At last! A new resource to help evaluate online learning programs

eCampus News | October 1, 2018 - Online learning programs are on the rise, and this means institutions must ensure high-quality programs in the face of stiff competition A new self-evaluation tool offers a way for institutions to determine if they’re offering a supportive and high-quality online learning program. The Online Learning Consortium’s OLC... Read More>

What to Do About Contract Cheating

Campus Technology | September 26, 2018 - Contract cheating — the use of essay writing services to manufacture coursework — is on the rise, along with other forms of academic dishonesty. Here's how technology can and can't help. When 13 undergraduate engineering students were booted out of the program at Australia's Deakin University in... Read More>

New OLC Scorecard Measures Quality of Online Student Support

Campus Technology | September 25, 2018 - A new self-evaluation tool from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) measures the services and supports in place for online students. Developed out of a joint initiative with the State University System of Floridaand the Florida College System, the OLC Quality Scorecard for Online Student Support is designed to help identify gaps... Read More>

As blended learning grows, students demand more face time with professors

Education Dive | September 24, 2018 - Dive Brief: Many students at the University of Central Florida's College of Business are pushing back on a new blended learning modality that reduces classroom instruction and invests more time in online learning and group projects, Inside Higher Ed reported. The university, which has more than... Read More>

OLC Announces Keynoters, Best-in-Track Sessions and Conference Highlights for OLC Accelerate 2018

OLC Accelerate 2018 (Nov. 14-16, Orlando) will gather thousands of online learning researchers, practitioners and EdTech innovators from around the world to share and discover effective practices and evaluate technologies for teaching and learning online. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 25, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) anticipates nearly 2,000 online... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Unveils Quality Scorecard for Online Student Support

Latest addition to the OLC Quality Scorecard Suite provides self-evaluation guidelines for institutions seeking to deliver a high-quality online student experience by improving the support provided to online learners. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 24, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today introduced the OLC Quality Scorecard for Online Student Support, a... Read More>

Courseware in Context Framework Gets Update, OLC Takes Over Project

The Courseware in Context (CWiC) Framework is getting a number of updates for 2018. The free suite of resources, originally launched in 2016 by the Online Learning Consortium and Tyton Partners (with contributions from SRI International), offers information and guidelines for selecting and implementing digital courseware products.... Read More>

Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age

Digital learning provides new access to educational resources beyond the traditional brick and mortar institution.  A college degree is no longer the only type of credential that identifies educational achievement.  ... Read More>

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>