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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)
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
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; 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
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
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