Defining (adj. or v.?) Innovation

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Dr. Rolin Moe, Seattle Pacific University

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Innovation happens when we rethink conventions and apply alternative learning or technology to old problems. –   Shane Snow, How Soylent  & Oculus Could Fix the Prison System Innovation is the output of an extremely entrepreneurial culture. – Wyatt Roy, Above All Read More >

A Quick Q&A with OLC Innovate Keynote Angie McArthur

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Online Learning Consortium

 

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Are you as excited as we are about the OLC Innovate 2016 Keynote Speaker? Angie McArthur, co-author of COLLABORATIVE INTELLIGENCE and speaker on intellectual diversity, recently answered a few questions related to her presentation. We think you’ll agree, you will want Read More >

Online vs In-Class: Are We Asking the Wrong Question?

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Alex Nikotina

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As online classes (and online education in general) have become more popular, people are asking the question: how effective is online learning in comparison to in-class learning? There have been various discussions on the topic, highlighting the benefits and drawbacks Read More >

I Was Stopped In My Tracks

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Karen L. Pedersen, Ph.D., Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium

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Most mornings, I begin my day by reviewing various higher education news outlets to see what is happening in the field. Last Friday, I was stopped in my tracks when I read Paul Fain’s article, “The Faculty Role Online, Scrutinized” in Inside Higher Read More >

Recent Competency Based Education (CBE) Report: Doing a Deeper Dive

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Karen L. Pedersen, Ph.D., Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium

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During my tenure at Northern Arizona University, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be part of the design and implementation team to move Personalized Learning, their competency-based initiative, forward. From idea to reality, it was a multi-stage, multi-faceted Read More >

Student Advising for the Distance Learner

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Jennifer Joslin, Ph.D; Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D; George Steele, Ph.D.

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The Online Learning Consortium and NACADA recently concluded the successful, three-part webinar series on topics related to student advising for the distance learner.  With the changing higher education landscape, this timely webinar series was designed to support student advising professionals Read More >

A Higher Education Act for the 21st Century Learner

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Karen Pedersen, Ph.D., Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium

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Contemporary learners, maybe your institution refers to them as non-traditional learners or post-traditional learners, but they represent 85 percent of today’s higher education learners according to the U.S. Department of Education. Whatever term is used, I’m sure they are learners you Read More >