The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. Their focus is on driving best practices for Quality Online Learning.
Joining the OLC will provide GCC faculty with access to resources, best practices, and networking opportunities to enhance our online learning programs and stay up-to-date with emerging trends in the field. OLC provides access to a vast network of professionals in the field of online learning, allowing member institutions to collaborate and share best practices. Additionally, they offer a range of professional development opportunities, including workshops, webinars, and conferences, to help members stay up-to-date with the latest trends and technologies in online education. OLC also provides resources and tools to help member institutions improve the quality of their online programs and better serve their students.
Join other online instructors for the OLC Accelerate 2023 conference and help shape the future of online, digital, and blended learning. Let Alisa Cooper know if you’re interested, as there are discounts for members and if we get a certain number the discount is significant.
Virtual: October 3-5, 2023 – Cost $325 (Buy 2, get 1 free)
Onsite: Washington, DC: October 24-27, 2023 – Cost $925
Click here to learn more about this upcoming conference: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/
In order to qualify for member discounts, you must register for an account on the OLC website. Open this document to see what additional benefits are available and how to set up your account. You must use your @gccaz.edu email address when registering: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Qs4rfxt7fuJFjzaR8I8SzMKFiA6x7DT7/view?usp=sharing
Here are a few on demand webinars from OLC to check out. You have to register before you can watch the recording. Find more here.
- AI in Higher Ed: Opportunities and Threats – How will artificial intelligence (AI) tools (such as ChatGPT and Bard) affect online, blended, and digital learning in higher education? Join us for a panel discussion on the opportunities and threats associated with this emerging technology.
- Beyond Belonging: Creating Online and Blended Spaces for First-Generation Students to Flourish – Although first-generation students—those first in their families to pursue higher education—comprise a sizable portion of gateway (or general education) course enrollment, little, if any, attention has been given to the pedagogical approaches that might be used to meet the needs of this diverse student population (Baldwin et al., 2021). This webinar will focus on strategies and approaches that can be used to go beyond belonging to create inclusive academic experiences for first-generation students.