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Guest Blogger/Vlogger Information

Thank you for being part of the Online Learning Toolkit and for your interest in sharing your expertise with us. We’d like to share some information with you about our process for guest blogs/vlogs (video blogs).


Information about OLT Blog/Vlog Submissions

  • Begin with an emailed pitch. Pitches should be 3-5 sentences summarizing your post (including a goal/objective). Include whether you would prefer to submit a blog or vlog  (video blog) in your pitch.

  • Submissions should focus on practical applications for pedagogical concepts. 

  • Once your pitch is accepted for publication, you will receive a deadline for the submission of a draft of your blog or vlog. ​

    • We primarily share practical strategies for applying human-focused and online pedagogies. 
    • We love to hear your story... What problem did you need to solve? What did you try? How did it go? 

    • Include general take-aways that can translate to teaching across disciplines. 

    • Blog posts can be up to 1,200 words, vlog posts can be up to 5 minutes long. 

    • Include references, additional resources, or other helpful materials. 

    • Include a brief bio (2-3 sentences) and headshot as well as ways the audience can connect with you. 


Information about the Review Process

  • All materials will be reviewed by the Online Learning Toolkit team who reserves the right to accept or reject any materials prior to their being published on the OLT platform. Guests will not be compensated for any work or materials prior to them being formally accepted by the OLT Team.

  • The OLT accepts 12 posts/year and reviews, approves, and schedules posts in the order they are received.

  • Webinars should conform to best practices for professional presentations, including high-quality audio, interesting visuals, and references. 


Information about Compensation 

  • Accepted blog or vlog posts will receive a $50 honorarium upon publication.


Information about Intellectual Property Rights

  • The OLT Team reserves the right to materials published with OLT branding in perpetuity. Guest bloggers reserve the rights to their intellectual property in perpetuity. 

  • The OLT Team suggests that guests providing open access for materials to register them under a Creative Commons license


We are excited to work with you and are here to help you every step of the way.

Do you have expertise you'd like to share?
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