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February 28, 2018

Towards 2028: Evolving Classrooms & Technology

Ken Steele interviews 12 university presidents and senior administrators about the innovations most likely to transform higher education over the coming decade, for a series called "Towards 2028."

In this episode, Ken discusses active learning pedagogies and classrooms, online and blended delivery, immersive telepresence, virtual reality and augmented reality, and the centrality of libraries to an institution-wide strategic approach to IT planning. We hear about pilot projects at the University of Waterloo testing Labster, a VR simulation of a chemistry lab, and Riipen, an online clearinghouse of work experience opportunities for students.


October 3, 2017

OLC Research Center for Digital Learning & Leadership

OLC Research CenterThe Online Learning Consortium (OLC) announced the launch of the OLC Research Center for Digital Learning and Leadership. The new OLC Research Center aims to advance digital teaching and learning through timely delivery of research for use in the field.

Under the direction of Online Learning Consortium's Senior Director of Research and Innovation Jill Buban, Ph.D., the OLC Research Center will offer original, curated, commissioned, and sponsored research opportunities, and consulting and presentation services in areas related to digital learning and digital leadership research. It also features research publications, like OLC’s own peer-reviewed journal, Online Learning, podcasts, and infographics, offering researchers and practitioners resources they need to support their work in the field.

Research assets will be organized in key content areas, including: Teaching & Learning, Instructional Design/Learning Design, Leadership, Digital Learning and more.

About Online Learning Consortium

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is the leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide. The member-sustained organization offers an extensive set of resources for professional development and institutional advancement of online learning, including, original research, leading-edge instruction, best-practice publications, community-driven conferences and expert guidance. OLC members include educators, administrators, trainers and other online learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies and corporate enterprises.

OLC Research Center

September 19, 2017

NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition

NMC and EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Release the NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Ed Edition Annual explores the trends, challenges, and technology developments poised to disrupt higher education worldwide.

This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in higher education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges. The topics are summarized in the accompanying infographic.

Download the report (2.7 MB PDF)

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