The Secret Is the Blend (Inside Higher Ed)

By Tanya Joosten Recently, a Dean’s office asked me whether they should deliver blended classes in their college. Specifically, they wanted some evidence that showed that students enrolled in blended courses as they do online courses. Our online courses can sometimes fill up far faster than our face-to-face (f2f) courses.  Through the... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2015 Effective Practice Awards Honoring Innovation in Online Education

Awards will be presented at the 8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, April 22-24, in Dallas NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 17, 2015) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced the winners of its 2015 Effective Practice Awards. This year’s effective practices offer approaches to... Read More>

Infographic: Keeping Pace with the Changing Face of Online Learning

By Jason Rhodes. Over the past two decades the Internet has made it possible for anyone anywhere to pursue an affordable degree; for adults to continue their education in efforts to remain productive; and for universities to reach a greater number of people who want to learn. Infusing online learning into... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Highlights the Drivers Behind the ‘Changing Face of Online Learning’

New OLC infographic illustrates latest trends shaping the future of higher education and online learning. March 10, 2015 NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 9, 2015) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, examines the impact of the Internet and changing “consumer” behavior on higher education in a new infographic released today.... Read More>

Online Learning Community to Gather in Dallas, April 22-24 for 8th Annual ET4Online Conference, Presented by OLC and MERLOT

Highlights: Key speakers; Best-in-Track sessions; Launch Pad program for EdTech startups NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 3, 2015) — The latest annual Survey of Online Learning (Grade Level) reveals online enrollments are growing faster than overall higher education. Many of the academic and EdTech leaders who are driving this trend will gather April... Read More>

Acting Leaders at RISD and Online Learning Consortium Get Permanent Posts; Wheaton’s Crutcher Heads South (New England Board of Higher Education)

By John O. Harney.  Comings and Goings ... Rhode Island School of Design’s Board of Trustees appointed furniture designer and interim PresidentRosanne Somerson to be the college's 17th president. The board of directors of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium,named acting chief operations officer Thomas Hargis to the post on a... Read More>

Tom Hargis - COO at Online Learning Consortium (The Business Journals)

Tom Hargis is focused on advancing the mission of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and charting a course to expand its reach worldwide.See more.... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Names Thomas Hargis COO; Karen Pedersen Joins OLC as CKO

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), formerly The Sloan Consortium, today announced its board of directors has named Thomas Hargis chief operations officer. In addition, Karen Pedersen, Ph.D., is joining OLC as chief knowledge officer. Photo - Hargis assumes the role of COO after serving... Read More>

Ten Ways to Overcome Barriers to Student Engagement Online (Academic Technology: At the College of William and Mary)

Learn more about student engagement in one of our workshops: Fundamentals: Engaging Learners In Online Discussions or Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction & Engagement By Ali Briggs. Student engagement is a concept often discussed in education and an abundance of research exists on the topic. Student engagement is something instructors want to see and feel in their classrooms.... Read More>

Babson Study:  Distance Education Enrollment Growth Continues...

Multi-year trend shows growth in online enrollments is moderating, yet outpacing overall higher ed enrollments. (Wellesley, MA) – The 2014 Survey of Online Learning conducted by the Babson Survey Research Group and co-sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), Pearson and Tyton Partners, reveals the number of higher education students taking at... Read More>