University of Texas at Arlington

Online Learning Consortium

At the Online Learning Consortium: Accelerate conference in November, I attended a series of events that pitted teams of educators against one another in a fast-paced competition to propose a solution to a pressing problem in online education. Teams were given a problem prompt, 15 minutes to ideate a solution, and a few minutes each to pitch their solutions to a panel of judges. There were five sessions total; the first four sessions were preliminary rounds and the fifth was the final round where winners from the preliminaries faced off against each other. Each of these sessions lasted...

Tags: experiential learning, Online Learning Consortium, Professional Learning Communities

It took me hours to figure out a schedule for the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Accelerate Conference coming up next week in Orlando. This is without a doubt the most daunting and frustrating conference schedule I’ve ever seen. They are cramming in way too many concurrent sessions making it impossible to attend all the sessions that I want. For example, there are over 40 concurrent session on the 16th between 12:00-12:45! Four of those are sessions that I would love to be able to attend, but I can only chose one. I am exasperated by the idea that they are providing over 540 sessions in...

Tags: Online Learning Consortium, maker literacy