Top 5 Reasons Why OLC 15 Made Me Feel Like a Celebrity

ProctorFree | October 20, 2015  Disclaimer – this is a tongue-in-cheek post. OLC is a very legitimate and serious conference for e-learning. We’re just having a little fun here. Another OLC has come and gone. Another wonderful year at the Swan and Dolphin Resort on the Disney World property outside of Orlando. And... Read More>

We Need Efficacy to Drive Outcomes

Eduventures | October 20, 2015 Last week, Eduventures attended the 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium (OLC) International Conference in Orlando, FL. The event brings together a combination of faculty members, instructional designers, administrators, and technology and service providers focused on online and distance education. One big announcement leading up to the... Read More>

What’s an Online Degree Worth in 2015?

Media Planet | October 20, 2015 Today, online programs are making it possible for more people to earn a degree and make a difference in the world around them.  To be competitive as a nation and solve complex societal issues worldwide, we need individuals who are critical thinkers and problem solvers, who propel... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium receives $2.5 M from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Academica Group | October 15, 2015 The US-based Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has received a $2.5 M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to enhance practices in postsecondary digital learning. The focus of the grant will fall primarily on improving outcomes for traditionally underserviced students. Funds will be used to support pedagogical... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium to Expand Digital Courseware Initiatives

Campus Technology | October 14, 2015 The Online Learning Consortium's work to spread adoption of next-generation digital courseware solutions in higher education just got a $2.5 million boost from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will "support OLC's efforts to foster effective practices in post-secondary digital learning," with the ultimate... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium expands digital learning initiative with Gates funding

Education Dive | October 15, 2015   Dive Brief:The Online Learning Consortium received $2.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue its work on improving student outcomes by developing best practices for digital learning.Campus Technology reports that OLC will focus specifically on adaptive learning tools that can help disadvantaged and underserved... Read More>

OLC to Award Prizes for Excellence in Digital Courseware

Campus Technology | October 19, 2015 The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has launched two new awards programs to recognize outstanding work in developing digital courseware in higher education. The two annual prizes with as much as $400,000 in prize money each year will be funded by a $2.5-million grant awarded to OLC last... Read More>

Online Ed for the Underserved

Inside Higher Ed | October 19, 2015 ORLANDO, Fla. -- As the Online Learning Consortium unveiled a $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to reward digital education initiatives that help underserved students, the organization’s members used last week’s International Conference for Online Learning to explain the challenges of supporting... Read More>

New Grant Will Create Prizes for Faculty Using Digital Courseware

The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 18, 2015 Orlando, Fla.— The Online Learning Consortium, in a move to encourage professors to develop and use digital courseware, will offer new prizes for faculty-led teams that advance and adopt sophisticated online courses with “a strong pedagogical focus and a sustained impact on student... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Launches the ‘OLC Digital Learning Innovation Prize’

Annual prize competition will recognize exemplar higher education faculty and institutions for advancing and adopting next-generation digital courseware with a strong pedagogical focus and sustained impact on student success among underserved student groups. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 16, 2015) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing... Read More>