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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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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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8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium
April 22-24, 2015 | Dallas, TX | Sheraton Dallas Hotel
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
Please note that all virtual sessions are in Eastern Time.
October 10, 2012 - 12:00pm
A Comparison of Interaction Patterns in Student Blogging: Instructor-Chosen Vs. Student-Chosen TopicsOctober 10, 2012 - 12:00pmKelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida, US)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionAsia 135 MinutesVirtual Session
Is student blogging best pursued as a self-directed activity? Review a comparison of interaction data between blogs written on instructor-chosen and student-chosen topics.
October 10, 2012 - 12:00pmBeth Bos (Texas State University-San Marcos, US)Kathryn Lee (Texas State University-San Marcos, US)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionAsia 235 MinutesVirtual Session
This study investigated the effects of a series of co-constructivist mathematics content courses built around PBL and the use of technology on development of ICT-TPCK.
October 10, 2012 - 12:00pmJohn Vivolo (NYU-Poly, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionAsia 435 MinutesVirtual Session
Faculty/student interaction can be improved through proactive methods of engagement and through an understanding of course analytics.
October 10, 2012 - 12:00pmJeanne Ratliff (Rio Salado College, US)Jeremy Tutty (Rio Salado College, US)Student Services and Learner SupportInformation SessionAsia 535 MinutesVirtual Session
Perhaps it is time to consider not the differences between ground campuses and distance program retention strategies, but how the two strategies might be shared.
October 10, 2012 - 12:00pmKimberly Ford (Walden University, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
Faculty performance assessment using data and dashboards can aid institutions in strategic planning, quality control methods, student satisfaction, and delivering quality education to students.
October 10, 2012 - 12:00pmDon Kassner (ProctorU, US)Luke Brymer (ProctorU, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
This session explores the implications of passing student information through cloud servers in regard to staying in compliance with federal regulations such as FERPA.
October 10, 2012 - 12:45pm
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 - 12:45pmAmy Roche (Penn State University, US)Wayne Anderson (Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, US)Ron Costello (Penn State University, US)Carol McQuiggan (Penn State University - Harrisburg, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportExtended Information SessionAsia 480 MinutesVirtual Session
Four college campuses share their processes for hybrid/online policy development and implementation, including challenges, benefits, and changes. Tips and policy language will be shared.
October 10, 2012 - 12:45pmRebecca Johnston (Western Governors University, US)Mitsu Phillips (Western Governors University, US)Student Services and Learner SupportExtended Information SessionAsia 580 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
Western Governors University is utilizing the results of an internal survey to demonstrate best practices in mentoring online students to achieve academic success and satisfaction.
To Teach Online or Not to Teach Online? Motivational Factors Across Institution Type and Online Teaching ExperienceOctober 10, 2012 - 12:45pmDeborah Windes (Trinity Christian College, US)Faye Lesht (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
To teach online or not to teach online? What affects faculty choice to take the plunge? Come join this interactive session based on current research.
October 10, 2012 - 12:45pmNatalie Morton (Authentify, Inc., US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Sally isn’t ready for her online test. Will your courseware know Ed did her a favor? The 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act requires distance education institutions to have formal processes to validate student identity. Natalie will discuss the HEOA and how to ensure online students are the same students throughout entire online courses.
October 10, 2012 - 1:30pm
October 10, 2012 - 1:30pmAmanda Major (Alabama State University, US)Shiladitya Chaudhury (Auburn University, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation features narratives of four principals involved in moving an integrated, core science course from traditional to online settings at a large, research university.
Canaries in the Coal Mine: How Student Withdrawals and Institutional Change Intersect to Improve RetentionOctober 10, 2012 - 1:30pmHowell Williams (The Learninghouse, Inc., US)Student Services and Learner SupportVendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Learn how analyzing drop codes identifies institutional road blocks, drives more efficient student services, and is the important first step in increasing online student retention.
October 10, 2012 - 2:15pm
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 10, 2012 - 2:15pmLauren Zavala (Michigan State University, US)Karen Vignare (Michigan State University, US)Gwyn Shelle (Michigan State University, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyExtended Information SessionAsia 580 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
With examples from an online, leadership-focused Gender in Agriculture Sourcebook, this session examines the challenges surrounding the development of OER for a global audience.
October 10, 2012 - 2:15pmJulianna Banks (Indiana University-Indianapolis, US)Pratibha Varma-Nelson (IUPUI, US)Learning EffectivenessExtended Information SessionNorthern Hemisphere E280 MinutesVirtual Session
Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning is the online adaptation of a proven high-impact pedagogical approach that has shown consistent positive effects on student success.
