Going Online, Being Digital

By Peter Stokes, Inside Higher Ed It’s taken decades, but educational technology is finally beginning to change the way we think about education itself -- not just the way we deliver it. Twenty-four years ago, I taught my first writing course in a classroom kitted out with 25 computers. A few years... Read More>

5 Keys to Spreading Blended Learning Across the University

Center for Digital Education University leaders struggle to spread blended learning institution-wide and deal with the inevitable challenges that come up, but proponents offer five key steps for university leaders who want to see it spread in their institutions. Many York University students want to learn both in person and online, and... Read More>

World Campus, College of Education faculty earn Online Learning Consortium award

Penn State News UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A joint effort between the World Campus and the College of Education has resulted in three of its faculty members earning the Online Learning Consortium’s Best-in-Track award for faculty development. Laurence B. Boggess, Gerald K. Le Tendre and Ronald Musoleno produced a webcast titled “Going... Read More>

Arizona's Online Holdout

By Carl Straumsheim (Inside Higher Ed)   The University of Arizona, the last holdout in a state investing heavily in distance education for undergraduates, will this fall join the state’s other public universities in offering online bachelor’s degrees, as UA Online opens its virtual doors. UA's in-state competitors -- Arizona State and Northern... Read More>

Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

By Rebecca J. Hogue and Maha Bali - Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education  By now, the concept of a Twitter backchannel at conferences has become familiar. (And if it’s not, ProfHacker has you covered: See posts by Jason, Derek, Mark ( again), andAdeline.) But can someone participate in a conference... Read More>

7 Warning Signs an Online Degree is a Scam

By Devon Haynie -  U.S. News & World Report, Education.  Avoid being duped into choosing a fake online degree by looking for accreditation and avoiding aggressive salespeople.  Prospective students should hear warning bells as soon as they are told they can get a degree without much time or effort, experts say. For prospective online... Read More>

'Best-in-Track' Sessions for OLC's Upcoming Blended Learning Conference Point to Education's Digital Future

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium today announced the "Best-in-Track" sessions for its 12th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop (#Blend15), which takes place July 7-8, in Denver, Colorado. The theme of this year's conference is "Blended Learning: Leading Education's Digital Future." "There is tremendous promise... Read More>

What's Next After Online Learning?

ForbesLucie LapovskyContributor On-line learning today provides a quality alternative to on-the-ground courses. It offers students greater flexibility as to time and place as most courses are offered asynchronously, meaning students can take them at any time of the day or night. Most chief academic officers at colleges and universities were very skeptical of... Read More>

First cohort completes NSU Online Learning Consortium Teaching Certificate program

Northern State University, Aberdeen, S.D. – The first cohort of educators has completed Northern State University’s Online Learning Consortium Teaching Certificate program.  Eight NSU employees received grants to complete the program: Dr. Juan Gonzalez, assistant professor of Spanish; Dr. Debra Wenzel, instructional design coordinator; Ms. Gayla Martens, Spanish instructor for the... Read More>

Stigma over online courses has gone away

Employers, busy people finding classes on Web great alternative  Patrick Murphy For The Journal Gazette On a typical day, Megan Lichlyter comes home from her medical technologist job at St. Joseph Hospital, has dinner and spends time with husband Brian and daughter Mackenzie. It’s also common for her to begin working on... Read More>