Archives - November, 2016

Giving Thanks

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Jill Buban, PhD, Sr. Director, Online Learning Consortium

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The Online Learning Consortium team gives thanks to the record number of attendees and presenters, steering committee members, and volunteers who convened at OLC Accelerate last week in Orlando.  Our OLC Accelerate Conference Chair, Phylise Banner, and Program Chairs, Laurie Read More >

How to Write A Post That Appeals To All

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Jill Buban, PhD, Sr. Director, Online Learning Consortium

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Are you interested in blogging for the Online Learning Consortium? Here are some tips from guest blogger, Lucy Adams.  You can submit your blog post here.   So you’ve entered the blogging sphere. Or perhaps you’ve been here for a while. Read More >

A Little Online Learning Is a Good Thing

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Ellen Wagner, PhD, Chief Research Officer for the PAR Framework and VP for Research at Hobsons

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Did you ever wonder if 100 percent old-school, campus-based, face-to-face learning might be better for all students? Or that maybe online learning should only be available to certain kinds of students? Maybe online learning is actually slowing students down on Read More >

Is Student Success as Simple as Good Practices?

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Karen Vignare, PhD, KV Consulting

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Well yes, but that probably seems obvious. As with everything in higher education, the research on best practices always needs more data to be generalizable. The recently published Learning Analytics Special Edition of the Online Learning Journal (OLJ) contains nine Read More >

Online Learning Journal (OLJ) Devotes Issue to Learning Analytics

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Anthony Picciano, Ph.D; OLC Board of Directors, Professor and Executive Officer for the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)

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Dr. Tony Picciano is an OLC Board Member, Professor and Executive Officer for the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY),  a member of the faculty in the Education Leadership Program Read More >

I am #IndieEdTech

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Laura Gogia, MD PhD, Research Fellow in Connected Learning for the Office of Learning Innovation and Student Success at Virginia Commonwealth University

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A SCENE, NOT A HASHTAG I first saw #IndieEdTech on a Tom Woodward tweet, which may be why it caught my attention. I work with Tom at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Academic Learning Transformation Lab and have never known him to be a Read More >

Insights from the Field: Learners as Explorers

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Jennifer Rafferty, Director of the Institute, Online Learning Consortium

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is reaching out to our global community of thought leaders, faculty, innovators and practitioners to bring you insights from the field of online, blended and digital learning.  This week, Cathy Arreguin, instructor for the OLC Read More >