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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
November 19, 2013 - 2:00pm
November 19, 2013 - 2:00pmAsia 1Virtual Session
2013 inductees participate in a panel session to discuss the forces that have been instrumental in their careers and what they envision as key issues for the future of this growing field. This will provide a wonderful opportunity for inductees to interact with each other and other Hall of Fame members.
November 19, 2013 - 7:00pm
November 19, 2013 - 7:00pmAsia 1Virtual Session
Formal attire (Please be sure to wear your medallion.)
November 20, 2013 - 9:00am
Sloan-C and IACEHOF Collaborative Symposium: The More Things Change, the more They Stay the Same - Or Do They?November 20, 2013 - 9:00amJanet Poley (Sloan Consortium, USA) - Panel ModeratorGary Miller (Sloan Consortium, USA)Jim Pappas (University of Oklahoma, USA)Carroll Londoner (Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)Meg Benke (Sloan Consortium, USA)Michael Moore (Pennsylvania State University, USA)Featured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5150 MinutesVirtual Session
Interactive discussion focused on issues in Adult and Distance Education: Past, Present and Future
A Collaborative Symposium with Sloan-C and IACEHOF
This session is free to IACEHOF attendees and registered Sloan-C conference attendees.
November 20, 2013 - 12:00pm
November 20, 2013 - 12:00pmGerald M. DiGiusto (Eduventures, USA)Hallie Boger Hartman (Eduventures, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 135 MinutesVirtual Session
Join Eduventures to learn how to develop a sophisticated and sustainable strategic plan for online learning that achieves enrollment growth, pedagogic quality and innovation, and improved learning outcomes for students. Learn how Eduventures research and advisory services can help you develop and implement a successful online strategic plan.
November 20, 2013 - 12:00pmPatsy Moskal (University of Central Florida, USA)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 1Information Session 135 MinutesVirtual Session
The session will discuss a longitudinal examination of how fully online, lecture capture, and blended courses impact Students' Perception of Instruction.
Online Multi-media Branching Simulations to Promote Professional Learning Among PK-12 Educational LeadersNovember 20, 2013 - 12:00pmEric Bernstein (University of Southern California, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 2Information Session 135 MinutesVirtual Session
K-12 educational leaders many decisions every day-usually in isolation. This presentation explores ways that online simulations can foster professional dialogue and growth around those decisions.
MyCDL App: Using Mobile Tools to Increase Accessibility to Resources and Create Stronger Sense of CommunityNovember 20, 2013 - 12:00pmAudeliz Matias (SUNY Empire State College, USA)David Wolf II (SUNY Empire State College, USA)Student Services and Learner SupportInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 135 MinutesVirtual Session
We discuss the implementation of a mobile app to support our students and develop a stronger sense of community as well as its effectiveness.
November 20, 2013 - 12:00pmPeter A Testori (Bay Path College, USA)Amber L. Vaill (Bay Path College, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 135 MinutesVirtual Session
Call the tailor! We've outgrown our online faculty development initiative! This session explores how Bay Path College approached the challenges of scalability and relevance.
November 20, 2013 - 12:00pmMelanie Morgan-Jackson (South Florida State College, USA)Erik N Christensen (South Florida State College, USA)Open, Global, MobileInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 135 MinutesVirtual Session
Why saddle your students with a single, expensive textbook? Instead, infuse your class with free, virtual OER resources that address a range of learning styles.
November 20, 2013 - 12:45pm
Leveraging Mobile Devices in Complex Course Configurations to Verify Student Engagement Towards Learning OutcomesNovember 20, 2013 - 12:45pmDerrick Meer (Via Response Technologies, Inc., USA)Adam Wandt (The City University of New York, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 235 MinutesVirtual Session
Financial pressures are driving higher educational leaders to increase online and hybrid course offerings. The pressure to validate student learning outcomes is increasing in parallel. Educators are urgently seeking solutions for collecting real-time learning analytics that track student progress towards achievement of learning outcomes that are required for accreditation.
