Online Learning Consortium HBCU Leadership Summit for Online Learning
HBCUs: Breaking Barriers to Expand the Legacy into Online Learning

October 29, 2014  |  Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort - Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Welcome to the OLC HBCU Leadership Summit for Online Learning


Kathleen Ives

Kathleen S. Ives, D.M.
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Online Learning Consortium

This program has been designed specifically for the HBCU community and focuses on eLearning issues faced by our historically black colleges and universities. Consider joining this inaugural event to meet other professional educators and develop a network of colleagues to publicize your programs, interests, and/or seek out collaboration opportunities.

"Breaking Barriers to Expand the Legacy into Online Learning" serves as the summit’s theme. The program provides a rich offering of a keynote speaker highlighting the essence of the summit, practitioner workshops, and six featured sessions by experts in the HBCU online learning community.

Cristi Ford

Cristi Ford
Summit Chair
2014 HBCU Leadership
Summit for Online Learning

A sampling of invited presenters includes: OLC’s Board Member, Robbie Melton, Associate Vice Chancellor at Tennessee Board of Regents addressing Strategic Planning for Online Programs; John Bourne, Chief Innovation Officer, American Sentinel University and former Executive Director of the Sloan Consortium (now the Online Learning Consortium) leading a panel discussion on three-dimensional immersive online learning environments; and Mariann Hawken, Instructional Technologist, Bowie State University, discussing Success in Supporting Faculty Online Course Development. Please review the program for complete session and networking event details.

We invite you to stay after the HBCU Leadership in Online Learning Summit for the 20th anniversary of the OLC International Conference on Online Learning: Driving Innovation with Online Learning which immediately follows this event.