OLT Community of Practice

The OLT Community is a global network of caring, passionate, creative, and curious educators who provide support, share resources, and explore new frontiers in teaching and learning, together.

People are at the heart of education, so it makes sense that they’re also at the heart of the OLT. The OLT Community gives you access to our incredible community of caring, passionate, and creative educators and all of our OLT resources. The OLT Community uses the community of practice model and offers ongoing teaching support for our members. You can think of it as an entire social network dedicated to teaching and learning. And because it’s a private community, it’s also a safe space to share experiences, examples, questions, and resources.

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Member Benefits

Community

Members join an active community of practice that connects educators from across disciplines and around the world. The community is supported by OLT facilitators who are active online faculty, instructional designers, faculty developers, and experts in teaching and learning.

Events

Members receive access to all of our exclusive OLT events, including webinars, coffee chats, Q&A sessions, coaching hours, and more. Events are topical and based on the suggestions of our community members.

Resources

Members also have access to all of our OLT resources, including our ever-growing course, resource, and webinar catalogs. Topics include creating multimedia content, building classroom community online, and building inclusive learning environments.

Community Outcomes

Members will participate in:

  • professional goal-setting exercises 

  • peer networking and collaboration (outside of the institution and across disciplines)

  • peer review of teaching materials and teaching practices

  • professional development sessions

  • special interest groups 

  • sessions on emerging pedagogies

Community Resources

Short Course Certificates

  • Online Active Learning Strategies

  • Online Community Building

  • Creating Sustainable Course Resources

Resources Library

OLT Resource Library

  • Reflective Teaching

  • Course Design

  • Syllabus Design

  • Video Creation

  • Inclusive Teaching

  • Assessment

  • Student Engagement

  • Active Learning

  • Resources for Students

OLT Webinar Library

  • Course Design

  • Inclusive Design

  • Faculty Wellness

  • Assessment 

  • Using Multimedia

OLT Video Library

  • Coming Soon

Investment

1-year of community access

  • $199/year (full-time faculty)

  • $179/year (part-time faculty and graduate students)

  • $150/year (returning community members and COOL alumni)

Contact info@onlinelearningtoolkit.com for special group registration rates (groups discounts begin at five registrations). 

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Community Coaches

Judith Dutill

Judith Dutill, OLT Faculty Development Co-Founder, is an experienced online educator with 20 years of working and teaching in higher education. She enjoys working with instructors who want to bridge the digital divide, develop media literacies, design instruction, advance online learning, and forge deeper connections with online students and peers. Her recent work focuses on teaching practical strategies for applying humanity-centered pedagogies. As adjunct faculty, she teaches online courses in public speaking, desktop publishing, and media and society. Connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn or follow her work on the OLT Blog. She's been featured on  Lecture Breakers Episode 11, Think UDL Episode 43

Melissa Wehler 

Melissa Wehler, OLT Faculty Development Co-Founder, has worked in higher education and faculty development since 2007, spending much of the last decade in digital classrooms. She has held staff, faculty, and administrative appointments in higher educational institutions and currently focuses on instructional design. Her teaching includes classes on writing, cultural studies, and college readiness. Melissa is passionate about helping faculty realize their unique vision for their courses and helping to make that vision sustainable. She specializes in creating classroom community, using active learning, building social spaces in digital classrooms, and designing inclusive courses. Connect with her on YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the OLT Blog. She's been featured on  Lecture Breakers Episode 43, Lecture Breakers Episode 48, Think UDL Episode 49