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VOLUME 13, ISSUE 3, MARCH 2014Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education
Special JALN Issue 17.4 – Online Learning: A Universe of Possibilities
At the 19th Annual Sloan-C Conference on Online Learning, over five hundred scholars, researchers, and practitioners presented papers, gave presentations, conducted workshops and poster sessions on the myriad of issues associated with online and blended learning. Three of the eight articles in this special edition reflect the best papers delivered at this conference as selected by the program committee. The other five articles were solicited because they exemplify the extent of issues and possibilities that online and blended learning are having on instruction.
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Sloan-C and International Partners Launch First Research Initiative on the Global Impact of Online Learning
A group of leading higher education and inter-governmental organizations have teamed up to develop and deliver the Global Online Higher Education Report (GlobalOHER), the first-ever research initiative focused on the global impact of online learning.
Sloan-C Conference News 20th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning – CFP Open
Driving Innovation with Online Learning
- Call for proposals is open – submit today
- Conference Theme Announced: Driving Innovation with Online Learning
- Come celebrate our 20th anniversary
7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium
April 9-11, 2014
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
- Join us onsite to take advantage of over 200 sessions and over 20 workshops all included in one price.
- Unable to travel? Join us virtually – two options available!
- Best-in-track selections announced
- Keynote: Jim Groom (University of Mary Washington): “Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One’s Own.”
11th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop
July 8-9, 2014
Sheraton Downtown Denver
- May 8: Early Bird deadline – Register today to save $50
- Weekend Travel Specials: Special packages at Denver-local hotels for you to take advantage of special 4th of July holiday deals the weekend prior to the conference.
- Keynote: Dr. Mark David Milliron (Civitas Learning): “The Million-More Mission: Using Insight and Action Analytics to Help Students Learn Well and Finish Strong.”
Free Webinar Series – Increasing Online Student Success & Retention for Veterans, Servicemembers & Military Family Members
75% of military learners have enrolled in online classes. Now more than ever, educators and professionals in agencies and organizations dedicated to serving military members need to better understand federal regulations, resources and best practices required for implementing successful online programs to ensure members of the military achieve their academic and career goals.
REGISTER – First webinar starts March 19
Spatial Thinking and Web Mapping Mastery Series
This series of three workshops focuses on providing foundations and skills so that you will be able to teach spatial concepts through the use of web mapping geotechnologies. The spring series starts on March 21.
Online Teaching Certificate – Two Options
Online Teaching Certificate
This hands-on program is structured to encourage skill development and practical application specific to each participant’s job function. Next certificate cohort starts April 1, 2014.
Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
This program helps educators fine tune existing distance learning courses (and/or degree programs) using the Sloan-C Pillars of Quality in Online Education. Next certificate cohort starts April 2, 2014.
IELOL – Application Deadline April 1
The deadline to submit your application for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is fast approaching. This unique blended-learning leadership development program is designed to serve the leadership development needs of professionals in the rapidly expanding field of online learning.
Consider joining the ranks of over 170 alums and learn more about this four-step leadership development program.
Sloan-C Community Sloan-C Blog
At a recent conference, David Wiley, open education pioneer said that MOOCs (massive open online courses) were essentially 1999 online learning with the password protection taken away. He’s certainly not alone in his dislike of all things MOOC – and no wonder.
Newest Sloan-C Certificate Graduates Congratulations to the latest graduates of the Sloan-C Online Teaching Certificate Program.Lorna Hofer, Lake Area Technical School
Gail Rankin, Salem State University
Min A, Coppin State University
Lisa Reeves Bertin, Penn State University
Alan Minarik, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
George O’Malley, Pierce College
Rebecca Miles, University of Arkansas
Benita Brown, Virginia State University
Tiffany Veazie (Dumas), CSU Northridge
Jeffrey Chapman, Virginia State University
Lauren Edgell, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Jennifer Krou, Texas State University – San Marcos
Susan Weill, Texas State University – San Marcos
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