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Online Learning Response Team: How We Work

Extension Engine’s Online Learning Response Team (OLRT) takes a custom approach to help your institution move online quickly to address near-term needs, without losing sight of longer-term goals. Benefits include:

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A Phased Approach to Growing your Organization’s Partner-Facing Learning Experience

Organizations that use teaching, mentoring, or consulting to deliver their mission have likely faced an existential challenge since the COVID-19  pandemic hit, restricting in-person connections. Perhaps they had previously considered moving online but had not yet made that commitment. When the pandemic struck, they had to quickly transition to an online-only delivery model. This has probably involved copious amounts of Zoom and Google Hangouts.  Organizations have no doubt discovered that filming a play and calling it a movie does not result in Avatar

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Online Learning Response Team: Case Studies

The pandemic has challenged higher education institutions to move their courses online quickly. The different statuses of every school do not allow a one-size-fits-all prescription for what to do. Extension Engine has put together its Online Learning Response Team (OLRT) that works with schools with varying needs and defines (and help the school execute) an efficient, holistic, adaptable approach to getting online.

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Online Learning Response Team: An Efficient, Holistic, Adaptable Approach to Getting Online

The pandemic has challenged higher education institutions to move their courses online quickly. The varied status of each school prohibits a one-size-fits-all prescription for how to move forward. Extension Engine has created an Online Learning Response Team (OLRT) to work with schools with varying needs to define (and help execute) an efficient, holistic, adaptable approach to getting online. In this article, I describe our approach, highlight our work with two vastly different schools, and then provide a quick description of next steps to determine if this would work for you.

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Assessing Your Exposure to Risk When Going Fully Online

Institutions of higher education need to get their courses online. When this consists of 500, 1000, 5000, or more courses, it is clear that the institution’s efforts at supporting its faculty need to be targeted. In order to know where to direct its support efforts, school leadership needs to understand where it has its greatest exposure to risk in the transition from face-to-face to online. Extension Engine has recently helped a college go through the process of building a framework for assessing its own particular risk exposure and designing a survey to gather the information to help measure its risk exposure. We are currently helping them interpret that data and build a plan that responds to it.

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