Featured July Workshops from Online Learning Consortium


OLC workshops enable colleagues worldwide to collaborate cost effectively 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 teaching strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own online or blended course.

Enhance your online skills in one of our upcoming workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

Exploring Hashtags for Learning
Strategies to Increase Faculty Motivation
Exploring App Smashing
Fundamentals: Supporting New Online Learners
Exploring Hashtags for Learning
computer image.jpg July 11 – 17, 2016

In this workshop, you will explore how hashtags can be used with Twitter and Instagram to increase learner engagement and gather ideas from a wider audience. With the guidance of an expert facilitator from the OLC Institute, you will develop your own strategy for using hashtags to support your instructional goals.

Strategic Topic Workshops

July 13 – 16, 2016

Join an expert facilitator from the OLC Institute in this three-day, asynchronous workshop as you examine research on intrinsic and extrinsic motivating factors and inhibitors for online faculty, and develop strategies to increase faculty motivation and engagement in your institution. Register >

“The OLC workshops are the best of their kind: targeted, focused, effective. I have benefited greatly from what I have learned.” 

Kathleen Hogan, PhD, Program Chair, UMUC


July 25 – 31, 2016

In this one week asynchronous workshop, join an expert facilitator from the OLC Institute along with your colleagues from the field to evaluate evidence-based best practices from other institutions as you develop a plan that will increase student retention in your own institutional setting.Register >

“I found the workshop to be engaging as well as informative. The balance between reading and discussion was managed well and the facilitator encouraged effective discussions. An excellent introduction into student retention!”

Rhian Gahagan, Customer Service Manager, University of Derby Online Learning

Exploring App Smashing
July 25 – 31, 2016

Are you ready for a fresh approach to integrating technology into your teaching and learning strategies? Have you tried app smashing?

App smashing is an easy and effective strategy that can be used by instructors and students. Curious what an actual app smash looks like? Take a look at this videoto see what the instructor put together for you!

Fundamentals Workshops
Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
July 25 – 31, 2016
In this workshop, you will identify different feedback strategies along with effective methods for providing feedback to your students. Many of the practices explored in this workshop can also help increase student engagement and help with faculty satisfaction and workload management.

Fundamentals: Supporting New Online Learners
July 25 – 31, 2016
Through reviewing relevant research and established standards with peers, you will explore strategies for developing a coherent and structured environment to help your new online students achieve success and satisfaction. You will construct a student support plan that integrates those strategies within the constraints of your own institution.


About Robyn Charlton

Robyn is Coordinator of Online Faculty for Miami University Regionals' E-Campus.