November 20, 2013 - 12:45pmJeff Seaman (Babson Survey Research Group, USA)I. Elaine Allen (Babson Survey Research Group, USA)Open, Global, MobileFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 1Information Session 2 & 3 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
Tracking MOOCs: Who, What, When, and Why? Results from a national survey.
November 20, 2013 - 12:45pmDavid Sachs (Pace University, USA)Barbara Farrell (Pace University, USA)Susan Kannel (CAEL, USA)Frank Mayadas (Sloan Foundation, USA)Robert Ubell (Polytechnic Institute of New York University, USA)Nancy Hale (Pace University, USA)Featured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 2Information Session 2 & 3 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
This session is in two parts. In the first, you will learn about several successful implementations of university online programs offered to company personnel. Speakers will report on how university online learning has been adopted by the telecommunications, energy and financial industries, emphasizing corporate-university collaboration, and will show how schools and companies can work closely and supportively to ensure success.
In the second part of the session, you will learn about Sloan-C's newly introduced Corporate Special Interest Group (SIG), and you will have a chance to hear about on-site and online SIG activities planned for the year ahead. Attendees will be encouraged to join the conversation and to propose ways they can participate and to recommend ways the new SIG can provide a platform for interaction and programs to bring academic and corporate learning leaders and practitioners closer together.
November 20, 2013 - 12:45pmMarwin Britto (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)Jean-Marc Wise (The Florida State University, USA)Cristi Ford (University of the District of Columbia, USA)Leadership, Values and SocietyExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 2 & 3 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
Learn and benefit from the shared experiences and engaged discussions of how three distinctly different higher ed. institutions approach Quality Assurance issues in Online Learning.
November 20, 2013 - 12:45pmWilliam Solomonson (Oakland University, USA)Marija Franetovic (Lawrence Technological University, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 235 MinutesVirtual Session
Are avatars in on-line courses functional, or folly? Theory meets practice in this exploration of pedagogy, psychology, and experiences of student avatars in higher education
November 20, 2013 - 12:45pmAmy Bergstrom (The College of St. Scholastica, USA)Brenda Fischer (The College of St. Scholastica, USA)Learning EffectivenessExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 2 & 3 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation identifies, analyzes and evaluates several strategies for enhancing and assessing students' critical thinking in asynchronous discussion groups.
November 20, 2013 - 1:30pm
November 20, 2013 - 1:30pmSean Brown (Sonic Foundry, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 335 MinutesVirtual Session
It’s easy to picture a traditional classroom – a lecturing professor with rows of students watching, listening and taking notes. But that age-old model is turning a cartwheel in some of the best classrooms in academia. And chances are someone in your department is already flipping their classroom. Join Sonic Foundry, the educational technology leader, as they walk you through the most comprehensive study that’s been done on flipped classrooms, and learn about the technologies to launch your flipped initiative.
November 20, 2013 - 1:30pmThomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida, USA)John Raible (University of Central Florida, USA)Sue Bauer (University of Central Florida, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 335 MinutesVirtual Session
UCF launched two MOOCs in Spring 2013 as experiments in online pedagogy and delivery. We have learned a lot, some positive, some negative.
November 20, 2013 - 2:15pm
November 20, 2013 - 2:15pmJonathan Shores (PlattForm, USA)Jon Gaunt (PlattForm, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 435 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation will explore trends for the large – and growing – number of globally mobile students around the world. International enrollment trends will be highlighted, with a particular focus on the U.S. Topics include a discussion of the U.S. as both the top education destination in the world and as an exporter of students for short-term programs.
A Second Look At Research on Online and Classroom Based Learning: Emergent Concerns and Potential SolutionsNovember 20, 2013 - 2:15pmShanna Jaggars (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)Learning EffectivenessFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 1Information Session 4 & 5 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation synthesizes the results of several new large-scale quantitative and in-depth qualitative studies of online learning in the context of previous research.
