Conducting Observations in Online Classes

The Chronicle of Higher Education | February 3, 2016 - The evidence against the effectiveness of student evaluations as a way to measure instructional success or gather feedback for redesigning courses ismounting. However, while many institutions have established peer or faculty center observation programs for getting more direct feedback on teaching,... Read More>

Interview with Dr. Karen Pedersen, Chief Knowledge Officer for the Online Learning Consortium

OnlineEducation.com | January 28, 2016 - Dr. Karen Pederson is Chief Knowledge Officer for the Online Learning Consortium(OLC). OLC, formerly Sloan-C, works to advance quality online education through professional development; faculty and institutional support; research; and best practices publications. Dr. Pedersen leads OLC efforts in several key areas, including: learning... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2016 Priorities

Inside HigherEd | January 29, 2016 - The Online Learning Consortium will this year rebrand its main conferences and expand its Quality Scorecard, according to plans released Thursday. The organization's scorecard, which colleges can use to evaluate their own online programs, will soon be offered in Spanish and include new quality... Read More>

OLC Announces New Associate Editors for Online Learning - Journal

The Online Learning Consortium is pleased to announce that three new Associate Editors were recently added to the editorial staff of OLC’s official scholarly publication Online Learning (OLJ).  This announcement comes in the midst of a major effort to enhance the profile of the journal and follows the recent merger... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Carries Momentum into 2016 with New Events and Resources for Online Educators

OLC announces new conference lineup, Quality Scorecard expansion and new member resources. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Jan. 28, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, today announced a slate of new and updated resources for its higher education members and the broader online learning... Read More>

New business of b-schools

University Business | January 25, 2016 - Graduate business schools redefining the MBA and other programs to survive and thrive in today’s competitive environment The traditional MBA, the flagship of graduate business education for more than a century, is losing ground as applicants increasingly turn to online degrees and specialized master’s programs... Read More>

USF ranks in top 25 for online programs

The Oracle | January 13, 2016 - U.S. News and World Report released its most recent ranking of the 2016 Best Online Programs on Jan. 12, with USF ranking in the top 25 for several categories. This year, USF ranked in the top 25 in three of the eight categories the list... Read More>

Coalition advocates for '21st century' HEA rewrite

Education Dive | January 15, 2016 Dive Brief: The Online Learning Consortium, the University of Professional and Continuing Education Association, and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies have joined together to release a common set of guiding principles for Congress as it considers reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. According to eCampus News,... Read More>

Negotiating the Many Definitions of Hybrid, Online Classes

U.S. News | January 15, 2016 -  Be proactive in understanding why a school classifies a course as one or the other. As online education evolves, the ways classes are taught aren't as straightforward as they might have previously been. In course listings, university registrars generally include a column labeled "instructional type." Historically,... Read More>

4 Tips for Adults Applying to Top Online Bachelor's Degree Programs

U.S. News | January 12, 2016 Just because a program is online doesn't mean it will be easier to get into, experts say. The application process for top online undergraduate programs often mirrors that of traditional bachelor's programs. The first step adults need to take to complete a bachelor's degree online is to apply. Undergraduate... Read More>