Archives - June, 2023

Seven Tips for Successfully Implementing a HyFlex / ActiveFlex Project

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Mark Gale, Ph.D., Faculty/Associate Professor, Instructional Design

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    In recent years, the HyFlex modality has grown in popularity largely due to enrollment disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally conceived at San Francisco State University in the mid-2000s, the format provided the flexibility students and faculty needed due to Read More >

Guiding Innovation and Excellence in Blended Teaching and Learning

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Bucky Dodd, Ph.D., CEO, Principal Consultant for ClearKinetic

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Technology is embedded in almost every aspect of our lives – from travel, finances, cooking, fitness, and learning. Many educators would also likely note that just because technology is available and used doesn’t necessarily mean it is an effective or intentional part Read More >

OLC Innovate 2023 Booth Raffle Winners & Thank You

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Tyler McKinney, Online Learning Consortium Digital Marketing Manager

 

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    Education professionals from around the world gathered together virtually and in-person for the 2023 OLC Innovate conference presented by OLC and MERLOT. This year’s conference provided a path for innovators of all experience levels and backgrounds to share Read More >

Meet the 2023 OLC Award of Excellence and Scholarship Recipients

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Courtney Giesinger and Samantha Becker

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Transformative learning experiences are made possible through the tireless dedication of practitioners. Untold hours of development, design, testing, and expertise must come together to create meaningful learning opportunities. The digital learning community can collectively advance by discovering the impactful work Read More >

Students Explore the Evolving Field of Instructional Design

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Nicole Weber, Lisa Anderson, Erin Applegate, Nicole Augustin, Hannah Bauer, Maryssa Boeldt, Brittany Cantwell, Andrea Chang, Amanda Curren, Melissa Droessler, Jenny Farrar, Ryan Germain, Kourtnie Hunter, Ben Johnson, Andrea Lythgoe, Kyla McHenry, Mindi Ryan, EJ Saldana, Megan Schullo, Diane Stewart, Kelley Wasmund, Amber Williams

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Over the summer of 2022, as I was redesigning a fully online research methods course for the Instructional Design and Learning Technology (IDLT) Master of Science Program that I was assigned to teach in the fall of 2022, I focused Read More >

Agile Leadership Needed in this Distorted Time-Space Continuum

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Amanda E. Major, Assistant Program Director, Pegasus Innovation Lab, Division of Digital Learning, University of Central Florida

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Shifting us into warp drive, distorting the time-space continuum, recent technologies like machine learning (such as GPT-3), analytics, cloud computing, blockchain, and connected devices have challenged many established higher education systems. This combined with the rapid entry of mega-corporations (e.g., Read More >

OLC Releases First Book from OLC Press – Featuring First-hand Stories from Chief Online Officers

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Samantha Becker, Online Learning Consortium Storyteller

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It takes seeds of creativity and collaboration to craft meaningful, engaging online experiences. The inaugural book from OLC Press, From Grassroots to the Highly-Orchestrated: Online Leaders Share Their Stories of the Evolving Online Organizational Landscape in Higher Ed presents a Read More >