Does Online Education Help Low-income Students Succeed?

EdSurge | July 17, 2018 - From the start, access has been the defining achievement of online learning. Or so I thought. For a couple of decades, I championed online learning for its ability to uproot entrenched ideas in education, especially by engaging students in active learning, a pedagogical style rarely practiced on campus.... Read More>

Report: Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex

Campus Technology | July 18, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC)has introduced a series of original reports to keep people in education up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of digital learning. The first report covers accessibility and addresses both K-12 and higher education. The series is being produced by OLC's Research Center... Read More>

Accessibility in Digital Learning Increasingly Complex

T|H|E Journal | July 18, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC)has introduced a series of reports to keep people in education up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of digital learning. The first report covers accessibility and addresses both K-12 and higher education. The series is being produced by OLC's Research Center... Read More>

Students increasingly accessing online courses via mobile devices

Education Dive | June 21, 2018 -  Dive Brief: A recent survey from Learning House and Aslanian Market Research that was reported on by Campus Technology found 67% of students enrolled in online courses complete some of their coursework via mobile devices. Of the students surveyed, just more than 50% use mobile devices to... Read More>

How Do You Make MOOCs More Inclusive?

eLearningInside News | June 24, 2018 - By definition, MOOCs are massive. It’s not atypical for a given course to bring in tens of thousands+ of students looking to re-skill, study, learn a language, or feed their curiosity. With any population that size, there will be a great deal of diversity.... Read More>

How Do Diverse Classes Fare with Video-Based Active Learning?

eLearningInside News | June 21, 2018 - Classroom environments that use digital tools and active learning get a lot of attention these days. But discussion tends to lack nuance. An educator might implement a new pedagogy and measure learning outcomes, grades, engagement, or some other ‘across-the-board’ metric. But how does video-based active... Read More>

New Resource Aims to Improve Search for Online Programs

Inside Higher Ed | June 27, 2018 - Finding an online program could get a little bit easier for students with the help of a new questionnaire from five organizations focused on improving the quality and accessibility of digital learning. The document includes questions that students should be asking as they pursue online programs... Read More>

New Resource Helps Students Ask the Right Questions About Online Learning

Campus Technology | June 28, 2018 - Five organizations with expertise in online education have collaborated on a new resource for students looking for online programs. Together, Berkeley College, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements(NC-SARA), the Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) formulated a list of questions students should... Read More>

Helping students choose appropriate online courses

Education Dive | July 2, 2018 -  Dive Brief: Five organizations well versed in online learning have teamed up to develop guidance for students to help them navigate the many options for non-traditional courses. The group, which represents Berkeley College, the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements, the Online Learning Consortium, Quality... Read More>

Online STEM Courses Need More Real-World Interactivity

Campus Technology | July 9, 2018 - What do students want in the learning activities for their online STEM courses? They'd prefer more real-life problems to solve and instructional resources such as simulations, case studies, videos and demonstrations. They'd also like the chance to meet and collaborate with other students as... Read More>