Who’s On Point for Online Learning?

Inside Higher Ed | January 23, 2017 - It's hard to find a college or university these days that doesn't have some kind of strategy for online education or digital learning. But it may be even harder to figure out who at those institutions is responsible for setting that strategy. Eric E.... Read More>

Meg Benke Named to Middle States Commission Executive Committee

SUNY Empire State College | January 9, 2017 - Meg Benke, a professor and academic area coordinator with SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies, has been elected to serve on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s Executive Committee. Benke will continue her service to Middle States as a... Read More>

Community College Improves Retention With Digital Curriculum

Campus Technology | January 10, 2017 - An "inclusive access" program at a community college was recently recognized by the Online Learning Consortium. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina received an OLC Digital Learning Innovation Faculty-led award for its e-Text Initiative, intended to help all of the school's students have course... Read More>

Is Your University’s Online Course Up to Code?

EdTech Magazine | January 9, 2017 - Scorecards offer benchmarks for digital learning and instruction.  Thanks in part to the rise of massive open online courses, online higher ed programs are growing significantly. An estimated 5.8 million students are enrolled in online courses, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) reports. As online teaching increases... Read More>

5 Online Education Trends to Watch in 2017

U.S. News and World Report | January 5, 2017 - Online students: There's a lot in store for you in 2017. (KUPICOO/GETTY IMAGES) Big data, experts say, will continue to affect how professors teach their online students in 2017. In the past few years, more students enrolled in online courses, more organizations offered... Read More>

Retro Approach to Training Online Teachers

Inside Higher Ed | December 21,2016 - After several iterations, a college at the University of Cincinnati develops an old-time concept -- a radio show -- to teach professors new techniques. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Few topics generated as much discussion at the Online Learning Consortium's Accelerate conference here this month as the... Read More>

New Certificate Program Trains in Online Instructional Design

Campus Technology | December 6,2016 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is working with instructional design experts from the State University of New York to help people in higher education hone their skills in instructional design for online courses. The new "Instructional Designer Certificate Program," which encompasses four online courses, will... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Unveils Expanded Quality Scorecard Suite for Benchmarking Online and Blended Learning Programs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Online Learning Consortium Unveils Expanded Quality Scorecard Suite for Benchmarking Online and Blended Learning Programs The OLC Quality Scorecard uses research-based benchmarks and standards of excellence to help higher education institutions evaluate their online and blended learning programs. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Dec. 7, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the... Read More>

EDTECH: Here's How Online Learning Will Disrupt The MBA Degree

Biz students are using stackable certificates to create customized online degrees Business Because | November 14, 2016 - With the US economy slowing down and prices for higher education rising, students are increasingly questioning the value of a traditional business school degree. Meanwhile, online learning is booming as costs come down and... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Announces Partnerships with Open SUNY and Drexel University Online

IT Business Net | ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced two new institutional partnerships with the State University of New York's Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) and Center for Professional Development (CPD), and Drexel University Online (DUO). Through these... Read More>