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Nicole L. Weber; Kristen Gay – Online Learning Consortium, 2024
As the higher education landscape undergoes rapid transformation, educators continue to seek best practices for creating quality digital, blended, and online learning experiences. However, disparate definitions of quality and differing instructor and student preferences complicate this work. This report addresses the pressing need to bridge the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Student Attitudes, In Person Learning
Loepp, Eric; Hinz, Will – Online Learning Consortium, 2023
In January 2021, Eric Loepp, a faculty member in the department of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Will Hinz, a member of the student government, administered a survey to students in order to answer big questions surrounding higher education during the fall 2020 semester. Like other institutions, theirs was working…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Student Experience, Student Satisfaction, Learner Engagement
Bartosek, Michele; Ford, Cristi; Gay, Kristen; McGuire, Abby; Swindell, Andrew; Thomas, Minzi A.; Weber, Nicole – Online Learning Consortium, 2023
Recent research describes a gap between the workforce skills employers need and the skills college graduates bring to the workforce. Making strides toward closing the workforce skills gap means that institutions, employers, and students must work together to cultivate a shared understanding of how strategic collaboration and communication are…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Communication Skills, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship
Swindell, Andrew; McGurk, Shannon; McGuire, Abby – Online Learning Consortium, 2022
This brief presents original research that explored the value and future use of online tools for science teaching, like at-home lab kits. Data collection took place in May 2022 during which time five virtual focus groups on various STEM subjects (Biology, Physics and Engineering, Anatomy and Physiology, Environmental Science, and Chemistry) were…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Education, Higher Education, Educational Quality
Online Learning Consortium, 2022
The purpose of this report is to explore global trends, emerging research, innovative models, and expert insights regarding the future of learning by detailing the present context of a rapidly changing and hyper-connected world. Our innovation framework for describing the future of digital learning, which emerged during the research process,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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
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, 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
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
Kessler, Glenn – Online Learning Consortium, 2016
There is a plethora of established theories about online pedagogy. This white paper provides insights into the findings of a research study conducted in January 2016 that focused on the types of training, if any, online instructors have received that pertains to teaching in the online environment. The study was conducted by a team of researchers…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, College Faculty
Mehl, Martin; Fose, Luanne – Online Learning Consortium, 2016
Spanning the 2015-2016 academic year, Cal Poly Communications Studies Sr. Lecturer, Martin Mehl, and Lead Instructional Designer, Luanne Fose, from the Cal Poly Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, conducted a formal, institute-wide research pilot on whether or not video assessment can improve faculty feedback for student assignments.…
Descriptors: Mentors, Video Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Student Evaluation