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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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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