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>

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>