21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference Wrap-up page

The 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, held October 14-16 in sunny Orlando at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort, was a huge success! Over 26 countries were represented among the 1,723 onsite and 1,290 virtual attendees. As the premiere conference on online learning, this year boasted a program consisting of an outstanding mix of over 400 information sessions and workshops and 90 discovery sessions. Attendees had many outstanding and diverse options with K-12 and Spanish special topics new to the program this year and a new conference track focused on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Innovations. Speakers kept us targeted on our theme of Shaping the Future of Higher Education and things were really cooking in the Technology Test Kitchen. 

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November 16-18, 2016

WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort (Orlando, FL)

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Proceedings and Access to Recordings for Attendees

The 100+ recordings are always free for registered attendees. If you were a registered attendee of the conference, you were sent instructions and the activation link before the conference, during the conference in the daily update e-mails and post conference in the post con/survey e-mail. Please e-mail conference@onlinelearning-c.org if you have any questions.

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Keynote: Goldie Blumenstyk (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Keynoters: Phil Hill and Michael Feldstein (Mindwires Consulting)

Speakers & Media Panel

Awards Luncheon

OLC Fellows Awards

Welcome Reception

Technology Test Kitchen

Discovery Sessions

HBCU and Spanish Language Community Receptions

Exhibit Hall


Thank you to our generous sponsors for the prizes below!


Free Registration to OLC 2016 Conference

From National Sponsors Helix Education and Bluehost

Lisa Bunkowski, TAMUC

Susan Ko, CUNY


Booth Raffle Winners

Janet Syed, Southern New Hampshire University, won a Fitbit from ApprenNet

Randy Shear, Warner University, won an iPad mini from Blindside Networks

Social Media Contest Winners

@melkjohnston won a lunch tote with goodies from Schoology, Inc

@EduSavvy won a $25.00 Amazon gift card from SmarterServices

@VivoloJohn won a t-shirt and a $50 company gift certificate from Carolina Biological Supply Company

@jlpcam won an Amazon Fire 7" Tablet from Skyepack

‏@redwards7 won a semester-wide free Grammarly access from Grammarly

‏@micaelaseals won a $75 Amazon.com gift card from Respondus

@juanita_mcmath won a $100 Visa gift card from ProctorU

@SlightlyJo won a one-year individual subscription to Atomic Learning

@iTeachLipscomb won a one semester/term free trial with two simulations from Late Nite Labs

@AdonMoskal won 50,000 banner ad impressions on Petersons.com from Pearson


Session Evaluation Contest Winners

Won a $25 Gift Card from OLC

Richard Schilke

Sophia Kowalski

Trina Moskalik

Linda J. Smith

Marian Montgomery


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Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite Events Team Live Streams OLC International Conference 2015

Sonic Foundry was honored to be the National Webcasting Partner of Online Learning Consortium International Conference 2015 Oct. 14-16 in Orlando, Fla.

For the eighth consecutive year, our Mediasite Events team recorded all conference sessions and streamed them live to an online audience. The sessions are also available on-demand for attendees to review. Powered by the award-winning Mediasite platform, Mediasite Events delivers worry-free video streaming and webcasting for thousands of live and hybrid events of all sizes every year. Our expert team provides turnkey video streaming services or works with your own event team as needed.

Sonic Foundry also exhibited at the show, demoing the latest enhancements to Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform, such as Mediasite Join, a cloud-based service that transforms distance learning into rich, searchable video on-demand.  We showed attendees how Mediasite can boost student achievement and retention, create a unified campus video library and help their institutions stay competitive with flexible programs that reach more students.

More than 1,400 colleges and universities use the patented Mediasite webcasting and video content management system to automate the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand videos and rich media. One such user, Dr. Steve Acquah of Florida State University, presented at the conference “Back to the Future: The Definitive Guide to Successful International Video Collaborations,” his strategy at GEOSET for achieving sustainable collaborations using Mediasite.

Learn more about Mediasite at www.sonicfoundry.com/mediasite/.