Archives - February, 2016

Insights from the Field: The ‘We’ in Teaching and Innovation

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Dr. Jill Buban, Sr. Director Research & Innovation, 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, Leah Chuchran-Davis, instructor for the OLC Read More >

Evaluating Quality in Online and Blended Learning

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Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D; Online Learning Consortium

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Higher education continues to face pressure from a variety of external stakeholders to validate the quality of the educational experience for students.  Key for institutions that provide curriculum in an online or blended modality is the need to provide evidence that the Read More >

Join the Excitement at #OLCInnovate

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Jane Moore, Ed.D., Director of MERLOT Editorial and Professional Development Services
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Jane Moore, Editor of Teacher Education, Editorial Board for MERLOT with her colleagues Angela Gunder and Cris Guenter share why they are so excited for OLC Innovate coming up in April. Connect and collaborate with your peers at #OLCInnovate! Join Read More >

#OLCInnovate Starts with a Spark

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Laura A. Pasquini, Ph.D.

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As excited as I am to attend the NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival for the first time ever, I am even more enthusiastic to welcome conference participants to the 2016 OLC Innovate (#OLCInnovate) with a new program feature – the Read More >

Innovation in Quality Assurance

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 Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D; Online Learning Consortium

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Earlier this month, the Department of Education hosted a workshop on Innovation in Quality Assurance which focused on how institutions identify the appropriate metrics to evaluate quality in higher education. While not the primary focus, this meeting also provided some Read More >

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 Human Innovation Read More >