E-Learning Consortium Announces Dr Cristi Ford’s Induction into the 2021 Class of OLC Fellows
BOSTON, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the induction of Cristi Ford, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Education at NeighborWorks America, to the 2021 Class of OLC Fellows.
Dr Ford was appointed by Thomas Cavanagh, OLC Fellow, Ph.D., Vice President of Digital Learning at University of Central Florida, for his outstanding contributions in the field of online, blended and digital learning. Beginning with working to help young adults with autism succeed in college, Dr Ford has continued to build on this foundation to meet the needs of all learners in new and innovative ways.
“As a distinguished member and leader of our community, we are proud to recognize Dr. Ford for his tireless advocacy for quality online education, putting his passion and expertise at the service of the entire community. of higher education, “said Tanya joosten, Chairman of the OLC Fellows Recognition Committee and Director of the National Research Center for Distance education and technological advances (OF YOUR). âHer leadership is extraordinary as she has worked to help institutions build their capacity to launch and scale quality online programs through effective faculty development, instructional design and instructional practices. “
For more than a decade, the OLC Board of Directors has recognized extraordinary members as Fellows. Recognition as an OLC Fellow is one of the unusual professional accolades. Awarded to individuals by the OLC Board of Directors, OLC Fellows are recognized for their:
- Exceptional qualifications in the field of online learning.
- Significant experience in online learning or a related field.
- Extraordinary contributions and leadership in the field of online learning.
- Distinguished service at OLC or in the field.
âThe e-learning consortium has been an integral part of my professional growth for over a decade and I am truly honored to be a part of the OLC fellows community,â said Dr. Ford. âThe colleagues and friends I have made in this community have been invaluable, so receiving this honor for my work is just amazing.â
As a member of the OLC since 2009, Dr. Ford has extensive experience participating in and leading programs such as the historically black OLC colleges and universities. (HBCU) Summit, the OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), CLO Innovate, and more.
Over the past 13 years, Dr Ford has spent much of his career building capacity and sharing best practices with HBCU faculty through United States and in other institutions both at home and abroad. In her most recent academic position, she served as the Director of Studies at a Women’s College at Rwanda, where she created the first set of coeducational associate programs in the country.
Dr Ford was recognized at the OLC Accelerate virtual conference, which took place 20-24 Sep 2021, and she will also participate in several sessions at OLC Accelerate in Washington DC., To take place October 5-8, 2021.
As an OLC Fellow 2021, Dr Ford joins a prestigious group of 58 people recognized since 2010. More information on the OLC Fellows program is available online at: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/olc-awards/olc-fellows/.
About the Online Learning Consortium
The E-learning consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of education leaders and innovators, dedicated to promoting quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through a broad set of resources, including best practice publications, quality benchmarking, state-of-the-art guidance, community conferences, empirical and practitioner-based research and expert advice. The growing OLC community includes faculty members, administrators, trainers, instructional designers, and other learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies, and businesses. Visit onlinelearningconsortium.org for more information.
SOURCE e-learning consortium