Berkeley College’s Online Student Support Recognized as Exemplary by the Online Learning Consortium™

Berkely College | July 7, 2020 -  Berkeley College has earned the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement for Online Student Support, recognizing the outstanding quality of the College’s online learning programs. The Online Learning Consortium™ (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators dedicated to advancing quality digital... Read More>

Pivoting Professional Development through the Framework of Digital Transformation

EducauseReview | June 29, 2020 - Professional development (PD) takes many forms—from listening to an expert at the front of the room, to actively engaging with peers, to participating in just-in-time learning experiences. We are currently facing more challenges than ever at our colleges and universities due to the current situation... Read More>

A New Guide Helps Faculty Plan Equitable Online Courses For Fall | June 26, 2020 -  A new guide for faculty, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to help professors plan their online courses for fall as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The faculty playbook, called “Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19,” came out of a collaboration between Every Learner... Read More>

How I’m Spending My Pandemic Summer Vacation

The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 9, 2020 - A professor creates a syllabus to guide herself and other faculty members in preparing for more remote teaching this fall, amid Covid-19 The coming academic year is marked by profound uncertainty. Lately it feels less like a house of cards has fallen... Read More>

New ‘Playbook’ Explains Four Elements of Great Online Courses

EdSurge | May 29, 2020 - At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, college faculty may have felt a little lost as to how to transfer their face-to-face classes online. Now, a few months in, they may feel inundated with advice. (We know, EdSurge has published plenty of it.) A new “playbook” aims to... Read More>

Ramping Up for Remote Instruction

Inside Higher Ed | May 27, 2020 - Anticipating continued remote instruction this fall, nonprofits, ed-tech companies and institutions race to provide faculty with the resources and training they need to teach well online. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many instructors with little or no remote teaching experience were forced... Read More>

Free Playbook Offers Guidance to Faculty on Moving Courses Fully Online

Campus Technology | May 21, 2020 - A "playbook" from a team of higher education organizations provides advice and tips for faculty on how to design their courses for online delivery, enhance their online instruction and pursue continuous improvement. "Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19" is a collaboration between the Every... Read More>

New Playbook Equips Higher Education Faculty with Best Practices for Moving Teaching Online

Every Learner Everywhere Responds to COVID-19 with Resources and Guidance Supporting High-Quality Online Learning Boulder, CO (May 20, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled higher education faculty nationwide to move their instruction online with limited preparation or guidance. A newly released playbook helps faculty navigate this pedagogical shift while maintaining... Read More>

Turning Remote Education Into Online Education This Fall

Inside Higher Ed | May 20, 2020 - Students’ expectations will be higher this fall. Here’s how college leaders and professors can ensure a high-quality virtual learning experience, Elizabeth Johnson writes. Most colleges and universities quickly pivoted to remote instruction after COVID-19 forced suspension of on-campus activities. Academic leaders and faculty across... Read More>

OLC to Deliver Discounted PD on Online Instruction to Minority-Serving Institutions

Campus Technology | May 18, 2020 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has received a grant to work with minority-serving institutions as they shift to online instruction. The $50,000 award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund delivery of affordable, short-term workshops to reach instructors in institutions that need professional development resources most. Under the... Read More>