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 | 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>

Thought Leader Interview: Ed-Tech Efficacy

Inside Higher Ed | January 17, 2018 - Conversation with Learn Platform’s Karl Rectanus and UVA’s Kristin Palmer explores the “trust gap” between educators and vendors and the shift toward judging ed-tech products by “results.” Walk into the exhibit hall at any educational technology conference (or meetings on accreditation or academic affairs,... Read More>

New Study:  Distance Education up, Overall Enrollments Down

Distance education enrollment growth rates are accelerating (Wellesley, MA) – A new report, Grade Increase: Tracking Distance Education in the United States, by the Babson Survey Research Group, reveals distance student enrollments have increased for the fourteenth straight year in 2016.  The most recent gain translates to over thirty percent of... Read More>

Thought Leader Interview: Digital Accessibility's Moral Imperative

Inside Higher Ed | January 10, 2018 - In latest conversation with digital learning leaders, University of Phoenix's Kelly Hermann and Michigan State's Kate Sonka discuss the regulatory environment, morality versus legality, and the biggest obstacle: time. As technology increasingly wends its way into college-level learning -- roughly a third of all... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Announces New Board Officers

OLC Board of Directors elected new Board President Eric E. Fredericksen, Ed.D., Assoc. VP for Online Learning and Assoc. Professor in Educational Leadership, University of Rochester; and new Board Vice President Mary Niemiec, Assoc. VP for Digital Education, University of Nebraska. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Jan. 9, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium... Read More>

Evolllution's Year in Review: Driving Innovation and Supporting Non-Traditional Access and Success

Evolllution | Originally published on April 12, 2017 - Though non-traditional students make up the majority of learners enrolled at colleges and universities across the United States—and that’s without including students enrolled in non-credit offerings—they are still broadly underserved by the policies that regulate the postsecondary space. For institutions and divisions... Read More>