Virtually Connecting at OLC Innovate 2018

We are Virtually Connecting with OLC Innovate 2018, a joint conference presented by the Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT. We’ll have 5 opportunities to grab a seat at the virtual campfire; tweet at @VConnecting or leave a comment on this post to join us!

Note: all time are local to the conference – North American Central Time

Tuesday, April 17 – 2:30pm

Unfortunately, our previously announced Tuesday session has been cancelled due to scheduling issues.

Wednesday, April 18 at 2:30pm 

Amy Collier and Adam Croom will connect with onsite buddy Tom Evans. Terry Greene will be our virtual buddy at 2:30 PM.

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Thursday, April 19 – 2:30pm and 3:30pm

We’ve got back-to-back sessions on Thursday April 19th! At 2:30, Autumm Caines, Chris Gilliard, and Michael Berman will connect with Ken Bauer.

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And then at 3:30, HAIL meets OLC! Romy Ruukel and Rob Vanderlan talk about leading institutional innovation, sharing insights from the HAILStorm and OLC Innovate. Michael Berman is our virtual buddy and Kristen Eshleman is our on-site buddy – both also participated in HAIL.

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Friday, April 20th – at 9:30am

At 9:30 AM, we’ll connect with Matt Croslin. Autumm Caines is our onsite buddy with Joe Murphy and Ken Bauer as virtual buddies.

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So again, tweet at @VConnecting or leave a comment below to join us!


(Banner image uses the photo “Bridges of Nashville County” by Alan Levine; CC-BY. Thanks, Alan!)



  1. Hey folks – we are emailing people who comment here asking for specifics about which sessions you would like to join in on and if you need anything from us. Feel free to leave a comment but then check your email for followup. This will be the email that is connected to the account that you comment with.

    Yay! Can’t wait to see everyone.

  2. I’ve been losing track of way too many Virtually Connecting sessions. Just made myself reminders on cell phone and calendar.

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