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Course Stories, Season #3, Episode #3: The Road to OLC Innovate 2023

Course Stories is taking this show on the road, to the 2023 OLC Innovate Conference taking place in April virtually and in-person in Nashville, TN. 

Ricardo and Mary take a unique opportunity to debrief with Tamara Mitchell and Elizabeth Lee to find out all the behind-the-scenes details that could help anyone as they prep to attend and present at a conference as prestigious as the Online Learning Conferences. Tamara and Elizabeth presented in November at OLC Accelerate and share pro-tips and lessons learned. We learned alot in a short amount of time and we hope you enjoy this debrief as much as we did. 

Zoom screenshot of Tamara, Elizabeth, Mary and Ricardo

In this Episode:

Elizabeth Lee

Elizabeth Lee is a Senior Instructional Designer at Arizona State University Online. She graduated from ASU in 2013 with a Bachelor’s in English Lit before completing a Master’s in Education with a focus on Higher Education and Curriculum development in 2015. She began her career working in student-facing services such as Financial Aid, Registrars, Housing, and Online Student Success Coach with ASU before transitioning to instructional design. She uses her student support experience to better enhance the online classroom experience for students. Outside of work, she loves sewing, music, travel, and being a cat mom!

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Tamara Mitchell

Tamara Mitchell has 10+ years of experience designing and developing online courses and 7 1/2 years of experience teaching online introductory writing courses. She has an MA in English Language and Literature and an MSEd in Information Technology and Instructional Design. She currently works on the Instructional Design and New Media Team as a Senior Instructional Designer with EdPlus online courses and projects.

Your Hosts

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Ricardo Leon is a Media Developer for EdPlus and is a co-creator and co-host of Course Stories. He has developed a number of other podcasts and various other forms of instructional media. In 2021, Ricardo was on a team that received The President’s Award, which formally recognizes successful solutions in innovation, for his work on the Study Hall project with Crash Course.
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Mary Loder is an instructional designer at EdPlus and is the Online Learning Manager - Professional Development and Training on the Instructional Design and New Media team at EdPlus. She is also the co-creator and co-host for Course Stories, a podcast highlighting and showcasing the talents of our faculty and staff at ASU.

Resources from this Episode

Additional Links for your enjoyment and exploration into a deeper understanding of this Course Story.

Content shared at the OLC for Tamara and Elizabeth’s discovery session!

  1. Discovery Session Framework and Storytelling
  2. Learning Paths
  3. Authentic Assessment Interactive 

Check out all the happenings at the 2023 OLC Innovate Full Schedule.

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