What is learner presence?

Exploring Virtual Science Labs

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Dr. Julia VanderMolen, Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University, and instructor for OLC’s Online Science Labs Mastery Series

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Higher education facilities are offering students more online courses for many reasons (Allen & Seaman, 2014). Chandler, Park, Levin, and Morse (2013) suggest that a single form of learning is not enough and combining hands-on activities with online learning would Read More >

Engaging the Reluctant Online Learner

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OLC Director of Research and Innovation, Lynette O’Keefe and OLC sponsor TechSmith

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This blog post is brought to you by the Online Learning Consortium on behalf of our OLC Accelerate 2019 sponsor, TechSmith. After ten years of teaching online and face-to-face classes, Boise State University faculty member Tracie Lee hit multiple hurdles teaching Introductory Business Read More >

What We Share

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OLC Collaborate South Carolina Presenter Dr. Jonathan Lashley, Senior Instructional Technologist, Boise State University

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I think a lot about how people share. As a student, the willingness of some faculty to share their time and projects with me helped shape my career in education. What generally attracts me to the open education movement is Read More >

Insights from the Field: Online Nursing Education in Higher Ed

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OLC Institute for Professional Development

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is reaching out to our global community of thought leaders, faculty, innovators, and practitioners to bring you insights from the field of online, blended, and digital learning. This week, Joanne Serembus, OLC Institute faculty for Read More >

Research Methods for the Instructional Designer Community

New opportunities to engage with the OLC Research Center & OLC members

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Lynette O’Keefe, Director, Research, Online Learning Consortium

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The OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership seeks to provide support, transformation, and leadership for the digital learning community through the creation and dissemination of quality research throughout the field.  Over the next few months, the Research Center Read More >

IELOL-2018-LOGO

OLC is Coming to South Africa

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Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D., Interim Chief Executive Officer, Online Learning Consortium

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Bringing new leaders together to talk about their challenges, network and share ideas has been an important part of OLC’s Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program. Thanks to our partnership with The Southern African Regional Universities Association Read More >

Online STEM Education and OLC

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Devon Cancilla, OLC Chief Knowledge Officer

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At the 2019 OLC Innovate conference in Denver last month, I was excited to meet a number of OLC members who shared their passion for online and digital STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. Attendance at an on-site OLC-sponsored Read More >

Travel into the Future of Digital Learning

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 Clark Shah-Nelson, Speaker at OLC Collaborate San Diego

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Let’s do a little time travel exercise. Imagine you have jumped into, let’s say, a Delorean, and traveled back in time 25 years, to 1994. Looking around, ok, yes, the pants are a lot wider, but more importantly, you see Read More >