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>

New Playbook Equips Higher Education Faculty with Best Practices for Moving Teaching Online

Every Learner Everywhere Responds to COVID-19 with Resources and Guidance Supporting High-Quality Online Learning Boulder, CO (May 20, 2020) – The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled higher education faculty nationwide to move their instruction online with limited preparation or guidance. A newly released playbook helps faculty navigate this pedagogical shift while maintaining... Read More>

Turning Remote Education Into Online Education This Fall

Inside Higher Ed | May 20, 2020 - Students’ expectations will be higher this fall. Here’s how college leaders and professors can ensure a high-quality virtual learning experience, Elizabeth Johnson writes. Most colleges and universities quickly pivoted to remote instruction after COVID-19 forced suspension of on-campus activities. Academic leaders and faculty across... Read More>

OLC to Deliver Discounted PD on Online Instruction to Minority-Serving Institutions

Campus Technology | May 18, 2020 - The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) has received a grant to work with minority-serving institutions as they shift to online instruction. The $50,000 award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund delivery of affordable, short-term workshops to reach instructors in institutions that need professional development resources most. Under the... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces Recipients of 2020 OLC Effective Practice Awards

Effective Practices encompass effective techniques, strategies and practices that help advance quality and access to online learning programs. BOSTON, Mass. (May 19, 2020) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the recipients of the 2020 OLC Effective Practice Awards. OLC’s Effective Practice Awards recognize effective techniques, strategies and practices that... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Will Train and Certify McGraw-Hill Faculty Consultants As Online Learning Specialists and Course Builders for Colleges

McGraw-Hill Education | May 18, 2020 - As online learning expands due to COVID-19, McGraw-Hill will adopt OLC’s online learning framework to support college instructors and administrators NEW YORK and NEEDHAM, Mass. (May 18, 2020) – McGraw-Hill, the leading learning science company, and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a higher education community... Read More>

How Online Classes Work? 10 Frequently Asked Questions

U.S. News & World Report | May 13, 2020 - Some online courses require students to attend and participate at set times through videoconferencing. Online classes are typically a mix of video recordings or live lectures supplemented with readings and assessments that students can complete on their own time. But nothing is typical... Read More>

How Online Learning Kept Higher Ed Open During the Coronavirus Crisis

IEEE Spectrum | May 13, 2020 - But pandemic pedagogy is not the same as quality online learning This spring, under the threat of mass infection and with little or no preparation or planning, millions of professors and instructors around the world shifted their lectures, seminars, discussion sessions, and other in-person... Read More>