Uneven Standards Hamper Online Education the World Over

Campus Technology | August 14, 2019 - A new report has provided SWOT analyses of seven regions around the world related to digital and distance education. The bottom line: While online learning is on the rise everywhere, programs and courses show great unevenness because of a lack of standards. The project, led by... Read More>

Colleges Should Build Online Programs, Not New Gyms and Climbing Walls

Photobac/Shutterstock EdSurge | July 10, 2019 - As college leaders scroll through their perilous spreadsheets this summer, anxiously looking for the most productive way to spend their meager resources, this may be the time for them to rethink their usual approach—and aggressively invest in online education. After all, with national on-campus enrollments... Read More>

5 Quick Tips for Improving Your Instructional Design

Campus Technology | July 10, 2019 - Moving a course from brick-and-mortar to online requires rethinking how you deliver content, replicate in-class interactions and pinpoint areas for improvement. When you're converting a traditional face-to-face course to online, while a lot of the content may remain the same, the way it's delivered and... Read More>

7 Warning Signs an Online Degree Is a Scam

U.S. News & World Report | July 3, 2019 - Avoid being duped into choosing a fake online degree by looking for accreditation and dodging aggressive salespeople. FOR PROSPECTIVE ONLINE students, searching for a degree program can sometimes feel like being lost in the wilderness. The ubiquity of online education programs comes with promises of quick,... Read More>

Obtaining an Exemplary Online Program Endorsement: A Case Study

University of West Georgia - Because funding for many higher education institutions is based on student persistence and graduation rates, and because competition for online student enrollments is fierce among public and private institutions, quality and competitiveness in online course development, instruction, and administration is imperative. Additionally, because distance education processes and... Read More>

Are We There Yet? Impactful Technologies and The Power to Influence Change

Campus Technology | June 10, 2019 - Learning analytics, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and other new and emerging technologies seem poised to change the business of higher education — yet, we often hear comments like "We're just not there yet…" or "This is a technology that is just too slow to... Read More>

Community college students more likely to take, prefer online classes

Education Dive | June 10, 2019 Dive Brief: Community college students are more likely than four-year college students to have taken an online course recently and twice as likely to prefer them, according to a new report from the Educause Center for Analysis and Research. Community college students who prefer entirely or mostly online classes tend to... Read More>

Motlow president named to Berkeley College online board

Times-Gazette | June 3, 2019 - Motlow State Community College President Michael Torrence was recently selected as a member of the Berkeley College Online Advisory Board. The selection is the latest in a growing list of significant national recognition of Torrence's leadership and expertise in using technology to enhance student... Read More>

The 2019 Dean’s List: EdTech’s 30 Must-Read Higher Education IT Influencers

Two OLC Institute for Professional Development faculty members made the 2019 EdTech Dean's List - Laura Pasquini and Ryan Straight. EdTech Magazine | May 1, 2019 - Peer-to-peer advice can help campus leaders navigate the fast-changing waters of educational technology. For influential voices on university innovation, look no further than our... Read More>

The Next Stage for NC-SARA

Inside Higher Ed | May 22, 2019 - A national group dedicated to coordinating state approval of online programs selects a new leader and plans to focus more on program quality. Six years after the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity emerged to attack a knotty problem -- making it feasible and... Read More>