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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)
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
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
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
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
Mehl, Martin; Fose, Luanne – Online Learning Consortium, 2016
The following is the second article in the "Digital Academic Revolution: Mentorship Competency Series" by Martin Mehl and Luanne Fose. It is a "transcribed" conversation between Luanne and Martin about their experience collaborating as a research team and the conceptualization, implementation, and assessment of the Digital…
Descriptors: Mentors, Instructional Design, Holistic Approach, Teamwork