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>

5 Keys to Spreading Blended Learning Across the University

Center for Digital Education University leaders struggle to spread blended learning institution-wide and deal with the inevitable challenges that come up, but proponents offer five key steps for university leaders who want to see it spread in their institutions. Many York University students want to learn both in person and online, and... Read More>

World Campus, College of Education Faculty Earn Online Learning Consortium Award

Penn State News UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A joint effort between the World Campus and the College of Education has resulted in three of its faculty members earning the Online Learning Consortium’s Best-in-Track award for faculty development. Laurence B. Boggess, Gerald K. Le Tendre and Ronald Musoleno produced a webcast titled “Going Global: Preparing Faculty To... Read More>

Arizona's Online Holdout

By Carl Straumsheim (Inside Higher Ed)   The University of Arizona, the last holdout in a state investing heavily in distance education for undergraduates, will this fall join the state’s other public universities in offering online bachelor’s degrees, as UA Online opens its virtual doors. UA's in-state competitors -- Arizona State and Northern... Read More>

Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

By Rebecca J. Hogue and Maha Bali - Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education  By now, the concept of a Twitter backchannel at conferences has become familiar. (And if it’s not, ProfHacker has you covered: See posts by Jason, Derek, Mark ( again), andAdeline.) But can someone participate in a conference... Read More>

'Best-in-Track' Sessions for OLC's Upcoming Blended Learning Conference Point to Education's Digital Future

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., June 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium today announced the "Best-in-Track" sessions for its 12th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop (#Blend15), which takes place July 7-8, in Denver, Colorado. The theme of this year's conference is "Blended Learning: Leading Education's Digital Future." "There is tremendous promise... Read More>