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March 20, 2019

New Issue Of The Online Learning Journal Available

No K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning articles in this issue.

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New Issue of the Online LearningJournal available

This first issue of 2019 contains 15 articles reflecting a broad range of topics, research questions, and methods. This collection of studies advances our understanding of cultural, theoretical, pedagogical, methodological, faculty, and professional development concerns in online settings.

We invite you to read and share this issue with colleagues and to consider submitting your original work to Online Learning.

The journal is open access, does not charge author fees, and is published on the Open Journal System

Read now.

If you are interested in submitting content to the Online Learning Journal, please review our author guidelines.

Submission topics must relate to online and/or blended learning. There are no article submission fees or access charges for publication in this open journal prior to or after acceptance of the article.

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March 17, 2019

OLC Innovate 2019: Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility, ID Networking, And More

An item from Friday’s inbox…

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OLC Innovate 2019 - Online Education Conference
OLC Innovate 2019 | April 2-5 | Denver, CO
Can’t travel to Denver? Attend virtually!
Live-Streamed Keynotes – Research Highlights – Future Education Trends – Participate in Real Time – Post Questions in Each Individual Session’s Online Chat Room.
Which option is right for you?

  • Buy 2, Get 1 Free (Individuals)
  • Buy 4, Get 2 Free (Individuals)
  • Buy 6, Get 3 Free (Individuals)
  • Unlimited Group Package
What’s so great about Innovate 2019?

New & Not to be Missed!

  • Focus on Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility: honoring all individuals for who they are, where they are
  • Interactive Content: Educate and Reflect, Interaction/Collaboration Opportunities, Community College & HBCU Summits, Denver Design-Off
  • FUN: Contests, Prizes, Yoga, Serenity Lodge, Meditation & Mindfulness, Ranger Talk-Abouts, Campfire Stories and so much more!

Join the fun Denver.  Learn More

Community College Summit 2019

How might we re-imagine our traditional notions of access and success to create new opportunities to best serve the needs of all students? On April 3rd, community college educators will convene at the 2019 OLC Innovate Community College Summit to work in deep reflection, dialogue, and collaboration as we collectively explore the role of online learning in social mobility.  Read more…

Join us for this half-day event April 3rd at the OLC Innovate conference in Denver.

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March 13, 2019

Survey: What Are Your Professional Development Needs?

From Monday’s inbox…

Tell us and win!

Please accept our apologies for the duplicate emails, this email has the correct link to provide your feedback.

You’re invited to provide the OLC Institute for Professional Development with feedback on your professional development needs. Your input will help us make improvements to our catalog of learning opportunities and responses are completely anonymous.

The survey will be open until Friday, April 5, 2019.  If you have any questions, please email us: institute@onlinelearning-c.org.

Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate. Two survey respondents will be chosen randomly to win a free OLC workshop (7-day, 3-day, or synchronous) to use during 2019!

UPCOMING INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

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Open Educational Resources: From the Fringes into the Mainstream

Dr. Kim Grewe, OLC Institute faculty for OER Part I: Exploring Open Educational Resources and OER Part II: Implementing Open Educational Resources recently joined us on our blog and answered our questions about open educational resources. Read here.

Intrigued? Join the upcoming Part II workshop starting March 25th!

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Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning Workshop

Mar 25 – Mar 31, 2019
Explore the easy-to-use online video delivery platform, YouTube. You will learn how to navigate through the Creator Studio in YouTube as well as organize video content to support your instructional goals in your online or blended classroom environment.

MARCH WORKSHOPS

New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning
Introduction to Online Presentation Tools
OER, Part II: Implementing Open Educational Resources

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Online Teaching
Advanced Online Teaching
Instructional Designer

APRIL WORKSHOPS

Designing Courses with a Multimodal Approach
Introduction to Screencasting Tools
Exploring Competency-Based Education
New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
Fundamentals: ADA & Web Accessibility
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part III: Prototyping
Managing Faculty Workload

MASTERY SERIES

Online Science Labs
Social Media for Online Education
Instructional Design

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Want To Attend OLC Innovate 2019 But Your University Continues To Restrict Your Travel Budget?

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The virtual attendee option provides the opportunity for individuals and institutions to attend select sessions of the conference via live stream services. Email not displaying correctly?
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OLC Innovate 2019 - Online Education Conference
April 2 – 5, 2019

Hello Michael,

Did you know that your entire institution can attend OLC Innovate 2019 virtually? Our unlimited group virtual attendee option provides the opportunity for institutions to attend select sessions of the conference via live stream services.

Over 75 select sessions will be available via live stream, including daily keynote presentations, featured sessions on a variety of topics by subject matter experts, Best-in-Track presentations, select education sessions, and key industry showcase demonstrations. In addition to live streaming access, on-demand access of all recorded sessions is provided for one year post-conference.

Buy more and save! Buy 2-6, Get 1-3 Free options available (individuals), or register with the unlimited group package as low as $995!

OLC Innovate 2019 virtual package includes:

  • Live-stream and on-demand recordings of 75+ sessions
  • Keynote and Best-in-Track presentations, and much more
  • Ability to participate despite schedule or budget restraints

OLC Institutional Members get special pricing on professional development and conferences!

Benefits of Membership:

  • Discounts on all OLC workshops and conferences as a member
  • Discounts on OLC Online Teaching Certificate programs and Mastery Series programs are also available
  • Full use of OLC Quality Scorecards

Contact sales@onlinelearining-c.org to get started.

Best Regards,

Thomas Heitz
320-241-1904 | thomas.heitz@onlinelearning-c.org

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March 10, 2019

OLC Innovate 2019: Diversity, Inclusion, & Accessibility, ID Networking Break, And More

And from Friday’s inbox…

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OLC Innovate 2019 | April 2-5 | Denver, CO

Many of us in education are engaged in work that seeks to create and promote diverse and inclusive learning environments. We want to make participating and the conference experience simple, accessible, and inclusive.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, & Accessibility (IDEA)

At OLC Innovate, attendees can participate in a wide variety of events celebrating our commitment to IDEA, including attending the 3rd annual HBCU Summit, stopping by our Ranger station for accessible meeting space maps and tours, purchasing a ticket to attend our Wednesday evening “IDEA Night”, supporting the IDEA in Digital Learning Leadership Scholarship, and selecting sessions and workshops such as our “Big Sandwich, Little Bites! Planning and Strategies for Web Accessibility” workshop, among other things. Learn more about our efforts in creating an inclusive conference experience by visiting our Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility page on the conference website.

Networking Break – Instructional Designer Meetup

Our Instructional Designer Meetup is all about finding the familiar connections around us and leveraging them to create innovative approaches, practices and solutions. We’ll connect over shared work and maybe play Disruptus, an award-winning game on disruptive thinking, over treats. Join us on Thursday, April 4, 10:30 – 11:15am in the Speed Networking Lounge. Review the full Speed Networking Lounge schedule.

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OLC Live!: Collaboration via Virtual Hub

We have heard time and again that the most valuable part of conferences is the informal conversation that occurs after an interesting session and at the end of the day. To close the gap between virtual attendance and in-person attendance, we’ve developed a virtual lounge where participants can interact with presenters, talk to the Keynote speakers, and have conversations with other virtual attendees. Learn more.

Attendees Agree: OLC Innovate is the {Virtual} Place to Be!

One of the key takeaways from our post-conference survey results has been how valuable and convenient our virtual attendee options have been! Participating in OLC Innovate from a home or office laptop seems like a no brainer when traveling isn’t possible. Learn more in this recent blog post.

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