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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
Means, Tawnya; Raymond-Hagen, Linda; Swindell, Andrew; Shellgren, Maddie; Gay, Kristen; Taylor, Deborah L.; Barrie, Elizabeth; Vick, Matt; Culver, Jennifer; White, Jessica; Gering, Carol; Herron, Josh; Lashley, Jonathan – Online Learning Consortium, 2023
The 2022 Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Blended Learning Symposium was a response to the events of the past decade, such as an absence of a concerted blended learning program, the pandemic, flagging student interest in higher education, technology's explosive development, and pressures to reconsider what constitutes a responsive and effective…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Teaching Methods, Consortia, Conferences (Gatherings)
Bouchey, Bettyjo, Ed.; Gratz, Erin, Ed.; Kurland, Shelley, Ed. – Online Learning Consortium, 2023
"From Grassroots to the Highly-Orchestrated: Online Leaders Share Their Stories of the Evolving Online Organizational Landscape in Higher Ed" aims to illuminate the organizational structures and leadership strategies of online education units at higher education institutions through Chief Online Officer's first-person stories, practices,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Electronic Learning, Distance Education, Leaders
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
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
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
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
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
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
Miller, Gary; Benke, Meg; Chaloux, Bruce; Ragan, Lawrence C.; Schroeder, Raymond; Smutz, Wayne; Swan, Karen – Online Learning Consortium, 2013
Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, "Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education" is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Change, Higher Education, Distance Education