Archives - April, 2024

2024 Report: Empowering Change Together

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ABOUT THE REPORT As the higher education landscape undergoes rapid transformation, educators continue to seek best practices for creating quality digital, blended, and online learning experiences. However, disparate definitions of quality and differing instructor and student preferences complicate this work. Read More >

OLC Leadership Network Symposium 2023 Report

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ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP NETWORK SYMPOSIUM  Leadership has been foundational to OLC initiatives, workshops, and events since the founding of the Sloan Consortium in 1992. As interest in leadership strategy and community-building has grown over the intervening years, we have been Read More >

Teaching, Learning, Equity, and Change

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Teaching, Learning, Equity, and Change: Realizing the Promise of Professional Learning Created By: Achieving the Dream (ATD) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) in partnership with Every Learner Everywhere Research shows that professional learning (often called “faculty development”) has the Read More >

2022 OLC Blended Learning Symposium Report

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OLC Blended Learning Symposium – 2022  In November 2002, at the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, a small group of higher education professionals were discussing a new phenomenon: faculty were mixing face-to-face and online learning instructional techniques in their courses. Read More >

Communities of Practice in Higher Education

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Communities of Practice in Higher Education: A Playbook for Centering Equity, Digital Learning, and Continuous Improvement  Created By: Achieving the Dream (ATD), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), and Online Learning Consortium (OLC) in partnership with Every Learner Everywhere This playbook Read More >

At-Home STEM Lab Kits in Higher Education

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At-Home STEM Lab Kits in Higher Education Lessons learned from the Covid-19 pandemic and recommendations for future success Created By: Carolina Distance Learning in partnership with Online Learning Consortium (OLC)   Download the Brief Here This brief presents original research that Read More >

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An Inclusive Action Plan for Academic Leaders and Instructional Support Staff Created By: Every Learner Everywhere in partnership with Online Learning Consortium (OLC) & WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET)  Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty Across Institutional Roles: An Inclusive Action Plan Read More >

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A Paradigm for Consequential Discussion Boards

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Daniel Lloyd, PhD

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A TikTok video and its response points to a reality that many instructors at many colleges and universities can relate to: though discussion boards are a significant part of many online classes, these assignments often function neither all that well nor seemingly as intended.

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STEM in a Time of COVID

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Teaching Online: STEM in the Time of COVID The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and Bay View Analytics, in partnership with Every Learner Everywhere, Carolina Distance Learning, DigitalEd, and support from HHMI BioInteractive has released a new report exploring the impact Read More >