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Creating an Institutional Culture that Embraces Accessibility and Supports Online Student Success - By Kristen Betts, Director of Online and Blended Learning, Armstrong Atlantic State University. Kristen Betts will be presenting “From Compliance to Culture: Building an Effective Infrastructure to Support Accessibility and Online Student Success” on October 11, 2012.
Online and On the Move - By Emily Boles, Senior Instructional Developer, University of Illinois, Springfield. Ray Schroeder will be presenting "Online and On the Move: Mobile Online Learning" on October 10, 2012.
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Watch the keynote and plenary recordings:
Plenary Panel: Evolution or Revolution? What's Happening with Traditional Online Learning?
Jeff Young (The Chronicle of Higher Education, US) - Panel Moderator
Jose Cruz (The Education Trust, US)
Alan Drimmer (University of Phoenix, US)
Jack Wilson (University of Massachusetts, US)
Plenary Address: Citizen Science - Authentic Participation in Research
Arfon Smith (Citizen Science-Adler Planetarium, US)
Press Release: October 9, 2012
Sonic Foundry Partners with the Sloan Consortium to Webcast International Conference on Online Learning
Call for Presentations for the 2013 conference will open in February 2013.
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12th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop
July 7-8, 2015 | Denver, CO | Sheraton Denver Downtown
21st Annual OLC International Conference
October 14-16, 2015 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort
OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
FAQs | Presenter FAQs
1. Where can I find further details about the conference?
For detailed information about the conference, please visit the 2012 program page. The pages under the Program tab will be updated regularly as more information becomes available.
If you have any questions that are not addressed on the Web site, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (781) 583-7561.
2. How do I register for the conference?
Registration is open. To register online, please visit the registration page and click on the “REGISTER NOW!” link. To register by phone, please call (781) 583-7561 during regular business hours.
3. Does the cost of the conference include accommodations? Where can I find details of location and accommodation options?
The registration fee does not include accommodations. All conference sessions will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Rooms will be available at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort for a special Sloan-C conference rate. Attendees of the conference must book their hotel room through the conference website no later than Friday, September 7, 2012 in order to receive discounted rates starting at $177.00* per night plus taxes and fees. *The conference room rate includes a mandatory resort service package fee of $8 per day. The resort service package includes: unlimited in-room high speed Internet access, up to 60 minutes of free local, toll free and credit card access calls (10 cents a minute thereafter), 20 minutes of domestic long distance calls per stay, 2 bottles of water daily, and unlimited access to the resort's health club facilities. The special conference rate also applies for three days prior to and three days after the conclusion of the conference.
4. Will there be exhibits at the event? If so, what opportunities are available for exhibitors?
Space is available for exhibitors; an exhibit prospectus is available. Questions on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities may be addressed to Christine Hinkley at email@example.com.
5. Am I able to provide printed materials to be included in participant packages?
Only items that are presented at the conference will be included in the workshop materials. Additionally, conference exhibitors and sponsors may provide 1 item of printed materials in participant packets.
6. Will there be a printed program book?
Sloan-C is going green. There will not be a printed program book. Sloan-C will provide a printed Schedule-at-a-Glance with basic program information upon check-in at the registration desk on-site. Full program information will be available on the website (see the Program pages) beginning on or about July 20, 2012, so you can start to plan which sessions you'd like to attend beginning at the end July.
There will be a downloadable PDF of a program book available about a week before the conference dates, but bear in mind that all information in the pdf is also available on the website prior to when the file will be posted. You do not need to print the file out - there will be wireless access in the conference area and computer kiosks, as well as the email lab, set up for you to access the program information from the Sloan-C website.
7. Do you issue letters of invitation to attend the conference?
In order to be considered for receiving a letter of invitation from Sloan-C to attend one of our conferences, we would need to receive a letter, from an organization's e-mail address, on the organization's official letterhead, that includes the name and contact information of the person or organization that is sponsoring the trip to our conference. When we have received all required information we will determine whether a letter of invitation will be granted.