Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of 2020 OLC Effective Practice Awards

Effective Practices encompass effective techniques, strategies and practices that help advance quality and access to online learning programs. BOSTON, Mass. (May 19, 2020) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the recipients of the 2020 OLC Effective Practice Awards. OLC’s Effective Practice Awards recognize effective techniques, strategies and practices that... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Will Train and Certify McGraw-Hill Faculty Consultants As Online Learning Specialists and Course Builders for Colleges

McGraw-Hill Education | May 18, 2020 - As online learning expands due to COVID-19, McGraw-Hill will adopt OLC’s online learning framework to support college instructors and administrators NEW YORK and NEEDHAM, Mass. (May 18, 2020) – McGraw-Hill, the leading learning science company, and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a higher education community... Read More>

How Online Classes Work? 10 Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. News & World Report | May 13, 2020 - Some online courses require students to attend and participate at set times through videoconferencing. ONLINE CLASSES ARE typically a mix of video recordings or live lectures supplemented with readings and assessments that students can complete on their own time. But nothing is typical... Read More>

How Online Learning Kept Higher Ed Open During the Coronavirus Crisis

IEEE Spectrum | May 13, 2020 - But pandemic pedagogy is not the same as quality online learning This spring, under the threat of mass infection and with little or no preparation or planning, millions of professors and instructors around the world shifted their lectures, seminars, discussion sessions, and other in-person... Read More>

OLC Awarded Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Support Minority-Serving Institutions in Pivot to Online Learning

If FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The grant will enable OLC to provide affordable, short-term workshops on key topics, to faculty and staff of MSIs, as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. BOSTON, Mass. (May 13, 2020) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of digital... Read More>

Lowered Expectations, Dropped Assignments Dominated Switch to Online Courses

Campus Technology | May 5, 2020 -  Faculty and administrators weigh in on what assistance would be most helpful for online instruction. Source: "Digital Learning Pulse Survey: Immediate Priorities," from Cengage Nearly half of faculty (48 percent) in a recent survey said they lowered their expectations about the amount of work they could... Read More>

Are Colleges Ready for a Different Kind of Teaching This Fall?

The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 5, 2020 - This spring the University of South Florida, a sprawling campus on the outskirts of Tampa, undertook the seemingly impossible. It shifted 5,000 courses online in a matter of days, emptied residence halls of more than 6,000 undergraduates, and did its best... Read More>

OLC Innovate™ 2020 Conference Moves to June with All-Virtual Format

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Produced by the Online Learning Consortium, in partnership with MERLOT, OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual will gather digital learning leaders and practitioners, online, June 15-26, to focus on innovation in digital, blended and online learning. BOSTON, Mass. (May 1, 2020) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) announced today that its annual... Read More>

What is your Academic Business Continuity Plan?

Education Technology | April 22, 2020 - How IT principles of disaster recovery and business continuity planning provide a powerful model for higher education Continuity technology without compromise I’ve been very fortunate to work with inspiring thought-leaders across various industries within the enterprise software space, supporting incredibly knowledgeable customers with demanding requirements. Each... Read More>

Survey: Emergency Move Online Forced More than Half of Faculty to Learn New Teaching Methods

Campus Technology | April 22, 2020 - In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all higher education institutions (90 percent) in a recent survey used some form of emergency distance education to complete the Spring 2020 term. And 56 percent of faculty who moved courses online were using teaching methods... Read More>