Today's Campus Highlights Sloan-C Annual Conference in Nov-Dec Issue
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Watch the keynote and plenary recordings:
Plenary Panel: Evolution or Revolution? What's Happening with Traditional Online Learning?
Jeff Young (The Chronicle of Higher Education, US) - Panel Moderator
Jose Cruz (The Education Trust, US)
Alan Drimmer (University of Phoenix, US)
Jack Wilson (University of Massachusetts, US)
Plenary Address: Citizen Science - Authentic Participation in Research
Arfon Smith (Citizen Science-Adler Planetarium, US)
Press Release: October 9, 2012
Sonic Foundry Partners with the Sloan Consortium to Webcast International Conference on Online Learning
Call for Presentations for the 2013 conference will open in February 2013.
News You Can Use
Creating an Institutional Culture that Embraces Accessibility and Supports Online Student Success - By Kristen Betts, Director of Online and Blended Learning, Armstrong Atlantic State University. Kristen Betts will be presenting “From Compliance to Culture: Building an Effective Infrastructure to Support Accessibility and Online Student Success” on October 11, 2012.
Online and On the Move - By Emily Boles, Senior Instructional Developer, University of Illinois, Springfield. Ray Schroeder will be presenting "Online and On the Move: Mobile Online Learning" on October 10, 2012.
Please note that these workshops require an additional registration fee.
Add a pre-conference workshop to your existing conference registration.
October 10, 2012 - 9:00am
October 10, 2012 - 9:00amBetty Hurley-Dasgupta (SUNY Empire State College, US)Margaret Czart (University of Illinois at Chicago, US)Sharon Brewer (Thompson Rivers University, CA)Bruno Cinel (Thompson Rivers University, CA)Erin Macri (Western Washington University, US)Shekar Viswanathan (National University, US)Sajid Hussain (Fisk University, US)Devon Cancilla (American Sentinel University, US)Open, Global, MobilePre-conference Workshop AMNorthern Hemisphere E4Full Day - 6 HoursWorkshop - AM
Presenters are experienced STEM educators and HP grant recipients representing a diversity of STEM areas and strategies. Note: 3 hour workshop in AM, followed by discussion session in PM.
October 10, 2012 - 9:00amLinda Futch (University of Central Florida, US)Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportPre-conference Workshop AMOceanic 11/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - AM
In this workshop, participants will explore opportunities for adapting open educational resources (OER) from UCF's Blended Learning Toolkit to meet their faculty development needs.
October 10, 2012 - 9:00amMary Niemiec (University of Nebraska, US)Laura Pedrick (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, US)Dylan Barth (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyPre-conference Workshop AMOceanic 21/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - AM
This workshop will share effective practices utilized by several Midwestern universities to capitalize on existing infrastructure and opportunities to serve both distance and on-campus students.
October 10, 2012 - 9:00amEdward Bowen (LeCroy Center, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportPre-conference Workshop AMOceanic 31/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - AM
Rather than being disruptive, technology can leverage pedagogical strategies. How so? Well that's what this workshop is about.
October 10, 2012 - 9:00amCynthia Howell (Capella University, US)Barbara Keener (Capella University, US)Nick White (Capella University, US)Learning EffectivenessPre-conference Workshop AMOceanic 41/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - AM
Learning effectiveness in online courses happens when we intentionally create recipes for student experiences within the context of Tinto's conditions for student success.
October 10, 2012 - 9:00amRay Schroeder (University of Illinois - Springfield, US)Michele Gribbins (University of Illinois - Springfield, US)Open, Global, MobilePre-conference Workshop AMOceanic 51/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - AM
Examining current and emerging technologies and trends in cloud and mobile learning
Universal Design for Educational Technology: Making the learning environment accessible and usable by all studentsOctober 10, 2012 - 9:00amKelly Hermann (Empire State College SUNY, US)Lisa Rapple (Empire State College SUNY, US)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsPre-conference Workshop AMOceanic 61/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - AM
The principles of universal design increase the usability of a designed environment, built and virtual. We will explain the principles & demonstrate how to apply them in your online course. With the recent attention to technological accessibility, this is a can’t miss session for all faculty/staff!
