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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
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
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; 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
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
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
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
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
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