Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards

Three higher ed institutions and five faculty-led teams have been recognized with #DLIAwards for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Nov. 17, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced eight recipients of the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards (#DLIAward), recognizing exemplary higher... Read More>

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

The Online Learning Consortium Announces Partnerships with Open SUNY and Drexel University Online ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2016) — 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),... Read More>

Accreditation of Online Degree Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. News and World Report | November 11, 2016 - Accrediting agencies hold online programs to the same standards of quality as those on campus, experts say. 1. What is accreditation?2. Who accredits online degree programs?3. What are the different kinds of accreditation for online programs?4. Why does an online program's... Read More>

4 Reasons to Consider a Local Online Degree Program

U.S. News & World Report | By Jordan Friedman | Editor In one survey, three-quarters of respondents said they selected online programs based within 100 miles from where they live. (PEOPLEIMAGES.COM/GETTY IMAGES) When Windy Hanson enrolled in Eastern Oregon University's liberal studies bachelor's program, she signed up mostly for online courses for the... Read More>

Former US Under Secretary of Education Martha J. Kanter to Present the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards

#DLIAward winners will be announced during a luncheon on Day 2 of the OLC Accelerate conference, next month, in Orlando; Winners will also attend a pre-conference summit on ‘Scaling Solutions to Higher Ed’s Biggest Challenges.’ NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 25, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced former US Under... Read More>

A Mighty Time for Community Colleges

Inside Higher Ed | October 25, 2016 - For all President Obama, Jill Biden and Martha Kanter have done for the institutions, Wick Sloane offers his thanks. Now it's up to the colleges themselves, he writes. My favorite columns to write are when I discover what I have missed, where I have been... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2016 Class of OLC Fellows

Drs. Jennifer Richardson and Robbie Melton will be recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of online learning during a ceremony at next month’s OLC Accelerate conference in Orlando. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 19, 2016) – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced Jennifer Richardson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Learning Design and Technology,... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium, Tyton Partners Launch Courseware in Context

Inside Higher Ed | By Leila Meyer The Online Learning Consortium, in collaboration with Tyton Partners, has formally released the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework. The framework is an open suite of resources "designed to help postsecondary decision-makers make informed selections of digital courseware products, and support effective adoption and implementation of these... Read More>

Finding Courseware that Fits Your Goals

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 11, 2016) - Today marks the official launch of the Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework, a research-based resource to help postsecondary decision-makers navigate the digital courseware market and effectively adopt and implement courseware solutions. The Framework, developed through a collaboration between the Online Learning Consortium ("OLC")... Read More>

OLC’s Online Learning Journal Celebrates 20 Years in Publication

OLJ’s international reach and influence will be demonstrated during sessions at this week’s EDEN RW9 Conference in Germany, and at OLC Accelerate, Nov. 16-18, in Orlando. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 5, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its scholarly journal, Online Learning (OLJ), which... Read More>