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The Sloan-C Accessibility Webinar Series 2013
Dates: January 15, February 12, March 14, April 23, 2013
The Sloan-C Accessibility Webinar Series 2013 includes four 90-minute webinars. The webinars focus on accessibility, including federal regulations, available resources, invisible disabilities, and effective practices for student and faculty success. Each webinar brings together a panel of administrative leaders, faculty, and students with accessibility expertise from across the United States who will provide individual and collective perspectives to working with students and faculty with disabilities in online education.
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Learn how SPOKE’s Open Platform for student-hosted portfolios empowers schools to provide evidence-based learning that has been changing the face of education. Shared in this webinar are the online open tools provided by SPOKE to educators around the world. These tools are successfully changing the face of education by empowering educators with learning outcomes, rubric, and even online technologies curriculum given to educate and enhance the educational process, resulting in better, more qualified students who leave school for the workplace.
The goal of Effective Practices is to encourage continuous improvement in the quality, scale and breadth of online education through practitioners sharing their effective practices. These are a collaborative work in progess that continues to grow and evolve through time. All effective practices are peer reviewed to ensure quality before being added to the potential pool of award candidates.
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) teamed up with ProctorU and a select number of institutions of higher learning to develop a collection of current practices for assessing students online. The survey revealed interesting trends in the evolution of testing as students move from the classroom to the Internet. The survey found that more than a third of respondents do not protect their online exams with a password to be unlocked by a proctor. Additionally, a majority of respondents feel online exams are as effective as face-to-face exams, but more than half of those educators do not alter exam content for online delivery. Additionally, nearly half of the respondents allow students to use digital resources to complete an exam and more than three quarters of those surveyed allowed students to use physical resources. The study serves as an intriguing cross-section that gives an inside look at how educators are tackling online assessments.
The Sloan-C Institute has made some exciting new changes to the 2014 workshop catalog, including new topics, new delivery formats, and new prices. Please join us for this informative webinar and learn more!
Learn about Bluehost’s SPOKE program, the open platform for education, and the open source tools given to educational institutions that result in visible evidence of learning for students. This webinar will introduce you to Bluehost SPOKE’s open integration with common LMS tools, and the efforts to better the engagement between students and staff members.
How do you make sure to address not just the content of your teaching in an online course, but also your students? Students want to know their instructor. This challenges online faculty to integrate technologies, such as avatars, video, and social media, to introduce their digital personalities and enhance learners’ experiences. This is called “humanizing,” which, according to DuCharme-Hansen, Dupin-Bryant, 2005 “reduces the psychological distance between the students and the instructor.”As online learning initiatives continue to expand so does the need to leverage new learning technology to ensure students feel connected and engaged with the instructor and the course material. This webinar is part of a larger online professional development Micro-MOOC, Human Element: An Essential Online Course Component, being delivered via the Canvas Network. In this session, Reshan Richards will demonstrate and discuss a tool that can be used to add the human element to both the student and faculty online experience, Explain Everything, as well as his research on emerging educational technology.
What is needed more than ever is to inspire our students to wonder, to nurture their appetite for curiosity, exploration, and contemplation, to help them attain an insatiable appetite to ask and pursue big, authentic, and relevant questions, so that they can harness and leverage the bounty of possibility all around us and rediscover the "end" or purpose of wonder, and stave off the historical end of wonder. Listen to Michael Wesch using simple tools to increase community and facilitate collaboration through project-based learning experiences.
No travel funds? Unable to find time in your busy schedule to attend an onsite conference? Learn more about the virtual attendee option for the 19th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, taking place November 20-22, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL. This year’s program explores the theme “Online Learning: A Universe of Opportunities.”
The 2013 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning is the premier forum for online learning. It is also the opportunity for all of us that are concerned with the future of online learning to come together, collaborate and share experiences. Come learn about this year’s conference and how you can participate in the online sessions and conversations that will help us chart the future course of high-quality online education.
This webinar is meant for those just embarking on the journey of online education and want to review some tips and tools to help enhance the learning experience for their students. This webinar can also be a good refresher for those who have completed Sloan-C Getting Started Workshop in the past.
The 19th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning will take place November 20-22, 2013 in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL at The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. This year’s program explores the theme “Online Learning: A Universe of Opportunities,” offering a full complement of over 450 presentations during the three day conference.
The 2013 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning is the premier forum for online learning. It is also the opportunity for all of us that are concerned with the future of online learning to come together, collaborate and share experiences. Come learn about this year’s gathering and how you can participate in the conversations that will help us chart the future course of high-quality online education.