16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

Thank you to everyone who was involved with and attended the 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning (both on-site and virtually) in Orlando in early November. For those of you who were unable to join us, we hope to see you at our 8th Annual Sloan Consortium - Blended Learning Conference & Workshop in Oak Brook, IL in March 2011 or at our 4th Annual International Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium in San Jose, CA in July 2011!

We’d like to share some of the highlights of the event with all of you. Wishing everyone a joyous holiday season!

The  Sloan-C Staff

Conference Proceedings

Conference Pictures (miscellaneous)

Pre-conference and Presentations Pictures

Banquet Pictures


Inaugural Class of Sloan-C Fellows

2010 Sloan-C fellows
More Sloan-C Fellows Pictures

  • Meg Benke, Vice Provost for Global and Online Learning, Empire State College, SUNY
  • John R. Bourne, Executive Director, Sloan Consortium, Professor Emeritus, F.W. Olin College of Engineering, Professor Emeritus, Babson College
  • Bruce N. Chaloux, Director of the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, President, Sloan Consortium
  • Charles D. Dziuban, Director of the Research Initiative for Teaching Effectiveness, at the University of Central Florida
  • D. Randy Garrison, Director of the Teaching & Learning Centre, Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary
  • Ralph E. Gomory, President Emeritus, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Starr Roxanne Hiltz, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Information Systems, College of Computing Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • A. Frank Mayadas, Senior Advisor, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Gary E. Miller, Executive Director Emeritus, Penn State World Campus, Pennsylvania State University
  • Jacqueline F. Moloney, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Burks Oakley II, Professor Emeritus, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Scholar in Residence at the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS), University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Anthony G. Picciano, Professor and Executive Officer, PhD Program in Urban Education, Graduate Center - City University of New York
  • Janet K. Poley, CEO and President of the American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC)
  • Ray E. Schroeder, Director, Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service (COLRS), Professor Emeritus of Communication, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Karen P. Swan, Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, College of Education and Human Services, University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Calvin H. Sydnor, III, Editor, The Christian Recorder, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethics and Religion, Hampton University



We are pleased to share photos of the Sloan-C Awards ceremony and the Sloan-C Fellows Awards ceremony. The Sloan Consortium annual awards recognize significant contributions to online education.

  • 2010 Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education: Western Governors University
  • 2010 A. Frank Mayadas Leadership Award: Raymond E. Schroeder, University of Illinois Springfield
  • 2010 Sloan-C Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning - Outstanding Achievement in Online Education by an Individual: Anthony G. Picciano, Hunter College and the Graduate Center
  • Excellence in Online Teaching: Glenda A. Gunter, University of Central Florida
  • Excellence in Faculty Development for Online Teaching: Kennesaw State University
  • Outstanding Online Program - Masters of Teacher Leadership: University of Illinois Springfield
  • Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education: Boston University
  • Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Education: Drexel University
  • Sloan-C President’s Special Achievement Award: Valerie C. Haven, UMass Boston / UMassOnlin


More Awards Pictures


We wish to thank our 50+ sponsors and exhibitors for helping to make this conference another great success and adding so many valuable resources for educators. Check out the many fun photos of the exhibit hall and sponsor booths. Can you find yourself in any of these photos? If so, add them to your Facebook page and tag yourself!

 Exhibit Hall Pictures

Social Networking Contests

Once again, the conference social networking activities and contests were a huge success. We had more than 1,478 tweets, 156 contributors, 211 tweets per day – just for the twitter section of the event! Close to 350 conference-goers joined and chatted on our conference social networking site and we had 200 additional members join us on the Sloan-C social networks of Facebook, Linkedin and twitter. Welcome everyone. If you haven’t yet joined us on these social networks please do! See links at the bottom of this page.

Contest Winners

  • Facebook Picture Contest Winner: Alexandra M. Picket  Prize: Sloan-C Jacket

Social Networking Contest Winners

  • 10 hours on NetTutor Online Tutoring Service from Link-Systems International, Inc.: Peter Holub
  • A Garmin GPS from Waypoint Outcomes: Kelvin Thompson
  • A Certified online or in-person instructor led training class in any of the Adobe or Google courses listed at http://training.figleaf.com from Fig Leaf Software: Byron Roush
  • 1/5 page, full color advertisement in The Chronicle of Higher Education (issue and placement based upon availability): Helen MacDermott 
  • 1 free Individual Sloan-C Membership: David Wicks
  • A $50 donation to the charity of the winner’s choice in the winner’s name from SmarterServices: Brian Salerno 

News and Views

For full coverage of the conference, including press releases by Sloan-C and others, plus blog posts during the event and articles post-conference, click below.

Press Coverage





Inside Higher Ed

Harnessing Social Media


Inside Higher Ed

When Social Media Is Irrelevant


The Chronicle of Higher Education

In Downturn, More Return to College Without Basic Computer Skills

Blog Coverage





Tony’s Thoughts

Reporting from the Sloan Consortium’s International Conference!


Elizabeth Pyatt’s TLT Blog

Sloan-C ALN: Trends and Highlights


University Business Blog

Awarding Online Excellence

Non-Sloan-C Press Releases & Articles

11/08/10 Yahoo Finance (Press Release issued by Sonic Foundry) Sonic Foundry, Sloan-C International Partner to Create Hybrid Conference on Online Learning for the Third Consecutive Year
11/08/10 Sustainability-committee (APUS) APUS Group Discusses Sustainability at Sloan-C Conference
11/06/10 Deltawire (NC State Univeristy) SLOAN-C Conference Wrap-up
11/04/10 Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group Announces Diamond Sponsorship and Presentations at 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning
11/2010 BU website Boston University Receives Online Education Award from Sloan Consortium
10/29/10 Flat World Knowledge Flat World Knowledge President Eric Frank Featured Presenter at Sloan0C International Conference on Online Learning
09/27/10 Kenneshaw State Univ KSU to receive Sloan Consortium award for excellence in online education