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>

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>