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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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December 11, 2013

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.

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December 3, 2013

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.

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November 25, 2013

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.

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November 12, 2013

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!

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November 7, 2013

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.

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October 29, 2013

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.

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October 8, 2013

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.

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September 24, 2013

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. 

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September 10, 2013

Learn how to tackle integrity issues for online examinations, such as student identity and cheating. Staff at Jacksonville State University will discuss the leading strategies and technologies being implemented at universities, including the use of locked browsers and webcam recordings. A demonstration of Respondus Monitor will also be given, showing both the student and instructor’s perspective.

Jacksonville State University offers dozens of fully online graduate programs and hundreds of online courses. To address student identity and cheating concerns raised by instructors and accreditation bodies, JSU has been using LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to lock down a student’s computer and inhibit the use of outside resources during the exam. This session will demonstrate how students use their own computer and a webcam to record an assessment session, and how the instructor can quickly review details of the assessment. You will also learn about key challenges with online testing, including verifying student identity, ensuring exam integrity, reducing proctoring expenses, and giving students greater flexibility as to when/where online exams are taken.

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July 30, 2013

Are you interested in the Sloan-C Institute Certificate? Do you have questions about how the Certificate Program works? Sign up today for this complimentary webinar session to learn more about how the Sloan-C Institute Certificate program can benefit your teaching career. Hear from Certificate Program alumni as they share their experiences and how they benefited from the program, and determine whether this program is a good fit for you! A unique feature of the certificate program is that expert mentors work individually with each certificate candidate to accomplish specific goals. During this webinar, you will also have the opportunity to meet some of the mentors.

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