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February 15, 2018

OLC Today Newsletter: February 13, 2018

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February 13, 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 3

email_icon_leadership_100x100.png  OLC ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Submissions are due February 19, 2018.
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Do You Have an Effective Practice to Share?

OLC’s 2018 Effective Practice Awards are open for submissions. We encourage you to submit your effective practices on topics related to innovation and/or technology that enhance the field of digital learning. Submissions are peer reviewed and can help with tenure and promotion. Deadline is February 19, 2018.

Awards for the current round of submissions will be presented at OLC Innovate in Nashville, TN, April 18-20, 2018.  Learn more.

OLC is Hiring Consultants

Do you have experience implementing OLC’s Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Learning? OLC is looking for individuals who have used the scorecard and have experience with leading an online program to join our team of highly skilled consultants. Must be able to travel, work independently, meet deadlines, and provide high quality feedback. 

Send your CV and letter of interest toadvising@onlinelearning-c.org.

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Emerging Scholars Announced

OLC has selected its inaugural class of Emerging Scholars to join the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership.

The Emerging Scholars program provides current and recently graduated doctoral students the opportunity to contribute to research projects in the OLC Research Center, collaborate with institutions and organizations around the world on research projects and network with peers and mentors in the digital learning field. Learn more.

Are You Ready for a Leadership Role in Online Learning?

The 2018 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program is now accepting applications. The IELOL program is designed for those positioned for leadership roles within an individual’s institution, with occupational titles such as manager, associate director, assistant director, vice provost, etc., and leadership responsibilities related to online learning initiatives.

Applications for IELOL 2018 are due by 11:59 pm ET on Friday, March 30, 2018. Register now!

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Want to learn more? Watch this
on-demand info session.
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email_icon_leadership_100x100.png  OLC CONFERENCES

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Last Call to Collaborate with OLC in Pittsburgh!
OLC Collaborate | February 22

OLC Collaborate – Pittsburgh, hosted by our academic partner, Carlow University, is coming up soon!

Spend the day with other online learning professionals, educators and administrators discussing the overarching topics of Digital Learning in the Workplace, Supporting Online Student Success Through Quality Initiatives, Innovative Practices in Online Learning, and more. Register today.

Early Bird Pricing Ends Feb 21 for
OLC Innovate 2018
April 18-20 | Nashville, TN

This conference is designed by and for a number of mixed roles, including practitioners, academics, and administrators representing a variety of career stages and goals. Attendees will come together to create learning experiences that encourage intersectional conversations and opportunities to interact with people that are both alike and very different from you.

Make plans now to join OLC in Nashville. Register before February 21st and save with early bird pricing.

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“OLC Innovate really recharged my Instructional Design batteries. To have three days of motivated, engaging, and innovative people has been the highlight of my year. I can’t wait to attend more OLC conferences and events in the near future! The conference paid for itself after about 2 hours on the first day!”

-Emily Brooks,
UW Colleges Online,
Madison, WI

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Promote a Deeper Understanding of Blended Learning Research and Practice
Starts March 14th

The Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice 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.

Join facilitator, Amanda Major, and your colleagues for the next Blended Learning Mastery Series starting on March 14th.

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“The OLC Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice greatly benefited my professional teaching development along with scholarship of teaching,” said Dr. Amar Kanekar, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator-Health Education/Promotion, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. “The need stemmed from the fact that I was currently teaching a few blended learning courses and wanted to know if what I was doing was aligning with the best practices in blended learning.”Read more about Amar’s experience.

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Facilitator Linda Enghagen is an attorney and professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She teaches Cyberlaw at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and developed a corporate training program entitled “Information Technology and the Law: Software, the Internet and E-mail” in conjunction with the PBS Business & Technology Network.

Introduction to Copyright and Fair Use
Part I | Feb 27 | | Part II | April 10

Whether you are new to online course design and delivery, or an experienced elearning professional looking to deepen your knowledge of copyright and fair use, this 2-part series of OLC workshops will provide you with the foundation you need to avoid copyright infringement. In the first workshop, you will develop an understanding of the basic framework of the applicable law and, more importantly, will learn how to avoid copyright infringement through the application of Six Rules for Course Design. Join facilitator Linda Enghagen for the next workshop starting on February 27th.

INSTITUTE PROGRAMS


UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 1
February 27, 2018

New to Online: Essentials Part 2, Converting Your Course
February 26 – March 4, 2018

Introduction to Audio & Video Tools
February 26 – March 4, 2018

Creating Effective Presentations
February 26 – March 4, 2018

More workshops


UPCOMING MASTERY SERIES

Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice
Starts March 14, 2018

Online Science Labs Mastery Series
Starts April 4, 2018


UPCOMING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Online Teaching Certificate
Starts March 12, 2018

Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
Starts April 9, 2018

Instructional Designer Certificate
Starts April 23, 2018

Full Institute Schedule

NEWS YOU CAN USE

Educause Steps In to Save New Media Consortium

What can data do for students?

Read more.


UPCOMING EVENTS

OLC Innovate 2018 | Nashville, TN – Registration open!
April 18-20, 2018

OLC Collaborate – Pittsburgh | Registration open!
February 22, 2018

OLC Collaborate – NYC | Registration open!
August 7, 2018

See more 2018 locations and sign up for updates!

