The University of Arizona

UA, Online Learning Consortium Host Conference to Shape Future of Online Education

The University of Arizona is set to become just the fifth institution selected by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) to imagine the future of online education. 

Starting Sept. 27th to Sept. 29th, the UA will bring leaders in online education to campus for a day of discussion, debate, and ideation. An examination of the challenges and impact of digital learning in higher education is on tap, as well as a discussion of emerging trends shaping online learning today, including virtual reality, gameful learning, access to education, and education in 2027.  

Over the last two years, UA Online has seen tremendous growth in their student enrollment and class offerings. Since its debut in fall 2015, UA Online has seen a 280 percent increase in its year-to-year growth. This fall, enrollment figures for fully online graduate and undergraduate students are expected to surpass 3,000 across its 80+ undergraduate and graduate programs. Much of this growth can be attributed to the addition of fully online undergraduate programs and innovative degree paths including the General Education Academy and Science Academy.

On the night of Sept. 27th, the UA will kick off the event with its very first Tech Crawl, which is sponsored by Adobe and include participants from the Office of Digital Learning, University Libraries, UA Office of Student Engagement and Career Development, iSchool, UA South, SBS, UITS, College of Ed, and Pima Community College. 

To learn more about the event and to register, visit the official conference website. For full coverage of the story, visit UANews