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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner – anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC inspires innovation and quality through an extensive set of resources including, best practice publications, quality benchmarking, leading-edge instruction, community-driven conferences, practitioners based and empirical research, and expert guidance. The growing OLC community includes faculty members, administrators, trainers, instructional designers, other learning professionals, educational institutions, professional societies, and corporate enterprises.
The Online Learning Consortium, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) helps leto lelearningarnarning organizations continually improve the quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs according to their distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. OLC supports the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction.
OLC hosts conferences, workshops, and programs to help implement and improve online programs; publishes the Online Learning journal (formerly the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, JALN), and conducts research, annual surveys on online and digital learning and forums to inform academic, government and private sector audiences. OLC offers the OLC Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching, Research & Leadership, and the annual effective practice awards.
OLC generates ideas to improve products, services, and standards for the online learning industry and assists members in collaborative initiatives. Members include:
- private and public universities and colleges, community colleges and other accredited course and degree providers, and
- organizations and suppliers of services, equipment, and tools that practice the OLC quality principles.
|2019 OLC Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching, Research and Leadership|
|John R. Bourne Outstanding Online Program:||Bruce Dugger, Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University; and David Batts, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Department of Technology Systems, East Carolina University|
|Gomory-Mayadas Leadership in Online Learning:||Jory Hadsell, Ed.D., Executive Director, CCC California Virtual Campus|
|Faculty Development for Online Teaching:||@ONE, the professional development team of CVC-OEI, California Community Colleges|
|Innovation in Online Teaching:||Celine Latulipe, Ph.D., Professor, College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte|
|Research Achievement in Online Education:||Katrina Meyer, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor, University of Memphis|
|2019 OLC Effective Practice Awards|
|Concierge Support Model: Promoting Doctoral Student Success in an Online Program||Lori Kupczynski, Professor; Sunddip Aguilar, Ed.D., Doctor of Education and Doctor of Health Sciences Program Director; Cindy Mathena, Ph.D., Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Interim Campus Director; Shannon Groff, Ph.D., Doctoral Advisor and Contributing Faculty; Frank Bennett, Academic Advisor; Kimberly Terrell, Post Professional Program Coordinator for Doctor of Education, Doctor of Health Science, and International Non-Degree Students; and Lindsay Rosenfeld, Senior Academic Program Assistant – University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.|
|Instructor Presence: A Sustainable Practice for Improving Student Success, Retention, and Satisfaction in the Online Classroom:||Michelle Rosser-Majors, Ph.D., Program Chair; Sandra Rebeor, Psy.D., Associate Professor; Christine McMahon, D.H.Ed., Program Chair and Associate Professor; and Stephanie Anderson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor – Ashford University.|
|Pathways to Math Success:||Gwendolyn Britton, Ph.D., Associate Vice President, STEM Professions; Mark Gruen, M.Ed., Associate Dean, STEM; and Jamie Holcomb, Associate Dean, First-Year Experience and Education – Southern New Hampshire University.|
|Integrating Competency-Based Micro-Credentials into Stackable Graduate Degrees||Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.,Professor, Educational Technology; and Maria Elena Corbeil, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Educational Technology – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.|
|2019 Bruce N. Chaloux Scholarship||Bettyjo Bouchey, Ed.D., Associate Dean and Director of Online Academics, National Louis University|