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Gunder, Angela; Vignare, Karen; Adams, Susan; McGuire, Abby; Rafferty, Jennifer Paloma – Online Learning Consortium, 2021
High-quality digital learning experiences are built on the foundational principles of providing equitable, inclusive, accessible learning environments for all students. In addition, high-quality digital learning experiences are well-organized and thoughtfully designed. These experiences rely on instructional design principles and strategies to…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Experience, College Instruction, Minority Group Students
Online Learning Consortium, 2021
The commitment to learning during a global pandemic has taken an emotional and financial toll on students, parents, teachers, and administrators. While all stakeholder groups are working to improve learning experiences and to ensure strategic planning in allocating resources and services to move towards high quality online learning, the Kingdom of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses
O'Keefe, Lynette; Gunder, Angela; Long, Kim Cliett – Online Learning Consortium, 2021
On May 14th and 15th, 2020, the historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) Action Nation Town Hall, co-hosted by United States Distance Learning Association, the Online Learning Consortium, National Coalition of 100 Black Women, and Tennessee State University, brought together many esteemed panels of experts that came together to share…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, COVID-19, Pandemics, College Students
Shellgren, Madeline; Gunder, Angela; Lashley, Jonathan – Online Learning Consortium, 2021
The "OLC Framework for Storying Digital Learning Change Work" provides an open resource for educators using narrative and storytelling to map the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to online, blended, and digital learning. The OLC Framework for Storying Digital Learning Change Work (p. 5) provides users the ability to…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Educational Change, Story Telling, Open Educational Resources
Joosten, Tanya; Lee-McCarthy, Kate; Harness, Lindsey; Paulus, Ryan – Online Learning Consortium, 2020
Underrepresented students enrolled in postsecondary educational institutions in the U.S. are faced with key barriers and challenges that have created an equity gap. By considering the needs of underrepresented students, faculty and institutions are able to implement digital course ware solutions to take a step towards closing the equity gap and…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Innovation, Educational Trends, Technology Uses in Education
O'Keefe, L.; Rafferty, J.; Gunder, A.; Vignare, K. – Online Learning Consortium, 2020
Today, as educators are transitioning into a new phase of planning for an uncertain summer and fall, they can be more thoughtful about how to deliver high quality online learning. On the positive side, online delivery as an instructional modality is not new. In fact, many colleges and universities have been developing and delivering successful…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Instructional Design
O'Keefe, Lynette; Dellinger, Justin T.; Scragg, Benjamin; Amelina, Natalia; Mathes, Jennifer – Online Learning Consortium, 2020
To ensure that high quality online learning is being offered in the future, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) commissioned a study to understand the state of online K-12 education 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…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
O'Keefe, Lynette; Dellinger, Justin T.; Mathes, Jennifer; Holland, T. L.; Knott, J. – Online Learning Consortium, 2020
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…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Online Courses
Betts, Kristen; Miller, Michelle; Tokuhama-Espinosa, Tracey; Shewokis, Patricia A.; Anderson, Alida; Borja, Cynthia; Galoyan, Tamara; Delaney, Brian; Eigenauer, John D.; Dekker, Sanne – Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Neuromyths are false beliefs, often associated with teaching and learning, that stem from misconceptions or misunderstandings about brain function. While belief in neuromyths has been established as prevalent among the general public and K-12 teachers, literature about neuromyth belief among higher education professionals (instructors,…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Misconceptions, Higher Education
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
States have always had the ability to regulate institutions conducting instruction or other postsecondary activities in their states. In Fall 2010, a Federal regulation was first released tying institutional and student eligibility for Title IV Federal Financial aid to an institution complying with State laws. Colleges and universities were to be…
Descriptors: Federal Regulation, State Regulation, Educational Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Although the nature of higher education and the students we serve have drastically changed since the passage of the 1965 Higher Education Act, little has changed regarding the award and disbursement of financial aid. In 1965, the typical college student was likely between 18 and 21 years old, living on campus, and a full-time student. In contrast,…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Financial Aid, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Regular and substantive interaction (RSI) between instructors and students is a core component distinguishing distance education from correspondence education. In contrast to correspondence education where students are not in regular and substantive interaction with instructors, distance education is eligible for Title IV financial aid because of…
Descriptors: Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Distance Education, Student Financial Aid
Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Current Title IV financial aid eligibility is limited to students enrolled in eligible programs as defined in 34 C.F.R. §668.8. Historically, eligibility requirements revolved around several factors including whether the programs were tied to a credential, the length of the program, and whether a student made satisfactory academic progress (SAP).…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Students, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs
McAlvage, Katherine; Rice, Mary – Online Learning Consortium, 2018
Accessibility in K-12 and higher education is becoming an increasingly complex terrain to traverse as schools increase online materials and instructional delivery options. This white paper provides an overview of critical terms, legal precedents, and other considerations for course designers, instructors, and administrators as they work to improve…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses, Access to Education, Higher Education
Buban, Jill – Online Learning Consortium, 2017
The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and The Presidents' Forum have released a new study authored and researched by the Online Learning Consortium's Dr. Jill Buban, which sheds light on how adult learning institutions address students who possess alternative credentials and seek to apply these experiences to a degree. This…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Prior Learning, Community Colleges, State Colleges
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