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Check out Sloan-C Institute's Blended Learning Mastery Series - Next session starts August 16, 2013.

Recordings from our 11/29/12 "Five Tips on How to Submit a Successful Conference Proposal"

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  Conference Location | Conference Fees | Special Events | Attendee Checklist | Fun Things

 

How do we improve student learning? How do we support our students and provide them access to a quality education? How do we develop new opportunities and overcome our limited resources?

Institutions of higher education around the world are using blended learning to enhance student learning, facilitate student access, meet instructional and institutional goals, and find solutions for diminishing resources. Faculty members and instructional designers use the blended mode to enrich teaching and learning. Administrators strategically incorporate blended programs in order to help fulfill their institutions' missions and goals. Students draw on blended offerings to take advantage of the flexibility and to improve their time to degree.

Join your colleagues at the 10th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop as we problem-solve, exchange ideas, and explore effective strategies about blended learning. The conference provides the opportunity for instructors and faculty members, instructional designers, student advisors, administrative leaders, and researchers to share best practices, strategic considerations, models of practice, and challenges revealed through our experiences in practice and research.

Attendees will be able to attend two days of sessions including interactive workshops, information sessions, poster sessions, a plenary session, and a keynote address, all focused on instructional practices, academic planning, faculty development, and assessment/evaluation.

The Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop provides the opportunity for attendees to engage with one another throughout this conference sharing information and ideas. As an attendee, you and your institution will benefit from this highly interactive conference as well as become a part of the Sloan-C blended community through membership opportunities, publications, online courses, and more.

Conference Location

All presentations and  workshops will be held at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and the Delta Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

For additional information, please visit our Travel/Hotel page on this website.

Milwaukee's legendary Summerfest Music Festival will be wrapping up the weekend prior to the conference - last day of the festival is July 7. Arrive during the weekend to attend the World's Largest Music Festival!  The local hotels & Visit Milwaukee have a trolley that runs to the hotels and down to Summerfest at no cost.

Conference Fees

Check our registration page for a full list of onsite and virtual attendee option registration fees.

Conference Information
Interested in attending in 2013 and curious about what to expect?

 

Special Events and Sponsorships

Monday, July 8

Sponsored by:

Time

Event

Blue Host logo7:45 am

Continental Breakfast

Regency Ballroom and Atrium

Blue Host logo12:00 pm

Welcome and Lunch

Regency Ballroom

PlattForm Ad Logo3:50 pm - 4:30 pmDrop by the social networking center during Monday’s networking break for the #blend13 Hashtag Boot Camp! Get help with tweets and photo shares and learn how to win cool prizes in the Social Networking Contest.
Chronicle of Higher Education4:30 pmKeynote Address - Alec Couros
Regency Ballroom
ProctorU
5:30 pm- 6:30 pm

Welcome Reception & Poster Session

Executive Ballroom and Atrium

 6:45 pm

Depart for Dine Around

Hotel Lobby

Tuesday, July 9

Blue Host logo7:30 am

Continental Breakfast

Regency Ballroom

Blue Host logo

8:00 am
 

Plenary Panel

Regency Ballroom

 1:30 pm - 4:10 pm

Unconference Sessions

Executive A/B & C/D;
Lakeshore A, B, C

Additional Sponsorships

PlattForm Ad Logo 

Social Networking Center

Atrium (Exhibit Area)

Blue Host logo 

Power Stations

Atrium (Exhibit Area)

APUS logo 

Schedule-at-a-Glance

(Distributed at the onsite conference registration desk)

Chronicle of Higher Education
Today's Campus

 

Drawing for 4 complimentary registrations for any 2013/2014 Sloan-C Conference

(Announced at the Monday Welcome and Awards Luncheon)

APUS logo 

Networking Coffee Breaks (Atrium)

Monday 7/ 08:  10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Monday 7/ 08:  3:50 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday 7/09: 11:00 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry Live-webcast and On-demand Recordings

Booth Prize Drawings

Canvas by Instructure
Booth 2Small branded Bluetooth speaker
UWM Platteville
Booth 21Amazon Gift Card
Sloan-C
Booth 14One Individual Sloan-C Membership

Sloan-C Social Media Contest Prizes (use #blend13 or#tenyrblend)

ProctorUMcGrawn Hill Education
Academic Partnerships
Ginkgotree
Wiley Learning Institute
Sloan-C

Attendee Checklist - Be fully prepared for a great conference experience by reviewing this checklist.

Onsite Attendees:

  • Watch the Conference Commons Training video. This is an important step to understanding how to access all uploaded materials pre-conference and recorded sessions post-conference.
  • Download the Sloan-C Conference mobile app from the Program page. This will provide you full session descriptions. The printed Schedule-at-a-Glance that you will be provided onsite does not include session descriptions.
  • Make your hotel reservations.
  • Plan to attend the free Thursday afternoon Unconference session at the end of the conference.  Schedule your travel accordingly.
  • Join in the conversation – follow the Blended Learning Conference and Workshop Social networking. Join us on Facebook, Twitter (@sloancblended and #blend13) and Linkedin.
  • Let your colleagues know you are attending the conference. Download an electronic badge for use in your email signature or on your website.
  • Review the program schedule prior to departure for Milwaukee; plan how you will use your time at the conference.
  • Familiarize yourself with our keynote speaker, and our plenary session and the topics of the addresses.
  • Consider taking advantage of the Sloan Consortium membership while it is discounted to you.
  • Watch for the Conference Updates and Welcome emails as we near the conference dates. More exciting information to come!

Virtual Attendees:

  • Watch the Conference Commons Training video. The training session will provide important information on how to access the live and on-demand streamed sessions, presentations, and supplemental materials. A complete review of how to test your system and access the webcast seamlessly will be covered in the training session.
  • Look for a separate email with Conference Commons Access instructions. Read that email thoroughly and bookmark it for future reference.
  • Review the streamed program schedule ahead of time and plan which sessions you want to watch live vs. on-demand.
  • Join in the conversation – follow the ET4Online Symposium Social networking. Join us on Facebook, Twitter (@sloancblended and #blend13) and Linkedin.
  • Let your colleagues know you are attending the conference virtually. Download an electronic badge to use in your email signature or on your website.
  • Test Sonic Foundry's Mediasite before the event. Don't wait until the last minute.
  • Be on the lookout for future "Countdown to the Blended Conference" emails. These emails will serve to remind you of the access instructions and the importance of testing your system prior to the start of the live streamed sessions. Read these and you will have a smooth, seamless conference viewing experience.
     

Fun Things to Do:

Milwaukee's legendary Summerfest Music Festival will be wrapping up the weekend prior to the conference - last day of the festival is July 7. Arrive during the weekend to attend the World's Largest Music Festival!

The local hotels & Visit Milwaukee have a trolley that runs to the hotels and down to Summerfest at no cost.