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>

Drilling Down Into Distance Education Data

Inside Higher Ed | February 27, 2020 - New online learning stats show growing demand for online programs across state lines and shed new light on in-state online enrollments. Over 1.5 million students studied toward online degrees at institutions in their home state last year, according to new distance education data released today. The National Council for... Read More>

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>