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>

OLC Announces Best-in-Track Sessions for OLC Innovate 2020, Focused on ‘Building Bridges in Digital, Blended, and Online Learning’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Produced by the Online Learning Consortium in partnership with MERLOT, OLC Innovate 2020 will gather nearly 1,200 digital learning leaders and practitioners, March 31-April 3, in Chicago. BOSTON, Mass. (Feb. 10, 2020) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and MERLOT will gather the digital learning community in Chicago, March 31-April... Read More>

The Online Learning Consortium Elects New Board Officers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The OLC Board of Directors begins 2020 with new President Mary Niemiec, Vice President Elizabeth Ciabocchi, Secretary Julia Parra and Treasurer Frank Mayadas. BOSTON, Mass. (Jan. 7, 2020) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of digital learning worldwide, today announced Mary Niemiec,... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Names Angela Gunder VP of Learning

BOSTON, Mass. (Dec. 4, 2019) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of digital learning worldwide, today announced Angela Gunder has been named OLC’s new Vice President of Learning, effective January 2020. In this role, Gunder will be responsible for gathering, curating, and... Read More>

OLC Program Enters 12th Year Developing Next Generation of Online Learning Leaders

Registration is now open for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) 2020 cohort; Blended-learning format includes an immersion experience on the campus of academic partner University of Central Florida. BOSTON, Mass. (Dec. 3, 2019) – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced registration is now open for the... Read More>

‘Students Learn Best in Their Preferred Learning Style,’ and Other Neuromyths

The Chronicle of Higher Education | October 17, 2019 -  Right-Brained? Professors are susceptible to neuromyths — false beliefs about learning that arise from misunderstandings about the brain. So are the instructional designers and professional developers who support their teaching. That’s the main finding of “International Report: Neuromyths and Evidence-Based Practices in... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Announces 2019 Class of OLC Fellows

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The new class of OLC Fellows will be recognized for exceptional contributions to the field of digital and online learning during a ceremony at next month’s OLC Accelerate 2019 conference in Orlando. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 16, 2019) – The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the 2019 class of... Read More>

Research: Learning Intent Should Determine Online Class Size

Campus Technology | October 7, 2019 -  There is no one-size-fits-all rule for figuring out how many students to enroll in an online course.  However, according to a recently published research project, large classes — those with 40 or more students — are best for "foundational and factual knowledge acquisition," and smaller enrollments... Read More>

OLC Accelerate 2019 Marks 25 Years of Online Learning’s Foremost International Conference

The Online Learning Consortium announces keynote speakers and Best-in-Track sessions for OLC Accelerate, continuing the conference’s 25-year legacy of sharing effective practices and evaluating technologies for teaching and learning online. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 8, 2019) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) will celebrate 25 years of gathering online learning leaders and... Read More>