Education and technology company Cengage has announced a partnership with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) to offer professional development opportunities for faculty and administrators — via bootcamps, office hours and customised trainings — to support colleges and universities with online and blended learning. Cengage is also continuing its series of free webinars to augment its expansive professional development resources for higher education professionals.
OLC is a collaborative community of education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences. OLC and Cengage collaborated on a survey about higher education’s pivot to online learning this spring, and will explore additional research opportunities in the future.
Starting this month, the Cengage-OLC collaboration will offer the following resources: Administrator-focused live workshops, trainings and resources on the topics - strategies to improve retention, strategies for supporting online faculty, integrating digital strategy into institutional strategy, managing faculty workload, and strategies for evaluating online faculty; Free, self-paced faculty bootcamp trainings on the topics - online teaching pedagogy & best practices, universal learning design, using educational technology, student motivation and engagement, and health and wellness for self and students; Weekly office hours with OLC and Cengage faculty partners; and access to Cengage faculty partners who are trained and certified by OLC in effective online teaching.
Cengage has continued its series of free national webinars about emerging course models and remote teaching best practices with faculty partners and leaders in online learning. Thousands of educators have joined the webinars this summer and recordings are available online.
Cengage is also regularly adding content and resources from faculty partners and online learning leaders to Today’s Learner.
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