How online learning may be more than a stopgap in the US

The Christian Science Monitor | April 3, 2020 - What changes to the way children are educated might come after the current pandemic? While there are still shortcomings to address, some see innovation happening in online learning – and in how people think about the goal of education.  Jessica Calarco has been... Read More>

Online Education Advocacy Group Launches as Dept. of Ed Proposes Loosening Regulations

EdSurge | April 2, 2020 - To advocate for and on behalf of effective online teaching and learning practices, four organizations are joining forces to establish the National Council for Online Education. The partnership linking the Online Learning Consortium, Quality Matters, University Professional and Continuing Education Association and WICHE Cooperative for Educational... Read More>

How the Coronavirus Is Prompting Higher-Ed Grant Makers to Change Course

The Chronicle of Higher Education | April 1, 2020 -  You’re reading the latest issue of The Edge, a weekly newsletter by Goldie Blumenstyk. Sign up here to get her insights on the people, trends, and ideas that are reshaping higher education. I’m Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, covering... Read More>

Gettin' Air with Terry Greene: Open Pedagogy Podcast

In the first episode since the world went into isolation, Jonathan Lashley (@lashleyed) and Angela Gunder (@angelagunder) join Terry Greene (@greeneterry) to discuss how things have changed for them, especially in the context of the postponed OLC Innovate conference. “At a time where we’re collectively sheltering in place, we’ve seen so... Read More>

Leading Digital Learning Organizations Partner to Establish National Council for Online Education

OLC, QM, UPCEA, WCET join forces to advance online and digital postsecondary education             WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 - Four leading organizations in higher education and digital learning today announced a partnership to establish the National Council for Online Education (NCOE), creating a formidable voice for online and... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces ‘OLC Ideate,’ 2 Weeks of Open Online Peer Discussions on Academic Continuity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Organized by OLC’s Institute for Professional Development, OLC Ideate discussions will take place April 21-May 1, and will examine online pedagogy, practices and tools that support high-quality learning experiences, and resources for academic continuity planning during periods of disruption and beyond. BOSTON, Mass. (March 31, 2020) — The Online Learning... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Expands Support for K-12 Educators Teaching Remotely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new collection of resources for K-12 educators includes OLC workshops that help teachers and schools get up to speed on the essentials and key considerations for online teaching, as well as shared resources from across the OLC community. BOSTON, Mass. (March 27, 2020) — Among the most fundamental needs... Read More>

Interpersonal Interaction is Crucial for Instructional Continuity but What Does that Mean?

ELearningInside - As coronavirus-related school closures continue to effect education systems around the world, an increasing amount of educators are doing their best to keep their courses going online. In this effort, teachers have coalesced on Twitter around the hashtag #instructionalcontinuity. Many often hear and repeat that, when it comes to online... Read More>

At A Distance Quickly

Education World - For Those Times When You Need To Get Your Classroom Online It takes innovative thinking for a school and its teachers to shift to online course work, but there are good models for it and many schools are prepared. Flipped learning, for example, gets more attention when schools move online,... Read More>

Special Announcement: OLC Innovate 2020 Moves to Virtual Conference

Special Announcement: As previously shared with our community, OLC and MERLOT continue to monitor the evolving factors related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, particularly with regard to our OLC Innovate 2020 conference (presented in partnership with MERLOT). Among recent developments, gatherings exceeding 1,000 people are now prohibited in the state of Illinois,... Read More>