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Joining the OLC community as a Community Member is a great introduction to the quickly evolving and specialized field of online education. Community Membership is free and gives you the opportunity to expand your access to eLearning leaders. You’ll have the opportunity to register for OLC professional development workshops and programs, conferences and events, plus, you’ll get download access to OLC’s exclusive Quality Scorecards and other free publications. 


How do I access my OLC Institutional Membership benefits?
  • You must use your organization email address (i.e. to access benefits. If you do not already have an account using your organizational email address, create a new account.
  • Create a free user account: create an OLC account 
  • During the account creation process, you must choose “Allow” when asked to allow access.
  • Once you create your account you will be automatically logged in and also sent an email with a link to access your account
  • Once logged in, the system will now recognize you as a member and you can use your OLC Institutional member benefits.

      I already have a user account. How do I make sure I am affiliated with my institution?

  • If your current OLC user account uses your organization email address, you simply log in with that account and you are all set!
  • If your current OLC user account does NOT use your organization email address, log in to your current account, go to Account (top). This brings you to My Info. Scroll down to Email, then Change. Add your organization email address and change your Preferred Email Type (click the X) to choose your organization email. For assistance, please contact us at
      OLC Membership List:
  • Visit this Member Resources page for details on your membership benefits and links to resources:

It’s easy! All you have to do is create an OLC account and simply log in to your account each time you visit our website and you will be able to register for all of our workshops, programs, conferences, events and more!  

If you are interested in getting deep discounts and free access to all OLC has to offer, check out our Professional Membership or Institutional Membership offerings. Give us a call at 617-716-1414 or email us at to learn more about the benefits of membership.


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Benefits of community Membership
We bring together educators who are eager to share and learn through the experience of OLC members. As a member of OLC, you will be part of this collaborative network of the most knowledgeable and experienced educators around the globe. Join the conversation.
The eLearning landscape is changing rapidly. Stay ahead of the curve with OLC research, books, blogs, conference proceedings and the official journal of the OLC, Online Learning.
Our exclusive research helps you expand your knowledge base and deliver the optimal education experience to your students. Available to those who join the OLC at the Professional, Institutional and Corporate Membership levels.
Enhance your online learning skills with OLC. Join colleagues worldwide in effective, engaging and collaborative workshops. The OLC Institute offers educational and professional development in online teaching and learning through online workshops, webinars and serving as facilitators in their areas of expertise.
OLC professional and institutional members enjoy deep discounts on all OLC workshops and publications, plus on registrations for the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium, Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, and Online Learning Consortium International Conference. Membership really DOES have its benefits.
Need expert help with your university’s eLearning plan? We offer a full spectrum of consulting services to enhance quality and efficiency of your online efforts. An exclusive OLC institutional member benefit.
Assess the quality of your online programs with the OLC Quality Scorecard. This proprietary tool allows you to benchmark the effectiveness of your online learning programs to improve and enhance those programs. An OLC exclusive Institutional and Corporate Membership benefit.