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The following resources are available to UVA instructors involved in online and other forms of technology-enhanced education.

Educause https://www.educause.edu
Educause is a nonprofit association whose mission is “to advance higher education through the use of information technology.” Educause is a great resource for learning about trends in online learning that involve technology: accessible online course content, learning analytics, wearable technologies, and cyber security. Educause hosts webinars, conferences, email newsletters, and publications. There are also different special interest groups and regional meetings. UVA is an institutional member and anyone from UVA can register at their website and associate their account to UVA. This membership provides discounted prices to events, professional development and publications.

Online Learning Consortium (OLC)  http://onlinelearningconsortium.org
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing quality online learning. OLC provides professional development, best practices, publications, free webinars, and conferences. UVA is an institutional member and anyone from UVA can register at their website and associate their account to UVA.  This membership provides discounted prices to events, professional development and publications. OLC is a great resource for anyone interested in experimenting with creating digital educational content.

Quality Matters (QM) https://www.qualitymatters.org
Quality Matters (QM) is a system for evaluating the quality of online classes. The QM rubric is the backbone of the system and courses are reviewed by peers using the QM rubric. The rubric does an excellent job thoroughly evaluating course quality and has been iterated over decades. Professional development is available on this system ranging from an introduction to the rubric to certification as a QM reviewer. UVA is an institutional member and anyone from UVA can register at their website and associate their account to UVA. This membership provides discounted prices to events, professional development and publications.