November 20, 2013 - 2:15pmJanet Poley (University of Nebraska, USA)Frank Mayadas (Sloan Foundation, USA)Karen Pollack (Pennsylvania State University, USA)Meg Benke (Empire State College, USA)Vic Lechtenberg (Purdue University, USA)Bonnie Sparks (University of Maine, USA)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 2Information Session 4 & 5 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
While major universities and state legislatures wrangle over funding and questions of online and blended learning, branch campuses may be caught in the middle of a political storm and little considered seriously other than the politics related to costs and closure. States vary with respect to needs, history, citizen expectations, economic base, culture and financial support. This experienced panel will provide indepth information important to decisions relating to branch campuses assuring best outcomes for their states.
We Can Work Together: Managing Group Work Online for Collaboration, Assessment, and Life-Long Learning SkillsNovember 20, 2013 - 2:15pmLujean Baab (Virginia Tech, USA)K-12 Online EducationExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 4 & 5 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
Group work online can address student participation and online assessment. We can do it if we do it right
November 20, 2013 - 2:15pmKatelynn Walden (Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuing Education, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 435 MinutesVirtual Session
How can an institution maintain curated content while making faculty a part of the process?
Distributed Flip Confidential: MOOC Use in the Blended Classroom At the University of Puerto Rico Río PiedrasNovember 20, 2013 - 2:15pmAmy Collier (Stanford University, USA)Michael Caulfield (Washington State University Vancouver, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 435 MinutesVirtual Session
Explores the true story of how MOOCs are being used in the blended classroom. Hear the hidden stories the mainstream media isn't telling you!
November 20, 2013 - 3:00pm
November 20, 2013 - 3:00pmTole Khesin (3Play Media, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 535 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will cover the basics of video captioning, including accessibility laws, emerging web standards, best practices, and workflows for lecture capture and video platforms.
November 20, 2013 - 3:00pmTed Cross (Grand Canyon University, USA)B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 535 MinutesVirtual Session
Finding your "Teaching Zen" helps online faculty manage the unique challenges of facilitating learning in the ubiquitous online classroom.
November 20, 2013 - 3:00pmRalph Welsh (Clemson University, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 535 MinutesVirtual Session
A professor's deep dive into this technology-driven pedagogy. Learn how he successfully redesigned and refined his courses over time to create a flipped learning environment.
November 20, 2013 - 4:15pm
The Role of Online and Technology-Enabled Learning in Meeting President Obama’s 2020 Graduation GoalNovember 20, 2013 - 4:15pmHal Plotkin (Department of Education, US)Keynote AddressPacific Hall90 MinutesVirtual Session
Mr. Plotkin will review key aspects of the Department of Education’s Learning Powered by Technology plan, with a special emphasis on the role of online and technology-enabled learning in meeting President Obama’s 2020 graduation goal including through new federal investments, such as the $2 billion dollar Trade Adjustment Act Community College Career Training grant program, which supports the creation and continuous improvement of reusable open online learning resources.
November 20, 2013 - 5:45pm
November 20, 2013 - 5:45pmPacific Hall15 MinutesVirtual Session
The 2013 class of Sloan-C Fellows will be recognized immediately following the Wednesday keynote address. Recognizing exceptional professional excellence, the Sloan-C Board of Directors confers the distinction upon individual members of the Sloan Consortium who have:
• Outstanding and extraordinary qualifications in the field of online learning;
• Significant experience in online learning or an allied field;
• A record of distinguished service to Sloan-C or the field; and
• Extraordinary contributions or leadership in the field of online learning.
Members of the 2013 class of Fellows have contributed to advancing quality, scale and breadth in online and blended education in areas represented by the Sloan-C Pillars of learning effectiveness, access, faculty and student satisfaction and scale. Come meet the Sloan-C Fellows at the Welcome Reception immediately following the Fellows Awards Presentation.
