Digital Learning

This collection provides resources on how we teach and learn in a digital age, as well as how to implement digital learning projects and case studies to better understand the experiences of those who have implemented digital courseware and digital learning initiatives on their campuses.  Do you have an implementation success or failure story?  Please use the contact form to tell us more.

Research Studies, Reports, and White Papers

Counting U.S. Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials
Counting U.S. Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials
Millions of students, workers, educators, and employers who make decisions in the convoluted U.S. credentials marketplace are greatly hindered by the lack of information on the nature of their options Read more
Making Digital Learning Work: Success Strategies from Six Leading  Universities and Community Colleges
Making Digital Learning Work
This study provides actionable data, rich case studies and best practice recommendations for institutions looking to scale digital learning. Read more
Alternative Credentials Prior Learning 2.0 Report
Alternative Credentials Prior Learning 2.0 This study sheds light on how adult learning institutions address students who possess alternative credentials and seek to apply these experiences to a degree.
High Tech-High Touch-Serving Student Needs at Scale
High Tech High Touch: Serving Student Needs at Scale High-Tech High-Touch: Serving Student Needs at Scale – This curated report identifies strategies that promote high-tech high-touch digital learning and includes commentary from institutions that found success.
High-Tech-High-Touch Decision-Making Guide
High Tech High Touch Decision Making Guide Use this workbook to begin a conversation about how best to design a digital learning experience that meets the needs of your students.
Learning for Life - The Opportunity for Technology to Transform Adult Education
Learning for Life: The Opportunity for Technology to Transform Adult Education  This curated report explores the substantial number of US adults lacking basic skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy, and the debilitating consequences.
Learning to Adapt: Understanding the Adaptive Learning Supplier Landscape
Learning to Adapt: Understanding the Adaptive Learning Supplier Landscape Among the innovations sweeping across the higher education landscape, adaptive learning may remain one of the least understood…read more
Learning to Adapt: A Case for Accelerating Adaptive Learning in Higher Education
Learning to Adapt: A Case for Accelerating Adaptive Learning in Higher Education Adaptive learning is a more personalized, technology-enabled, and data-driven approach to learning…read more
Learning to Adapt 2.0 - The Evolution of Adaptive Learning in Higher Education
Learning to Adapt 2.0: The Evolution of Adaptive Learning in Higher Education Over the past four years, adaptive learning has gone from an ill-defined concept in post-secondary education…read more
Online Learning Journal Special Edition: Learning Analytics
Online Learning Journal Special Edition: Learning Analytics This Online Learning Journal special issue is devoted to learning analytics for online teaching and learning.
Path to Employment - Maximizing the Impact of Alternative Pathways Programs
Path to Employment: Maximizing the Impact of Alternative Pathways Programs A two-part publication highlighting how alternative pathways programs can accelerate employment prospects for low-income adults.
Preparing for the Digital University: a review of the history and current state of online, blended, and online learnin
Preparing for the Digital University: a review of the history and current state of online, blended, and online learning Explores the importance of the human factors: social interaction, well-designed learning experiences, participatory…read more

Searchable Research Collections

Online Learning - Journal
OLC Online Learning Journal Online Learning is OLC’s peer-reviewed journal. Explore this collection containing manuscripts spanning more than 20 years.
Coursewear In Context
Courseware In Context This Research Collection database provides information regarding digital courseware and allows users to suggest articles for the collection.

Webinars & Podcasts

Adaptive Learning - Future Ready Digital Strategies
Adaptive Learning: Future Ready Digital StrategiesIncorporating future technology and creating adaptable, scalable, and sustainable learning platforms.
Collaborative for Quality Assurance in Alternative Learning
Collaborative for Quality Assurance in Alternative LearningExplore the benefits and challenges of partnerships between alternative providers and institutions.
UNIFIED CONTENT STRATEGY
Developing a Unified Content Strategy in The Time of Adaptive, Digital, and OER Where do you want your institution’s content strategy (or mix, or model) to be in four years?
Online Courses and Student Success
Online Courses and Student Success Online learning is no longer an anomaly in U.S. higher education, but many still question its efficacy, especially for students most at-risk for failure. This Webinar will showcase the exciting results of recent research…read more
Online Learning Analytics: An Improvement Cycle
Online Learning Analytics: An Improvement Cycle The higher education demand for learning analytics products and services continues to grow. According to Gartner Consulting’s hype cycle, Learning Analytics is about to enter the peak of inflated expectations.
Pocket Analytics in Education
Pocket Analytics in Education The concept of using academic analytics to understand trends in a student population is not a new idea. However, much of the analysis of these massive numbers live in the “Massive or Big Data” analysis of information for whole programs.
Postsecondary Perspectives on Digital Learning: Parts One & Two
Postsecondary Perspectives on Digital Learning: Parts One & Two In this two-part webinar series, we invite you to reflect on the use of instructional technology to support teaching and learning (“digital learning”) at your institution and compare your views to…read more
What You Can Do Online but Not On Campus—Innovations in Digital Education
What You Can Do Online but Not On Campus—Innovations in Digital Education Author Bob Ubell discusses themes from his book, covering covers what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed.
OLC Podcasts
OLC Podcasts

Publications

Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments - New Pedagogical Frontiers
Conducting Research in Online and Blended Learning Environments  This book examines various perspectives, issues, and methods for conducting research in online and blended learning environments.
Going Online-Perspectives on Digital Learning
Going Online: Prespectives on Digital Learning One of our most respected online learning leaders offers insights into virtual education—what it is, how it works, where it came from, and where it may be headed.