Every Learner Everywhere
Online Learning Consortium

Building a Culture of Student Care and Agentic Empowerment Through Digital Learning Innovation

This professional development offering engages stakeholders of diverse roles in critically examining the design, facilitation, and practices surrounding care for students in online, blended, and digital learning environments. As a comprehensive service, participants will take part in a series of flexible synchronous and asynchronous points of engagement, experiencing first-hand direct models and approaches for quality, equitable online learning that centers student care. Topics covered within this service include:

  • Backwards Designing Student-Centered Digital Learning Environments;
  • Using the Community of Inquiry Framework to Create Engagement with Content, Faculty and Peers;
  • Amplyfying Student Presence, Belongingness and Voice;

This experience is designed to be offered to cross-institutional cohorts, but can also be situated for individual institutions as well. The inclusion of the train-the-trainer format will allow for this curriculum to be remixed and contextualized by institutional team members for future offerings from the institution.



  • Core Components
    • Facilitated HyFlex Kickoff;
    • Facilitated Asynchronous Train the Trainer Workshop;
    • Self-Paced Asynchronous Modules for Faculty/Staff
    • Facilitated Synchronous Participant Showcase
  • Optional Components
    • Interactive Toolkit
    • Community of Practice


  • 2-3 week engagement per cohort/selection of core components
  • Ongoing access to interactive toolkit
  • Semester long engagement for Community of Practice