DO-IT Director Sheryl Burgstahler receives Leadership in Equity and Inclusion in Online Learning Award
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) announced the 2021 OLC Accelerate award winners today, celebrating peer-reviewed excellence in digital teaching and learning practice and scholarship, equity and inclusion, and open education. DO-IT founder and director Sheryl Burgstahler received the Leadership in Equity and Inclusion in Online Learning Award for her contributions to the field of digital learning exemplifying the principles of equity and inclusion in spaces of accessibility. One of her nominators noted that “Sheryl was one of the first educators to think about universal design in online education, and her work over the years in creating ideas and resources to benefit students with disabilities and others have had an immeasurable impact.”
“The OLC Awards program is an opportunity to showcase leadership and innovation in the field of online, blended, and digital learning,” said Dr. Jennifer Mathes, Chief Executive Officer of the Online Learning Consortium. “We are thrilled to amplify the inspiring work of our winners... The awards program allows us not only to celebrate the incredible work that has been done by our community in the past year, but to look forward to what is possible in the year to come.”
OLC invites the public to attend a free panel discussion and celebration at the OLC Accelerate Virtual Awards Gala, taking place on Monday September 20, 2021 at 7:45 PM. opportunities to engage directly with these winners is currently being scheduled for after the conclusion of the OLC Accelerate conference, when a selection of these award-winning individuals will be hosting free public webinars for the OLC community. The final schedule for these webinars will be announced in a future release.
For more information on OLC Awards, visit their website.