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April 12, 2014

Easy Course Enhancements to Improve Access

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how accessible is your online course?

1/2 Day Workshop

EasY Course enhancements to Improve access

Easy Course Enhancements

How accessible is your online course? What steps can you take to make it more accessible? In this 4-hour synchronous workshop, you will work with your accessibility specialist facilitator to explore and answer these and other related questions. Then you will develop an actionable plan for improving the accessibility of your online course.

In this hands-on, half day workshop, you will:

  • Evaluate the accessibility of materials in your online course.
  • Develop an action plan to improve the accessibility of your course.

Learn more and register for this 1/2 day workshop perfect for busy schedules.

Best Regards,

Sandra Coswatte

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | Sloan-C Institute of Learning

The Sloan Consortium
Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education

The Sloan Consortium, Inc. – PO Box 1238 – Newburyport, MA 01950-8238

April 9, 2014

Prepare to Teach and Improve Online Courses

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PREPARE TO
TEACH AND IMPROVE
ONLINE COURSES

free webinar may 5th

online teaching
certificate
program

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Do you have the skills needed to develop and facilitate interactive online courses based on strong pedagogical principles? Do you need guidance adapting to the rapidly changing technologies required in a digital learning environment? 

The Sloan-C Online Teaching Certificate is a highly acclaimed program based on the Sloan-C pillars of quality in online education—learning effectiveness, scale, faculty and student satisfaction, and access. We are now offering an advanced level of the program as well.

Join us for a free webinar May 5 at 2pm ET to learn more about these programs.

Read “Keeping Pace with Online Learning Trends - an article based on interviews with Sloan-C Certificate Program participants.

Best regards,
Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | Sloan-C Institute of Learning

The Sloan Consortium
Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education

The Sloan Consortium, Inc. – PO Box 1238 – Newburyport, MA 01950-8238

April 5, 2014

Showcase your Work – Nominations Open for 2014 Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning

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2014 Awards for Excellence in
Online Teaching and Learning
 

Be Recognized
for your Work in
Online Education


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We are now accepting nominations for the 2014 awards for outstanding contributions to the field of online learning. Showcase yourself and your organization by submitting a nomination. The awards will be presented during the 20th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Florida, on Thursday, October 30, 2014

The award categories are:

  • Excellence in Online Teaching
  • John R. Bourne Outstanding Achievement Award in Online Education
  • Bruce N. Chaloux Award for Early Career Excellence
  • A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Online Program
  • Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching
  • Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education
  • Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education

Learn more or submit a nomination.

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The Sloan Consortium
Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education

The Sloan Consortium, Inc. – PO Box 1238 – Newburyport, MA 01950-8238

Your Virtual Options for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning

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Join Us Virtually: emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium 

virtual package: 70 SESSIONS live
& on demand

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It’s not too late to join us virtually in Dallas on April 9-11.  Whether you join us live or watch on-demand later, you will learn from innovative leaders presenting on topics essential to the future of online teaching and learning, including evidence-based learning, faculty and student development, inventive media and tools, learning environments, open education and more.
Virtual Attendee Options

  • $175: Individual Special offer: Buy two get one free (individual conference registration) 
  • $825: Institutional Virtual Attendee: Access to streamed sessions for up to 100 seats or 30 screens for attendees from 1 institution

Sloan-C members and MERLOT partners receive a discount on onsite and virtual options. 

Why choose the virtual attendee option?

  • Participate despite schedule or budget restraints.
  • Access to over 70 presentations - schedule includes workshops, keynote, plenary panels, best-in-track presentations, information sessions and Unconference sessions.
  • View live webcast or on-demand recordings for one year.
  • Be a true participant of the conference. Special attention is paid to integrate the onsite event with the virtual event. Virtual attendees will be able to post questions in each session and participate in discussions.

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Best regards,

Christine

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Christine Hinkley | Director, Conferences

The Sloan Consortium
Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education

 

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The Sloan Consortium, Inc. – PO Box 1238 – Newburyport, MA 01950-8238

April 4, 2014

Why Use ePortfolios For Learning?

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ePortfolios for Learning
Workshop 
 

Why use ePortfolios? 

Tactics and techniques explored
starting April 18

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ePortfolios help creators identify and reflect on the outcomes of learning experiences. During our weeklong workshop, we will examine this learner-centered environment conducive to reflective learning and evidence-based learning and explore how ePortfolios enhance deep learning.

Join us for this learning workshop to gain a better understanding of:

  • How reflective learning, eportfolios, and evidence-based learning deepen learning.
  • Examples of effective eportfolios using rubrics
  • Journaling to experience reflective learning first-hand


Register and learn more about this workshop.


Best Regards,

Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | Sloan-C Institute of Learning

The Sloan Consortium
Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education

The Sloan Consortium, Inc. – PO Box 1238 – Newburyport, MA 01950-8238

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