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August 15, 2018

OLC Today Newsletter: August 14, 2018

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August 14, 2018 | Volume 17 | Issue 16

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New Workshop: Essentials Part III, Course Design
September 10 – 16, 2018

When you’re new to online teaching, you’ll need a great online syllabus and some strategies for designing effective online learning activities. This new workshop, the third part of the New to Online: Essentials series will help you identify important considerations in the design of both. Register today!

Please note: Essentials III can be taken as a stand-alone workshop or as a part of the Essentials series. Check out New to Online: Essentials, Parts I and II.

Earn an OLC Mastery in Online Teaching

Each Mastery Series consists of three workshops that help you explore relevant research and use that research to help you design an effective teaching and learning environment. Join an upcoming cohort:

Instructional Design | October 10 – December 12, 2018
Online Science Labs | October 10 – December 12, 2018
Social Media for Online Education |October 10 – December 12, 2018

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Analyze Learning Theories and Instructional Methods
Sep 10, 2018 – Feb 03, 2019

The goal of the Instructional Designer Certificate Program is to help instructional designers build or refine their skills in working with faculty during the course design and development process. The courses in this program can be taken together for the overall certificate, or taken as separate professional development offerings. Intrigued? Join the upcoming cohort in September.

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Call for Presentations Open Until September 12th
OLC Innovate | April 3-5 | Denver

The OLC/MERLOT Program Committee seeks proposals for interactive sessions including Workshops, Emerging Ideas, Educate and Reflect sessions, Conversations Not Presentations, Career Forum Roundtables, Graduate Student Emerging Ideas, and hands-on Innovation Lab demonstrations that engage and inform participants. Proposed sessions will be targeted to administrators, design thinkers, faculty, instructional support, students, training professionals, technologists, researchers and others and include specific opportunities for engagement of your proposed audience.

Learn more and get started today! The submission deadline is September 12, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET.

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Start Planning Your OLC Accelerate Experience
Nov. 14-16 | Orlando, FL

The OLC Accelerate Program Committee has selected featured sessions ranging from accessibility to professional development and everything in-between. Start reviewing the list and preparing your schedule so you don’t miss the best of the best.

Haven’t registered yet? Early bird pricing is only available until September 19, so register today!

Join the Conversation Around Accessibility
Sept. 25 | Kansas City, MO

Join your fellow digital learning education professionals, educators, and administrators to network with experts and collaborate on solving the accessibility challenges in the last OLC Collaborate event of 2018. You’ll get the chance to hear from regional experts regarding current and emerging trends in accessibility policy and implementation.

Continue the conversation around accessibility, which has been a topic of focus in OLC’s “year of accessibility.” Collaborate and network with your regional peers during group discussions on strategizing, designing, and incorporating accessibility at your institution. Register today!

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Reflecting on OLC Collaborate – NYC
August 7 | Berkeley College

Last week, senior leaders, program directors, instructional designers, faculty and staff from institutions throughout the New York metropolitan region convened at Berkeley College’s mid-town Manhattan location. Hear how things went firsthand from Devon Cancilla, Liz Ciabocchi, and Russell Poulin who presented at the event, in this blog post.

Mark your calendar for the next OLC Collaborate event, coming soon onSeptember 25 in Kansas City, MOLike and share the event on facebook!

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OLC Welcomes New Chief Knowledge Officer

Effective August 1st, Devon Cancilla, Ph.D. has joined OLC as Chief Knowledge Officer.

“Devon brings a depth of experience that I am confident will help us in advancing OLC’s mission,” said OLC’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Kathleen Ives, D.M. “I am looking forward to his guidance and contributions to our organization and our community.”

Cancilla most recently served as Vice Provost for Academic Innovation at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Welcome, Devon!

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Devon Cancilla, Ph.D.
OLC Chief Knowledge Officer

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Scholarship Opportunities Open for Application

Applications are now being accepted for the Women in Digital Learning Leadership Scholarship and the Bruce Chaloux Scholarship for Early Career Excellence. The scholarships include OLC Accelerate 2018 conference registration.
Submissions are welcome until September 1, 2018. Recipients will be recognized at OLC Accelerate in November.

Be Recognized: OLC Awards Open

Are you or your colleagues doing outstanding work in the field of online teaching and learning? Currently, 5 categories of OLC Awards of Excellence are recognized. Learn more about each award and start the nomination process. Nominations are open until September 4, 2018.

OLC welcomes you to share techniques, strategies, and practices in online education that have worked for you!Learn more and submit your effective practice. The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2018. All recipients will be recognized at OLC Accelerate in November in Orlando, FL.

