The online training consortium announces the winners of the 2022 OLC Innovate Award

Institutions and academics are recognized for their contributions to online learning

BOSTON, April 1, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a community of leaders and innovators in higher education, announces the 2022 OLC Innovate Award winners and recognizes successful institutions and educators working in the field of online learning.

“We are pleased to recognize these outstanding institutions and educators for their innovative efforts in the field of online, mixed and digital learning,” Dr. said. Jennifer Mates, Executive Director of the Online Learning Consortium. “Their efforts with their colleagues and other institutions demonstrate cutting-edge programs in education.”

Recipients of the OLC Innovate Award

NOVA online, Northern Virginia Public College“Students’ Online Experience in College.” Northern Virginia Public College (NOVA) has partnered with local public universities to plan free online classes for approximately 70,000 majors. Northern Virginia high school students. This opportunity (name Early College online) aimed at high school and adult students to begin their higher education practice and, in addition to high school courses, attend up to two online courses per semester to earn college credit.

Oregon State University Campus and Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University Ecampus, “OSU Virtual Chemistry Laboratory Platform.” The multimedia team of OSU Ecampus and the Department of Virtual Indoor Chemistry developed an interactive chemistry lab platform and 28 laboratories. In the last year alone, 1,416 students (a unique number) received 10,481 credit hours in chemistry courses using this laboratory platform. These students are mostly undergraduate students in full-time online programs, but there are a large number of undergraduate students who transfer these credits to other institutions that do not offer chemistry online or are postgraduate students.

Dr. Caroline Stevenson and Drs. Michelle Riley, Purdue Global University, “Alternative Credit Center in Purdue Global: Open Degree Programs, Portfolios and Evaluation.” Purdue’s Global Alternative Credit Center offers opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. It accepts relevant credits through portfolio development, open study courses, course evaluation and work / life experience. Purdue University Global offers free online and individual tutoring services to help students identify and organize previous work and life experience and skills that can be considered for a degree or career advancement.

E-learning Dean’s Office, King Hill University, “E-Lab Electronic Laboratory Platform.” The dean’s office of e-learning KKU has developed E-Lab, which is an open platform and the main goal is to explain scientific concepts in a simplified and interesting way. The platform provided students with equal learning opportunities by providing educational resources electronically for access at any time from the site. The platform helped the KCU in resolving emergencies that likely hindered students ’access to physical labs (such as the COVID-19 crisis).

OLC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Scholarship Recipient

Dr. Kim Greve is an educational designer, professor and head of OER Northern Virginia Public College distance learning center, NOVA Online; curriculum developer and online course facilitator for the Online Learning Consortium; developer of the program for the Network of Regional Leaders in Open Education (RLOE); and curriculum developer and facilitator of online courses for Open for Antiraism [a project led by the Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) and College of the Canyons]. On his recent work in the original evaluation, one candidate stated, “… [Dr. Grewe] has worked to expand access and equality throughout the Union by exploring opportunities for assessment of learning by resisting historically acceptable approaches to assessment. Dr. Greve has teamed up to create a strong campaign to engage thought leaders around the world Virginia in the design of impartial assessments, culturally relevant and original. “

About OLC Innovate 2022

OLC Innovate 2022The joint conference, proposed by OLC and MERLOT, provides a way for innovators of all levels and backgrounds to share best practices, test new ideas and collaborate to promote online, digital and mixed learning.

This year’s conference will also be held virtually (March 28April 1, 2022) and on site (April 11 – 14, 2022) at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center Dallas.

Join us as we challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, re-imagine the learning experience, and learn about how disruptions in education today will shape tomorrow’s innovative classroom.

About the Online Learning Consortium

In the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a community of leaders and innovators in the field of education dedicated to promoting quality digital learning and expertise designed to access and engage modern learners – anyone, anywhere and anytime. The growing OLC community includes faculty, administrators, trainers, educational designers and other training professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional communities and corporate enterprises. For more information, visit

Media contact:

Michael Cloud
Director, Communication and Public Relations
Online Learning Consortium
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