Drexel Online's Virtually Inspired backed by the Online Learning Consortium Tuesday, November 22, 2016 The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) announced a partnership with Drexel University Online. Together, the two institutions will present research on the future of connected learning via a series of videos. DUO's Virtually Inspired, a Video Showcase of Online Learning Best Practices The partnership between OLC and DUO has deep roots, going back to a seed grant provided by the Consortium over 20 years ago, which inspired Drexel’s move into online education and led it to create its wholly owned subsidiary, Drexel University Online. Under the new partnership, OLC will provide its community access to DUO’s “Virtually Inspired” website, which features a series of high-quality videos highlighting how educators are inventing the future of connected learning, using the latest technologies – from virtual reality, robotics and holography, to real-time videoconferencing, gamification and wearables. “Virtually Inspired was created to showcase some of the brightest minds and best practices in online and blended education, with the goal of building an evolving repository of replicable ideas,” said Susan Aldridge, PhD, President, Drexel University Online. “We are delighted that our partnership with OLC will help expand the reach of Virtually Inspired to those who can most benefit from its lessons.” Between now and OLC’s Innovate Conference in April, the partnership will continue to gain momentum. An expanding number of video case studies featured on Virtually Inspired are the product of dozens of interviews conducted by DUO with faculty, administrators and training officers worldwide to uncover pockets of innovation in the technology-enhanced education arena. The website will also incorporate interviews with online learning experts, a section for visitors to share their own leading-edge practices and a space for reviewing published books and articles in the field. Visit Virtually Inspired at http://virtuallyinspired.org/.