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>

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>