Policy Briefs from Key Digital Learning Support Organizations

Inside Higher Ed | February 27, 2019 - Discussions of federal rules around digital learning and educational innovation are ongoing at the U.S. Department of Education. Some of those issues may end up requiring intervention from Congress. Three key digital learning organizations released today a set of policy briefs to guide these... Read More>

Education Organizations Release Federal Policy Briefs Addressing Needed Modernizations To Higher Education Regulations

Briefs Authored by UPCEA, OLC, and WCET Cover Competency-Based Education, Financial Aid, Regular and Substantive Interaction, and State Authorization WASHINGTON, DC - February 27, 2019 - Today, three organizations in higher education—UPCEA, OLC and WCET—have issued a set of policy briefs relating to necessary changes to federal regulations affecting the professional,... Read More>

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>