Trial and Error: Scheduling Assessments

Inside Higher Ed | February 6, 2017 - In a new feature, we explain how Western Governors University revamped its system for helping students set up 30,000 assessments a month. In this new feature, we're trying to create a space to discuss institutional experiments with digital technologies -- what worked, what didn't,... Read More>

Cerritos College gets $100,000 digital learning award

Press Telegram - January 27, 2017 - Cerritos College has received the 2016 Online Learning Consortium’s Digital Learning Innovation Award for its Business Administration Department’s Open Educational Resources program, it was announced today. Cerritos College was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this... Read More>

Cerritos College Wins 2016 Digital Learning Innovation Award

PRNewswire - NORWALK, Calif., Jan. 26, 2017 -- Cerritos College received the 2016 Online Learning Consortium's (OLC) Digital Learning Innovation Award for its Business Administration Department's Open Educational Resources program. Cerritos College was one of three institutions and five faculty-led teams selected from among 106 submissions in this first year of the... Read More>

Who’s On Point for Online Learning?

Inside Higher Ed | January 23, 2017 - It's hard to find a college or university these days that doesn't have some kind of strategy for online education or digital learning. But it may be even harder to figure out who at those institutions is responsible for setting that strategy. Eric E.... Read More>

Meg Benke Named to Middle States Commission Executive Committee

SUNY Empire State College | January 9, 2017 - Meg Benke, a professor and academic area coordinator with SUNY Empire State College’s School for Graduate Studies, has been elected to serve on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education’s Executive Committee. Benke will continue her service to Middle States as a... Read More>

Community College Improves Retention With Digital Curriculum

Campus Technology | January 10, 2017 - An "inclusive access" program at a community college was recently recognized by the Online Learning Consortium. Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina received an OLC Digital Learning Innovation Faculty-led award for its e-Text Initiative, intended to help all of the school's students have course... Read More>

Is Your University’s Online Course Up to Code?

EdTech Magazine | January 9, 2017 - Scorecards offer benchmarks for digital learning and instruction.  Thanks in part to the rise of massive open online courses, online higher ed programs are growing significantly. An estimated 5.8 million students are enrolled in online courses, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) reports. As online teaching increases... Read More>

5 Online Education Trends to Watch in 2017

U.S. News and World Report | January 5, 2017 - Online students: There's a lot in store for you in 2017. (KUPICOO/GETTY IMAGES) Big data, experts say, will continue to affect how professors teach their online students in 2017. In the past few years, more students enrolled in online courses, more organizations offered... Read More>

Retro Approach to Training Online Teachers

Inside Higher Ed | December 21,2016 - After several iterations, a college at the University of Cincinnati develops an old-time concept -- a radio show -- to teach professors new techniques. ORLANDO, Fla. -- Few topics generated as much discussion at the Online Learning Consortium's Accelerate conference here this month as the... Read More>

New Certificate Program Trains in Online Instructional Design

Campus Technology | December 6,2016 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is working with instructional design experts from the State University of New York to help people in higher education hone their skills in instructional design for online courses. The new "Instructional Designer Certificate Program," which encompasses four online courses, will... Read More>