Students Want Online Learning Options Post-Pandemic

By Lindsay McKenzie When colleges switched to emergency remote instruction last year, some online learning advocates feared the hasty transition would leave students with a negative impression of online learning. While more pre-pandemic online courses resulted from months of careful planning and significant financial investment, few instructors enjoyed these luxuries last... Read More>

Nearly Half of Faculty Say Pandemic Changes to Teaching Are Here to Stay

By Rhea Kelly In a recent survey, the majority of faculty (71 percent) reported that their teaching in Fall 2020 was "very different" or included a "number of changes" compared to pre-pandemic times. And almost half (47 percent) felt those changes would remain in place post-pandemic. Read the full article here.... Read More>

OLC Partnership Releases Teaching Online: STEM Education in the Time of COVID with Bay View Analytics

PRNewswire | BOSTON -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and Bay View Analytics, in partnership with Every Learner Everywhere, Carolina Distance Learning, DigitalEd, and support from HHMI BioInteractive has released a new report exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on STEM faculty who underwent a hurried transition to online... Read More>

Cautious Optimism About Teaching STEM Online

By Lindsay McKenzie Faculty members in science, technology, engineering and mathematics conduct some of the most technologically groundbreaking research in all of academe, but when it comes to teaching online, STEM has historically lagged behind. Read the full article here.... Read More>

Campus Technology: Half of Faculty 'Strongly' Agree They're Ready for Online Classes this Fall

By Dian Schaffhauser Faculty feel ready to teach online this fall, either partially or fully. In a recent survey, 49 percent "strongly" agreed that they're prepared, while 35 percent said they "somewhat" agreed. Similarly, almost all administrators (96 percent) considered their institutions ready for online delivery of courses; 58 percent strongly agreed... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2020 Award Winners for Outstanding Work in Online and Blended Education

Recipients to be recognized during virtual ceremony at OLC Accelerate 2020 Conference on Nov. 9  PR Newswire: NEWBURYPORT, Mass. – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2020 award winners for outstanding work advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone,... Read More>

The Moment Is Primed for Asynchronous Learning

Inside Higher ED | September 12, 2020 - Experts argue that asynchronous learning is a valuable tool, especially now. But it needs to be done in a thoughtful way to help students succeed. Most instruction at community colleges remains remote this semester as the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on. Some are concerned that remote instruction... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2020 Class of OLC Fellows

PR Newswire | September 14, 2020 - The new class of OLC Fellows will be recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of online and digital learning at OLC Accelerate in November. NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2020 Class of OLC Fellows, selected for their exceptional... Read More>

How to Declutter Your Digital World

The New York Times | September 12, 2020 - If you’re overwhelmed from telecommuting for months, here are ways to step away from your devices and, just maybe, get to inbox zero. Working remotely may have eliminated your commute and allowed you to spend the day in your pajamas, but it also means... Read More>

How to Protect Your Family’s Privacy During Remote Learning

New York Times | August 20, 2020 - Building a safe digital environment is essential to making remote learning work, experts say. Millions of students will attend school online this fall because of the coronavirus, either by choice or not. Understandably, parents have a lot of questions: How will they access their child’s learning... Read More>