October 10, 2012 - 2:15pmSusan Huggins (KNEXT, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
KNEXT provides education software and solutions focused on helping higher education institutions build or enhance prior learning assessment offerings and online portfolio management. By enabling individuals to translate their prior learning into college credit and track their progress through online portfolios, KNEXT helps institutions recruit engaged adult learners and increase both persistence and graduation rates.
October 10, 2012 - 3:00pm
October 10, 2012 - 3:00pmTroy Anderson (Cengage Learning, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Cengage Learning’s MindTap represents a new paradigm in online learning – fusing together authoritative textbook pedagogy with customizable Learning Paths, innovative access to a variety of instructional utilities through a unique app model known as MindApps, and access through MindLinks, a service that allows for seamless LMS interoperability, MindTap engages students with a powerful and innovative PERSONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
October 10, 2012 - 4:15pm
October 10, 2012 - 4:15pmJeff Young (The Chronicle of Higher Education, US) - Panel ModeratorJose Cruz (The Education Trust, US)Alan Drimmer (University of Phoenix, US)Jack Wilson (University of Massachusetts, US)Plenary SessionSouthern Hemisphere I-V90 MinutesVirtual SessionConversations about online learning are changing. Once on the margins, virtual classrooms are truly mainstream, and all types of institutions are involved. This panel of distinguished leaders in education will look at trends and issues facing online learning – including the cost and value of online delivery, the role of mobile technologies, and what free alternatives such as MOOC’s mean for what has become “traditional online learning.”Watch the recording: Evolution or Revolution? What's Happening with Traditional Online Learning?
October 11, 2012 - 8:50am
October 11, 2012 - 8:50amSebastian Thrun (Udacity, Google, US)Keynote AddressSouthern Hemisphere I-V60 MinutesVirtual Session
Online higher education has a long history, but seems to be always good for surprises. In 2011, the speaker took his Stanford graduate level class online, and 160,000 students signed up. 23,000 graduated at Stanford level. Underlying this class was a teaching model that emphasizes student engagement, problem solving, and free online access. The speaker recently created Udacity, a new online university, which offers university-level courses free of charge. With half a dozen courses underway, Udacity has enrolled north of 200,000 students. The speaker will discuss details of this approach, the underlying pedagogical ideas, the ramification this work may have for the students in the world.
October 11, 2012 - 10:40am
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.
October 11, 2012 - 10:40amHayley Lake (Eastern Washington University, US)Patrick Lordan (Eastern Washington University, US)Learning EffectivenessExtended Information SessionAsia 580 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
This session looks at how you can take the discussion board to the next level, using it as a meta-reading-writing-thinking tool.
October 11, 2012 - 10:40amMarlen Rattiner (Blackboard, Inc., US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E2635 MinutesVirtual Session
Education’s primary consumer, the student, is driving the need for new technologies, allowing anytime anywhere access to courses, campus resources, and community information whether it’s synchronous, asynchronous or mobile collaboration. Education is timeless, but the way it’s consumed is different than it was a decade ago.
Successful Outsourcing of Your Online Learning Support: Learn How Adventist University of Health Sciences Leverages Outsourced SupportOctober 11, 2012 - 10:40amNancy Kucera (Adventist University of Health Sciences, US)Dave Carlen (EmbanetCompass, US)Student Services and Learner SupportVendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Although service levels are important, too often forgotten is the quality of the interaction encountered by online instructors and learners as agents work to resolve their technical issues. Hear directly from Adventist University of Health Sciences and learn how they leverage outsourced support to make their programs more successful.
October 11, 2012 - 11:25am
October 11, 2012 - 11:25amMatthew McCurdy (Sonic Foundry, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
There are many moving parts when it comes to educational technologies and making them work together. This presentation will cover two of the most important aspects of technology within the learning environment: LMS and lecture capture. We’ll explore how they can be enhanced, how to work with instructional design and what’s essential when deploying these systems.
October 11, 2012 - 11:25amMichael Watkins (Toolwire, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
If Higher Education’s goal is to prepare students for life outside of school, programs must realize that the world now values graduates with both knowledge and creative thinking skills. Epistemic games with advanced instructional design and assessment capabilities are now providing students with authentic, engaging experiences in real life situations.
October 11, 2012 - 1:40pm
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 11, 2012 - 1:40pmMary Lou Forward (OpenCourseWare Consortium, US)Larry Cooperman (Univerity of California, Irvine, US)Open, Global, MobileExtended Information SessionAsia 480 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
This session explores how OER addresses concerns for a healthy bottom line by examining three case studies of OER supporting distance and online education.
Tweet by Tweet: Mastering the Disruptive Paradigm of Twitter Through the Use of Mobile Apps and Online ResourcesOctober 11, 2012 - 1:40pmEmory Craig (The College of New Rochelle, US)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsExtended Information SessionAsia 580 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
An exploration and analysis of resources to support the effective use of Twitter and its integration into online learning environments.