Eric E. Fredericksen, University of Rochester, "For exceptional national leadership in the development and advancement of online learning and for distinguished service to the Sloan Consortium." Christine Marie Geith, Michigan State University, "For outstanding leadership in promoting a wide array of technologies and policies needed to advance global online education." Tanya Joosten, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, "For exceptionally creative work in advancing blended and online learning in the K-12 and higher education environments." George Otte, City University of New York, "For energetic, exemplary promotion of online and blended education across the many campuses of the country’s largest public, urban university system." Bill Pelz, Herkimer County Community College, "For distinguished service to faculty development that is deeply rooted in his extraordinary enthusiasm for and belief in online teaching and learning." John Sener, Sener Learning, "For pioneering development of online degree programs and for his contributions as an innovative thought leader in the field of online education."
November 21, 2013 - 8:15am
November 21, 2013 - 8:15amDaphne Koller (Coursera, USA)Keynote AddressPacific Hall75 MinutesVirtual Session
We are at the cusp of a major transformation in higher education. In the past year, we have seen the advent of MOOCs - massively open online classes (MOOCs) - top-quality courses from the best universities offered for free. These courses exploit technology to provide a real course experience to students, including video content, interactive exercises with meaningful feedback, using both auto-grading and peer-grading, and rich peer-to-peer interaction around the course materials. We now see MOOCs from dozens of top universities, offering courses to millions of students from every country in the world. The courses start from bridge/gateway courses all the way through graduate courses, and span a range of topics including computer science, business, medicine, science, humanities, social sciences, and more. In this talk, I'll report on this far-reaching experiment in education, including some examples and preliminary analytics. I'll also discuss how this model can support a significant improvement in the learning experience for on-campus students, via blended learning, and provide unprecedented access to education to millions of students around the world.
November 21, 2013 - 9:40am
November 21, 2013 - 9:40amGrenville Gooder (Kaltura, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 635 MinutesVirtual Session
Video is revolutionizing education. Your institution is likely looking to expand blended learning, remote learning, on-demand personalized learning, competence based learning, MOOCs, flipped classrooms and social learning, all powered by video. Come learn how to plan and execute an effective media management solution for your campus.
November 21, 2013 - 9:40amBrigham Taylor (Brigham Young University - Idaho, USA)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionAsia 1Information Session 635 MinutesVirtual Session
Using innovative technology and 7 design concepts to successfully teach case studies online and asynchronously. Hostile business faculty embraced it and students responded.
November 21, 2013 - 9:40amJoshua Cohen (Ashford University, USA)Molly Molnar (Ashford University, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 1Information Session 635 MinutesVirtual Session
Ashford University discusses how its dashboard of online faculty behaviors identifies support needs and guides resource development.
November 21, 2013 - 9:40amEric Fredericksen (University of Rochester, USA)Andrew Wall (University of Rochester, USA)Leadership, Values and SocietyInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 2Information Session 635 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation will highlight the unique and supportive role that MOOC's played with advancing "traditional" online learning initiatives at a leading research university.
November 21, 2013 - 9:40amLisa Bloom (Western Carolina University, USA)Sharon Dole (Western Carolina University, USA)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 635 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will address online course design using the How People Learn framework for high level learning outcomes that involve collaboration, reflection, and problem solving.
November 21, 2013 - 9:40amStavroula Sokoli (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)Vasilios Delis (Computer Technology Institute & Press “Diophantus”, Greece)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 635 MinutesVirtual Session
Language learners engage in a motivating, hands-on activity: adding captions or voice recordings to a video clip.
November 21, 2013 - 9:40amRonald Berman (Grand Canyon University, USA)Henry Radda (Grand Canyon University, USA)Ted Cross (Grand Canyon University, USA)Student Services and Learner SupportInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 635 MinutesVirtual Session
An examination of the impact and value of a voluntary virtual community built for online students.
November 21, 2013 - 10:45am
November 21, 2013 - 10:45amKevin Kelly (Wiley Learning Institute, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 735 MinutesVirtual Session
Join us for a fun session where faculty and administrators will uncover the most pressing issues in online teaching and learning. The winning team will win one-year subscriptions to Wiley Learning Institute workshops!
