The Cornell Online Learning Community held its kick-off event on March 3, 2015, in Ithaca, NY. With 125 attendees from 13 Cornell University colleges, schools, and units, the event became the largest gathering of staff and faculty for online education at Cornell.
The Cornell Online Learning Community (COLC) was founded by D.H. Goodall (ILR School), Barbara Friedman (CIT Academic Technologies), Diane Marie Sempler (CIT Academic Technologies), and Nancy C. Weislogel (School of Hotel Administration).
Kick-Off Event Agenda
“Welcome and Introduction” [Watch Video]
Nancy C. Weislogel, Executive Director, Online Learning
“The Future of Online Learning at Cornell” [Watch Video]
Ted Dodds, CIO and Vice President
“The Role of Online Learning in Pedagogical Innovation” [Watch Video]
Laura Brown, Sr. Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
“The Cornell Online Portal and Customer Experience” [Watch Video]
D.H. Goodall, Sr. Product Manager, ILR School
Small Group Discussions [Jump to Details]
Conclusion and Next Steps
Small Group Discussions on Six Themes
Survey questions during the registration process produced six major themes.
Tools & Technologies
56 attendees interested
Instructional Design & Quality
49 attendees interested
Training for Faculty & Staff
39 attendees interested
Business & Marketing Strategy
36 attendees interested
34 attendees interested
Policies & Standards
14 attendees interested
The community is continuing the conversation on the enterprise social network Yammer. There are currently 127 members within the discussion group and several theme leaders.
Update (1/10/2016): The Yammer group now has 237 members from across the Cornell campus.