MCO Conference Fitchburg 2019



Who is MCO?

Massachusetts Colleges Online (MCO) is a collaborative of 24 public state higher education institutions involved in the design, delivery, management, and assessment of online, blended, and other technology-mediated learning formats. The collaborative provides opportunities for all members to address the issues and challenges arising from professional practice, and the pooling of financial and intellectual capital toward the development and enhancement of services.

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About the Conference


The Massachusetts Colleges Online Conference on eLearning: Sharing Best Practices allows attendees to explore, discuss, and understand how colleges and universities in Massachusetts are exploring online education to improve teaching, learning, interacting, and communicating with our students. The conference sessions address:

  • Increasing access to higher educational opportunities through online and blended learning
  • Managing the dramatic growth of online and blended programs in Massachusetts public higher education
  • Reaching students in new pedagogical ways
  • Meeting the technical demands of eLearning delivery
  • Meeting administrative challenges
  • Meeting the challenges of creating student services

Who Should Attend

  • Faculty teaching online and blended courses
  • Faculty interested in learning to teach online and blended courses
  • Administrators
  • Instructional Designers
  • Librarians
  • elearning Support Staff

Featuring the COD Award (Courses of Distinction) Showcase

Attend course presentation showcases of the online and hybrid courses recognized by the MCO institutions as representing the best uses of eLearning instructional technology to enhance student success.



Nicole Chelonis
Director of Digital Learning
Fitchburg State University
Phone: 978-665-3354
Lynn Zayac
Director Center for Instructional Technology
Westfield State University
Phone: 413-572-8142


Conference Committee

April Bellafiore, Bristol Community College, Deb Brennan, Mount Wachusett Community College

Steven Courchesne, Framingham State University, J. Grenier, Fitchburg State University

Kyle Kraus, Springfield Technical Community College, Danielle Leek, Bunker Hill Community College

Andrea Milligan, North Shore Community College, Gail Rankin, Salem State University

Yvette Raven, Cape Cod Community College, Kimberly Rogers, Roxbury Community College

and Jesse Schreier, Massasoit Community College