Online Learning Consortium
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning. Texas State is an institutional member of OLC, so all Texas State faculty and staff receive discounts for OLC workshops, training, and conferences.
Note: The costs for individual professional development, conference attendance, and training with OLC are normally covered by a faculty member's academic unit.
Set Up an Account with OLC
If you are a Texas State faculty or staff member, visit OLC's Member Resources page to set up a free account with OLC and gain access to members' benefits, including discounts on conferences, free webinars, and additional resources.
Professional Development and Training with OLC
OLC offers a number of options for online faculty training and development, including the Online Teaching Certificate and Advanced Online Teaching Certificate, both of which satisfy the training for online and hybrid faculty required by PPS 4.05. OLC offers workshops on a variety of topics related to distance education, as well as the more intensive Mastery Series in mobile learning, instructional design, and many other areas. OLC also hosts the Online Learning Journal. Visit OLC's Learn web page for more information on workshops, the Online Learning Journal, and other professional development options through OLC.
OLC Conferences and Events
The annual OLC Accelerate Conference (previously the OLC International Conference) is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance, and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, online learning professionals, and organizations around the world. The OLC Innovate Conference is a focused conference to challenge teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on the innovative classroom of tomorrow. Finally, OLC Collaborate regional events provide the opportunity to meet with online learning professionals, educators, and administrators to address the opportunities and challenges we all face in online higher education today.