’s issues were our largest to date and covered a variety of topics pertinent to our field.
Perhaps you’ll be spending the holiday break planning for the year ahead. If submitting an article to Online Learning is included on your list, we have author tips as well as our Ready to Submit? Webinarthat features the Online Learningeditorial board.
New Podcasts Available
Stay on top of online teaching and learning trends, technologies, best practices and more with OLC Podcasts.
Several Research in Actionpodcasts have been added since last month, including OLC’s Jill Buban, as well as the latest TOPcast, where Tom and Kelvin, supplemented by members of a recent conference panel, consider how podcasting can be a vehicle for receiving and creating professional development opportunities.
The latest research from the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership focuses on Digital Academic Revolution Mentorship Competency.
Webinar: The OLC Community: Connecting Leaders for Success
December 7 | 1:00pm EST
Are you an online faculty or learning professional looking to expand your experience as well as network with colleagues who share your passion for innovation and advancing technology in education?
Are you interested in learning more about OLC or possibly becoming a member?
Come and learn more about the OLC Community from current members.
Introducing the Instructional Designer Certificate Program
OLC’s Institute for Professional Development, through our partnership with Open SUNY, is pleased to announce our new Instructional Designer Certificate Program, which will be launched in January 2017!
This series of four online courses is designed to support the development of competency, expertise, and skills in new and experienced instructional designers as well as eLearning professionals who work directly with faculty in the course design and development process.
Join our informational webinaron December 14 at 2:00pm EST to learn more about this new program!
Quality Scorecard Suite Additions
In November, OLC introduced their newest scorecards, the Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP), Digital Courseware Instructional Practice (DCIP), and Course Design Review (OSCQR). Check out the OLC Suite of Quality Scorecards to support all your digital learning quality initiatives.
We are also pleased to announce that we recently rolled out our new interactive scorecard platform for the Quality Scorecard for Blended Learning Programs along with the Quality Scorecard Handbook: Criteria for Excellence in Blended Learning Programs. You can use these newest tools to help your program seek an OLC endorsement for quality in blended learning. Call today for more information.
Congrats to the Digital Learning Innovation Award Winners!
We are excited by the results of the first Digital Learning Innovation Award and are eager to begin the work of sharing success stories to support other institutions ready to implement similarly successful digital courseware initiatives.
Whereas we anticipated relatively familiar institutions to fill the 2016 roster, winning projects attest to a broad story of adoption across institution types and in a variety of disciplines. Read more about each of the institutions and their work on the DLIAward website.
New Workshops, Advanced Level Workshops & Additional Self-paced Offerings in 2017!
Our 2017 Institute schedule is up on the website! Take a look and start creating a professional development plan for yourself today.
In the coming year, The OLC Institute for Professional Development will be launching a series of advanced topic workshops as well as more self-paced offerings. Stay tuned for additional information about our new offerings in early 2017!
Coming Your Way in January 2017… The Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice
Our Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice was updated and redesigned in 2016! The new version of this program aims to promote a deeper understanding of blended learning research and practice among teaching faculty members, instructional designers, and institutional executives through a discussion and critique of recent literature on blended learning. This program also incorporates the use of the OLC Blended Learning Scorecard.
Seeking Expert Instructional Designers and Technologists
The O*NET Data Collection Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, is seeking the input of expert Instructional Designers and Technologists. As the nation’s most comprehensive source of occupational data, O*NET is a free resource for millions of job seekers, employers, veterans, educators, and students. (www.onetonline.org). Participating in this work will help ensure that the characteristics, attributes and complexities of your profession are described accurately in the O*NET Database for the American public for career exploration and job analysis.
We encourage you to consider helping to keep information about your profession accurate and current for the benefit of our colleagues and the nation. Thank you very much for your support of OLC and the DOL’s O*NET program. Submit your information today.