4 Tips for Adults Applying to Top Online Bachelor's Degree Programs

U.S. News | January 12, 2016 Just because a program is online doesn't mean it will be easier to get into, experts say. The application process for top online undergraduate programs often mirrors that of traditional bachelor's programs. The first step adults need to take to complete a bachelor's degree online is to apply. Undergraduate... Read More>

Three Influential Online and Higher Ed Organizations Issue Recommendations for Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Representing more than 1,000 higher education institutions, OLC, UPCEA and WCET offer guiding principles for evolving the HEA for 21st Century learners. WASHINGTON, DC (Jan. 12, 2016) – As Congress reviews the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), three leading online and higher education organizations have come together to offer recommendations and champion... Read More>

3 Districts Share Their Telepresence Success Stories

EdTech Magazine | January 8, 2016 Telepresence and other remote learning options turn absence into opportunity. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, there are a thousand things to worry about. One of Chad and Beth Heinen’s myriad concerns following their daughter’s myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) diagnosis was how Olivia, a fourth grader, would keep... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Announces New Board President

Marie Cini, PhD, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the Univ. of Maryland has been elected to a one-year term, succeeding outgoing OLC Board President Joel Hartman. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Jan. 5, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, today announced Marie... Read More>

OLC Member UMUC Earns Prestigious Designation as National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence

University of Maryland University College | December 15, 2015 - UMUC Is the First Institution in University System of Maryland to Earn Designation University of Maryland University College has been designated as a National Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence by the U.S. Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3), the first... Read More>

5 Attendance Requirements to Watch for in Online Programs

U.S. News | December 11, 2015 - In some situations, a distance learning program might still require a trip to campus. The notion of earning a degree or certificate entirely from the comfort of your couch is appealing to certain students. The recently updated Online Learning Consortium program definitions articulate that in online... Read More>

What has Changed in Online Bachelor's Degree Programs?

Southern New Hampshire University | November 18, 2015 - Online bachelor’s degree programs have evolved since their beginnings 20-something years ago. But the focus of them is still the same: to provide busy adult learners with the opportunity to achieve their goals by earning career-focused degrees with the flexibility their lives... Read More>

Despite Challenges, Online Learning Is on a Continuous Vertical Climb

Center for Digital Education | November 16, 2015 - From pioneers to modern-day travelers, online learning has come a long way in the last decade. Each November, the United States Distance Learning Association shines a spotlight on what's happening with distance education programs, most of which take place online. This year is no different,... Read More>

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 | 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>