November 21, 2013 - 10:45amJanet Poley (University of Nebraska, USA)Ray Schroeder (University of Illinois-Springfield, USA)Bob Hansen (UPCEA, USA)Ken Salomon (Thompson Coburn, USA)Christine Mullins (Instructional Technology Council (ITC), USA)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionAsia 1Information Session 7 & 8 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
2013 continues to be a year of "policy puzzlements" in the field. Will we see more clearly as we move closer to 2020? Ask the experts from the Sloan C supported National eLearning Alliance (NeLA) in this in depth session on the national and state policy environment, including the upcoming debate on the Higher Education ReAuthorization legislation.
November 21, 2013 - 10:45amFrank Mayadas (Sloan Foundation, USA)Jesus del Alamo (MIT, USA)Bruno Cinel (Thompson Rivers University, Canada)John Bourne (American Sentinel University, USA)Joe Skrivanek (State University of NY (SUNY) Purchase, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 1Information Session 7 & 8 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
This session is intended to update attendees about the current state of affairs in technology and practices that allow “real-world” experiences to the remote learner.
Pioneering Higher Education's Digital Future: An Evaluation of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Anytime, Anyplace Learning Program (1992-2012)November 21, 2013 - 10:45amAnthony Picciano (City University of New York, Hunter College, USA)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 2Information Session 7 & 8 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
This multimedia presentation reports on an evaluation of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation's Anytime, Anyplace Learning Program and includes results of surveys, interviews, and video commentary from grantors and grantees. It concludes with a critical comparison to the present state of external funding for online learning including venture philanthropy and corporate investing.
November 21, 2013 - 10:45amGail Matthews-DeNatale (Northeastern University, USA)Learning EffectivenessExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 7 & 8 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
What can students' ePortfolios tell us about the meaning they are making of our programs? How can we use this perspective to improve program design?
November 21, 2013 - 10:45amJ. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)Kurt Richter (University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 480 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
A major LMS upgrade presents faculty development centers with significant opportunities to consider how issues will play out in the realms of philosophical/pedagogical vs. mechanical/technological.
Categories of Disclosure: Understanding and Serving Students with Disabilities in the Online EnvironmentNovember 21, 2013 - 10:45amTerry Watson (Penn State University, USA)Jorge Trevino (Penn State University, USA)Student Services and Learner SupportInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 735 MinutesVirtual Session
The Categories of Disclosure allows you to understand your student with disabilities population and provide the necessary resources for them to be successful.
November 21, 2013 - 11:30am
November 21, 2013 - 11:30amLynne Koreman (Colloquy, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 835 MinutesVirtual Session
Marketing used to be an art with beautiful images and meaningful messages but couple that with data analytics and an internet that lets you track everything and now marketing has become a science too. The marriage of art and science has made marketing more powerful than ever in its ability to understand and drive interest in online programs. How do you find the right marketing creative, media mix, and tools to drive interest, ensure right fit of student to program and program to student, and prepare candidates for life as an online student?
Join a discussion not just about marketing and recruiting best practices but how to drive theory into action with real-world examples and case studies that allow you to drive qualified and prepared applicants into successful students who graduate.
This session will be relevant to online program directors, administrators, marketers, and recruiting and retention teams.
How Incorporating Gaming Into an Online Language Course Engages Students & Creates a Sense of BelongingNovember 21, 2013 - 11:30amCorrie Emery (Liberty University, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 835 MinutesVirtual Session
Online language learning has never been so fun. Join us for a hands-on demonstration of gaming in the online classroom.
