Edtech and online learning are making higher education more accessible

SINews | February 7, 2017 - As tuition fees and the cost of living keep rising, more and more students are finding it difficult to afford the traditional higher education experience. This has led to a boom in unconventional ways of learning, such as fully-online courses or blended courses, which have... Read More>

National Adult Learner Coalition Created to Advance Student Success

Washington, D.C., February 6th, 2017 – Today, four major associations join together as a cohesive voice advocating for adult students and the institutions that serve them. With support from Lumina Foundation, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), President’s Forum, and University Professional and... Read More>

New Baseline for Accessibility

Inside Higher Ed | February 3, 2017 - Disability rights experts say an update to the Rehabilitation Act creates new expectations for accessibility standards in higher education. A long-awaited update to a federal rule ups the pressure on colleges and universities to ensure that their information and communication technology services are... Read More>

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. Read more.     ... Read More>