Important OLC Innovate 2020 Update

Due to circumstances related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made the difficult decision to postpone OLC Innovate 2020, originally scheduled for March 31 - April 3, in Chicago. We have been working with the Sheraton Grand Chicago to finalize details for new dates, which will now be July 21-24, 2020. We... Read More>

Coronavirus threat prompts more cancellations for colleges

Education Dive | March 9, 2020 -  Dive Brief: As the novel coronavirus disrupts the higher education sector, college administrators continue to have students take courses remotely to help stem the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness the virus causes.   The institutions that are turning to online instruction are primarily on the West... Read More>

How Online Education Went from Teaching Reform to Economic Necessity for Colleges

EdSurge | March 5, 2020 - When the Sloan Foundation had the bright idea to stimulate digital education at the nation’s colleges and universities a quarter of a century ago, it christened online learning as “asynchronous learning networks,” an eccentric name for what is now known simply as online learning. Since... Read More>

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>