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>

Online, Cheap -- and Elite

Inside Higher Ed | March 20, 2018 - Analysis of Georgia Tech’s MOOC-inspired online master's degree in computer science suggests that elite institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale. But will other institutions follow suit? Five years ago the Georgia Institute of Technology began a bold experiment --... Read More>

Video: Have We Really Transformed Higher Education?

Educause | March 12, 2018 Have we reimagined higher education with the use of technology? by Joel Smith, Jennifer Sparrow, Stephanie Bulger, Gardner Campbell and Jill Buban SOURCE: Educause... Read More>

Online Learning Consortium Honors 'Effective' Practices

Inside Higher Ed | March 14, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium yesterday announced eight winners of its annual Effective Practice Awards. The honors reward "effective techniques, strategies and practices" that adhere to the consortium's five pillars of quality: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction and scalability. A brief guide to this... Read More>

OLC to Honor 8 Effective Practices in Digital Education at Upcoming #OLCInnovate Conference

OLC Effective Practice Awards recognize effective techniques, strategies and practices for their ability to advance quality and access to digital learning programs. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (March 13, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced recipients of its 2018 OLC Effective Practice Awards, recognizing effective techniques, strategies and practices that are shared... Read More>

OLC Announces Best-in-Track Sessions and Keynote Speakers for OLC Innovate 2018, Taking Place April 18-20, in Nashville

Jointly presented by OLC and MERLOT, #OLCInnovate will explore emerging technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership and evolving practice in digital learning. NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Feb. 27, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and MERLOT will gather the digital learning community in Nashville, April 18-20, for OLC... Read More>

‘Emerging Scholars’ in Online Learning

Inside Higher Ed | February 13, 2018 - The Online Learning Consortium on Tuesday announced its initial group of "emerging scholars" to participate in the organization's Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. The new program identifies current or recent doctoral students who are interested in shaping the future of research on the... Read More>