OLC Accelerate 2018 | Orlando, FL
November 14-16, 2018


NEW VIRTUALLY INSPIRED

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February 13, 2018

Mastering Science Labs in the Virtual Classroom

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

“My goal for teaching online is to have a creative, engaging course where students enjoy learning and interact with each other in the virtual world,” said Natalie Zayas Delgado, Faculty, California State University, Monterey Bay. “The Online Science Labs Mastery Series Program was exactly what I was looking for.”

Learn more about Natalie’s experience and the benefits she found from enrolling in the Online Science Labs Mastery Series. Would you like to join your peers in the next cohort? Register today for the April 4thsession.

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“The OLC Online Science Labs Mastery Series Program was engaging, inspiring,
and made me feel connected.”

-Natalie Zayas Delgado, Faculty,
California State University, Monterey Bay

ADDITIONAL INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

MARCH WORKSHOPS

FULL INSTITUTE SCHEDULE

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OLC Innovate 2018: Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

From yesterday’s inbox…

MERLOT

OLC Innovate

April 18-20, 2018 • Nashville, TN • #OLCInnovate

 

Early Bird Registration Ends Soon!

Early Bird registration for this year’s OLC Innovate conference in Nashville, Tennessee ends Wednesday, February 21, 2018!

 

Book your hotel room before they are all gone!

Book your travel now to get special room rates at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Special rates expire 6pm CT Monday, March 26, 2018.

 

Workshops, Keynotes, HBCU, Sessions and more!

Check out the program schedule to see all the sessions available!

 

 Register Today 

 

 

Questions? Contact conference@onlinelearning-c.org or webmaster@merlot.org.

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February 12, 2018

Call for Nominations: OLC Board Member Positions

I post this here, not because I’m encouraging anyone to run, but because I want to illustrate a point.  Note the bolded sections below.

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Dear Colleague:

The Governance Committee seeks nominations for three (3) current vacancies on the 17-member OLC Board of Directors.

A new Board member should be an engaged member of the online higher education community, possessing a wide perspective in the field with some exposure beyond their institution such as statewide, national or international experience and knowledge in our field. Nominees should possess enthusiasm and a commitment to service in our community. Additionally, a new Board member should have professional experience and expertise in areas of importance such as higher education finance; governance; executive leadership; policy, etc. It is desirable that a new Board member should have a demonstrated record of service to OLC and knowledge of the history and mission of the OLC, as well as a genuine interest in OLC’s success.

We seek nominations for Board members from a wide range of backgrounds and experience to represent the diversity of our membership.

To submit a nomination (including self-nominations) for Board member positions, please visit this site and complete all requested fields by February 23, 2018. If you have any questions or encounter any issues with the form, please contact customerservice@onlinelearning-c.org.

We thank you for your consideration and assistance!

Sincerely,

The OLC Board of Directors Governance Committee

Elizabeth Ciabocchi, Chair
David Cillay
Eric Fredericksen
Kathleen Ives
Kim Long
Julia Parra

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Now this is an organization that used its journal to host a special issue on K-12 online and blended learning, and then had a K-12 track at its subsequent conference (only to have it dropped the previous year).  This is an organization that the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute tried to partner with to bring a greater K-12 focused to another one of its annual conferences (which was a bit of a waste of the MVLRI’s time, from what I have heard).

And this is an organization that wonders why K-12 scholars generally don’t attend their conferences or publish in their journal?  I wonder why…

February 6, 2018

Promote a Deeper Understanding of Blended Learning Research and Practice

From Sunday’s inbox…

The Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice 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.

“The OLC Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice greatly benefited my professional teaching development along with scholarship of teaching,” said Dr. Amar Kanekar, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator-Health Education/Promotion, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. “The need stemmed from the fact that I was currently teaching a few blended learning courses and wanted to know if what I was doing was aligning with the best practices in blended learning.” Read more about Amar’s experience.

Intrigued? Join facilitator, Amanda Major, and your colleagues for the next Blended Learning Mastery Series starting on March 14th.

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“The OLC Blended Learning Mastery Series: Research into Practice was a professionally enriching and very satisfying experience.”

-Dr. Amar Kanekar, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator-
Health Education/Promotion, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

FEATURED WORKSHOP

INTRODUCTION TO COPYRIGHT AND FAIR USE, PART I

Whether you are new to online course design and delivery, or an experienced elearning professional looking to deepen your knowledge of copyright and fair use, this 2-part series of OLC workshops will provide you with the foundation you need to avoid copyright infringement. In the first workshop, you will first develop an understanding of the basic framework of the applicable law and, more importantly, will learn how to avoid copyright infringement through the application of Six Rules for Course Design. Join facilitator Linda Enghagen for the next workshop starting on February 27th.

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Facilitator Linda Enghagen is an attorney and professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She teaches Cyberlaw at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and developed a corporate training program entitled “Information Technology and the Law: Software, the Internet and E-mail” in conjunction with the PBS Business & Technology Network.

ADDITIONAL INSTITUTE PROGRAMS

FEBRUARY WORKSHOPS

MARCH WORKSHOPS

FULL INSTITUTE SCHEDULE

Learn | Attend | Read | Join | Connect | About | Contact | Consult | Support

© 2018 The Online Learning Consortium

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