workshop "Improving Quality in Online Education" examines
answers to these questions about learning effectiveness, faculty
satisfaction and access. With facilitators and participants who
are practitioners, this learning-by-doing workshop actively engages
everyone in sharing knowledge to maximize student success.
The workshop begins by identifying the
foremost barriers to success. Based on participants' feedback,
the 5-hour workshop shows how schools have eliminated these barriers.
Working with a customized case study
problem to solve in small group, round table interactions, participants
use a quality framework of fully costed effective practices to
determine the best ways to maximize student success.
Using the workshop template, groups draft
proposals to share with the workshop and to adapt for use at their
own institutions. Participants also take home a workbook that
is a treasure trove of exemplars and resources.
Workshop facilitators include audience
experts from an array of schools who lead the nation in designing
programs to maximize student performance. In addition, Sloan-C
experts share their insights and research on effective practices.
Frank Mayadas, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project Director and
Sloan-C President, will provide opening remarks, and John Bourne,
Director of the Sloan Center for OnLine Education (SCOLE), Professor
of Technology Entrepreneurship at Babson College, and Professor
of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Olin College will facilitate
workshop activities. Join Sloan-C in sharing your questions and
your know-how with experts from across the nation in this performance