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>

Online Learning Consortium Awarded Adaptive Learning Grant

A $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support OLC’s efforts to foster effective practices in post-secondary digital learning targeted at improving outcomes for underserved students. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 14, 2015) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of... Read More>

Revolutionizing the Digital Degree: Mediaplanet Launches “Online Education” Campaign

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 This campaign will provide real discussions, heartwarming stories and solutions on the burgeoning distance learning online landscape, targeting students and constituencies in the sectors of K-12, higher education, corporate, government, military, telehealth and home schooling—all of whom are seeking new opportunities to further their... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of the 2015 OLC Awards and Effective Practice Awards

The Awards, which recognize individuals and institutions for excellence in online education, will be presented next month, at the OLC2015 Conference, in Orlando NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 29, 2015) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced the recipients of the 2015 OLC Awards and the 2015 Effective... Read More>

OLC and UPCEA Form Coalition to Advance the Interests of Non-Traditional Learners

WASHINGTON and NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) have formed a coalition to advance the interests of non-traditional (sometimes called "contemporary") learners and the programs that support them. This partnership comes at a time of great importance... Read More>

Expo Logic to Provide Lead Retrieval Services for OLC2015 Exhibitors

9/17/2015Expo Logic announced it has been selected by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) to provide lead retrieval services for exhibitors at the 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference (OLC2015), Oct. 14-16, in Orlando. The OLC2015 conference features presentations, sessions and workshops for those interested in fine-tuning their skills in... Read More>