OLC to Honor 8 Effective Practices in Digital Education at Upcoming #OLCInnovate Conference

OLC Effective Practice Awards recognize effective techniques, strategies and practices for their ability to advance quality and access to digital learning programs. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 13, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced recipients of its 2018 OLC Effective Practice Awards, recognizing effective techniques, strategies and practices that are shared... Read More>

OLC Announces Best-in-Track Sessions and Keynote Speakers for OLC Innovate 2018, Taking Place April 18-20, in Nashville

Jointly presented by OLC and MERLOT, #OLCInnovate will explore emerging technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership and evolving practice in digital learning. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Feb. 27, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and MERLOT will gather the digital learning community in Nashville, April 18-20, for OLC... Read More>

‘Emerging Scholars’ in Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed | February 13, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium on Tuesday announced its initial group of "emerging scholars" to participate in the organization's Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. The new program identifies current or recent doctoral students who are interested in shaping the future of research on the... Read More>

New OLC Program to Support Digital Learning Research

Campus Technology | February 13, 2018 -  The Online Learning Consortium (OLC)  is launching a new program that provides hands-on research and networking opportunities for current and recently graduated doctoral students in the field of digital learning. Participants in the OLC Emerging Scholars program can contribute to projects in the OLC Research Center, collaborate with researchers at... Read More>

OLC Announces Inaugural Class of ‘Emerging Scholars’ for the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership

New program provides current and recently graduated doctoral students a unique opportunity for hands-on research and networking within the digital learning field. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Feb. 13, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the inaugural class of Emerging Scholars who have been selected to join the OLC Research Center... Read More>

Educause Steps In to Save New Media Consortium

Inside Higher Ed | February 6, 2018 - The consortium, which recently declared bankruptcy, may have found a white knight to continue the work of its Horizon Project. Educause has submitted a $55,000 offer to acquire the assets of the now defunct New Media Consortium, court documents reveal. The $55,000 offer, if accepted, would see... Read More>

What can data do for students?

Education Dive - January 29, 2018 - How online universities use big-data to spot roadblocks to student success before it’s too late As online courses and a greater emphasis on technology become fixtures in higher education, advances in digital teaching software are capturing more complex and useful data about how students learn. Colleges... Read More>

Online Course Enrollment Sees Relentless Growth

Campus Technology | January 22, 2018 - According to the Babson Survey Research Group's latest annual report on distance education in the United States, online student enrollment has grown for the 14th year in a row. Nearly a million additional students took distance education courses in 2016 compared to 2012, a count consisting of... Read More>

Will Online Ever Conquer Higher Ed?

EdSurge | January 18, 2018 - The latest data on the nation’s college and university enrollment shows that online is steadily climbing its way up to more than a third of the student population—as face-to-face continues to plummet. That’s a surprising turn in the long-time arc of academic population growth. If online... Read More>

LSU sets ambitious online education goal for flagship campus

BusinessReport.com | January 17, 2018 - About a dozen years ago, Southern New Hampshire University was a private liberal arts college with a few thousand students. Finances were tough, so university leaders took a risk by investing in online education. Judged only by the campus, it’s still a small school. Yet... Read More>