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May 26, 2017

Join OLC As We Venture To The Great Northwest For OLC Collaborate – Alaska!

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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OLC Collaborate – Alaska
August 21 – 22, 2017
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Dear Michael,

Join us for this two-day professional development opportunity! OLC is coming to Anchorage to meet with online learning professionals, educators and administrators to engage in collaborative conversations around innovation and digital courseware.

The event’s program includes keynote speakers to offer insightful views of the changing university through short, focused presentations. Our first day features an eLearning Roadshow theme, with engaging presentations on digital learning, while day 2 will be focused on the future of elearning. Presentations will be followed by facilitator-led discussions to allow participants to delve into each topic in greater detail.

OLC Collaborate – Alaska, hosted by our academic partner, the University of Alaska – Anchorage, takes place August 21st and 22nd. Save the date, make your travel plans to “The Last Frontier,” and register today!

Hope to see you soon,

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“The break out sessions allowed me to discuss topics with peers and discover a wide range of perspectives on a range of important topics.”

– Jeff Brady,
Instructional Designer, Hillsborough Community College,
OLC Collaborate – Orlando

Kathleen S. Ives, D.M.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
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May 24, 2017

Blended Mastery Series: Stay on the Cutting Edge of Teaching Practices and Leverage in Your Classroom

From Monday’s inbox…

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Stay on the Cutting Edge of Teaching Practices and Leverage in Your Classroom
Dear Michael,

“[OLC’s Blended Learning Mastery Series] helps to systematically create a learning program that provides a holistic view as well as in-depth aspects of developing effective online course(s),” said Arun Madapusi, a former educator and currently an educator-consultant.

“The ‘deep dive’ into practitioner and pedagogical knowledge and their practical application in the OLC Blended Learning Mastery Series enables one to stay on the cutting edge of teaching practices and leverage these in the classroom,” he added.

Learn more about his experience and the benefits he’s found from enrolling in the Blended Mastery Series. Join the next cohort, starting August 9.

Keep on Learning!

Jennifer
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“The Blended Learning Mastery Series leverages theory and research, ties them effectively to practice, and opens up so many possibilities to create an effective teaching and learning environment.”

-Arun Madapusi, Educator-Consultant

Read more about Arun’s story.

Have you had a great experience with OLC? We’d love to share your story! Contact Jean Simmons, Director of Marketing, at jean.simmons@onlinelearning-c.org.

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May 20, 2017

Digital Learning Innovation Award for Teams & Institutions

From Friday’s inbox…

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OLC Call for Submissions for
Digital Learning Innovation Award
Submission Portal Open Until June 30, 2017
Dear Michael,

The Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward) program recognizes faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware.

To accelerate the successful implementation of digital courseware that results in increased student success, OLC is calling for submissions from accredited U.S.-based institutions in two categories:
  • Institutional Award – $100,000 (up to three awarded)
  • Faculty-led Team Award – $10,000 (up to 10 awarded)

Learn from our 2016 DLIAward recipients in this short video where they share recommendations to institutions inspired by digital courseware.

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Intrigued? Join us for an informational webinar on May 31 or June 14 or visit the website for full details regarding the award competition. Deadline to submit: June 30, 2017.DLI_award.pngBest Regards,

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May 19, 2017

Read the Handbook: Creating a Student Success Plan for Higher Ed

From Wednesday’s inbox…

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The Student Success Handbook
for Higher Education

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Hi Michael,

With higher education enrollment rates steadily declining, it’s more important than ever for institutions to invest in student success.

Putting solid support behind student success can be a key differentiator for an institution. It ultimately shows students—prospective and current—that they’re valued and will be supported in learning the skills they need to succeed in future careers. It also encourages retention from enrollment through to graduation.

If your institution is looking to create a viable student success plan but aren’t sure where to begin, check out the Student Success Handbook for Higher Education. It provides strategies that you can use to invest in student success, including how you can improve retention rates, retain students, and make informed decisions based on student data.

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May 17, 2017

Looking For An Instructional Design Program?

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Which OLC Instructional Design Program
Is Right for You?
Dear Michael,

Have you been considering an OLC program in Instructional Design but aren’t sure which is right for you?

The Institute for Professional Development is pleased to offer two different options for instructional designers and eLearning professionals looking to improve their competencies in online course design and development.

The Instructional Design Mastery Series is a series of three workshops. Throughout each of the workshops, you will explore common instructional design techniques (based on relevant research) and use such strategies to help you design an effective learning unit. The next cohort starts June 7, register today!

The Instructional Designer Certificate Program helps prepare instructional designers for working with faculty subject matter experts throughout the course design/development process. The full program is comprised of 4 four-week workshops which can be completed over a six-month period. Join us starting July 10.

I hope this helps you define which program options (or both) might work best for your professional development needs. Learn more.

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July Workshops


New to Online: Essentials Part 1, Getting Started
July 10, 2017

Creating Infographics for Learning
July 10, 2017

Designing a Flipped Classroom
July 10, 2017

An Introduction to LX Design
July 10, 2017

Introduction to Copyright & Fair Use, Part 1
July 11, 2017

Introduction to Screencasting Tools
July 12, 2017

Strategies to Increase Faculty Motivation
July 12, 2017

Fundamentals: Supporting New Online Learners
July 24, 2017

Exploring App Smashing
July 24, 2017

Creating Effective Assessments
July 24, 2017

Designing Courses with Multimodal Approach
July 24, 2017

Strategies to Improve Retention
July 24, 2017

Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
July 24, 2017

Best Regards,

Jennifer
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Jennifer Rafferty | Director of the OLC Institute for Professional Development | Online Learning Consortium | 617-716-1414 | info@onlinelearning-c.org

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