Expanding access, success, and equitable outcomes through the effective implementation of digital learning

WCET | February 21, 2019 - A Sense of Urgency Many public colleges and universities have embraced the mission of increasing access to higher education by recruiting more diverse student populations. Unfortunately, institutions continue to see significant persistence and completion gaps for their low-income students, students of color, and first-generation students. In response... Read More>

Next on College Completion Agenda: Equity

InsideHigherEd | February 25, 2019 - Community colleges are realizing that addressing racial and income equity are the missing pieces to improving completion rates. And Achieving the Dream wants to help them eliminate that inequity. Colleges have been focused for more than a decade on accelerating the completion movement to increase graduation... Read More>

Improving Student Outcomes with Adaptive Courseware: The Every Learner Everywhere Network Initiative

Educause Review | February 21, 2019 - The Every Learner Everywhere network helps colleges and universities use adaptive learning technology to improve teaching and learning, with a focus on increasing the success of first-generation students, low-income students, and students of color. Many public colleges and universities have embraced the mission of increasing... Read More>

New national education network to share adaptive learning resources

EdScoop | February 22, 2019 - A root cause of college dropouts is the high failure rate in foundational courses, prompting a new initiative, announced Wednesday, aimed at creating a national network for education groups to collaborate on adaptive learning solutions. Every Learner Everywhere, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,... Read More>

OLC Announces Keynotes and Best-in-Track Sessions for OLC Innovate 2019

OLC also announces the first round of 2019 Effective Practice Award recipients, whose innovative digital learning initiatives will be recognized during the OLC Innovate Conference, April 2-5, in Denver. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Feb. 26, 2019) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and MERLOT will gather the digital learning community in Denver, April 2-5,... Read More>

Helping Institutions Reach Accessibility Goals

Many colleges lack formal policies for digital accessibility, leaving students with disabilities at a disadvantage. A new set of quality indicators could lay the foundation institutions need. Inside Higher Ed | February 20, 2019 - Champions of accessibility awareness have made strides in highlighting that all students, not just those with... Read More>

Drs. Kaye Shelton and Tanya Joosten Elected to OLC Board of Directors

 OLC’s 17-member board will address a number of priorities in 2019, including diversity, inclusion and accessibility, as well as a continued focus on providing resources and policy guidance for advancing the quality of digital education. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Jan. 22, 2019) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Honors Innovative Projects

Inside Higher Ed | November 28, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium unveiled its annual Digital Learning Innovation Award honorees during its yearly Accelerate conference earlier this month in Orlando, Fla. Three institutions took home top prizes, all for improving math courses. Arizona State University and the University of Central Florida earned plaudits for using adaptive... Read More>

Moving from Face-to-Face to Online Teaching Can Be Hard. Here’s One Expert’s Advice.

EdSurge | November 15, 2018 - Enrollment in online courses is rising. But the shift to online instruction can be challenging for some instructors who have spent most of their academic careers teaching (and learning) face-to-face. At the 2018 OLC Accelerate conference in Orlando on Wednesday, Julin Sharp, director of digital education... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium and DXtera Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership will extend OLC and DXtera membership benefits and privileges across their respective member communities. WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Nov. 15, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of digital learning worldwide, and the DXtera Institute, a consortium of higher education... Read More>