OLC Announces 2018 Digital Learning Innovation Award Recipients

Three higher ed institutions and 10 faculty-led teams were selected from more than 60 #DLIAward entries for their innovative approaches for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. and ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the recipients of the 2018... Read More>

Life Is Complicated: Distance Learning Helps

New York Times | November 1, 2018 - Three months after a terrorist attack in Afghanistan left Jeremy Haynes a paraplegic, he met with a psychologist from the Department of Veterans Affairs. “He asked me what I wanted to do with my life,” said Mr. Haynes, a retired Army major.... Read More>

OLC Opens Registration for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning 2019 Cohort

IELOL is a unique leadership development program that features a blended-learning format, including an Immersion Experience on the campus of the program’s current academic partner, the University of Central Florida. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Nov. 1, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced registration is now open for the 2019 Institute for Emerging... Read More>

Is Teaching Quality the Next Front for Education Investors?

The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 30, 2018 - I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. Like many of you, I’ve had a lot more on my mind these past few days than innovation in higher education. It really... Read More>

Building a Go-to Resource on Innovation in Online Learning

Campus Technology | October 24, 2018 - Drexel University created an open source website to showcase leading technologies, practices and research in virtual education. At Drexel University, a long-standing culture of community leadership has often benefitted surrounding or related communities with new or better access to digital technology advancements. One exemplary initiative, back in... Read More>

New Checklist Aims to Help Universities Improve Their Digital Offerings

EdTech Magazine | October 10, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium releases a list of best practices for digital classes to improve institutions’ programs. Online learning is picking up speed in higher education as a college experience offering more flexibility and convenience for students and teachers alike, as well as opening doors... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2018 OLC Fellows, Effective Practice Awardees and Scholarship Recipients

Honorees will be recognized at the upcoming OLC Accelerate Conference, Nov. 14-16, in Orlando. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 9, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2018 class of OLC Fellows as well as recipients of the 2018 Effective Practice Awards, the 2018 Bruce N. Chaloux Scholarship for Early... Read More>

At last! A new resource to help evaluate online learning programs

eCampus News | October 1, 2018 - Online learning programs are on the rise, and this means institutions must ensure high-quality programs in the face of stiff competition A new self-evaluation tool offers a way for institutions to determine if they’re offering a supportive and high-quality online learning program. The Online Learning Consortium’s OLC... Read More>

What to Do About Contract Cheating

Campus Technology | September 26, 2018 - Contract cheating — the use of essay writing services to manufacture coursework — is on the rise, along with other forms of academic dishonesty. Here's how technology can and can't help. When 13 undergraduate engineering students were booted out of the program at Australia's Deakin University in... Read More>

New OLC Scorecard Measures Quality of Online Student Support

Campus Technology | September 25, 2018 - A new self-evaluation tool from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) measures the services and supports in place for online students. Developed out of a joint initiative with the State University System of Floridaand the Florida College System, the OLC Quality Scorecard for Online Student Support is designed to help identify gaps... Read More>