NEWBURYPORT, Mass., Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) today announced the recipients of the 2017 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Awards (#DLIAward). The awards were presented to honorees today during the OLC Accelerate conference, in Orlando.
"This year's field of OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award recipients reveals the diverse challenges being addressed through innovative uses of digital courseware," said Kathleen S. Ives, D.M., CEO and executive director, Online Learning Consortium. "We congratulate the honorees and thank them for sharing their success stories, which we look forward to sharing with the OLC community in the hopes of inspiring even more innovative approaches to advancing student success."
Now in its second year, the DLIAward program recognizes exemplary higher education faculty-led teams and institutions for advancing student success through the adoption of digital courseware in undergraduate programs. The award program is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Postsecondary Success Program.
The 2017 OLC DLIAward Recipients
The 2017 class of DLIAward recipients demonstrated innovative approaches in addressing important challenges and barriers, including: improving student outcomes; altering instructional approach and pedagogy; minimizing costs of textbooks and tuition; targeting bottleneck courses; improving learning efficiency; enhancing student support; and decreasing time to course credit and degree completion.
Accompanied by a $100,000 monetary reward, the "2017 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award: Institution" has been awarded to the following three institutions:
Accompanied by a $10,000 monetary reward, the "2017 OLC Digital Learning Innovation Award: Faculty-Led Team" has been awarded to 10 faculty-led teams from the following institutions:
Detailed descriptions of the digital courseware initiatives of the 2017 OLC DLIAward honorees can be viewed online at https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/olc-awards/2017-digital-learning-innovation-awards.
A call for submissions for the 2018 DLIAward competition will be announced in early 2018. More information about the program is available at https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/about/olc-awards/dlia.
About Online Learning Consortium
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, practitioner-based and empirical research and expert guidance. The growing OLC community includes faculty members, administrators, trainers, instructional designers, and other learning professionals, as well as educational institutions, professional societies and corporate enterprises. Visit http://onlinelearningconsortium.org for more information.
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