Online Learning Consortium Awarded Adaptive Learning Grant

A $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will support OLC’s efforts to foster effective practices in post-secondary digital learning targeted at improving outcomes for underserved students. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 14, 2015) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of... Read More>

Revolutionizing the Digital Degree: Mediaplanet Launches “Online Education” Campaign

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 This campaign will provide real discussions, heartwarming stories and solutions on the burgeoning distance learning online landscape, targeting students and constituencies in the sectors of K-12, higher education, corporate, government, military, telehealth and home schooling—all of whom are seeking new opportunities to further their... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of the 2015 OLC Awards and Effective Practice Awards

The Awards, which recognize individuals and institutions for excellence in online education, will be presented next month, at the OLC2015 Conference, in Orlando NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 29, 2015) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced the recipients of the 2015 OLC Awards and the 2015 Effective... Read More>

OLC and UPCEA Form Coalition to Advance the Interests of Non-Traditional Learners

WASHINGTON and NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Sept. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) have formed a coalition to advance the interests of non-traditional (sometimes called "contemporary") learners and the programs that support them. This partnership comes at a time of great importance... Read More>

Expo Logic to Provide Lead Retrieval Services for OLC2015 Exhibitors

9/17/2015 Expo Logic announced it has been selected by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) to provide lead retrieval services for exhibitors at the 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference (OLC2015), Oct. 14-16, in Orlando. The OLC2015 conference features presentations, sessions and workshops for those interested in fine-tuning their skills in... Read More>

Total university enrollment is up, but number of freshmen is down

The Daily News | Kara Berg To fit with a push for higher-quality incoming classes, Ball State’s freshman enrollment has dropped 3.2 percent this year, according to a university press release. Although each year the university tries to bring the “best and brightest” students in, Chris Munchel, director of undergraduate admissions, said in... Read More>

Thousands of Online Educators and Experts Expected at 21st Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference This October

OLC2015 Best-in-Track sessions highlight international students’ needs; multi-disciplinary courses; social collaboration; virtual experiential learning; open resources; HBCU approaches; and public policy around digital learning for national workforce development. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 1, 2015) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, is gathering the online learning community this fall... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2015 Class of Fellows

FIVE OLC MEMBERS RECOGNIZED FOR EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FIELD OF ONLINE LEARNING NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced its 2015 class of OLC Fellows. Recognizing exceptional professional excellence, the OLC Board of Directors confers the distinction upon individual... Read More>

Going Online, Being Digital

By Peter Stokes, Inside Higher Ed It’s taken decades, but educational technology is finally beginning to change the way we think about education itself -- not just the way we deliver it. Twenty-four years ago, I taught my first writing course in a classroom kitted out with 25 computers. A few years... Read More>

Younger Students Increasingly Drawn to Online Learning, Study Finds

By Devon Haynie, U.S. News & World Report Prospective online students are drawn to local schools and are skewing younger, one report discovers. Prospective online students are skewing younger, tend to enroll in local institutions and put a program's cost and reputation at the top of their priority list, according to a recent... Read More>