Applications Due June 30 for 2016 Digital Learning Innovation Award

Education Dive | May 10, 2016 - NEWBURYPORT, Mass. - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is accepting submissions for the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award (#DLIAward). This is the first edition of these awards, which recognize exemplary higher education faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of... Read More>

Online degrees save money and boost careers

cNBC | May 18, 2016 - With the cost of attending a four-year public university crossing $34,000 a year for out-of-state students, more people are turning to online education as a cheaper and more flexible alternative to brick-and-mortar schools. In fact, the number of students enrolling in online private not-for-profit institutions jumped... Read More>

Going Back to School to Learn About Blended Learning

Education Week | May 16, 2016 - Recently I was invited by the Natick, Mass. public schools to attend an Apple Distinguished Schools Day where Natick shared its blended learning approach with other schools and districts. As an online learning tool, Listen Current fits well into blended learning, but I wanted... Read More>

Challenging Openness & Innovation – Takeaways from #OER16 & #OLCInnovate

The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 5, 2016 - I did this crazy thing again of attending two conferences virtually at the same time – I presented at OER16 in Edinburgh in the morning, then was participating in OLCInnovate in New Orleans in the evening. As a virtual participant... Read More>

OLC Innovate: Big Ideas From the Big Easy

EdSurge | April 20, 2016 - We’re jazzed to be on the ground in New Orleans for the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate conference, where academic leaders, faculty and administrators are challenging assumptions about online and blended learning. The conference features hands-on workshops (design your own online syllabus), research presentations (what kinds... Read More>

No One Rule Fits All

Inside Higher Ed | May 3, 2016 - Higher education groups say Education Department's proposed rules on teacher preparation program discriminate against distance education providers. University administrators and higher education groups are urging the U.S. Department of Education to regulate all teacher preparation programs according to the same rules, regardless of whether... Read More>

Research Reveals Student-Instructor Relationships Shape Online Learning Success

GoodCall | April 15, 2016 - Taking courses online is a great way to meet the demands of work and family while still pursuing higher education. The problem is that too many students don’t have a great experience with online classes, leading to low pass rates and academic consequences. New research published... Read More>

Open Educational Resources: Where and How to Get Started

Pearson | April 28, 2016 - Now more than ever, there is a desire from college students to have alternative options for buying traditional textbooks. This topic was a main concern for Jill Buban, senior director of the Online Learning Consortium, at the recent CITE conference in Amelia Island. According to Buban,... Read More>

OLC Maps the Online Learning Landscape

EdSurge | April 13, 2016 - PICTURE THIS: Today the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) released an infographic depicting the state of online learning in higher education. Drawing from over 15 public, private, and self-sponsored sources, the graphic presents the increase in online enrollment and the implications on access and affordability for... Read More>

Guest opinion: Online learning equals virtual success

Chicago Tribune | April 1, 2016 - Earlier this year, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education released an alarming figure. More than 750,000 Indiana residents, or about 22 percent of the state's working-age adults, have attended some college, but, due to various circumstances, quit before completing their degrees. The value of... Read More>