Online Learning Network

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The Online Learning Network is a network of educators involved with computer-based communications—either stand-alone stations or in combination with other media. Members are able to share experiences and learn from each other through various professional development and networking activities, including webinars, online resource databases and ISTE Conference and Expo events.


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  • 2017 ISTE Online Learning Network Award Announced - Apply Now!

    The annual ISTE awards recognize exceptional educators and leaders who are paving the way for connected learning. We seek those whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age.

    The Online Learning PLN Award recognize exceptional educators and leaders who are paving the way for transformational online and blended learning. We seek those whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the digital age.

    Anyone who is a champion in the fields of online and/or blended learning is eligible for the award. Nominations will begin being accepted on February 1, 2017 and run through February 29, 2017.

    Judging for this award will be done by a committee of Online Learning Network members in conjunction with members of the OLN Leadership Committee. Award recipients may be nominated by colleagues or by themselves using this form exclusively. Recipients of the award will be recognized at ISTE 2017 and have an opportunity to present their work in a poster session. If the award winner is an individual a plaque will also be awarded. If the selected recipient is a group, they will receive the same recognition at ISTE 2017. Only one plaque will be awarded. One ISTE membership will be given to the winner (only one can be given if a group wins).

    Questions about the award may be directed to the OLN Awards Chair Anita Harris (itechspec@gmail.com) or the OLN President Michele Eaton (michele.eaton@wayne.k12.in.us).

    We look forward to receiving some great applications as so many educators are truly modeling great teaching and student learning through the use of online and blended learning. Why not showcase what you are doing and apply for this award today? You will be so glad you did! And, thank YOU for sharing all that you do to help students!

  • Online Learning Award Winner

    We would like to thank everyone who applied for our network's annual Online Learning Award. This award recognizes exceptional educators and leaders who are paving the way for connected, online and/or blended learning. This year we had an unprecedented amount of qualified applicants! It was great to learn more about all of the nominees , whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching, learning and leading in the fields of online and blended learning.

    Please join us in congratulating this year's winner, Torrey Trust, Assistant Professor with the College of Education at University of Massachusetts - Amherst and her 12 graduate students in the Educational Web Design course (EDUC 612)! We are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize her and her students for their contributions in developing and designing an open online course for educators titled Designing Digital Media for Teaching and Learning.

    As the main recipient of the ISTE Online Learning Network Award, Torrey will receive a complimentary one-year standard ISTE membership and be honored at the 2016 ISTE Conference & Expo in Denver on Monday, June 27. Additionally, she will also be recognized online at iste.org as well as in an official press release and blog posts from ISTE recognizing PLN award winners.

    We hope you will join us in congratulating the 2016 ISTE Online Learning Award winner, Torrey Trust and her EDUC 612 graduate students for their outstanding work and achievement for contributing to moving teachers forward with Online Learning!

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