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UPCOMING INSTITUTE  PROGRAMS


WORKSHOPS

Creating YouTube Videos for Teaching & Learning
August 20-26, 2018

Introduction to Online Presentation Tools
August 20-26, 2018

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 2
August 21, 2018

More workshops


MASTERY SERIES

Blended Learning: Research into Practice
Starts August 22, 2018

Online Science Labs
Starts October 10, 2018


CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Online Teaching Certificate
Starts August 27, 2018

Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
Starts October 1, 2018

Full Institute Schedule

NEWS YOU CAN USE

WSU Pullman hosts online education leadership institute this week

DETA Featured in Special Edition of the OLJ

3 Lessons on the State of Innovation in Higher Ed

Read more.


UPCOMING  EVENTS

OLC Collaborate – Kansas City, MO | Registration open!
September 25, 2018

OLC Accelerate 2018 | Orlando, FL – Registration open!
November 14-16, 2018


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August 14, 2018

New Workshop: Online Essentials Part III, Course Design

Another item from yesterday’s inbox…

New to Online Essentials Part III, Course Design

When you’re new to online teaching, you’ll need a great online syllabus and some strategies for designing effective online learning activities. This new workshop, the third part of the New to Online: Essentials series will help you identify important considerations in the design of both. The next cohort starts September 10thRegister today!

Please note: Essentials III can be taken as a stand-alone workshop or as a part of the Essentials series.  Missed New to Online: Essentials, Parts I and II? Here are the start dates for these upcoming workshops:

Part I: Getting Started | September 24 – 30, 2018
Part II: Converting Your Course | August  20 – 26, 2018

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“If you want a quick, accessible, and informative class to get your feet wet in beginning your first online class, this is for you. You’ll come away having thought about online pedagogy, working through some things to do on the front end to ensure students will get as much as possible from the course, and lots of literature you can refer to later.”

-Wendy Lucas, Chair and Associate Professor of History, University of Central Arkansas
New to Online: Essentials, Part 1

“The quality of instructor support and the clarity and variety of instructional materials was top notch.”

-Terry Gess, Clay Instructor, Professional Crafts, Haywood Community College
New to Online: Essentials, Part 2

FEATURED WORKSHOP

INTRODUCTION TO AUDIO & VIDEO TOOLS

According to research, the use of audio and video can foster a sense of presence, increase engagement, and improve learning outcomes. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively create and use audio and video for your courses using various free tools. Join Facilitator Dr. Julia VanderMolen starting September 10th.

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Facilitator Dr. Julia VanderMolen is an Assistant Professor in the Allied Health Sciences program within the College of Health Professions at Grand Valley State University. Learn more about how she feels we should investigate new ways to engage our students, as well as a variety of other topics in her OLC Insights blog post.

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SEPTEMBER WORKSHOPS

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August 11, 2018

Collaborate with OLC in Kansas City this September

While this organizations is primarily focused on higher education and adult learners, there have made attempts to include K-12 contexts.  So if you happen to be near Kansas City, check them out.

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CONFERENCE AND EVENT UPDATE
OLC COLLABORATE 2018  Regional Events

EXPLORING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE: ACCESSIBILITY IN DIGITAL LEARNING
OLC Collaborate | September 25 | Kansas City, MO

Join Devon Cancilla, OLC Chief Knowledge Officer, as he leads a discussion about accessibility from the student perspective. Students will describe their experiences in navigating the digital campus and will provide insights into thinking about unintended obstacles to student success and how institutions can think more broadly about accessibility.

This is just one of the General Sessions at OLC Collaborate – Kansas City. Join us for a full day of networking and learning. General Sessions are 45 minutes long, followed by 45-minute interactive discussions. Learn more and register today!

Devon Cancilla

Join Devon Cancilla at OLC Collaborate in Kansas City.
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OLC ACCELERATE 2018 Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide
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FULL PROGRAM POSTED!
OLC Accelerate | November 13-16 | Orlando, FL

The OLC Accelerate 2018 Program has been posted to our website, with presenter notifications emailed out July 19th.

With topics ranging from accessibility to virtual reality and everything in between, we had a record number of submissions this year! Review the full program and register to attend today!

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATION
OLC Accelerate | November 13-16 | Orlando, FL

Applications are now being accepted for theWomen in Digital Learning Leadership Scholarship and the Bruce Chaloux Scholarship for Early Career Excellence. The scholarships include OLC Accelerate 2018 conference registration.

Submissions are welcome until September 1, 2018. Winners will be recognized at OLC Accelerate in November.

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BE RECOGNIZED:
OLC AWARDS OPEN
OLC Accelerate | November 13-16 | Orlando, FL

Are you or your colleagues doing outstanding work in the field of online teaching and learning? Currently, 5 categories of OLC Awards of Excellence are recognized. Learn more about each award and start the nomination process. Nominations are open until September 4, 2018.

OLC welcomes you to share techniques, strategies, and practices in online education that have worked for you! Learn more and submit your effective practice. The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2018.

Award winners will be recognized at OLC Accelerate 2018 on Tuesday, November 13 in Orlando, FL.

