Administrator Completes Online Learning Leadership Development Program

St. John's University | November 29, 2017 -  Paul Desmarais, Associate Director for Online Learning and Services at St. John’s University, recently completed an innovative online learning leadership development program cosponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and The Pennsylvania State University. The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is... Read More>

Study Uncovers How Ed Tech Decision-Making Works

Campus Technology | November 29, 2017 - Higher education people most often turn to each other when they're trying to make decisions about education technology. And it's not uncommon for them to start with a particular technology and then find a problem to solve, vs. identifying a pedagogical need and... Read More>

With Great Technology Comes Great Responsibility

Inside Higher Ed | November 29, 2017 - Experts predict upcoming technological developments and consider their impact on the higher ed classroom.  ORLANDO, Fla. -- The future has arrived -- and there’s plenty more to come. Chuck Dziuban, director of the research initiative for teaching effectiveness at the University of Central Florida,... Read More>

Driving Digital Learning at Community Colleges

Inside Higher Ed | November 29, 2017 -  Two-year-college administrators say student retention is their top goal, and are likelier than their university peers to have taken an online course themselves, survey finds.  Like the institutions they work for, the administrators who oversee digital learning at community colleges list student retention as their... Read More>

How Professors Can Bring Culturally-Responsive Teaching to Online Courses

EdSurge | November 22, 2017 - When Suparna Chatterjee was taking a graduate online course at New Mexico State University two years ago, she had to complete an ice-breaker activity where she was asked to create her own superhero. But Chatterjee, an international student from India, did not feel confident about the assignment, and... Read More>

How Online Instructors Can Avoid ‘Burnout’

EdSurge | November 17, 2017 - Rebecca Stout remembers the time she got a call from Saudi Arabia at midnight from one of her online students looking for help on an assignment. It was just one example of how she—and many online instructors—feel like they must be always on call when... Read More>

OLC Announces 2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award Recipients

Three higher ed institutions and 10 faculty-led teams have earned #DLIAwards for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Nov. 16, 2017) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the recipients of the 2017 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards (#DLIAward). The awards were presented to honorees... Read More>

Survey: Instructors Support Digital Technologies, but Many Institutions Lack Implementation Plans

Insider Higher Ed | November 15, 2017 - That's one of the main takeaways from a newly released survey of chief academic officers. Another big one: OER will be major source of content for courses within five years. Faculty members want to use digital technologies, and chief academic officers want them to... Read More>

Campuses See Value of Digital Learning, but Lack a Plan

Campus Technology | November 15, 2017 - In a recent survey, most chief academic officers (CAOs) at 359 two- and four-year institutions (86 percent) agreed that digital content and learning can improve the student experience. Eighty-seven percent of CAOs said digital learning resources "make learning more efficient and effective for students";... Read More>

Boosting Faculty Buy-In for Online Learning -- and Why It's Not Easy

Inside Higher Ed | November 15, 2017 - Digital learning leaders diagnose the challenges of seeking faculty support -- and possible solutions to obtaining it. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Matthew Rascoff, associate vice provost for digital education and innovation at Duke University, uses an unconventional analogy when describing the current relationship between faculty members... Read More>