November 21, 2013 - 12:05pm
November 21, 2013 - 12:05pmPacific Hall70 MinutesVirtual Session
The Sloan Consortium annual awards recognize excellence and effectiveness in online learning. Join us for lunch as we celebrate significant contributions to knowledge about asynchronous learning networks. Tickets for the Awards Luncheon ($12) are on sale at the Conference Registration Desk. All attendees and guests who wish to attend the Sloan-C awards luncheon must purchase a ticket. The conference organizers are covering the additional cost of lunch over the $12 ticket fee for attendees. If you do not plan to attend the Awards Luncheon, lunch will be on your own. Lunch tickets for non-registered guests of attendees are $40.
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November 21, 2013 - 1:15pm
November 21, 2013 - 1:15pmGwen Hall (American Public University System, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 935 MinutesVirtual Session
Course scheduling can be complicated and challenging with monthly class starts, future enrollment predictions, faculty workload considerations, and analytic reporting needs. American Public University System’s Automated Course Scheduling and Balancing System (ACBS) methodologically tracks, manages, and predicts scheduling requirements.
November 21, 2013 - 1:15pmSusan Ko (CUNY School of Professional Studies, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionAsia 1Information Session 935 MinutesVirtual Session
Examines a formal program of faculty peer mentoring for new online instructors, also presenting preliminary results of a study assessing the effectiveness of the program.
November 21, 2013 - 1:15pmPeter Shea (University at Albany, USA)Learning EffectivenessFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 1Information Session 9 & 10 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
This session reports on new study of online students in community colleges. Using a nationally representative sample from the Beginning Post Secondary Student Survey, we analyzed course taking patterns and conclude that community college students who enroll in some online courses have a small but significantly better chance of attaining a college credential than their classroom-only counterparts. Implications for policy and practice will be discussed.
November 21, 2013 - 1:15pmGary Miller (Sloan Consortium, USA) - Panel Co-ModeratorMichael Moore (Pennsylvania State University, USA) - Panel Co-ModeratorLawrence Ragan (Pennsylvania State University, USA)Ray Schroeder (University of Illinois Springfield, USA)Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield, USA)Meg Benke (Empire State College, USA)Wayne Smutz (UCLA Extension, USA)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 2Information Session 9 & 10 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
The authors of a new book on leadership in online learning discuss their perspectives on leadership issues in different Sloan-C Pillars of Quality.
November 21, 2013 - 1:15pmAmy McQuigge (SUNY Empire State College, USA)Open, Global, MobileExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 9 & 10 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
The Global Learning Qualifications Framework evaluates university-level learning acquired throughOpen Educational Resources. Based on international research, it provides structures to assess untethered learning.
Leveraging Mobile Devices to Engage Students and Improve Student Outcomes: Evidence From Hospitality EducationNovember 21, 2013 - 1:15pmAmy Gregory (University of Central Florida, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 9 & 10 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
Practical application to advance traditional instructional design practices to interactive student engagement methodologies using mobile devices.
November 21, 2013 - 1:15pmCarol McQuiggan (Penn State University - Harrisburg, USA)Lisa Byrnes (Pennsylvania State University, USA)Melissa Hicks (Pennsylvania State University, USA)Amy Roche (Penn State University, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 9 & 10 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
An online tool for faculty to self-assess their readiness to teach online has been updated to align with faculty competencies for online teaching.
November 21, 2013 - 2:00pm
November 21, 2013 - 2:00pmAdam Kloza (McGraw-Hill Education, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 1035 MinutesVirtual Session
Student success, teaching excellence, affordability, and an effective digital transformation path-these four principles build the foundation of McGraw-Hill Education's learning solutions. Come learn how adaptive learning software, lecture capture, eBook partnerships, course redesign, and more, are improving student readiness and retention, and advancing the quality of education.
November 21, 2013 - 2:00pmMichael Eskey (Park University, USA)Hank Roehrich (Park University, USA)Cathy L. Taylor (Park University, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionAsia 1Information Session 1035 MinutesVirtual Session
Increase of online learning has had a subsequent increase on cyber-bullying of faculty members by students. The presentation will include a plan for the problem.
