Teaching & Learning

The purpose of these resources is to provide broad coverage of pedagogical and andragogical topics that are pertinent to those who interact with students and wish to expand their knowledge and practice when working with students in the digital age. Through a combination of research studies, white papers, a workbook, webinars, and publications, this collection of resources supports traditional-aged and adult learners, or contemporary learners, across multiple modalities.

Research Studies, Reports, and White Papers

Access and Accessibility in Digital and Online Learning - Issues in Higher Education and K-12 Contexts
Access and Accessibility in Digital and Online Learning
This white paper provides an overview of critical terms, legal precedents, and other considerations to improve the educational experiences of learners with disabilities. Read more
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
Virtual Classroom Training Survey - What Can We Learn From Our Colleagues?
Virtual Classroom Training Survey: What Can We Learn from Our Colleagues? A Framework for Virtual Classroom Training This original sponsored research study focuses on the types of training online instructors have received…read more
Alternative Credentials Prior Learning 2.0
Alternative Credentials Prior Learning 2.0 This commissioned research study explores key definitions and reveals five common themes focused on competency-based education(CBE), prior learning assessment….read more
Digital Academic Revolution Mentorship Competency #1 The Declaration
Digital Academic Revolution Mentorship Competency Series This original research series explores the transparency of digital mentorship competency in teaching and learning…read more
Intentional Futures - 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 This curated report explores the number of US adults lacking basic skills in the areas of literacy, numeracy, and digital literacy is substantial– nearly one in six US adults maintains low literacy…read more
Path to Employment - Maximizing the Impact of Alternative Pathways Programs
Path to Employment This two-part series highlights how alternative pathways can accelerate employment prospects for low-income adults. We explore how an expanding segment of non-traditional programs are both helping low-income adults improve…read more
Preparing for the Digital University: a review of the history and current state of online, blended, and online learnin
Preparing for the Digital University This curated report provides a review of the history and current state of online, blended, and online learning report including the rich history of technology in education with an emphasis on the importance of human factors…read more
Strengthening America’s Economy by Expanding Educational Opportunities for Working Adults
Strengthening America’s Economy by Expanding Educational Opportunities for Working Adults This curated report focuses on policy surrounding the unique challenges adult learners face in trying to achieve a post-secondary credential…read more
Online Learning - Journal
Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model This Online Learning Journal article by Dr. Anthony Picciano examines theoretical frameworks and models that focus on the pedagogical aspects of online education.
Time for Class 2017 - Tyton Partners Research Study
Time for Class 2017  This curated research study illuminates the state of digital learning in higher education and provides recommendations to the field on opportunities to expand digital learning in service of improved student outcomes.

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.
Courseware-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 Strategies Learn about incorporating 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 Learn from institutional leaders about how to envision the future of your institution’s content strategy (or mix, or model).
Digital Mentoring
Digital Mentorship Literacy Authors of the Digital Mentorship Literacy Series discuss their findings.
Digital Scholarship Webinar Series Online Learning Journal editors and authors discuss topics related to digital scholarship in this 3-part series.
SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL TEACHING
Learning to Teach Virtually: An Investigation of Synchronous Virtual Classroom Training Webinar Authors of the research study discuss their findings.
Postsecondary Perspectives on Digital Learning: Parts One & Two
Postsecondary Perspectives on Digital Learning: Parts One & Two Tyton Partners discuss the findings of the Time for Class 2017 study.
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.
Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education-Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education
Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education: Meeting the Challenges of Technology and Distance Education This book is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education.
Online-Education-Policy-and-Practice
Online Education Policy and Practice This book examines the past, present, and future of networked learning environments and the changing role of faculty within them.