The Online Learning Consortium Carries Momentum into 2016 with New Events and Resources for Online Educators

OLC announces new conference lineup, Quality Scorecard expansion and new member resources. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Jan. 28, 2016) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, today announced a slate of new and updated resources for its higher education members and the broader online learning... Read More>

New business of b-schools

University Business | January 25, 2016 - Graduate business schools redefining the MBA and other programs to survive and thrive in today’s competitive environment The traditional MBA, the flagship of graduate business education for more than a century, is losing ground as applicants increasingly turn to online degrees and specialized master’s programs... Read More>

USF ranks in top 25 for online programs

The Oracle | January 13, 2016 - U.S. News and World Report released its most recent ranking of the 2016 Best Online Programs on Jan. 12, with USF ranking in the top 25 for several categories. This year, USF ranked in the top 25 in three of the eight categories the list... Read More>

Coalition advocates for '21st century' HEA rewrite

Education Dive | January 15, 2016 Dive Brief: The Online Learning Consortium, the University of Professional and Continuing Education Association, and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies have joined together to release a common set of guiding principles for Congress as it considers reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. According to eCampus News,... Read More>

Negotiating the Many Definitions of Hybrid, Online Classes

U.S. News | January 15, 2016 -  Be proactive in understanding why a school classifies a course as one or the other. As online education evolves, the ways classes are taught aren't as straightforward as they might have previously been. In course listings, university registrars generally include a column labeled "instructional type." Historically,... Read More>

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>