Moving Beyond the Buzzword: Understanding Innovation in Higher Ed

Evolllution | June 20, 2018 - In April 2018, the Online Learning Consortium published The State of Innovation in Higher Education: A Survey of Academic Administrators. The report surveyed over 100 college and university administrators to gain insight into the drivers of and barriers to innovation in American institutes of higher education. In... Read More>

What Do Higher Ed Professional Associations Do?

Inside Higher Ed | June 18, 2018 - Yesterday I wrote about the large number of conferences and convenings competing for the attention of those interested in postsecondary learning innovation. Almost all of these events have a professional organization behind them. In today’s lingo, they are powered by an association, consortium, or... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Launches ‘OLC Outlook: An Environmental Scan of the Digital Learning Landscape’

New strategic planning resource for higher education professionals examines priorities, trends, innovations and other considerations for 20 core areas of digital learning; The first report from the series covers Accessibility and publishes today. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (June 19, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Announces New Executive Leadership Appointments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Devon Cancilla has joined OLC as Chief Knowledge Officer, and OLC’s interim CKO Jennifer Mathes has been promoted to Chief Strategy Officer. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (June 12, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of digital learning worldwide, today announced two... Read More>

Defining the Undefinable

Inside Higher Ed | June 6, 2018 - The term "digital learning" seems to be taking hold as a catchall for innovative techniques influenced by digital tools. Will the term last or grow outdated? Here at “Inside Digital Learning,” we use the term in our name to describe the complex landscape of... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Opens Call for Submissions for 2018 Digital Learning Innovation Award Competition

Now in its third year, the OLC #DLIAward competition recognizes faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing student success through the adoption of digital courseware. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (June 5, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of digital teaching and learning worldwide, today announced... Read More>

Call for hybrid approaches as unmet Chinese demand spikes

Times Higher Education | June 3, 2018 - Bums-on-seats model ‘failing millions of Chinese’, conference hears Universities must embrace hybrid educational delivery models to meet the needs of millions of Chinese students, a Shanghai conference has heard. US analyst Todd Maurer said that a golden age of international education – where homecoming Chinese... Read More>

6 Reasons Blended Learning Works

Campus Technology | May 23, 2018 - Research suggests that blended learning is more effective than both face-to-face and online education, according to a new e-book released by the Online Learning Consortium and academic publisher Routledge. Online & Blended Learning: Selections from the Field brings together advice and best practices from a number of scholarly publications... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Unveils New E-Book

Inside Higher Ed | May 23, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and Routledge have published a new free e-book, Online & Blended Learning: Selections From the Field, featuring writing from members of the consortium’s Online Learning journal and OLC members. Key topics include the expansive possibilities of online education, techniques... Read More>

The Future of Learning and How It Could Change Your Classroom

The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 17, 2018 - Hello and welcome to Teaching, a weekly newsletter from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Today, Beckie talks to Beth about her big new report, called The Future of Learning, and its relevance to the classroom. Then Beckie shares some of... Read More>