UMUC Faculty Registrations for Online Learning Consortium Workshops (OLC) — formerly Sloan-C
UMUC, as part of its Institutional Premium Membership from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) also purchases a yearly College Pass Membership.
The College Pass Membership entitles UMUC faculty and academic administrators to participate without charge in online workshops sponsored by OLC.
These ungraded, online, asynchronous professional development workshops will take place on the "Moodle" course management system. (Some workshops also feature additional synchronous sessions on Elluminate.) The workshops cover a broad range of topics related to online teaching and learning and are facilitated by experts in online education from diverse institutions and associations. Participation in these workshops also provides an opportunity to interact with faculty and administrators from a wide variety of institutions. Most workshops range in length from one day to seven days and since these workshops are ungraded, enrollees are welcome to participate at whatever level of involvement is most appropriate for them. (Those accustomed to the enrollment caps on Faculty Development workshops should be aware that OLC workshops may contain 50 or more participants.)
- UMUC's College Pass program will pay for OLC workshops that "cost" one OLC seat. These are the 4 or 5-hour, 1-day, 3-day or 7-day workshops.
- Faculty may take a maximum of two one-seat workshops per semester.
- Faculty Development does not cover OLC 3-week workshops or the various Mastery Series.
Faculty Development will be managing the registration for these workshops through our web site. Faculty may view the current OLC workshop titles and descriptions by going to Online Learning Consortium Workshop Schedule but must register for the workshops here using the from below. Once faculty have registered through Faculty Development, they will receive email confirmation from Faculty Development and instructions from OLC regarding access to the workshop. In filling out the registration form, please be sure to indicate the dates for each potential workshop since many offer multiple session dates. Faculty Development will do its best to expedite your registration, but please be aware that OLC controls registration and sets its own enrollment caps. Therefore, it is not possible for Faculty Development to ensure your enrollment in a particular workshop. If your selected workshop is full or canceled by OLC, you will be informed by the Faculty Development staff.
Those interested in the Sloan's Online Teaching Certificate program must pay their own program fee, but can apply to Faculty Development for free seats to fulfill the program's electives requirements. See details at OLC Institute - Online Teaching Certificate. Please note that Faculty Development does not offer credit for OLC workshops under Faculty Development's Workshop Certificate Program since the OLC workshops are mostly ungraded offerings. However, those who complete the OLC Online Teaching Certificate can apply for credit toward the Advanced certificate equal to one workshop under the Design, Integration, and Implementation category.