Why Being in the (Online) Room Isn’t Enough: Fostering Difficult Dialogues in Digital Learning

EdSurge | Apr 13, 2018 - It’s a difficult time for many faculty members across the country to talk about current events with students. But how should instructors foster rich, inclusive dialogues with diverse students—and do so online where everyone might be anonymous? At the Online Learning Consortium’s Innovate conference this week, a panel... Read More>

Higher Ed Tends to Give Innovation More Lip Service than Formal Backing

Campus Technology | April 23, 2018 - Should higher education institutions invest money in their innovation efforts? Most colleges don't seem to think so. A survey among U.S. academic administrators found that while more than nine in 10 institutions (91 percent) reference innovation in their strategic or academic plans, just four... Read More>

What Drives Innovation in Higher Ed?

EdTechDigest | April 20, 2018 - What is innovation in higher education? What does an innovative culture look like and how do higher education institutions define and employ innovation? These are some of the questions the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and our research partner Learning House recently posed to more than 100... Read More>

New Report Sheds Light on Higher Ed’s Innovation Challenges

EdSurge | April 18, 2018 - A new report surveying academic administrators released Wednesday by the Online Learning Consortium and Learning House sheds some insight on innovation challenges at higher education institutions. Among the report’s findings are that 91 percent of the administrators responding to the survey said that innovation “is stated as a priority in either their... Read More>

How Academic Administrators View Innovation

Inside Higher Ed | April 18, 2018 - Survey of deans and provosts finds student success is the primary goal -- and technology the dominant method -- of their institutions' experimentation with new approaches. “Innovation” is an emergent buzzword in higher education, and anything that helps shed some light on what campus officials mean... Read More>

Dissecting a Glowing Report on Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed | April 18, 2018 - Arizona State's report on digital learning draws cheers from online proponents -- and a few raised eyebrows from those who think the future is more complicated and warrants broader research. Late last week “Inside Digital Learning” summarized a new report from Arizona State University, on a... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium and Learning House Release New Report: ‘State of Innovation in Higher Education’

Survey of U.S. academic administrators reveals a disconnect at higher education institutions between their emphasis on innovation and the tangible structures and processes committed to support it. NEWBURYPORT, MA and LOUISVILLE, KY (April 18, 2018) — A new report by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and The Learning House, Inc. titled,... Read More>

Scale Requires Networking: How Institutions Can Ensure Their Online Offerings Are Up to Scratch

The Evolllution | April 9, 2018 - As adoption and offering of online programming expands at colleges and universities across the United States, it’s critical for institutional leaders to become more involved with understanding what’s required to successfully serve online learners. Adoption and offering of online programming is on the rise at... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Elects Four New Members to Its Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Elected from among 230-plus nominees, the new directors join a board that is overseeing the Consortium during a sustained period of revenue and membership growth. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (April 3, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality... Read More>

Navigating online professional degrees — potential and caution

Education Dive | March 21, 2018 - When it comes to the future of learning, a debate rages within higher education circles over the question of whether certain types of curriculum can be scaled through digital technologies, as an alternative to the traditional residential classroom setting. A number of institutions already... Read More>