October 11, 2012 - 1:40pmDavid Lindrum (Soomo Publishing, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
Soomo is on a mission to create resources that cost less and work better than traditional texts. The result is the webtext - an online, interactive, affordable textbook replacement with unmatched analytics. Designed to function in traditional, hybrid, and online courses, Soomo offers a catalog of core curriculum titles chock-full of peer-reviewed and expert authored content built inside our top-of-the-line learning environment.
October 11, 2012 - 1:40pmSandra Coswatte (Sloan Consortium, US)Kathleen Ives (Sloan Consortium, US)Information SessionNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
This session highlight key areas of the Sloan-C Institute and how you can showcase your skills and experience by becoming part of our elite 2013 faculty team.
October 11, 2012 - 2:25pm
October 11, 2012 - 2:25pmRob Kadel (Pearson eCollege, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
In this session, the presenter will introduce a mixed-method approach to delivering training and professional development, both for instructors new to distance education as well as for those who already have experience, but who would like to learn new tools or sharpen their skills.
October 11, 2012 - 2:25pmRenee Carney (Lower Columbia College, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Millennials have taken our world by cyber-storm. Highly motivated and digitally native, this dynamically changing generation raises the bar. This session will align the characteristics of millennials with innovative educational technologies that will engage the next generation learner.
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pm
Online Learning and Economic Development: The Case for Geotargeted Industry Alignment and the Power of 'Place'October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmSean Gallagher (Northeastern University, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyInformation SessionAsia 135 MinutesVirtual Session
Explores analytical alignment of online programs/growth strategies with specific out-of-region economic development needs/industry clusters, given national variations in employment, educational providers, and culture/student demand.
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmChuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida, US)Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida, US)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionAsia 235 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will examine scaling evaluation beyond the course, students' ambivalent evaluations, and institution-level analytics and explore the impact of these issues on online learning.
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmKeith Restine (Texas Woman's University, US)Bethany Germany (Texas Woman's University, US)Heidi Ashbaugh (Texas Woman's University, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionAsia 435 MinutesVirtual Session
Pedagogy at a Crossroads - Are We Missing the Obvious? Learn and Discuss How Specialized Instructional Strategies Develop Successful Online Teachers.
Changing the Dynamic of Engineering Education Through Technological Advancements in Classroom Training ToolsOctober 11, 2012 - 3:50pmCraig Scott (Morgan State University, US)Yacob Astatke (Morgan State University, US)Petronella James (Morgan State University, US)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionAsia 535 MinutesVirtual Session
Changing the dynamic of engineering education. Out of the laboratory and into the world. Where can online courses take your program?
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmDouglas Winneg (Software Secure, Inc., US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
Online test integrity and student authentication issues can halt the expansion of an institutions’ online program and potentially threaten its accreditation status – learn how one institution is leveraging online exam proctoring technology to provide anytime – anywhere test-taking convenience while assuring exam integrity.
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmCarla A. Downing (The College Network, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Join The College Network® in the exploration of a cognitive strategy developed specifically with the adult learner in mind--no fluff, no buzzwords; we promise.
October 12, 2012 - 8:50am
October 12, 2012 - 8:50amArfon Smith (Citizen Science-Adler Planetarium, US)Plenary SessionSouthern Hemisphere I-V60 MinutesVirtual Session
In July 2007 faced with a an overwhelming amount of data to analyze, a group of astronomers launched a website and asked members of the public for their help. Five years later Galaxy Zoo (http://www.galaxyzoo.org) 400,000 members of the public have between them produced more than 150 million galaxy shape classifications leading to more than 35 peer-reviewed publications. Rather than only contribute to the core project, a number of community volunteers began collaborations between themselves and directly with professional academics resulting in a number of additional research publications. In a survey of the original Galaxy Zoo participants, 'a contribution to research' was citied as the primary motivation for volunteering and this led to the creation of Zooniverse, an online platform for research-focussed citizen science.
Today, the Zooniverse has more than 650,000 participants worldwide contributing to more than 10 different citizen science projects. The goal of the Zooniverse is to design web-based citizen science experiences that are both suitable for a broad audience but also facilitate community led discovery as happened in Galaxy Zoo. Public participation as a core part of the research process is an inherently open and authentic way to engage the public. In this presentation I'll spend some time outlining how the Zooniverse has gone about growing the number of research domains soliciting the help of citizen scientists.
