Distance Learning Programs Make Case for Quality Assessment

Campus Technology | October 25, 2017 - The Dallas County Community College District had grown its online learning programs organically for two decades when Terry Di Paolo, executive dean of online instructional services, decided it was time to take a "holistic view" of the programs to assess quality and create an improvement... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2017 OLC Fellows and Recipients of 2017 OLC Awards and Effective Practice Awards

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 23, 2017) — Fellows and awardees will be recognized during an awards luncheon at the OLC Accelerate Conference, Nov. 15-17, in Orlando. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2017 class of OLC Fellows as well as recipients of the 2017 OLC Awards and the 2017 Effective... Read More>

CMS Global and the Online Learning Consortium to Host Global Quality Summit, Nov. 15, in Orlando

The Summit’s one-day program will focus on advancing growth of global online education and will feature high-level representatives from global top 100 schools. CMS Global Inc. | October 16, 2017 - CMS Global and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced they will host the Global Quality Summit (GQS) on Nov. 15,... Read More>

Teaching Newsletter: Welcoming Students to Your Discipline

The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 5, 2017 -  A Culture of Collaboration Swing by Hamilton College’s math department in the late afternoon, and you’ll find a swarm of activity. Math homework is usually due at 4:30. As that hour approaches, some 50 students work in groups in the department’s home, on... Read More>

How To Expand US Online Programs To China At Global Quality Summit November 15 in Orlando

University Chronicle | October 6, 2017 -  Leadership is an overused word, and is often misused. We like this definition. Hosted by CMS Global and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), attendees will get to interact and to explore partnership with leaders in online learning for Greater China such as Shanghai Jiao Tong University... Read More>

Digital Learning Leaders Chart New Career Paths

Inside Higher Ed | October 4, 2017 - When Amy Collier was a graduate student heading for a Ph.D. in family studies at Texas Woman’s University in the mid-2000s, she was “mostly not interested and not really engaged with technology,” she says, even as the institution was ramping up its... Read More>

New OLC Research Center Explores Digital Teaching and Learning

Campus Technology | October 3, 2017 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is launching a new research center focused on digital teaching and learning. The OLC Research Center offers "original, curated, commissioned and sponsored research opportunities, and consulting and presentation services in areas related to digital learning and digital leadership research" according... Read More>

OLC Launches Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership

The OLC Research Center aims to advance digital teaching and learning through timely delivery of original, curated and sponsored research for use in the field.  NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 26, 2017) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the launch of the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. The new... Read More>

Why Academics Need a Digital Persona

Inside Higher Ed | September 27, 2017 - Laura Pasquini writes it is becoming increasingly vital for scholars to share their practices online and develop a digital presence to support their work.  Social media technologies have been a part of the college and university culture for well over a decade. The power of... Read More>

MTSU lands international award for online studies

Daily News Journal | September 27, 2017 - Middle Tennessee State University celebrated 20 years of its online educational offerings Monday by announcing record enrollment for its online courses and accepting an international award for online course quality. Pictured, from left, are: Dr. Rick Sluder, dean of MTSU University College; University... Read More>