Professional Development


The Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) delivers the highest-quality courses, pathways, and certifications and with quick-to-implement practices that make a huge impact on student success.


 Browse their Quick Study Courses ($179+ each). Each online Quick Study course is self-paced.

Topics Include:

  • Developing Students' Media Literacy  (1-2 hours)
    • Equip your students with the skills to navigate today’s media-saturated world and become informed consumers of information.


  • Developing Students' Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills (1-2 hours)
    • Sharpen your students’ critical thinking and analytical abilities to enable effective problem solving and rational decision making.


  • Establishing a Culture of Constructive Conversations (1-2 hours)
    • Take this ACUE Quick Study course to learn teaching strategies that empower your students to have constructive conversations. 


  • AI Quick Study Series (4-8 hours
    • Leverage GenAI to create materials, refine communication with AI prompts, foster responsible AI use, and design effective AI-based assignments.

  • Leveraging AI to Develop Course Resources (1-2 hours)
    • Utilize AI to create instructional materials and generate resources to support student learning.


  • Writing Effective AI Prompts (1-2 hours)
    • Create AI prompts using reflective questioning to refine outputs and efficiently craft engaging course announcements.


  • Empowering Students to Use AI Responsibly (1-2 hours)
    • Learn how to develop students’ understanding and responsible use of AI by setting clear expectations and teaching them to use it to support their learning.


  • Teaching with AI-Inclusive and AI-Resistant Learning Experiences (1-2 hours)
    • Develop skills in designing and creating assignments that effectively leverage AI, including assignments that are AI resistant.




Online Learning Consortium (OLC)

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.

Learn: Upcoming Workshops

Since 2005, the OLC Center for Professional Learning has been the leader in virtual learning opportunities for educators at any stage of their online teaching career.


OLC Workshops

Center for Professional Learning Schedule


Courses you can find at OLC

  • Assessment Strategies that Engage Students
  • Digital Badges
  • Essentials for Online Faculty
  • Hy-Flex Course Design 
  • Increasing Interaction & Engagement (Self-paced Workshop)
  • Plus more!

  Attend: OLC Events

OLC is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning by providing professional development, instruction, best practice publications, and guidance to educators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.



OLC 2024 Events

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  • OLC Accelerate 2024: November 18-21, 2024
    • Emphasizing the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, digital, and blended learning. The conference offers a comprehensive list of sessions and activities addressing the challenges and goals of our community.
  • Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (TBD)
    • Workshops, webinars, and other events to encourage collaboration and continued skill development.

Research and Publications

 Research and publications that keep you on top of a word where technology is, radically changing how educating and learning is approached. 

OLC Research and Publications


Quality Matters

Quality Matters: Comprehensive Professional Development

Quality Matters (QM) professional development is unique in that it supports what’s needed to deliver the promise of online learning.

QM's goal is to help educators broaden and develop their skill sets. Whether it’s improving or designing courses and programs, improving content delivery, updating materials there are a variety of professional development options for teams and individuals.


Quality Matters Success Stories Archive (Free, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning if you need help accessing the recordings). 


Some topics you will find here:

  • Don't Panic! Leading and Learning in an Age of AI
  • Learner Support and Engagement Beyond Traditional Use of LMS
  • The Road Trip to Building Collaborative and Engaging ID-Faculty Relationships
  • Synchronous Online Learning: What is Old is New Again
  • Plus so much more!!!



Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association (OCCDLA)

Professional Development Opportunities offered by Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association (OCCDLA).