Instructors Can Help Students Prefer Digital Texts

Educause Review | September 25, 2017 - by Nori Barajas-Murphy, EdD, Director of Grant Projects, Online Learning Consortium. Each August, undergraduate students from all over the country reappear in my Southern California college town. Recently, I was sitting at a local swimming pool when I noticed three students near me reach... Read More>

MTSU Online celebrates 20th anniversary with international quality award [+VIDEO]

Middle Tennessee State University | September 25, 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. Offered through University College, MTSU Online courses began in fall 1997 with... Read More>

Courseware in Context Framework Gets Update, New Features

Campus Technology | Sept. 21, 2017 - The Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework today released a number of new features aimed at improving usability. Originally released last year through a collaboration between the Online Learning Consortium and Tyton Partners, the suite of resources is designed to "help postsecondary decision-makers make informed... Read More>

Updated Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework Launches with Improved Features and Usability

Tyton Partners - BOSTON, MA (Sep 21, 2017) – An update to the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework was released today. The CWiC Framework is an open, field-owned suite of resources designed to help postsecondary decision-makers make informed selections of digital courseware products, and support effective adoption and implementation of... Read More>

Drexel's Test Drive Allows Students to Try Out Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed | August 2, 2017 - Drexel University gives prospective distance learners a chance to test free an online course. When Melanie Finn considered enrolling in a master’s-level class, she knew that online learning would make sense for her busy lifestyle. The elementary school teacher in East Granby, Conn., liked... Read More>

Adaptive Learning, Universal Design, Non-Traditional Students Among Best-in-Strand Topics at Upcoming OLC Accelerate 2017

OLC Accelerate 2017 (Nov. 15-17, Orlando) will gather thousands of online learning researchers, practitioners and EdTech innovators from around the world to share and discover effective practices and evaluate technologies for teaching and learning online.  NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Aug. 9, 2017) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) anticipates nearly 2,000 online learning leaders from... Read More>

Nobody's Watching: Proctoring in Online Learning

Campus Technology | July 26, 2017 - There is no single best way to handle proctoring for digital courses, as this community college system pilot discovered. Using answers provided beforehand to pass online tests; checking a cell phone display to look up a formula in a closed-book exam; conferring with an unseen person... Read More>

Keynote July 23 – OLC’s Sr. Research Director to Present Latest Digital Learning Trends

Education Dive | July 20, 2017 -  WHO: Jill Buban, PhD, Senior Director of Research & Innovation, Online Learning Consortium WHAT: Online Keynote - Digital Learning: Current Trends and Research Dr. Jill Buban, Senior Director of Research & Innovation for the Online Learning Consortium, will deliver a special keynote presentation on Sunday, July 23, at... Read More>

A National Study of Online Learning Leaders in US Higher Education

Distance-Educator.com | July 16, 2017 - Online learning in US higher education continues to grow dramatically. The most recent estimates indicate that about 30% of all students enroll in at least one online course (Allen & Seamen, 2016). As this important type of academic offering has become increasingly important to... Read More>

How to Help Faculty Build Online Courses

Campus Technology | July 12, 2017 - The University of Arizona developed a toolkit to help new instructional designers and online instructors get up to speed in creating courses for students that might never show their faces on campus. Before 2015, faculty at the University of Arizona who wanted to teach online didn't... Read More>