Watch the recording: Citizen Science - Authentic Participation in Research
October 12, 2012 - 10:40am
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 - 10:40amSangeetha Gopalakrishnan (Wayne State University, US)Leadership, Values and SocietyInformation SessionAsia 435 MinutesVirtual Session
Based on a research study this presentation will discuss the leadership roles of individuals charged with establishing large-scale online initiatives and a model for success.
The Math Place Online: A Model for Synchronous Teaching Spaces to Foster Math Learning for K-8 Teachers and ParentsOctober 12, 2012 - 10:40amBarbara Dubitsky (Bank Street College of Education, US)Steven Goss (Bank Street College of Education, US)K-12 Online EducationExtended Information SessionAsia 580 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
A model for an expert-managed online community in mathematics for K-8 teachers and parents: The Math Place at Bank Street.
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amJon Poole (Vital Source Technologies, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
There is a print to digital shift afoot in the traditional textbook market, and e-textbooks are gaining ground fast - educators and students are demanding enhanced learning experiences and publishers are exploring models to create and deliver content to stay relevant today and tomorrow. Are you e-textbook ready?
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amAndy Caldwell (Kryterion, US) - Panel moderatorWilliam Dorman (Kryterion, US)David Foster (Kryterion, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Authentication and exam integrity continue to be concerns for higher education. Student loan scandals and cheating rings keep institutions looking for better solutions. Regulations are becoming specific on the need for effective processes to enforce integrity. Online proctoring and new authentication methods are now available and affordable. But which solutions make the most sense for for your institution? This panel discusses the benefits and concerns of organizations considering authentication, cheating and online proctored testing, as well an overview of exciting new solutions that have been launched in the last 12 months.
October 12, 2012 - 11:25am
October 12, 2012 - 11:25amDoug Beckwith (Toolwire, US)Michael Watkins (Toolwire, US)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionAsia 435 MinutesVirtual Session
Learn how the University of Phoenix's First Year Sequence engages and retains students through innovative student-centered curriculum and immersive learning simulations mapped to course objectives
October 12, 2012 - 11:25amScott B. Johnson (University of Illinois Online - ION)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
Illinois Online Network is a faculty development initiative that provides professional development opportunities in technology-enhanced teaching and learning. The Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality series (MVCR) is the home of the Master Online Teacher certificate and the Certified Online Learning Administrator programs. ION welcomes Individual and Institutional members.
October 12, 2012 - 11:25amSue Polyson Evans (SoftChalk, LLC, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
The majority of content being delivered in today’s online courses may be digital, but it is often not "rich" and engaging. It lacks interactivity, media, and sound instructional design. Come learn how SoftChalk Cloud simplifies the process of creating digital learning content that is interactive and engaging.
October 12, 2012 - 1:40pm
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.
October 12, 2012 - 1:40pmMargie Dunn (Excelsior College, US)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionAsia 435 MinutesVirtual Session
We present early results of replacing an Elementary Algebra option with an alternative course developed according to best practices within both mathematics and online education.
October 12, 2012 - 1:40pmMimi O'Malley (The Learning House, Inc., US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportExtended Information SessionAsia 580 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
Are your instructors ready to teach online? This session will examine the criteria for making this assessment and highlight an instructor readiness questionnaire.
Science Education in a Complex World: Adapting to Changes in Student Use of Online Material - the Visionlearning ProjectOctober 12, 2012 - 1:40pmAnthony Carpi (John Jay College, CUNY, US)Nathan Lents (John Jay College, CUNY, US)Heather Falconer (John Jay College, CUNY, US)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
An analysis of changes in demographics and use of an innovative web and mobile-platform for STEM education
October 12, 2012 - 1:40pmPamela Culbertson (Central New York Regional Information Center, US)Peter Shea (University at Albany, US)Student Services and Learner SupportInformation SessionNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Do blended learning and technology-based academic supports help increase community college student persistence? Discover factors we identified through our research that increase community college persistence.
October 12, 2012 - 2:25pm
Creating Capacity Across Continents: Lessons From the Development of the International Programme in Addiction StudiesOctober 12, 2012 - 2:25pmMary Loos (Virginia Commonwealth University, US)Open, Global, MobileInformation SessionAsia 435 MinutesVirtual Session
Creating capacity across continents: Challenges, triumphs and lessons learned in the development of The International Programme in Addiction Studies Master of Science in Addiction Studies
October 12, 2012 - 2:25pmLisa Marie Johnson (Ashford University, US)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
Which tools to select and strategies for teaching with infographics may elude you, but not after this session!
October 12, 2012 - 2:25pmAmity Hall (UMUC, US)Richard Powers (University of Maryland--Europe, City Colleges of Chicago, University of Stuttgart, US)Richard Schumaker (University of Maryland University College, US)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
UMUC's holistic approach prepares faculty to teach military learners - a large global population with complex needs. Learn about best practices that support student success.