Campus Technology: Half of Faculty 'Strongly' Agree They're Ready for Online Classes this Fall

By Dian Schaffhauser Faculty feel ready to teach online this fall, either partially or fully. In a recent survey, 49 percent "strongly" agreed that they're prepared, while 35 percent said they "somewhat" agreed. Similarly, almost all administrators (96 percent) considered their institutions ready for online delivery of courses; 58 percent strongly agreed... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2020 Award Winners for Outstanding Work in Online and Blended Education

Recipients to be recognized during virtual ceremony at OLC Accelerate 2020 Conference on Nov. 9  PR Newswire: NEWBURYPORT, Mass. – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2020 award winners for outstanding work advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone,... Read More>

The Moment Is Primed for Asynchronous Learning

Inside Higher ED | September 12, 2020 - Experts argue that asynchronous learning is a valuable tool, especially now. But it needs to be done in a thoughtful way to help students succeed. Most instruction at community colleges remains remote this semester as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on. Some are concerned that remote instruction... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2020 Class of OLC Fellows

PR Newswire | September 14, 2020 - The new class of OLC Fellows will be recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of online and digital learning at OLC Accelerate in November. NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2020 Class of OLC Fellows, selected for their exceptional... Read More>

How to Declutter Your Digital World

The New York Times | September 12, 2020 - If you’re overwhelmed from telecommuting for months, here are ways to step away from your devices and, just maybe, get to inbox zero. Working remotely may have eliminated your commute and allowed you to spend the day in your pajamas, but it also means... Read More>

How to Protect Your Family’s Privacy During Remote Learning

New York Times | August 20, 2020 - Building a safe digital environment is essential to making remote learning work, experts say. Millions of students will attend school online this fall because of the coronavirus, either by choice or not. Understandably, parents have a lot of questions: How will they access their child’s learning... Read More>

Virtual Learning Will Be Better This Fall. Right?

Inside Higher Ed | July 29, 2020 - As colleges head toward the remote fall they dreaded, they must deliver a more compelling learning experience than last spring's. Most think it will be better, but it may not give students what they crave. Whether they like it or not -- most of them... Read More>

The Importance of Intentional Online Program Design

The EvoLLLution | July 27, 2020 - Now that summer semester is in full swing, higher education institutions should utilize whatever free time they currently have to review their online offerings and modify them to reflect the best practices of intentionally designed online learning. The recent pivot to remote instruction as... Read More>

5 Tips for Remote Learning PD Success

Education Week | July 28, 2020 - Fully aware that well-honed online teaching skills could underpin the success of his students in the coming school year, Stein Lee-Schreiber spent part of the summer ramping up his tech bona fides.  He got familiar with the video platform Flipgrid. He also learned how... Read More>

TIEC & OLC join forces to boost online learning

thepienews.com | July 27, 2020 - The Texas International Education Consortium — representing a group of 31 Texas universities –is joining forces with the Online Learning Consortium to offer online learning support and to ensure quality distance education to students in the midst of the pandemic. TIEC and the OLC have established a memorandum of understanding... Read More>