U of Washington first major campus to cancel in-person classes over coronavirus concerns

Education Dive | March 6, 2020 -  Dive Brief: The University of Washington announced Friday that in light of the novel coronavirus spreading in the Seattle area, it would close its classrooms and have students take their courses and final exams remotely for the remainder of the winter quarter.   The institution, which enrolls... Read More>

Higher ed groups share guides to help prep for the coronavirus

Education Dive | March 5, 2020 -  Dive Brief: As the global outbreak of the new coronavirus continues, higher education and health groups have developed guides to help stem the spread of the potentially deadly respiratory disease it causes, COVID-19. Recommendations include putting together a planning committee that would lead colleges’ response in the... Read More>

OLC Offers Resources for Online Learning in the Face of Coronavirus Shutdowns

Campus Technology | March 5, 2020 - To help institutions prepare for emergency situations such as a coronavirus outbreak, the Online Learning Consortium has put together a list of tools and advice for handling a quick shift to online courses. The organization's Continuity Planning and Emergency Preparedness resource center provides links to webinars,... Read More>

As coronavirus concerns rise in US, colleges look online for continuity

EducationDive | March 3,2020 - Schools are planning for a short-term disruption in campus-based classes, but ed tech firms say their questions highlight a bigger trend. As U.S. colleges consider how the global coronavirus outbreak could affect their campuses, some are asking about how they could shift courses online to limit... Read More>

What Does Inclusive Teaching Look Like?

EdSurge | March 3, 2020 - How can teachers keep any racial or cultural bias they might have out of their classrooms—and make sure every student feels equally valued? That’s a question more educators and education leaders are asking these days. It’s part of a growing awareness that teachers need to... Read More>

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

EdSurge | February 27, 2020 - In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. Supported by foundation funding leaders in this field shaped what has now become Every Learner Everywhere, a network of... Read More>

Top 7 Trends in Digital Learning Innovation

Campus Technology | February 26, 2020 - A new study from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and Every Learner Everywhere outlines seven primary trends in digital learning innovation as well as four secondary trends worth watching. The report, produced in association with the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA), is the result... Read More>

Drilling Down Into Distance Education Data

Inside Higher Ed | February 27, 2020 - New online learning stats show growing demand for online programs across state lines and shed new light on in-state online enrollments. Over 1.5 million students studied toward online degrees at institutions in their home state last year, according to new distance education data released today. The National Council for... Read More>

OLC, in Partnership with the Every Learner Everywhere Network, Releases Environmental Scan of Digital Learning Innovation Trends

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Produced in association with the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements, the scan provides a systematic review of relevant data about learning technologies in use in the field and the impact on student success. BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 24, 2020) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), in... Read More>

Avoiding Unforced Errors in Online Courses

Inside Higher Ed | February 12, 2020 - Working from a checklist of best practices can help medical teams care for their patients better. A similar approach might help professors (and the professionals they work with) support students better, Penelope Adams Moon writes. I recently picked up a copy of Atul Gawande’s The Checklist... Read More>