Online Learning Consortium Announces Best-in-Strand Sessions for #OLCAccelerate, Taking Place Nov. 16-18, in Orlando

OLC Accelerate 2016 will gather thousands of online learning researchers, practitioners and EdTech innovators from around the world to share and discover effective practices and evaluate technologies for teaching and learning online. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 28, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is gathering online learning leaders from around... Read More>

Part 2: What’s Next for Digital Learning in Higher Ed?

EdSurge | September 13, 2016 - TWEET TAKE TWO: Digital learning enthusiasts came together on Tuesday for the second higher-ed #DLNchat, part of a series of Twitter chats run through the Digital Learning Network in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium and Tyton Partners. Last month the inaugural chat dived into how digital learning can improve outcomes for... Read More>

A Kitchen for Tech

EdTechDigest | September 6, 2016 - Cooking up a makerspace for some delectable Professional Development. GUEST COLUMN | by Ann Musgrove, Frank Tomsic, Jessica Knott, David Goodrich, and Angela Gunder Education conferences are full of wonderful ideas, presentations, and demonstrations about pedagogy and the newest technology tools. What is often missing is a... Read More>

Keypath Education, Baker College partner to serve nontraditional students

eCampusNews | August 30, 2016 - Keypath Education and Baker College, the largest independent, not-for-profit college in Michigan and one of the 10 largest private colleges in the U.S., are teaming up to better serve on-ground and online students. One of the first colleges to pursue online education, Baker College Online recently... Read More>

Scoring the Scorecards

Inside Higher Ed | August 30, 2016 - After spending, in the words of educational technology manager Gus Roque, “a lot of work and … a lot of money” to redesign hundreds of courses according to Quality Matters’s standards for high-quality online education, Florida International University this spring decided to take... Read More>

Above the Noise: The Higher Education Highway (Part 1)

The EvoLLLution | July 27, 2016 - By: Kenneth Hartman, Past President of Drexel University Online, Drexel University, OLC Board of Directors “At any given moment there is a sort of all-prevailing orthodoxy, a general tacit agreement not to discuss some large and uncomfortable fact.” George Orwell In previous edition of Above the Noise, published... Read More>

Online Learning Catches Up to Traditional College | August 1, 2016 - Online learning provides multiple benefits for both college students and higher ed institutions. It provides convenience and flexibility for working students and does not require costly facility space for universities. A quick scan of a major college’s course catalog from 10 years ago and today... Read More>

EDTECH: Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Transforming Online Learning

Business Because | July 31, 2016 The robots are coming for education — tech will help instructors enhance the learning experience Artificial intelligence (or AI) has permeated most facets of our lives. Algorithms suggest our social media mates. Software trades our stocks. Soon, computers may even whizz us about town, autonomously. But could the... Read More>

OLC Announces Two Higher Ed Institutions Earn ‘Exemplary’ Endorsement from Its Quality Scorecard for Online Learning

Univ. Of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Baker College have earned the highest level of endorsement from the expanded OLC Quality Scorecard, which measures excellence in the administration of online or blended learning programs within higher education institutions.    NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (June 8, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization... Read More>

Students and Higher Ed Leaders Put Their Faith in Online Classes [#Infographic]

EdTech Magazine | June 6, 2016 - As a growing number of students enroll in nontraditional college classes, the value of online education becomes more clear. As cost-effective alternatives to traditional college classes, online learning programs continue to gain steam in higher ed. According to statistics gathered for an Online Learning Consortium infographic,... Read More>