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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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22st Annual OLC International Conference
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OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
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October 10, 2012 - 12:45pmJeff R. Seaman (Babson Survey Research Group, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionAsia 180 MinutesVirtual Session
Using ten years of chief academic officer survey responses and recent faculty surveys, this presentation examines the growth and increased regulation of the for-profit sector, the emergence and impact of MOOCs, the perceptions of online quality, the trends in enrollments, and the acceptance of online teaching by faculty.
October 10, 2012 - 12:45pmMeg Benke (Empire State College, US)Phil Ice (American Public University System, US)Featured SessionAsia 280 MinutesVirtual Session
With national calls to graduate more college students, colleges need to evaluate how they transfer in student experience and credits. Once a student is enrolled it is just as importantly, to assess whether the traditional methods of course outcomes like tests, papers, and projects are still the most appropriate. The panelists represent two innovative colleges focused on student success. Empire State will share the work they have been pioneering in prior learning assessment. APUS will share some of its work in prior learning but focus more on how the analytics used at APUS are revealing new information about student success and whether course outcomes should be changed.
October 10, 2012 - 2:15pmTanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, US)Dylan Barth (University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, US)Featured SessionAsia 180 MinutesVirtual Session
Tanya Joosten, author of Social Media for Educators by Jossey Bass, will discuss how social media, such as facebook, twitter, and youtube, can be used to enhance the online classroom.
A Critical Examination of the American Education-Industrial Complex: Implications for Online Learning!October 10, 2012 - 2:15pmAnthony G. Picciano (Graduate Center, City University of New York), USFeatured SessionAsia 280 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation will take a critical lens in examining the influence of the education-industrial complex in promoting online learning technology at all levels of American education.
October 10, 2012 - 2:15pmAlexandra Pickett (SUNY, US)Barbara Truman (University of Central Florida, US)Clark Shah-Nelson (Johns Hopkins University, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportFeatured SessionAsia 480 MinutesVirtual Session
With a plethora of technology choices on how to deliver online courses, which tools really support the best pedagogy online?
October 11, 2012 - 10:40amKaren Swan (University of Illinois Springfield, US)Laurie Dringus (Nova Southeastern University, US)Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida, US)Daniel Huston (Rio Salado Community College, US)Phil Ice (American Public University System, US)Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida, US)Anthony Picciano (Graduate Center- CUNY, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionAsia 180 MinutesVirtual Session
This panel on learning analytics will focus on utility and feature the authors and papers from the July 2012 special issue of JALN.
From Compliance to Culture: Building an Effective Infrastructure to Support Accessibility and Online Student SuccessOctober 11, 2012 - 10:40amKristen Betts (Armstrong Atlantic State University, US)William Welsh (The Pennsylvania State University, US)Kelly Hermann (Empire State College, US)Cheryl Pruitt (California State University, US)Daniel Goldstein (Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP, US)Michael Brooks (The Pennsylvania State University, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionAsia 280 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will assist participants to identify what they need to know about building an effective infrastructure to support accessibility and online student success from policy to implementation. The session's panelists will share their considerable experience with building effective online infrastructures to support accessibility at their institutions, while complying with the legal requirements in this area. They will also describe how to make the process an engaging and desirable endeavor. As the college-age population grows older and less traditional, the proportion of students with various disabilities (physical,visual, learning, et al.) is growing. However, accessibility is not just about serving students with disabilities; it is also a vehicle for building effective strategies to improve student success.
October 11, 2012 - 10:40amFrank Mayadas (Sloan Foundation, US)Meg Benke (Empire State College, US)Bobby Moser (The Ohio State University, US)Janet Poley (University of Nebraska, US)Bruce Chaloux (Sloan Consortium, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionAsia 480 MinutesVirtual Session
The Commission on Regulation of Postsecondary Distance Education was established with support from Sloan C to develop and provide recommendations to address the costs and inefficiencies created by multiple (often inconsistent) laws and regulations.
Online Learning, Community Colleges, Four Year Institutions: Creating New Pathways to Access, Success and CompletionOctober 11, 2012 - 1:40pmDavid King (Oregon State University, US)Sue Day-Perroots (West Virginia University, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionAsia 180 MinutesVirtual Session
This session focuses on new relationships, bridges and pathways involving community colleges, four year institutions and online learning in achieving great access to higher education and success in retention, completion and job attainment.
October 11, 2012 - 1:40pmBarbara Farrell (Pace University, US)Nancy Hale (Pace University, US)Frank Mayadas (Sloan Foundation, US)David Sachs (Pace University, US)Robert Ubell (NYU-Poly, US)Monica Terranova (Deloitte, US)Katie Mulka (Quicken Loans, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportFeatured SessionAsia 280 MinutesVirtual Session
A 2-part session, exploring how Sloan-C might embrace corporate online learning and the possible introduction of a Sloan-C Corporate Special Interest Group (SIG).
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amRay Schroeder (University of Illinois- Springfield, US)Karen Vignare (MSUglobal, Michigan State University , US)Featured SessionAsia 180 MinutesVirtual Session
This featured session will cover the design, development, delivery, and facilitation of a MOOC. University of Illinois Springfield and Michigan State have already both offered highly successful MOOCs. While the hype around MOOCs promise that the design of open courses will change education. The UIS and MSU experiences will highlight why a MOOC was the right tool for the content covered in their courses. The presenters will cover topics ranging from tools and technologies to use as well as management of the course delivery, interactions and assessments. The presenters will also provide some insight on how do we go about developing content, learning activities and assessments for a MOOC? What do we need to change in order to accommodate the openness and connectedness of the MOOC environment? What is the optimal minimum/maximum number of participants that we should allow? The audience is encouraged to ask questions.
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amJanet Poley (University of Nebraska, US)Frank Mayadas (Sloan Foundation, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionAsia 280 MinutesVirtual Session
This session is a report and synthesis from the September 6, Sloan C Research Symposium focused on Scaling Online Learning. Past research, emerging models and research priorities will be discussed.
October 12, 2012 - 1:40pmDon Spicer (University System of Maryland, US)Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionAsia 180 MinutesVirtual Session
This session showcases the Sloan-C research symposia, a series of virtual conversations on research of critical importance to educators engaged in advancing online and blended education.
October 12, 2012 - 1:40pmGeorge Otte (City University of New York (CUNY), US)Michael Starenko (Rochester Institute of Technology, US)Karen Vignare (MSU Global - Michigan State University), US - Panel ModeratorFeatured SessionAsia 280 MinutesVirtual Session
Synchronous tools have added a dimension of communication to online learning. How does a university go about determining the best tools for synchronous tools and best practices? George Otte, University Director of Academic Technology of the City University of New York, will share the selection process used at CUNY. These include a formal Request for Information and vendor reviews, and requirements documents. CUNY has an enterprise license and training programs. Michael Starenko, Instructional Designer at the Rochester Institute of Technology will share how synchronous sessions are captured so they become more accessible to all learners. Karen Vignare, Director at MSUglobal, the panel moderator will share some research reports on both adding audio capabilities to online learning and ask the panelists about effective practices at these two institutions.