OLC Announces Two Higher Ed Institutions Earn ‘Exemplary’ Endorsement from Its Quality Scorecard for Online Learning

Univ. Of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Baker College have earned the highest level of endorsement from the expanded OLC Quality Scorecard, which measures excellence in the administration of online or blended learning programs within higher education institutions.    NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (June 8, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization... Read More>

Students and Higher Ed Leaders Put Their Faith in Online Classes [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine | June 6, 2016 - As a growing number of students enroll in nontraditional college classes, the value of online education becomes more clear. As cost-effective alternatives to traditional college classes, online learning programs continue to gain steam in higher ed. According to statistics gathered for an Online Learning Consortium infographic,... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium highlights 2016 online learning landscape

Education Dive | June 6, 2016 -  Dive Brief: There are now 5.8 million students enrolled in online courses, and fully 90% of students say such courses provide the same or better experience compared to traditional, face-to-face instruction. In the 2016 Higher Education Online Learning Landscape, the Online Learning Consortium highlights the nontraditional nature of... Read More>

Twitter Chat: How to Choose an Online Bachelor's Program

U.S. News | May 19, 2016 - During a U.S. News Twitter chat, experts discussed what factors to consider to select a best-fit option. Online learning has become a popular option for adults looking to balance work and other responsibilitieswith an education. When it comes to selecting the right online bachelor's program,... Read More>

Applications Due June 30 for 2016 Digital Learning Innovation Award

Education Dive | May 10, 2016 - NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is accepting submissions for the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award (#DLIAward). This is the first edition of these awards, which recognize exemplary higher education faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of... Read More>

Online degrees save money and boost careers

cNBC | May 18, 2016 - With the cost of attending a four-year public university crossing $34,000 a year for out-of-state students, more people are turning to online education as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. In fact, the number of students enrolling in online private not-for-profit institutions jumped... Read More>

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Education Week | May 16, 2016 - Recently I was invited by the Natick, Mass. public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts. As an online learning tool, Listen Current fits well into blended learning, but I wanted... Read More>

Challenging Openness & Innovation – Takeaways from #OER16 & #OLCInnovate

The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 5, 2016 - I did this crazy thing again of attending two conferences virtually at the same time – I presented at OER16 in Edinburgh in the morning, then was participating in OLCInnovate in New Orleans in the evening. As a virtual participant... Read More>

OLC Innovate: Big Ideas From the Big Easy

EdSurge | April 20, 2016 - We’re jazzed to be on the ground in New Orleans for the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate conference, where academic leaders, faculty and administrators are challenging assumptions about online and blended learning. The conference features hands-on workshops (design your own online syllabus), research presentations (what kinds... Read More>

No One Rule Fits All

Inside Higher Ed | May 3, 2016 - Higher education groups say Education Department's proposed rules on teacher preparation program discriminate against distance education providers. University administrators and higher education groups are urging the U.S. Department of Education to regulate all teacher preparation programs according to the same rules, regardless of whether... Read More>