Expanding Scope to Serve the Digital Learning Landscape

Jill Buban | Senior Director of Research and Innovation, Online Learning Consortium As digital education continues to grow in popularity and impact, it’s critical for research into digital learning practices and trends to keep up to facilitate the continued advance of the space—that’s where the OLC’s Research Center for Digital Learning... Read More>

Should Online Instructors Be Online Students?

Inside Higher Ed | November 1, 2017 - Two-thirds of faculty members responding to an annual Inside Higher Ed survey say they’ve never taken an online course. Do they need that experience to be capable online instructors? One in three instructors who responded to Inside Higher Ed’s2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology said they... Read More>

Faculty View Online Courses More Favorably

The CITE, a blog published by the National Association of College Stores, takes a look at the intersection of education and technology, highlighting issues that range from course materials to learning delivery to the student experience. Comments, discussion, feedback, and ideas are welcome. Faculty View Online Courses More Favorably As more... Read More>

OLC Opens Registration for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning 2018 Cohort

Entering its 10th year, IELOL is a unique leadership development program that features a blended-learning format, including an Immersion Experience on the campus of the program’s 2018 academic partner, Washington State University.Entering its 10th year, IELOL is a unique leadership development program that features a blended-learning format, including an Immersion... Read More>

Faculty Buy-in Builds, Bit by Bit: Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology

Inside Higher Ed | October 30, 2017 - Professors are slowly gaining confidence in the effectiveness of online learning as more of them teach online, Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology reveals. While faculty members remain slightly more likely to disagree than to agree that online courses can achieve student outcomes that... Read More>

3 Ways to Streamline Higher Ed Tasks

Posted on October 30, 2017  Digital transformation has at last made its way to higher education, and staff need to take advantage of the perks. GUEST COLUMN | by Jamie Riepe It’s no secretthat higher education staff are often spread thin across their many responsibilities – from managing student enrollment to overseeing residential life... Read More>

Distance Learning Programs Make Case for Quality Assessment

Campus Technology | October 25, 2017 - The Dallas County Community College District had grown its online learning programs organically for two decades when Terry Di Paolo, executive dean of online instructional services, decided it was time to take a "holistic view" of the programs to assess quality and create an improvement... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2017 OLC Fellows and Recipients of 2017 OLC Awards and Effective Practice Awards

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 23, 2017) — Fellows and awardees will be recognized during an awards luncheon at the OLC Accelerate Conference, Nov. 15-17, in Orlando. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2017 class of OLC Fellows as well as recipients of the 2017 OLC Awards and the 2017 Effective... Read More>

CMS Global and the Online Learning Consortium to Host Global Quality Summit, Nov. 15, in Orlando

The Summit’s one-day program will focus on advancing growth of global online education and will feature high-level representatives from global top 100 schools. CMS Global Inc. | October 16, 2017 - CMS Global and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced they will host the Global Quality Summit (GQS) on Nov. 15,... Read More>

Teaching Newsletter: Welcoming Students to Your Discipline

The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 5, 2017 -  A Culture of Collaboration Swing by Hamilton College’s math department in the late afternoon, and you’ll find a swarm of activity. Math homework is usually due at 4:30. As that hour approaches, some 50 students work in groups in the department’s home, on... Read More>