October 10, 2012 - 9:00amJohn Sowash (Computer Using Educators (CUE), US)Pre-conference Workshop Full DayOceanic 7Full Day - 6 HoursWorkshop Session - Full Day
Search, learn, share! Brought to you by Computer Using Educators (CUE) the nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways they've implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Sites, and... even more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN), an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning.
October 10, 2012 - 9:00amBruce Chaloux (Sloan Consortium, US)Michael Goldstein (Dow Lohnes, PLLC, US)Russell Poulin (WCET, US)Pre-conference Workshop AMOceanic 81/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - AM
This workshop is a follow-up to the engaging 2011 session at ALN and will provide an update on the broader state authorization challenge, recent and important court decisions, the establishment of a national commission and, most importantly, the creation of a national reciprocal model. That model, called ‘SARA’ (State Authorization Reciprocal Agreement), outlines a plan that can radically change the state authorization process for both institutions and states. What could it mean for your institution? How will it work? Is SARA your state authorization ‘sweetheart?’
Join a panel that includes participants involved in each of these major initiatives and a national legal expert in state authorization to learn more about what can be expected in the coming months. In this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to offer questions and to create scenarios to help guide their institutional activities.
October 10, 2012 - 1:00pm
October 10, 2012 - 1:00pmJohn Sener (Founder/CKO, Sener Knowledge LLC, US)Denise Easton (Complexity Space Consulting, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyPre-conference Workshop PMOceanic 21/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - PM
Online educators face a new challenge: using online learning to improve education. Learn how to leverage complexity to improve educational quality.
October 10, 2012 - 1:00pmKadriye Lewis (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, US)Jennifer McVay-Dyche (Excelsior College, US)Larry Schankman (University of Oregon, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportPre-conference Workshop PMOceanic 31/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - PM
This session presents performance-based alternative assessment techniques that can be used in online and blended courses. Characteristics of exemplary assessments will be illustrated with examples.
October 10, 2012 - 1:00pmMichele Gill (Online Education at Performance Learning Systems, US)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsPre-conference Workshop PMOceanic 41/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - PM
Skip the auto-graders and test builders--focus on free online tools that will allow your students to show what they know through performance, presentation, and collaboration.
October 10, 2012 - 1:00pmJanet Poley (American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC), US)Dave King (Oregon State University, US)Christine Mullins (Instructional Technology Council (ITC), US)Leadership, Values and SocietyPre-conference Workshop PMOceanic 51/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - PM
At the end of this workshop participants will be more knowledgable on current federal policies, legislation and regulation and will know practically how to respond to issues that will impact online learning administration in all its dimensions.
October 10, 2012 - 1:00pmKaye Shelton (Lamar University, US)Deb Gearhart (Ohio University, US)Janet Moore (Sloan Consortium, US)Karen Pedersen (Northern Arizona University, US)Pre-conference Workshop PMOceanic 61/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - PM
A hands-on introduction to the Sloan-C interactive Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs. The workshop will outline the external evaluation process for the Quality Scorecard, report on methods for establishing inter-rater reliability, share plans for training external reviewers with rating standards and examples for documentation and for reporting back to institutions.
October 10, 2012 - 1:00pmLawrence Ragan (Penn State University, US)Bruce Chaloux (Sloan Consortium, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyPre-conference Workshop PMOceanic 81/2 Day - 3 HoursWorkshop - PM
This session is restricted to 2012 IELOL participants and associated faculty. This culminating workshop is the final of three components of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL). This workshop will enable IELOL participants to report on success of their individual leadership challenges since the IELOL face-to-face institute at Penn State. Faculty will provide feedback and recommendations on the implementation strategies for each challenge.