BOSTON, December 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The e-learning consortium (OLC) today announced a multi-year partnership with Instruct collaborate on research projects and use LMS canvas tools to enrich, support and connect aspects of equitable and inclusive digital learning.
As a leader in online, co-ed and digital education, OLC continually seeks new opportunities to implement and model creative uses of technology that highlight evidence-based practices widely used by faculty, academics, designers and students in their educational work. In addition to topics of a technical nature, faculty development programs increasingly address topics such as personal care and student care.
“The pandemic has demonstrated how important it is to ensure that faculty and students have access to solid and detailed technical documentation, training and support,” said Angela Gunder, director of studies at the OLC. âOur partnership will allow us to share a plurality of digital learning practices that educators can use in all contexts to better meet the needs of our students. “
Over a multi-year period, the partnership will include:
âThere has never been a more critical time to forge deep partnerships and leverage our collective strength in the form of diverse communities of practice, especially around the use of technology in the classroom,â said Melissa LoblÃ©, responsible for customer success. âThese professional development programs are designed for the modern learner with technology at heart. By partnering with OLC, we can reach more educators and impact more learners. “
The partnership has already had a marked impact with new projects, including:
- Work with the Association of Public and Land Universities and Achieving the Dream, through Every learner everywhere, to model communities of practice for disciplinary communities.
- A digital strategy workshop in Canvas for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), built with OLC Scholar Dr. Cristi Ford and Cengage, to promote inclusive and equitable access to higher education through professional development and mentoring opportunities for higher education leaders.
- An engagement platform for OLC Acceleration 2021 conference accessible for one year after the conference for those interested in âattendingâ the event and viewing the sessions and associated content asynchronously.
Canvas and OLC also collaborate on top professional development events, including OLC Innovate, InstructureCon, and Canvas caravan.
About the E-Learning Consortium:
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of education leaders and innovators, dedicated to promoting quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through a comprehensive set of resources, including best practice publications, quality benchmarking, cutting-edge guidance, community conferences, empirical and practitioner-based research and expert advice. The growing OLC community includes faculty members, administrators, trainers, instructional designers, and other learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies, and businesses. Visit onlinelearningconsortium.org for more information.
SOURCE e-learning consortium