Archives - February, 2017

Making College Affordable

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Kathleen Ives, DM, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director and Jennifer Mathes, PhD, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Online Learning Consortium

 

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A hot topic for politicians, students, parents and educators continues to revolve around ways that we can make college more affordable.  This also framed the most recent conversation at OLC’s Collaborate San Francisco held with academic partner California State University. Read More >

Insights and Perspectives from Online Learning Leaders

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Karen Pedersen,PhD, Chief Knowledge Officer, Online Learning Consortium

 

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Recently, I had the opportunity to attend ELI in Houston, TX.  It was great to connect with many in the community and I valued the opportunity to share insights about OLC’s Suite of Quality Scorecards at the closing poster session.  Read More >

Kaye Shelton on Quality in Online Learning

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Kaye Shelton

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If you have been involved in online learning for any length of time, you have defended the quality of this delivery method, at least once or twice along the way, probably to colleagues, administrators, or even external accreditors. There were Read More >

DLIAward 2017 Convening – Critically Advancing Excellence in Digital Courseware

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Nori Barajas-Murphy, Grant Project Director, Online Learning Consortium

 

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Twelve members of the Digital Learning Innovation Award community convened in early February to revise the DLIA scoring rubric.  Their goal was to establish excellence in courseware implementation in light of the maturing digital courseware landscape. Facilitating the event was OLC’s Read More >

On the Road to OLC Innovate: Lightning Talks and Jazz Music

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Andrew Shean, Ed.D., Chief Academic Learning Officer, Bridgepoint Education

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This is the second in a series of blogs that features the OLC Innovate Conference Program Committee and Steering Committee members sharing their thoughts on the conference and the great city of New Orleans.  We hope you use this series Read More >

A Student of Leadership and Lessons Learned

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Larry Ragan, PhD, OLC Fellow, Co-Director for the Center for Online Innovation in Learning at Penn State University, and IELOL Co-Director

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In this post, guest blogger Larry Ragan, Co-Director of Penn State’s Center for Online Innovation in Learning and Co-Director of IELOL, reflects on his leadership journey, including his experience co-directing the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL).  IELOL Read More >

Leadership, Learning Analytics, and Quality at #ELI2017

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Jill Buban, PhD, OLC Sr. Director of Research & Innovation

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Members of the Online Learning Consortium Board of Directors, Online Learning Journal Editorial Board, and staff took on the  2017 ELI annual meeting in Houston this week to present on topics including leadership in online learning, learning analytics, and quality in online Read More >

On the Road to OLC Innovate: A Native’s Guide to NOLA

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Jane Moore, Ed.D, Director of MERLOT Editorial and Professional Development Services

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This is the first in a series of weekly blogs that features the OLC Innovate Conference Program Committee and Steering Committee members sharing their thoughts on the conference and the great city of New Orleans.  We hope you use this Read More >

What Do Your Tweets Say About You as an Online Instructor?

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Online Learning Consortium

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Being able to engage students and colleagues, impart relevant information, cultivate an online persona and use digital media are all skills that are essential for today’s educators. Having an active social media presence can benefit your teaching career because it Read More >