OLC’s exclusive collaboration explores the support needs of online learners to improve outcomes The Online Learning Consortium (OLC), a collaborative community of higher education leaders, and Uwill, the leading student mental health and wellness solution for higher education, announced a new Read More >

Image of student on Zoom with their instructor and classmates. Text over the image: OLC Insights: Zen & the Art of Quality Learning, part 3, by Phil Denman, Quality Scorecard Suite Coordinator

Zen and the Art of Quality Learning, Part 3

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Phil Denman, OLC Quality Scorecard Suite Coordinator

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In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog post, I discussed the meaning of Quality in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in relation to teaching and learning, touched on the importance of instilling Care into teaching, and Read More >

Evelyn Chao standing at a podium in front of a room full of people while presenting at the UN’s 2024 Partnership Forum of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Applications of Digital Learning Professional Development: Sparking Intergenerational Dialogue and Global Change-Work

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Dr. Yan Xu, Online Undergraduate Program Director & eSpelman Online Program Director, Spelman College; Evelyn Chao, Student from Sidwell Friends School & Founder and President of PM Ready

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On January 30, 2024, I had the privilege of attending the UN 2024 ECOSOC Partnership Forum held at the UN Headquarters in New York. The theme of the forum was “Reinforcing the 2030 Agenda and eradicating poverty in times of Read More >

Uniting Toward Equity: OLC and EDUCAUSE Present Digital Learning Equity & Innovation Summit

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Katie Fife Schuster, Director of Programming | OLC

Kathe Pelletier, Director, Teaching and Learning Program | EDUCAUSE

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OLC and EDUCAUSE are proud to announce that we are joining forces to bring our communities the Digital Learning Equity and Innovate (DLEI) Summit. The DLEI Summit serves as the prelude to this year’s OLC Innovate 2024 conference.  What is  Read More >

Image of student on Zoom with their instructor. Text over the image: OLC Insights: Zen & the Art of Quality Learning, part 2, by Phil Denman, Quality Scorecard Suite Coordinator

Zen and the Art of Quality Learning, Part 2

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Phil Denman, OLC Quality Scorecard Suite Coordinator

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As discussed in Part 1 of this series, author Robert Pirsig uses much of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance to chronicle his pursuit of the meaning of the word “Quality” and why it is neither an objective or Read More >

Young Woman Using Checklists for Online Learning - Student Success

Unlocking the Future of Education: Empowering Educators Through Professional Development

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Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.
CEO
Online Learning Consortium

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In the demanding world of education, finding the time for professional development poses a significant challenge for educators. However, the importance of professional development cannot be overstated—it is a cornerstone of teacher effectiveness. In fact, the transition to remote learning Read More >

Image of student on Zoom with their class. Text over the image: OLC Insights: Zen & the Art of Quality Learning, by Phil Denman, Quality Scorecard Suite Coordinator

Zen and the Art of Quality Learning

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Phil Denman, OLC Quality Scorecard Suite Coordinator

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Embarking on a journey to define and seek quality in online and blended learning experiences is a deeply personal exploration. Recently, I joined the Online Learning Consortium as the Coordinator of the Quality Scorecard Suite where I support institutions and Read More >

The Evolution of Excellence: Professional Development’s Role in Online Education Quality

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Dr. Georgianna Laws, IELOL 2020 Alumna, OLC Center for Professional Learning Facilitator, Lead Consultant and CEO, Geo Laws Consulting

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In this blog post, we’ll delve into the vital role of professional development in upholding quality assurance in online learning. I will explore several key areas: the origins, development, and significance of online education, the individuals tasked with ensuring its Read More >

By Myself with You

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Dylan Barth, Associate Vice President of Learning, Online Learning Consortium

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How do you support your students while giving them the space to learn on their own? With the recent passing of the holidays, I’m reminded of an anecdote from a few years ago. When my middle son, Ezra, was five, Read More >

Online Learning Consortium Welcomes Four Distinguished Members to its Board of Directors

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Veronica Hoff, Director of Marketing and Communications, Online Learning Consortium

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is pleased to announce the addition of four esteemed individuals to its Board of Directors. These accomplished professionals bring a wealth of experience and expertise in online and blended learning, educational technology, and higher education Read More >