OLC INNOVATE 2019 Education Reimagined

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS NOW OPEN FOR OLC INNOVATE 2019
OLC Innovate | April 3-5, 2019 | Denver, CO

The OLC/MERLOT Program Committee seeks proposals for interactive sessions including Workshops, Emerging Ideas, Educate and Reflect sessions, Conversations Not Presentations, Career Forum Roundtables, Graduate Student Emerging Ideas sessions, and hands-on Innovation Lab demonstrations that engage and inform participants. Proposed sessions will be targeted to administrators, design thinkers, faculty, instructional support, students, training professionals, technologists, researchers and others and include specific opportunities for engagement of your proposed audience.

Learn more and get started today! The submission deadline is September 12, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET.

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The theme for the year’s conference is “Moving Mountains in Digital, Blended, and Online Learning.” It will be held at the new Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, CO.
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UPCOMING EVENTS
OLC Accelerate 2018 | Orlando, FL – Registration open!
November 14-16, 2018

OLC Collaborate Regional Events in 2018

OLC Collaborate – UMKC – Kansas City, MO | September 25, 2018 – Registration open!

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August 10, 2018

Upcoming Opportunities to Collaborate and Learn

Note these opportunities from the Online Learning Consortium.

Enhance your online teaching skills with OLC workshops.

OLC workshops are a cost-effective way to collaborate with peers and experts via synchronous and asynchronous methods for effective and engaging learning. We are committed to modeling best practices for online learning in all of our workshops. Toward that end, our workshops will utilize numerous proven instructional strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own online or blended course.

Upcoming Workshops
NEW! New to Online: Essentials Part 3, Course Design Basics
September 10 – 16, 2018

When you’re new to online teaching, you’ll need a great online syllabus and some strategies for designing effective online learning activities. This new workshop, the third part of the New to Online: Essentials series will help you identify important considerations in the design of both.

Introduction to Audio & Video Tools
September 10 – 16, 2018

According to research, the use of audio and video can foster a sense of presence, increase engagement, and improve learning outcomes. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively create and use audio and video for your courses using various free tools.

Introduction to Digital Badges
September 10 – 16, 2018

In this workshop, we will explore the benefits and challenges of implementing badging and explore the potential for your course or institution by thinking about specific guidelines and evaluation criteria to establish the value of the badge.

Strategies for Effective Mobile Learning in the Online and Blended Classroom
September 10 – 16, 2018

Are you ready to establish your mobile definition, context, and integration strategy? Join this workshop to explore effective mobile pedagogies for use in online and blended learning environments, and create a mobile learning artifact for integration of mobile into your online and/or blended courses.

Designing a Flipped Classroom
September 10 – 16, 2018

Flipping the classroom is currently one of the most popular trends in education at all levels! In this workshop, you will explore different flipped design models and the educational benefits of the flipped design.

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August 9, 2018

Instructional Design Specialist Gains Valuable Training Through OLC/SUNY Instructional Designer Certificate Program

An item from Monday’s inbox…

The goal of the Instructional Designer Certificate Program is to help instructional designers build or refine their skills in working with faculty during the course design and development process. Throughout the four 4-week courses, you will:

  • learn strategies and gain resources for guiding faculty through the course design/development process,
  • analyze learning/instructional theories and instructional methods,
  • assess needs for online course resources, identify ways to stay current with emerging best practices,
  • and become qualified in applying the OSCQR rubric and process.

The courses in this program can be taken together for the overall certificate, or taken as separate professional development offerings.

Intrigued? Join the upcoming cohort in September.

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“The OLC/SUNY Instructional Designer Certificate Program gave me hands-on experience with methods, tools, and technology that I could begin using immediately in my work with faculty and within my organization. The support and ideas from the fellow professionals in the program courses wasexceptional.”
Melissa Baysingar, Instructional Design Specialist,
William Rainey Harper College

FEATURED RESOURCE

Instructional Design in Higher Education - Defining an Evolving Field NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGNERS

Instructional Design in Higher Education: Defining an Evolving Field, is the second white paper in the OLC Outlook series. It provides an overview of the growing field of instructional design in higher education, from why the field is growing to how designers are functioning in their role. The report is accompanied by an annotated bibliography to offer further resources for reading in this area.button_learn-more.png

FEATURED WORKSHOP

CREATING YOUTUBE VIDEOS FOR TEACHING & LEARNING

Are you looking for new multimedia strategies for your virtual or blended classroom? Join us as we explore an easy-to-use online video delivery platform, YouTube. In this collaborative learning environment, you will learn to create a video, determine the best licensing and privacy settings, implement an interactive component to the video and manage closed captioning for accessibility purposes. Join facilitator Leah Chuchran-Davis for the next workshop starting on August 20th.

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Facilitator Leah Chuchran-Davis has been teaching and learning in the online environment since 2005, and all her degrees and certificates were also earned online. She is currently a virtual- preneur not only with The Online Learning Consortium, but also for Emory College.

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