From yesterday’s inbox…
Sloan-C Institute Featured September Workshops
“Fall” into Professional Development Opportunities…
Jump start the beginning of your school year!
We hope that you had an enjoyable summer and achieved some of your professional development goals before the fall begins.
The Sloan-C Institute has had a busy summer planning and preparing for learning events to assist you in continuing your professional development.
Check out the exciting September workshops below. If your school has a College Pass Professional Development package or Institutional Membership, use those coupons and enroll today! The Institute workshops are tailored and focused on relevant topics to be applied directly to your facilitation toolbox.
Text Messaging in Teaching: Tips and Techniques from the Trenches: 9/5 – 9/14
Have you thought about using texting as a strategy in your classroom to increase student engagement and learning? This workshop is a great experience to learn how to develop your strategy and engage in techniques to get firsthand experience on how they can work. Jason Rhodes, who is the Assistant Director at the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University, will be facilitating this learning opportunity.
Enhancing Your Course’s Accessibility the Easy Way: 9/19 – 9/28
Would you like your course to be accessible to as many learners as possible? This workshop provides hands on practice to create documents in accessible formats, explore productivity tools to promote learner engagement, and discuss how learners with disabilities use assistive technology to navigate online learning environments. Join Valerie Claire Haven from University of Massachusetts during this learning event.
Teaching and Learning with Online Labs across Science Disciplines: 9/19 – 9/28
Join Sharon Brewer and Bruno Cinel in this workshop to learn about best practices in online science education including defining learning objectives, assessing student learning and evaluating effectiveness. Learn what they have found “works” online and develop or enhance your skills to get greater acceptance of this being a valid learning experience on campus.
You can find the remaining 2012 workshops at:
Space is limited – register today! We look forward to “seeing” you in a workshop soon.
The Sloan-C Institute Team
The June cohort had a record breaking 79 registrants!
Next Cohort Date:
Sep 5 – Nov 9
The Sloan-C Certificate is offered as a sequence of one foundation course and three electives leading from the conceptual to the implementation of online learning effectiveness best practices. The program’s theoretical underpinning stems from Sloan-C’s five pillars of quality in online education: student satisfaction, access, learning effectiveness, faculty satisfaction, and institutional cost effectiveness. Participants must commit to taking the foundation course prior to taking electives.
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is composed of individuals, institutions and organizations dedicated to continually improving the quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs, according to their own distinctive missions, so that education becomes a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines.
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