OLC kicks off prize for digital learning

eCampus News | October 30, 2015 Competition will recognize exemplar higher education faculty and institutions for advancing and adopting next-generation digital learning courseware. The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, is launching the OLC Digital Learning Innovation Prize, an annual prize competition... Read More>

MENA EMPLOYERS SHARE U.S. CONCERNS OVER STUDENT SKILLS FOR WORKPLACE – EDUCATION EXPERT

MENA | October 26, 2015 MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi will be told students fear they are not well prepared by universities for careers Dubai, UAE, 26 October, 2015: MENA region employers share the concern of counterparts in the U.S. that universities are not preparing students with sufficient key skills... Read More>

SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ONLINE LEARNING

Online Colleges | October 23, 2015 I attended the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) annual conference last week, and the event’s theme was relevant to everyone involved in online education right now – Shaping the Future of Online Learning. There was a lot to explore through keynote presentations, general sessions and posters... Read More>

FUTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN MENA REGION COMES UNDER SPOTLIGHT IN ABU DHABI

Middle East Business Magazine & News | October 15, 2015  Dubai, UAE, 15 October, 2015: The new role of universities in promoting innovation and supporting the growth and development of today’s knowledge based society will be the central theme of the second  MENA Higher Education Leadership Forum taking place in Abu Dhabi... Read More>

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>