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July 16, 2014

Prepare to Teach and Perfect Your Online Courses

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Online teaching
Certificate program 


next cohort: august 5, 2014 

certificate program


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The OLC Online Teaching Certificate prepares educators to teach and improve online courses using the OLC pillars of quality in online education-learning effectiveness, scale, faculty and student satisfaction, and access. As part of this unique program, expert mentors work individually with each certificate candidate to accomplish specific goals.

 

“The Online Teaching Certificate Program was extremely valuable. Even though I had been teaching online for several years, I consistently learned new knowledge and skills that I could put to use immediately in my online course design and delivery. The workshop moderators and mentors were highly knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and encouraging. I enjoyed and learned from interacting online with both my instructors and my peers. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in online learning and instruction.” - Patricia (Patsy) Beffa-Negrini, PhD, RD, University of Massachusetts
 
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 

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The Sloan Consortium | P.O. Box 1238 | Newburyport | MA | 01950

July 15, 2014

Using Geotechnologies to Foster Critical Thinking in Your Online Classes – Free Webinar

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 going places with geotechnologies 

free webinar: August 26, 2014   

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“Going Places with Geotechnologies” invites you to explore the world using today’s exciting, web-based mapping tools, to expand spatial and critical thinking for you and your students. Today’s mapping technologies are online, accessible on the web, on tablets, and on smartphones.

This webinar is for faculty members seeking to engage students in collaborative learning, to examine real world issues relevant to our society and to their own communities, and to analyze their own data that they collected in a dynamic educational environment.  

Why Attend This Webinar:

  • Web mapping skills are in high demand in careers including planning, health, biology, public safety, and many more.  
  • Today’s web mapping technologies are online, easy to use, yet allow for powerful analysis and rich experiences in education. 
  • Teaching with geotechnologies fosters critical thinking, inquiry, and spatial thinking. 

Join Joseph Kerski, PhD and former president of the National Council for Geographic Education, as he shows how you can use geo-technologies and other spatial data tools to enhance the online learning experience. 

Best Regards,
Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | Online Learning Consortium Institute of Learning

The Online Consortium
Formerly the Sloan Consortium  

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The Sloan Consortium | P.O. Box 1238 | Newburyport | MA | 01950

July 14, 2014

Evaluate and Measure the Quality of Your Online Programs

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 Introduction to the Quality Scorecard

Workshop: August 22-29

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How do you know if you have a quality online program? The Quality Scorecard is a tool for online administrators for measuring the quantifying elements of quality within online education programs in higher education. In this workshop you will get an overview of the Quality Scorecard, explore how the Quality Scorecard can be implemented in your institution and evaluate your institution using quality indicators. 

Join institutions all over the United States and Latin America in using the Scorecard to develop strategic objectives for program improvement and demonstrate to accrediting bodies the breadth of quality in program administration.  

Best Regards,
Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | Online Learning Consortium Institute of Learning

The Online Consortium
Formerly the Sloan Consortium  

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The Sloan Consortium | P.O. Box 1238 | Newburyport | MA | 01950

July 11, 2014

Prepare to Specialize in a Specific Area of Online Teaching

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Mastery Series Program Webinar

August 12, 2014

 

Are you prepared to specialize in a specific area of online teaching? Join us for a complimentary webinar to learn more about the Mastery Series program. This program emphasizes theory and application of research on key topics, grounded in formal learning that includes research and proof of practice.

Blended and Mobile Learning Mastery Series are back by popular demand for 2014 with the addition of Online Nursing, Online Science Labs and Spatial Thinking and Web Mapping Mastery Series. Successful completion of a Mastery Series culminates in a Recognition of Mastery in a topic.

Learn more about this exciting program on August 12.

Best Regards,

Sandra

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Sandra Coswatte | Director | Online Learning Consortium Institute of Learning

The Online Learning Consortium
Formerly The Sloan Consortium

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The Sloan Consortium | P.O. Box 1238 | Newburyport | MA | 01950

July 9, 2014

Learn Research-Based Best Practices in Student Advising and Support

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Student Advising 

and Support

Workshop

August 8 – 15, 2014

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Online and blended education programs create additional opportunities, challenges and roles for Student Services. How are your students doing in their online and blended courses? What challenges are they facing? As campuses reach out to students through new web interfaces, technologies, and portals, such services also improve access for face-to-face students. This workshop addresses these new roles and provides best practices, sustainable solutions, and transformations made possible through technology for student advising and support.

Upon successful completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

  • Examine research-based best practices in student advising and support.
  • Identify best practices most suitable for your institutional needs.
  • Identify appropriate technologies and online social media services used for advising and support.

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

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The Sloan Consortium | P.O. Box 1238 | Newburyport | MA | 01950
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