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New OLC Global Cohort to Explore Advancements in Online Learning

The Online Learning Consortium is calling for applications to participate in a new cohort that will work collaboratively to identify challenges and opportunities in online and blended learning.

Free Workshop Addresses Equity in Digital Learning

Every Learner Everywhere, a network of organizations focused on education technologies, teaching practices and support services for blended and online learning environments, is offering a free virtual workshop on the topic of equity in digital learning.

Miami Dade College and IBM Initiative to Support Faculty Training, Next-Gen Skills

Miami Dade College is collaborating with IBM on a spate of workforce development offerings, including expanded faculty training as well as digital courses in areas such as artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity and quantum computing.

Expert Network Offers Free Coaching on Equity, Inclusion and Digital Learning

Every Learner Everywhere has assembled a network of equity and digital learning experts to provide free professional coaching for higher education faculty, course coordinators, instructional designers and academic leaders across the United States.

Instructure Intros Canvas Certified Educator Program

This week, during Instructure's virtual customer conference, CanvasCon Online, the learning management system company announced the Canvas Certified Educator program.

Colgate U Outsourcing Faculty Support for Hybrid Learning

New York's Colgate University has sought outside help to improve the quality of its hybrid learning experience. The university, which has reopened to students on campus, is also continuing its remote learning programs. Now, some faculty will have access to 2UOS Essential from 2U, a set of services for course production and development, technology and support.

New Vanderbilt Instructional Design Support Center to Ease Faculty Transition to Online Teaching

Vanderbilt University has announced a new Instructional Design Support Center focused on improving online teaching and course quality.

Arizona State U to Share Help with Remote Instruction in Free Online Conference

Arizona State University is hosting a free two-day online conference to help all higher education faculty prepare remote courses for the fall.

Lumen Learning Intros Professional Development Program for Faculty

A new professional development offering from Lumen Learning aims to help higher education faculty improve their teaching. Lumen Circles combines an online learning platform with "facilitated fellowships" that connect faculty with peers to form a virtual community of practice.

OLC to Deliver Discounted PD on Online Instruction to Minority-Serving Institutions

The Online Learning Consortium has received a grant to work with minority-serving institutions as they shift to online instruction. The $50,000 award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund delivery of affordable, short-term workshops to reach instructors in institutions that need professional development resources most.