New Certificate Program Trains in Online Instructional Design

Campus Technology | December 6,2016 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is working with instructional design experts from the State University of New York to help people in higher education hone their skills in instructional design for online courses. The new "Instructional Designer Certificate Program," which encompasses four online courses, will... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Unveils Expanded Quality Scorecard Suite for Benchmarking Online and Blended Learning Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Online Learning Consortium Unveils Expanded Quality Scorecard Suite for Benchmarking Online and Blended Learning Programs The OLC Quality Scorecard uses research-based benchmarks and standards of excellence to help higher education institutions evaluate their online and blended learning programs. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Dec. 7, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the... Read More>

EDTECH: Here's How Online Learning Will Disrupt The MBA Degree

Biz students are using stackable certificates to create customized online degrees Business Because | November 14, 2016 - With the US economy slowing down and prices for higher education rising, students are increasingly questioning the value of a traditional business school degree. Meanwhile, online learning is booming as costs come down and... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Announces Partnerships with Open SUNY and Drexel University Online

IT Business Net | ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced two new institutional partnerships with the State University of New York's Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) and Center for Professional Development (CPD), and Drexel University Online (DUO). Through these... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards

Three higher ed institutions and five faculty-led teams have been recognized with #DLIAwards for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Nov. 17, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced eight recipients of the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards (#DLIAward), recognizing exemplary higher... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Announces Partnerships with Open SUNY and Drexel University Online

The Online Learning Consortium Announces Partnerships with Open SUNY and Drexel University Online ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced two new institutional partnerships with the State University of New York’s Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) and Center for Professional Development (CPD),... Read More>

Accreditation of Online Degree Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. News and World Report | November 11, 2016 - Accrediting agencies hold online programs to the same standards of quality as those on campus, experts say. 1. What is accreditation?2. Who accredits online degree programs?3. What are the different kinds of accreditation for online programs?4. Why does an online program's... Read More>

4 Reasons to Consider a Local Online Degree Program

U.S. News & World Report | By Jordan Friedman | Editor In one survey, three-quarters of respondents said they selected online programs based within 100 miles from where they live. (PEOPLEIMAGES.COM/GETTY IMAGES) When Windy Hanson enrolled in Eastern Oregon University's liberal studies bachelor's program, she signed up mostly for online courses for the... Read More>

Former US Under Secretary of Education Martha J. Kanter to Present the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards

#DLIAward winners will be announced during a luncheon on Day 2 of the OLC Accelerate conference, next month, in Orlando; Winners will also attend a pre-conference summit on ‘Scaling Solutions to Higher Ed’s Biggest Challenges.’ NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 25, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced former US Under... Read More>

A Mighty Time for Community Colleges

Inside Higher Ed | October 25, 2016 - For all President Obama, Jill Biden and Martha Kanter have done for the institutions, Wick Sloane offers his thanks. Now it's up to the colleges themselves, he writes. My favorite columns to write are when I discover what I have missed, where I have been... Read More>