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Online Learning Consortium 21st International ConferenceKeynotes and conference sessions have been announced for the Online Learning Consortium’s (OLC) 21st International Conference being held Oct. 14-16 in Orlando, Fla.


The annual conference, organized by OLC (formerly Sloan Consortium), focuses on the latest developments in online learning, geared toward college-level faculty and administrators, instructional technology and media professionals, instructional designers and trainers in public and private sector organizations.

Keynote speakers include Goldie Blumenstyk, a reporter and editor at The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein of Mindwires Consulting. Blumenstyk will discuss the myths and realities of the “crisis” in higher education, while Hill and Feldstein will talk about the challenges inherent in the move toward student-centered active learning.

Registration is open now for onsite and virtual attendance.
Register for the Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2015

Keynote and plenary addresses, as well as pre-conference workshops, featured sessions, information sessions, Best-in-Track presentations, and Discovery presentations will address blended learning, issues of diversity, international applications of online learning, open educational resources, social networking, online learning and community colleges, and K-12 online education as well as other topics of common interest.

Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher EducationConference tracks include:

  • Faculty and Professional Development & Support
  • HBCU Innovations (Historically Black Colleges and Universities)
  • Institutional Strategies & Innovations
  • Leadership, Values and Society
  • Learning Effectiveness
  • Open, Global, Mobile
  • Student Services and Learner Support
  • Technology and Emerging Learning Environments

Conference attendees may also purchase special-event passes for Disney Magic Kingdom’s “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween” party, or the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival and fireworks display.

For more information, visit the conference website. To get conference updates on Twitter, use #OLC15.

Crista Souza is a TechEDge Contributing Editor