Berkeley College to Host Upcoming OLC Collaborative Event for Digital Education Community

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, JULY 16, 2018
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, Ext. 1-5122
IGL@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

Media Advisory

 

BERKELEY COLLEGE TO HOST UPCOMING OLC COLLABORATE EVENT FOR DIGITAL EDUCATION COMMUNITY

 

Presented in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium program, will address opportunities and challenges in digital higher education

 

Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan will serve as the academic partner for OLC Collaborate, a one-day event for digital learning professionals, educators and administrators, on August 7, 2018, at 12 East 41 Street. OLC Collaborate is produced in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences.

 

“We are excited to host this summer’s OLC Collaborate program at Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan,” said Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online®. “This year Berkeley College celebrates 20 years of offering online learning. The support we have received from the organizations with whom we have collaborated has helped us learn how new technology can benefit all students who seek to advance themselves through higher education.”


This event will explore interregional guidelines for distance learning, coordinating campus-wide encouragement and persistence though predictive analytics, discovering alternatives in identity verification, and sharing observations for a regional response as a catalyst for change.

 

“We are delighted to be partnering with Berkeley College to bring the OLC Collaborate experience to the New York City region,” said Kathleen Ives, DM, CEO and Executive Director, Online Learning Consortium. “We anticipate a highly interactive day filled with valuable learnings from a wide range of voices and perspectives.”

 

For more information on this event, including session topics, featured speakers and how to register, visit https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2018/collaborate-newyork/


The major presentations for the day are as follows. A choice of breakout sessions immediately follows each presentation. Lunch and networking 12:15 to 1 p.m.

 

8:15 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks    

Michael J. Smith, President, Berkeley College

                                    Beth Castiglia, PhD, Provost, Berkeley College

Liz Ciabocchi, EdD, Vice Provost for Digital Learning and Executive Director of Online Learning and Services, St. John’s University and OLC Board of Directors

 

8:30 a.m.         The Shifting Sand in Federal, State and Accreditation Policies                                       Russell Poulin, Director, Policy and Analysis, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)

 

10:30 a.m.       Forecasting the Future: Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Identify Trends and Patterns of Online Learners that Support Their Overall Success

                                    Diane Recinos, EdD, Senior Vice President, Student Success, Berkeley College

 

1 p.m.              Cyber-Scary or Cyber-Secure: One Institution’s Journey into the Biometric Authentication of Online Students

Devon Cancilla, PhD, Vice Provost for Online Learning, University of Missouri at Kansas City

 

3 p.m. Education in 2028  -- OLC Collaborate Panel
 

Facilitator: Liz Ciabocchi, EdD, Vice Provost for Digital Learning and Executive Director of Online Learning and Services, St. John’s University and OLC Board of Directors

Panelists: Sharon Goldstein, Campus Operating Officer, Berkeley College Online®
Russell Poulin, Director, Policy and Analysis, WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)

Diane Recinos, EdD, Senior Vice President, Student Success, Berkeley College

Devon Cancilla, PhD, Vice Provost for Online Learning, University of Missouri at Kansas City

 

For interviews and press attendance contact: Kelly Depsee, KME@BerkeleyCollege.edu or Tel: 212-986-4343 Ext. 1-5112


About the Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through an extensive set of resources, including, best-practice publications, quality benchmarking, leading-edge instruction, community-driven conferences, practitioner-based and empirical research and expert guidance. The growing OLC community includes faculty members, administrators, trainers, instructional designers, and other learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies and corporate enterprises. Visit http://onlinelearningconsortium.org for more information.

 

About Berkeley College
A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 7,100 students – including more than 440 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

 

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are four campuses – Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
 

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