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Online Learning Consortium

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The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, including 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.

OLC hosts conferences, workshops, and programs to help implement and improve online programs; publishes the Online Learning journal[1] (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:

  1. private universities, public universities, colleges, community colleges, and other accredited course and degree providers, and
  2. 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[2]
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[3]
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


  1. ^ "Online Learning Journal (OLJ)". OLC.
  2. ^ "2019 OLC Awards for Excellence in Online Education". OLC.
  3. ^ "2019 OLC Effective Practice Award Winners". OLC.