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>

How Risk-Averse Universities Take Risks with Satellite Campuses Abroad

EdSurge | May 15, 2018 - Like airline pilots, college leaders aren’t known for risky behavior. On the contrary, they’re a pretty cautious bunch. But when it comes to launching satellite campuses abroad, some have been flying blind. Negotiating deals with foreign institutions, mostly in the Middle East and Asia, where 51... Read More>

The Pulse: The Future of Education

Inside HigherEd | May 4, 2018 - This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features a panel discussion from a recent conference about the future of education. This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features a panel discussion from a recent conference about the future of education. The discussion was held at the USciences... Read More>

Next Steps Uncertain After Online Learning Catalyst Closes

Inside HigherEd | May 9, 2018 - The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium served the state's online initiatives for two decades. Now the challenge -- or opportunity -- for the institutions is to continue that work as the consortium closes. News that a state organization that supports online programs plans to close can be cause... Read More>

Podcast: Co-Branded Badges for Instructional Designers

We want workers and students to collaborate, so why shouldn’t organizations? Co-branded badges are a method of bringing recognition to earners based on collaborations between organizations who share interests. In this Credly podcast, we talk with Alexandra Pickett, Director of Online Teaching for OpenSUNY and Jennifer Rafferty, Director of the Institute for Professional Development at... Read More>

Survey: Implementing innovation on campus requires money and leadership

Education Dive | April 30, 2018 -  Dive Brief: An innovation survey conducted by the Online Learning Consortium shows that 90% of responding campus officials said that innovation is a part of their institutions' documented approaches to growth, but only 40% of have budgets reserved for innovation development.  According to the report, 80% of respondents... Read More>