TIEC & OLC join forces to boost online learning

thepienews.com | 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

DiverseEducation.com | 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>

New ‘Playbook’ Explains Four Elements of Great Online Courses

EdSurge | May 29, 2020 - At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, college faculty may have felt a little lost as to how to transfer their face-to-face classes online. Now, a few months in, they may feel inundated with advice. (We know, EdSurge has published plenty of it.) A new “playbook” aims to... Read More>

Ramping Up for Remote Instruction

Inside Higher Ed | May 27, 2020 - Anticipating continued remote instruction this fall, nonprofits, ed-tech companies and institutions race to provide faculty with the resources and training they need to teach well online. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many instructors with little or no remote teaching experience were forced... Read More>

Free Playbook Offers Guidance to Faculty on Moving Courses Fully Online

Campus Technology | May 21, 2020 - A "playbook" from a team of higher education organizations provides advice and tips for faculty on how to design their courses for online delivery, enhance their online instruction and pursue continuous improvement. "Delivering High-Quality Instruction Online in Response to COVID-19" is a collaboration between the Every... Read More>