Framework for Tech Vendor Quality Assessment Updated With New Features

Inside Higher Ed | September 19, 2018 - A suite of resources designed to help institutions make sense of the digital courseware market is getting a refresh this semester to strengthen its standards on accessibility and offer more road maps for institutions seeking technology solutions. Tyton Partners and the Online Learning Consortium... Read More>

Updated Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework Launches with New Guide to Courseware Adoption and Refined Accessibility Attributes and Quality Indicators

BOSTON, MA (Sep 19, 2018) – 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 these solutions.... Read More>

Do Corporate-Style NDAs Have a Place in Higher Ed?

The Chronicle of Higher Education | September 6, 2018 - I'm Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education covering innovation in and around academe. Subscribe here. Here's what's on my mind this week: Do corporate-style NDAs have a place in higher ed? The broad nondisclosure agreement Purdue University Global... Read More>

Despite Increase in Instructional Designers, There Is No 'Universal Profile' for the Role

Campus Technology | August 13, 2018 - The role of the instructional designer first surfaced during World War II as experts in psychology and academics to create training and assessment materials for troops. Since then — and especially since the spread of digital learning in education — the ranks have only... Read More>

Educators Share Best Practices in Online Learning during OLC Collaborate, Hosted by Berkeley College - More than 80 digital learning professionals, educators and administrators discussed opportunities and challenges in online learning during the OLC Collaborate conference on August 7, 2018, hosted by Berkeley College in Midtown Manhattan. The OLC Collaborate program, presented in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), focused on predictive analytics,... Read More>

WSU Pullman hosts online education leadership institute this week

WSU Insider | August 6, 2018 -  More than 50 online educators from across the United States are in Pullman this week for a leadership development program.  Washington State University was selected by the Online Learning Consortium to host the 10th annual Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning, which features a blended-learning format. The... Read More>

DETA Featured in Special Edition of the OLJ

WCET Frontiers | July 26, 2018 - The DETA Subgrant Award, a competitive proposal process, resulted in a special edition of the Online Learning Journal (OLJ) released last month. The OLJ issue included four articles focused on a broad range of phenomena relating to distance education, such as blended and online learning, and... Read More>

3 Lessons on the State of Innovation in Higher Ed

EdTech | July 25, 2018 - Higher ed experts reveal how their institutions approach digital transformation and what it takes to lead a successful project. Universities are focusing resources and manpower on improving outdated practices and technologies on campus with the latest innovations. But how many have a grasp of the state of innovation in... Read More>

New Report Highlights Instructional Designers

Inside Higher Ed | July 25, 2018 - A white paper published yesterday by the Online Learning Consortium offers a look at the increasingly complex field of instructional design in higher education. The report, entitled "Instructional Design in Higher Education: Defining an Evolving Field," is the second in the consortium's Outlook... Read More>

Does Online Education Help Low-income Students Succeed?

EdSurge | July 17, 2018 - From the start, access has been the defining achievement of online learning. Or so I thought. For a couple of decades, I championed online learning for its ability to uproot entrenched ideas in education, especially by engaging students in active learning, a pedagogical style rarely practiced on campus.... Read More>