Virtual Conference – Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

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

Free Registration

  • Click Here to Register for the Conference (Coming Soon)

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.

Conference Chair

Steve Courchesne

Steve Courchesne
Instructional Designer, ITS-Education Technology Office (ETO)
Framingham State University
Phone: 508-505-4957

Conference Committee


Melba Acevedo, Northern Essex Community College

Steve Courchesne, Framingham State University

Maureen Giacobbe, Quinsigamond Community College

Brendan Harvey, Bridgewater State University

Andrea Milligan, Northshore Community College

Gail Rankin, Salem State University

Jesse Schreier, Massasoit Community College

Bernadette Sibuma, Massachusetts Bay Community College

Lynn Zayac, Westfield State University