OLC Innovate 2017 to Showcase Latest Innovations and Thought Leadership in Online Learning

#OLCInnovate’s Best-in-Track sessions, keynotes and overall program exemplify this year’s conference theme of “Education Reimagined.” NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Feb. 22, 2017) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) will gather the online learning community in New Orleans, April 5-7, for OLC Innovate (#OLCInnovate), the annual event focused on innovation in online learning. The conference... Read More>

10 Facts About Accreditation in Online Degree Programs

US News & World Report (via Yahoo! News) | February 9, 2017 - Consider Whether a Program Is Accredited Accreditation is a process conducted by an outside authority to ensure a school and degree program -- whether online, on campus or blended -- meet certain standards of quality. Though it's voluntary, accreditation... Read More>

Trial and Error: Digital Case Studies

Inside Higher Ed | February 13, 2017 - In this new feature, we're trying to create a space to discuss institutional experiments with digital technologies -- what worked, what didn't, and what other colleges can learn from the attempts. (The Online Learning Consortium's Effective Practices program has contributed initial ideas.) Send... Read More>

Higher ed advocacy orgs join forces to promote access for adult learners

Education Dive | February 7, 2017 - Dive Brief: Several higher education advocacy organizations have united to form a new organization supporting the development of adult learners in higher education.  The National Adult Learner Coalition, a joint venture created by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), President’s... Read More>

Edtech and online learning are making higher education more accessible

SINews | February 7, 2017 - As tuition fees and the cost of living keep rising, more and more students are finding it difficult to afford the traditional higher education experience. This has led to a boom in unconventional ways of learning, such as fully-online courses or blended courses, which have... Read More>

National Adult Learner Coalition Created to Advance Student Success

Washington, D.C., February 6th, 2017 – Today, four major associations join together as a cohesive voice advocating for adult students and the institutions that serve them. With support from Lumina Foundation, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), President’s Forum, and University Professional and... Read More>

New Baseline for Accessibility

Inside Higher Ed | February 3, 2017 - Disability rights experts say an update to the Rehabilitation Act creates new expectations for accessibility standards in higher education. A long-awaited update to a federal rule ups the pressure on colleges and universities to ensure that their information and communication technology services are... Read More>

Trial and Error: Scheduling Assessments

Inside Higher Ed | February 6, 2017 - In a new feature, we explain how Western Governors University revamped its system for helping students set up 30,000 assessments a month. In this new feature, we're trying to create a space to discuss institutional experiments with digital technologies -- what worked, what didn't,... Read More>

Cerritos College gets $100,000 digital learning award

Press Telegram - January 27, 2017 - Cerritos College has received the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s Digital Learning Innovation Award for its Business Administration Department’s Open Educational Resources program, it was announced today. Cerritos College was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this... Read More>

Cerritos College Wins 2016 Digital Learning Innovation Award

PRNewswire - NORWALK, Calif., Jan. 26, 2017 -- Cerritos College received the 2016 Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) Digital Learning Innovation Award for its Business Administration Department's Open Educational Resources program. Cerritos College was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this first year of the... Read More>