Publications Offered through OLC

Through self-publication and collaborations with publishers, OLC offers select digital learning books. OLC Professional Members and Institutional Members receive 20% off select books.

The OLC Series of books on online education are based on collaborative OLC workshops of invited educators. These peer-reviewed case studies present a wealth of inside information about the strategies successful programs are using to improve learning effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, access, and student and faculty satisfaction. These elements of quality constitute the mission of the Online Learning Consortium: to make education a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. 

New Publication

The State of Online Learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
K-12

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting education across the globe in early 2020, many educators found themselves rapidly transitioning to remote learning without the appropriate knowledge, skills or resources. For many K-12 students, this resulted in less than optimal learning experiences.

To ensure that high quality online learning is being offered in the future, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia commissioned a study to understand the state of online learning pre-, peri- and post-COVID based on the academic period from March 9-May 14, 2020. The intention was to determine opportunities for improvement while identifying areas of excellence that could be highlighted against an evaluation framework for quality online learning. Using this information, K-12 programs within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would be positioned to make improvements to the overall student learning experience. Read the Report

 

The State of Online Learning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Higher Education

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting education across the globe in early 2020, many educators found themselves rapidly transitioning to remote learning without the appropriate knowledge, skills or resources. For many higher education students, this resulted in less than optimal learning experiences. To ensure that high quality online learning is being offered in the future, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia commissioned a study to understand the state of online earning pre-, peri- and post-COVID. The intention was to determine opportunities for improvement while identifying areas of excellence that could be highlighted against an evaluation framework for quality online learning. Using this information, fall higher education programs within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia would be positioned to make improvements to the overall student learning experience. Read the Report

 

Leadership Strategies for the Next Generation
eLearning has entered the mainstream of higher education as an agent of strategic change. This transformation requires eLearning leaders to develop the skills to innovate successfully at a time of heightened competition and rapid technological change. This second edition builds on the success of the first edition (below) and presents both the collective expertise of veterans who have pioneered the field for 20 years and of a rising generation of eLearning leaders that are transforming online programs at their own institutions, to address these challenges. Learn More. 

OLC Members receive 30% off this book through year-end 2020. Watch for your code in the OLC Member Newsletter or email marketing@onlinelearning-c.org for the code.

“This is one of those books that every educator, administrator and policymaker needs to read now. The authors and experts, who represent online learning’s visionaries, innovators and practitioners, offer up clear and authoritative guidance at a time when it could not be more relevant or essential. They have rendered higher education a path forward in its hour of need.”

–Anthony G. Picciano, Professor, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center

 

OLC Publications

Leading the E-Learning Transformation of Higher Education: Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education
Online Student Support Services Guide
Quality Scorecard Handbook
Quality Scorecard Handbook: Criteria for Excellence in Blended Learning Programs

Routledge Publications

Blended Learning: Research Perspectives

Seminal OLC Resources

Elements of Quality Online Education, Volume 3 in the Sloan-C Series (2001)
Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, Volume 6 in the Sloan-C Series (2004) -PDF
Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream, Volume 5 in the Sloan-C series (2003) -PDF
Elements of Quality Online Education: Practice and Direction (2002) -PDF
Online Education, Volume 1: Learning Effectiveness and Faculty Satisfaction (1999)
Online Education, Volume 2: Learning Effectiveness, Faculty Satisfaction, and Cost Effectiveness (2000)