Virtual Learning Will Be Better This Fall. Right?

Inside Higher Ed | July 29, 2020 - As colleges head toward the remote fall they dreaded, they must deliver a more compelling learning experience than last spring's. Most think it will be better, but it may not give students what they crave. Whether they like it or not -- most of them... Read More>

The Importance of Intentional Online Program Design

The EvoLLLution | July 27, 2020 - Now that summer semester is in full swing, higher education institutions should utilize whatever free time they currently have to review their online offerings and modify them to reflect the best practices of intentionally designed online learning. The recent pivot to remote instruction as... Read More>

5 Tips for Remote Learning PD Success

Education Week | July 28, 2020 - Fully aware that well-honed online teaching skills could underpin the success of his students in the coming school year, Stein Lee-Schreiber spent part of the summer ramping up his tech bona fides.  He got familiar with the video platform Flipgrid. He also learned how... Read More>

TIEC & OLC join forces to boost online learning | July 27, 2020 - The Texas International Education Consortium — representing a group of 31 Texas universities –is joining forces with the Online Learning Consortium to offer online learning support and to ensure quality distance education to students in the midst of the pandemic. TIEC and the OLC have established a memorandum of understanding... Read More>

What's Next for Remote Learning?

Inside Higher Ed | July 21, 2020 - Colleges spent millions of dollars facilitating the pivot from face-to-face to remote instruction last spring. Administrators who oversee online learning don’t want that investment to go to waste.  Given the skepticism voiced by many students, administrators who oversee online learning share a surprisingly sunny... Read More>

Texas International Education Consortium Teams up with Online Learning Consortium, Global Authority in Distance Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Partnership to Support Educators in Worldwide Shift to Online Learning  [AUSTIN/BOSTON - July 21, 2020] —The Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) announced today a new partnership to further collaborations between the two organizations on international online learning projects. Together, TIEC and the... Read More>

Berkeley College’s Online Student Support Recognized as Exemplary by the Online Learning Consortium™

Berkely College | July 7, 2020 -  Berkeley College has earned the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement for Online Student Support, recognizing the outstanding quality of the College’s online learning programs. The Online Learning Consortium™ (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators dedicated to advancing quality digital... Read More>

Pivoting Professional Development through the Framework of Digital Transformation

EducauseReview | June 29, 2020 - Professional development (PD) takes many forms—from listening to an expert at the front of the room, to actively engaging with peers, to participating in just-in-time learning experiences. We are currently facing more challenges than ever at our colleges and universities due to the current situation... Read More>

A New Guide Helps Faculty Plan Equitable Online Courses For Fall | June 26, 2020 -  A new guide for faculty, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, aims to help professors plan their online courses for fall as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The faculty playbook, called “Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19,” came out of a collaboration between Every Learner... Read More>

How I’m Spending My Pandemic Summer Vacation

The Chronicle of Higher Education | June 9, 2020 - A professor creates a syllabus to guide herself and other faculty members in preparing for more remote teaching this fall, amid Covid-19 The coming academic year is marked by profound uncertainty. Lately it feels less like a house of cards has fallen... Read More>