Welcome to the Sloan-C Effective Practices site
To help make quality online education accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, the members of the Sloan-C community share techniques, strategies, and practices in online education that have worked for them. All effective practices are peer reviewed to insure quality and to give submitters some documentation for tenure and promotion files. Sloan-C focuses on five pillars of quality (see framework and narrative) in online education: access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, student satisfaction, and scale (institutional commitment to achieve capacity enrollment via cost effectiveness).
View the Effectice Practices
- What's New?
- Sorted by Institution
- Sorted by Alphabetical Order
- Sorted by Pillar
- Award Winners
- Read Synthesis of 24 FAQs that effective practices address
- See evidence for effective practice awards
We encourage you to submit your own effective practices on any topic related to online education. Remember these are peer reviewed and so can help with tenure and promotion. To add an effective practice, login to Sloan-C and then click here: Add an Effective Practice (you must be logged in). Please note it may take a few days for editors to review the practice before it appears in "What's new?" We'll email to let you know when it is posted.
Each practice becomes automatically eligible for annual awards based on these criteria which are detailed in the rubric:
- Innovation: The practice is inventive or original.
- Replicability: The practice can be implemented in a variety of learning environments.
- Potential impact: The practice would advance the field if many adopted it.
- Supporting documentation: The practice is supported with evidence of effectiveness.
- Scope: The practice explains its relationship with other quality elements.
VP, Research & Development
American Public University System
Vice President for SCAD eLearning
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
State University of New York, SUNY Learning Network
Dr. Kaye Shelton
Associate Professor, Educational Leadership