‘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>

Online Course Enrollment Sees Relentless Growth

Campus Technology | January 22, 2018 - According to the Babson Survey Research Group's latest annual report on distance education in the United States, online student enrollment has grown for the 14th year in a row. Nearly a million additional students took distance education courses in 2016 compared to 2012, a count consisting of... Read More>

Will Online Ever Conquer Higher Ed?

EdSurge | January 18, 2018 - The latest data on the nation’s college and university enrollment shows that online is steadily climbing its way up to more than a third of the student population—as face-to-face continues to plummet. That’s a surprising turn in the long-time arc of academic population growth. If online... Read More>

LSU sets ambitious online education goal for flagship campus

BusinessReport.com | January 17, 2018 - About a dozen years ago, Southern New Hampshire University was a private liberal arts college with a few thousand students. Finances were tough, so university leaders took a risk by investing in online education. Judged only by the campus, it’s still a small school. Yet... Read More>

Thought Leader Interview: Ed-Tech Efficacy

Inside Higher Ed | January 17, 2018 - Conversation with Learn Platform’s Karl Rectanus and UVA’s Kristin Palmer explores the “trust gap” between educators and vendors and the shift toward judging ed-tech products by “results.” Walk into the exhibit hall at any educational technology conference (or meetings on accreditation or academic affairs,... Read More>

New Study:  Distance Education up, Overall Enrollments Down

Distance education enrollment growth rates are accelerating (Wellesley, MA) – A new report, Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States, by the Babson Survey Research Group, reveals distance student enrollments have increased for the fourteenth straight year in 2016.  The most recent gain translates to over thirty percent of... Read More>