The Online Learning Consortium to Award Effective Practices at OLC Innovate 2016, April 20-22, in New Orleans

The awards recognize effective techniques, strategies and practices that are shared with the OLC community to advance quality and access to online programs. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 22, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, today announced the first round of recipients of the... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Opens Call for Submissions for the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award

The award program recognizes faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing undergraduate student success through the adoption of digital courseware. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 15, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, invites entries for the 2016 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award (#DLIAward), recognizing... Read More>

Report: One in Four Students Enrolled in Online Courses

Learn more by downloading the latest online enrollment report in our new research center. EdTech| February 25 2016 - The latest report from the Babson Survey Research Group shows that online enrollment is up while faculty confidence in the courses are down. Online learning is growing, but support from higher education institutions has... Read More>

US professors aren’t getting any more accepting of online learning—but students definitely are

Quartz | February 12, 2016 - Online education comes with plenty of drawbacks. The cons tend to amplify when schools try to integrate e-learning into a broader bricks-and-mortar college experience: Students are said to get bored, learn less, or absorb only a portion of the intellectual atmosphere they’d find in... Read More>

Online learning data reveals interesting findings

eCampusNews | February 11, 2016 - Final Online Report Card highlights switch in enrollments for specific institutions; shows that if online learning hasn’t happened yet, it probably won’t. Online learning enrollment may be up across the board, but one type of institution is climbing up the online enrollment ladder at a breakneck... Read More>

Babson Study: Distance Education Enrollment Growth Continues

Babson Study:  Distance Education Enrollment Growth Continues Multi-year trend shows growth in online enrollments continues to outpace overall higher ed enrollments. (Wellesley, MA) – The 2015 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group in partnership with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson, WCET, StudyPortals, and Tyton Partners, reveals... Read More>

Conducting Observations in Online Classes

The Chronicle of Higher Education | February 3, 2016 - The evidence against the effectiveness of student evaluations as a way to measure instructional success or gather feedback for redesigning courses ismounting. However, while many institutions have established peer or faculty center observation programs for getting more direct feedback on teaching,... Read More>

Interview with Dr. Karen Pedersen, Chief Knowledge Officer for the Online Learning Consortium | January 28, 2016 - Dr. Karen Pederson is Chief Knowledge Officer for the Online Learning Consortium(OLC). OLC, formerly Sloan-C, works to advance quality online education through professional development; faculty and institutional support; research; and best practices publications. Dr. Pedersen leads OLC efforts in several key areas, including: learning... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2016 Priorities

Inside HigherEd | January 29, 2016 - The Online Learning Consortium will this year rebrand its main conferences and expand its Quality Scorecard, according to plans released Thursday. The organization's scorecard, which colleges can use to evaluate their own online programs, will soon be offered in Spanish and include new quality... Read More>

OLC Announces New Associate Editors for Online Learning - Journal

The Online Learning Consortium is pleased to announce that three new Associate Editors were recently added to the editorial staff of OLC’s official scholarly publication Online Learning (OLJ).  This announcement comes in the midst of a major effort to enhance the profile of the journal and follows the recent merger... Read More>