Online Learning Consortium and DXtera Institute Announce Strategic Partnership

Partnership will extend OLC and DXtera membership benefits and privileges across their respective member communities.

WASHINGTON, D.C. and NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Nov. 15, 2018) — The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of digital learning worldwide, and the DXtera Institute, a consortium of higher education professionals dedicated to solving critical higher education issues on a global scale, today announced a strategic partnership to extend OLC and DXtera membership benefits and privileges across their respective member communities.

“DXtera and its members are tackling one of the most critical challenges to transforming student outcomes, and that’s efficient access to information and data within the education community,” said Kathleen Ives, D.M., CEO and Executive Director, Online Learning Consortium. “OLC is pleased to partner with DXtera in support of its important collaborative work.”

“The DXtera Institute aims to transform the manner in which digital information and educational technology can be integrated and delivered in institutions of higher education to improve student outcomes,” said Dale Allen, Ph.D., President and Co-Founder, DXtera Institute. “Our partnership with OLC will allow us to access OLC’s valuable membership benefits, from research and publications to conferences and professional development resources, as we expand the community of contributors who are dedicated to our mission.”

Under the agreement, OLC and DXtera will collaborate on a variety of activities, including:

  • Development of shared open-source and community-sourced solutions to be built utilizing DXtera’s integration framework.
  • Fundraising to meet the needs of their member communities to develop demonstration projects to scale solutions with the DXtera integration approach.
  • Contribution of existing applicable tools or components to be cared for and managed by the DXtera Institute and housed in its repository.

About DXtera
The DXtera Institute℠ is a nonprofit, member-based consortium of higher education professionals collaborating to remove technology barriers so that institution leaders, faculty, staff and students have efficient access to information needed to transform student outcomes. With partners across the U.S. and Europe, the consortium includes some of the brightest minds in education and technology, all working together to solve critical higher education issues on a global scale. DXtera is an affiliate of Strada Education Network®. Visit for more information.

About Online Learning Consortium
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through an extensive set of resources, including, best-practice publications, quality benchmarking, leading-edge instruction, community-driven conferences, practitioner-based and empirical research and expert guidance. The growing OLC community includes faculty members, administrators, trainers, instructional designers, and other learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies and corporate enterprises. Visit for more information.