Engagement at the Core of Quality in Distance Education

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Victoria Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University

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The difference between education and training is the social dimension of learning. Education is perceived to be more of a social process whereas training is the learning of a skill for a specific purpose. John Dewey (1897) stated it best, Read More >

New Book: Post-Recession Community College Reform: A Decade of Experimentation

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Anthony G. Picciano, Founding Member, OLC Board of Directors; Professor, School of Education, Hunter College and Graduate Center; City University of New York

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Dear OLC Community, My colleague, Chet Jordan and I, have just had our new book, Post-Recession Community College Reform:  A Decade of Experimentation, published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis. This book focuses on recent developments in American community colleges, specifically examining Read More >

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Where is Digital Pedagogy Taking Us?

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Scott Hamm, Director of Doctorate in Leadership, Director of Online Education, Assistant Professor of Education, Hardin-Simmons University; Advanced Online Teaching Certificate (AOTC) Instructor, OLC

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  As one of the instructors of OLC’s Advanced Online Teaching Certificate course, I catch myself thinking about ways in which digital pedagogy is advancing online education. Over the years, my focus has been on mobile learning and enhancing the online Read More >

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Insights from the Field: Leading Online Initiatives

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Dr. Lujean Baab, Senior Director, Learning Experience Design (LED), Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

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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, Dr. Lujean Baab, OLC Institute SME Read More >

Creating a Culture of Innovation through Learning Design

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OLC Collaborate Maui Presenter Dr. Benjamin Deaton, Anderson University

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Even though each of us may learn differently, learning is something a) we all do and b) should be nurtured and valued throughout the entirety of our lives. In higher education, learning has largely been contextualized around formal learning environments Read More >