Next Steps Uncertain After Online Learning Catalyst Closes

Inside HigherEd | May 9, 2018 - The Connecticut Distance Learning Consortium served the state's online initiatives for two decades. Now the challenge -- or opportunity -- for the institutions is to continue that work as the consortium closes. News that a state organization that supports online programs plans to close can be cause... Read More>

Podcast: Co-Branded Badges for Instructional Designers

We want workers and students to collaborate, so why shouldn’t organizations? Co-branded badges are a method of bringing recognition to earners based on collaborations between organizations who share interests. In this Credly podcast, we talk with Alexandra Pickett, Director of Online Teaching for OpenSUNY and Jennifer Rafferty, Director of the Institute for Professional Development at... Read More>

Survey: Implementing innovation on campus requires money and leadership

Education Dive | April 30, 2018 -  Dive Brief: An innovation survey conducted by the Online Learning Consortium shows that 90% of responding campus officials said that innovation is a part of their institutions' documented approaches to growth, but only 40% of have budgets reserved for innovation development.  According to the report, 80% of respondents... Read More>

Four Organizations Partner on Public Policy for Adult Learners at June Summit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 24 - The organizations will be focusing on workforce policy, online education, and many other topics related to state and federal policy and higher education. Four higher education organizations are joining together to host a June event focused on state and federal policy trends... Read More>

4 key findings about university innovation

eCampusNews | April 30, 2018 - Nearly all administrators (91 percent) in a recent survey say innovation is a top strategic or academic priority, but just 40 percent say their institution has a dedicated university innovation budget, according to a new report that explores the drivers and barriers to higher-ed innovation. The... Read More>

Improving Accessibility Often Falls to Faculty. Here’s What They Can Do.

EdSurge | April 27, 2018 - Like many of her peers, Ann Wai-Yee Kwong struggled in statistics while working towards a bachelor's degree in psychology at UC Berkeley. But because she is legally blind, she had an added challenge of not being able to see the diagrams and notes projected in... Read More>

Podcast: Conversations from LearnLaunch 2018: Instructional Design with the Online Learning Consortium and Entangled Solution’s Michael Horn

DigiPub | April 16, 2018 - Designing online courses to accommodate personalized learning pathways is more possible using educational technologies. But how do publishers and instructors ensure these learning experiences are engaging and accessible? How does technology’s much-needed disruption to education balance against practical concerns of ensuring strong learner outcomes?... Read More>

For Small, Private Liberal Arts Colleges, What’s the Drive to Go Online?

EdSurge | April 24, 2018 - When financials are steady and a college doesn’t have a desire to expand its reach beyond a physical campus, is online learning necessary—or even relevant? That was a question posed last week by Janet Russell, director of academic technology for Carleton College, at a session at... Read More>

What are US institutions' top-shared priorities?

Education Dive | April 24, 2018 - There is not a lot of consensus around the role of higher education in the 21st century — is its purpose to prepare citizens for work or teach them to be thinkers? And how is this different for different types of colleges? Should research... Read More>

Five (Easy-to-Implement) Ways Video Can Have a Powerful Impact on Teaching and Learning

EdSurge | April 23, 2018 - The days of standing in front of the classroom and “lecturing” are long gone. By using video, teachers can keep students engaged in new and innovative ways. Video is also proving to have solid results when it comes to learning outcomes—from higher test scores to increased... Read More>