Virtual School Meanderings

April 6, 2012

The Sloan-C View: April 2012

From Tuesday’s inbox…

Individuals, Institutions and Organizations Committed to Quality Online Education
Save the Date: 2012 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning

The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) is a unique blended-learning leadership development program sponsored by Penn State and the Sloan Consortium. IELOL is a four-step leadership development program that includes an on-site immersive experience at Penn State (August 6-9) that enables the IELOL participant to develop specific leadership skills, styles, networks, and strategies for the emerging leader.

The application deadline is April 23. Learn more.
Register for free informational webinar – April 10

FREE Sloan Consortium Online Education Research Symposium Series: “STEM in Online Education: Energizing the Future”

This Research Symposium will discuss research-based solutions to one of the most daunting problems in American higher education – the continued loss of graduates in STEM areas. This series is free and open to all. More information.

Registration and forum open April 19, 2012
Panel convenes May 3, 2012

Call for Nominations Open for the 2012 Sloan-C awards

The Sloan Consortium has recognized outstanding work in the field of online education through an annual awards process since 2001. The deadline for the submission of nominations for all of the 2012 Sloan-C awards is July 15, 2012.

2012 Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning Awards
2012 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education
2012 A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award in Online Education

  Sloan-C Conference News
Call for Proposals Now Open: 18th Annual Intl Conference on Online Learning – Orlando – October 10

The Sloan Consortium invites you to submit a proposal for presentation and/or workshops for the 18th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning to be held October 10-12 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

The theme of this year’s conference is “At a Crossroads: Online Education in a Complex World.”

Read more.

Early Bird Gets the Worm (and discounted pricing). Register now for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online).

Online registration is open. Special early bird registration rates of $495 Sloan-C member, $545 regular attendee apply through May 25. Register now!

One great new reason to register for this conference: free workshops! We offer a unique value-added benefit for all conference attendees – interactive workshops included as part of the regular conference program.

Book your hotel room now. Our room block will fill quickly so don’t wait to make your reservations for The Venetian | Palazzo Resort, a four-star luxury all-suite hotel.

Read more.

Join Us as a Blended Conference Virtual Attendee…all of the Professional Benefits and None of the Travel

Can’t travel to Milwaukee? Register now as virtual attendee for the 9th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, taking place April 23-24, 2012 in Milwaukee, WI and online.

Want to learn more? Watch the recording of the free preview webinar.

Read more.

Blended Learning Conference Live Webcast via Mediasite – Provided by Coast-to-Coast Conference Technology Sponsor Sonic Foundry

Sloan-C has been strategically expanding its conference offerings by creating both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities for its International Conference on Online Learning, Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium and Blended Learning Conference & Workshop. This month Sloan-C will host the 9th Annual Blended Learning Conference & Workshop, April 23-24 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and once again, Sonic Foundry technicians will be stationed in the back of the meeting rooms with the Mediasite webcasting platform. You can see an example of a captured sessions from last year’s conference here.

Read more.

  2012 Sloan-C Webinars
Leadership Development through the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) FREE
April 10, 2012 2:00 – 3:30PM ET – RegisterKnowing Your Online Students : Using Learning Modalities to Strengthen Learner Communities and Deepen Student Cognition
April 12, 2012 – 2:00PM – 3:30pm ET Register

Are You Ready to Teach Online? Learn More About the Sloan-C Certificate Program
May 1, 2012 – 3:00PM – 4:00pm ET Register

  Newest Sloan-C Certificate Graduates
Congratulations to the latest graduates of the Sloan-C Certificate Program. Learn more about the program here. Carol Maguire, Augsburg College

Jaclyn Jacot, Spokane Community College

David Lindsay, California State University, Stanislaus

Diana Oltman, Wenatchee Valley College

Sharon Timberlake, University of Southern Maine

Valerie Haven, University of Massachusetts, Boston

The Seven Futures of American Education: Improving Learning & Teaching in a Screen-Captured World

By John Sener

“…a must read for those that want to get a perspective on what has happened over the previous two decades of work in online learning.”
— John Bourne
Executive Director Emeritus, Sloan Consortium

Want to promote your book with Sloan-C? Check out our member benefits.

  Quick Links

Membership – Join Sloan-C and enjoy added savings and access

Workshops – Tailored for faculty and administrators

Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN) – The leading journal for online education

Survey Reports – Latest findings from our research

Publications – Publications – The state-of-the-art in online education

College Pass – Dramatic group savings at Sloan-C workshops

Effective Practices – Learn what works


Apr 4 – 13:
Challenges and Rewards of Effective Online Feedback
Apr 4 – 13: HR and Talent Management in Online Education

Apr 4 – 13: Stick With It: Identifying and Overcoming Obstacles to Adult Learner Persistence

Apr 4 – 13: Text Messaging in Teaching: Tips and Techniques from the Trenches

Apr 4 – 20: Using the Quality Matters Rubric to Improve Your Middle or High School Online or Blended Course

Apr 18 – 27: PowerPointless: Building Effective, Interactive, Presentations that don’t end in .ppt

Apr 18 – 27: Like This, Tweet That: Engaging Students Through Social Media

Apr 18 – 27: Be More Accommodating: How Students with Disabilities Can Thrive in Online Learning

Apr 18 – 27: Using, Reusing, and Sharing Educational Resources

Apr 18 – 27: Web 2.0 Tools You Can Use to Improve Learning

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