The OLC Accelerate 2022 Conference Posts Its Program

IBL News | New York

Online Learning Consortium announced the program for the OLC Accelerate 2022 event, which will take place November 14-17, 2022, in Orlando, Florida (at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin).

This week, November 1-3, the event was held virtually, with streaming sessions via Zoom.

This year’s conference theme is “Reflecting Onward: Evidence for a Changed World”.

“This year’s program promises to be filled with thoughtful discussions aimed at innovating our methods, challenging the status quo, and broadly sharing effective practices for online and blended learning,” said Program Chairs Adam Davi (University of Arizona), Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University), and Angela Gunder (OLC).

“OLC Accelerate 2022 serves as a collective call for educators, administrators, and allies to engage in deeper thinking and a sharing of collective wisdom that helps us all hone our craft and identify strategies for the future,” they added.

This year — the 28th OLC conference — the conference tracks will include a new Student Support and Success track.

The Accelerate 2022 are:

  • Access, Equity, and Open Education
  • Blended Learning Strategy and Practice*
  • Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership and Institutional Strategy
  • Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
  • Student Support and Success
  • Technology and Future Trends

The onsite keynote speaker will be Dr. Josie Ahlquist, a digital engagement and leadership researcher, and author. She teaches education professionals and campus executives how to humanize technology tools and prioritize building online communities.