Online, Cheap -- and Elite

Inside Higher Ed | March 20, 2018 - Analysis of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-inspired online master's degree in computer science suggests that elite institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale. But will other institutions follow suit? Five years ago the Georgia Institute of Technology began a bold experiment --... Read More>

Video: Have We Really Transformed Higher Education?

Educause | March 12, 2018 Have we reimagined higher education with the use of technology? by Joel Smith, Jennifer Sparrow, Stephanie Bulger, Gardner Campbell and Jill Buban SOURCE: Educause... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Honors 'Effective' Practices

Inside Higher Ed | March 14, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium yesterday announced eight winners of its annual Effective Practice Awards. The honors reward "effective techniques, strategies and practices" that adhere to the consortium's five pillars of quality: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction and scalability. A brief guide to this... Read More>

OLC to Honor 8 Effective Practices in Digital Education at Upcoming #OLCInnovate Conference

OLC Effective Practice Awards recognize effective techniques, strategies and practices for their ability to advance quality and access to digital learning programs. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 13, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced recipients of its 2018 OLC Effective Practice Awards, recognizing effective techniques, strategies and practices that are shared... Read More>

OLC Announces Best-in-Track Sessions and Keynote Speakers for OLC Innovate 2018, Taking Place April 18-20, in Nashville

Jointly presented by OLC and MERLOT, #OLCInnovate will explore emerging technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership and evolving practice in digital learning. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Feb. 27, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and MERLOT will gather the digital learning community in Nashville, April 18-20, for OLC... Read More>

‘Emerging Scholars’ in Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed | February 13, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium on Tuesday announced its initial group of "emerging scholars" to participate in the organization's Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. The new program identifies current or recent doctoral students who are interested in shaping the future of research on the... Read More>

New OLC Program to Support Digital Learning Research

Campus Technology | February 13, 2018 -  The Online Learning Consortium (OLC)  is launching a new program that provides hands-on research and networking opportunities for current and recently graduated doctoral students in the field of digital learning. Participants in the OLC Emerging Scholars program can contribute to projects in the OLC Research Center, collaborate with researchers at... Read More>

OLC Announces Inaugural Class of ‘Emerging Scholars’ for the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership

New program provides current and recently graduated doctoral students a unique opportunity for hands-on research and networking within the digital learning field. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Feb. 13, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the inaugural class of Emerging Scholars who have been selected to join the OLC Research Center... Read More>

Educause Steps In to Save New Media Consortium

Inside Higher Ed | February 6, 2018 - The consortium, which recently declared bankruptcy, may have found a white knight to continue the work of its Horizon Project. Educause has submitted a $55,000 offer to acquire the assets of the now defunct New Media Consortium, court documents reveal. The $55,000 offer, if accepted, would see... Read More>

What can data do for students?

Education Dive - January 29, 2018 - How online universities use big-data to spot roadblocks to student success before it’s too late As online courses and a greater emphasis on technology become fixtures in higher education, advances in digital teaching software are capturing more complex and useful data about how students learn. Colleges... Read More>