FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Latest Issue of Sloan-C’s Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks Explores Innovations, from student services to professional development
Contributors share research on compliance, design and engagement
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 2, 2012)
– The Sloan Consortium’s (Sloan-C
’s) Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (Volume 16, Issue 5) features research on faculty development programs and studies named “Best in Track” at the 17th Annual International Sloan-C Conference on Online Learning. Contributors to the issue represent Athabasca University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, Niagara University, The Pennsylvania State University, The University of Tampa, and SUNY Empire State College in collaboration with Toolwire Inc.
Highlights from JALN Volume 16 Issue 5
Edited by Laurie P. Dringus of Nova Southeastern University and Tony G. Picciano of the City University of New York, the best-in-track papers include:
“Meeting Accreditation Requirements: Are You Serving Distance Learners?
,” by Kimberly Hardy and Katie Meyer-Griffith, gives an overview of the Florida State College Welcome Center, a model for delivering quality online student services that support strategic planning, assessment and evaluation, environmental work design, functions, staffing, training, and technological systems.
“Large Scale Quality Engineering in Distance Learning Programs
,” by Rita I. Herron, Cinda Holsombach-Ebner, Alice K. Shomate and Kimberly J. Szathmary, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, details the actors and processes that harness Web 2.0, mobile, and cloud technologies to enable 800 geographically dispersed faculty members program to reach 36,000 students.
Two additional papers are of interest to faculty developers and administrators who want to build effective faculty development programs.
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN),
published by the Sloan Consortium, is a major source of knowledge about online education. The aim of the JALN is to describe original work in asynchronous learning networks (ALN), including experimental results. It is available online and in print. For more information, visit http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/jaln_main
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of education. For more information, visit www.sloanconsortium.org