Online Learning Community to Gather in Dallas, April 22-24 for 8th Annual ET4Online Conference, Presented by OLC and MERLOT

Highlights: Key speakers; Best-in-Track sessions; Launch Pad program for EdTech startups NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 3, 2015) — The latest annual Survey of Online Learning (Grade Level) reveals online enrollments are growing faster than overall higher education. Many of the academic and EdTech leaders who are driving this trend will gather April... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Names Thomas Hargis COO; Karen Pedersen Joins OLC as CKO

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced its board of directors has named Thomas Hargis chief operations officer. In addition, Karen Pedersen, Ph.D., is joining OLC as chief knowledge officer. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150218/176354 Hargis assumes the role of COO after serving... Read More>

Babson Study:  Distance Education Enrollment Growth Continues...

Multi-year trend shows growth in online enrollments is moderating, yet outpacing overall higher ed enrollments. (Wellesley, MA) – The 2014 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and co-sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson and Tyton Partners, reveals the number of higher education students taking at... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Introduces OLC Collaborate, a Regional Event Series for Online Learning Professionals

First OLC Collaborate event, ‘The Changing University,’ takes place Feb. 24, at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, in Kansas City, MO. NEWBURYPORT, MA (Jan. 14, 2015) – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, kicks off the new year with the introduction of a new regional event series called... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Unveils New Release of Its Quality Scorecard for Online Programs

The enhanced Quality Scorecard features 75 performance indicators for evaluating online programs, identifying areas for improvement and proving the quality of programs to accrediting bodies. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 23, 2014) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today unveiled an enhanced Quality Scorecard for Online Programs, an easy-to-use... Read More>

2014 OLC Awards, Recognizing Advances in Online Learning

 NEWBURYPORT, Mass. — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced the recipients of the 2014 OLC Awards and the 2014 Effective Practice Awards. All awards will be presented at a luncheon on Oct. 30 at the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Oct. 29-31, 2014,... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium's International Conference Celebrates 20 Years of Shared Insights and Innovation in Higher Ed

 NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, is celebrating 20 years of innovation in online learning and higher education this fall, with the 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, Oct. 29-31, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.OLC's annual international conference is the... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2014 Class of Fellows

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2014 Class of Fellows Seven OLC members recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of online learning  NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (July 28, 2014) – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced its 2014 class of Fellows. Recognizing exceptional professional excellence, the OLC Board of Directors... Read More>

Sloan Consortium Picks a New Name

Sloan Consortium Picks a New Name By Lawrence Biemiller, Wired Campus on July 07, 2014 9:28 am education-keyboardFeatured share The Sloan Consortium, an influential champion of online learning that grew out of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s early interest in the topic, is changing its name and will now be known as the Online... Read More>

The Sloan Consortium changes name to 'Online Learning Consortium'

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. and DENVER, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, today announced the organization is changing its name to the "Online Learning Consortium" (OLC), effective immediately. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140703/124409 "Our organization's reach and impact has grown significantly... Read More>