November 22, 2013 - 8:15am
November 22, 2013 - 8:15amAnant Agarwal (edX & MIT, USA)Keynote AddressPacific HallFriday Keynote Address75 MinutesVirtual Session
Digital technology has transformed countless areas of life from healthcare to workplace productivity to entertainment and publishing. But education hasn’t changed a whole lot. EdX is a MOOC (massive open online course) initiative that aspires to reinvent education through online learning. EdX’s mission is to dramatically increase access to education for students worldwide through MOOCs on our platform, while substantially enhancing campus education in both quality and efficiency through blended models that incorporate online elements created by the edX team.
This talk will provide an overview of MOOCs and edX, and share student stories that reveal how they are increasing access to education worldwide. The talk will also discuss where MOOC technologies are headed, and how they can enhance campus education. Finally, the talk will provide some recent research results that will allow us to improve education online and on campus, and discuss how MOOCs might evolve in the future.
November 22, 2013 - 9:40am
November 22, 2013 - 9:40amHank Bowman (Adapt Courseware, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 1135 MinutesVirtual Session
Adapt Courseware is a comprehensive online curriculum resource that personalizes the education experience so you can achieve measurable learning outcomes, increased student retention and higher student and instructor satisfaction.
Online Instructional Self-Efficacy & Acceptance: Aligning Self-Efficacy, Attitudes, & Needs with Institutional GoalsNovember 22, 2013 - 9:40amRebecca Croxton (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)Anthony Chow (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionAsia 1Information Session 1135 MinutesVirtual Session
Meet the online teaching goals of your institution by building instructor self-efficacy to increase faculty acceptance of online learning.
November 22, 2013 - 9:40amKarla Jones (Harrison College, USA)Marshelia D. Harris (Indiana University Northwest, USA)Leadership, Values and SocietyInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 1Information Session 1135 MinutesVirtual Session
Build a seamless plan to bridge the activities between program conception, course development, and content delivery.
November 22, 2013 - 9:40amKathryn Green (Capella University, USA)Student Services and Learner SupportInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 2Information Session 1135 MinutesVirtual Session
This demonstration of Capella University's Readiness Center includes its uses for both prospects and students, data output, and use for predicting possible student success outcomes.
November 22, 2013 - 9:40amRuth Johnson (University of Houston-Downtown, USA)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 1135 MinutesVirtual Session
This study validated a motivation scale and demonstrated that intrinsic and extrinsic motivation for traditional and online education was similarly constructed for students and faculty.
A New Kind of Online Writing Lab: Using Multimedia and Video Game Resources to Support Beginning WritersNovember 22, 2013 - 9:40amCrystal Sands (Excelsior College, USA)Michael Winters (Valencia College, USA)Michelle Healy (Excelsior College, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 1135 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation will overview and demonstrate the multimedia Online Writing Lab at Excelsior College, which includes a writing process video game.
November 22, 2013 - 9:40amCatherine Delia (University of Rochester, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 1135 MinutesVirtual Session
A walkthrough of an iPad rollout initiative from deployment to pedagogy, with stops at logistics, student feedback, faculty challenges and content examples along the way.
November 22, 2013 - 10:50am
November 22, 2013 - 10:50amMikal Belicove (Today's Campus Magazine, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 1235 MinutesVirtual Session
Learn about 10 EdTech startups — identified by the editorial staff of Today's Magazine Magazine — that can help your college or university accelerate the pace of student learning, collaborate better, promote dual enrollment, empower students with new information, seed innovation and measure what works.
November 22, 2013 - 10:50amCourtney Moke (Deltak, USA)Lauren Wright (Deltak, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionAsia 1Information Session 1235 MinutesVirtual Session
Increase the impact of your online course design and delivery!
November 22, 2013 - 10:50amMeg Benke (Empire State College, USA)Todd A. Hitchcock (Pearson, USA)Marie Cini (University of Maryland University College, USA)Leadership, Values and SocietyFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 1Information Session 12 & 13 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation will focus on programmatic and institutional level assessment within four primary areas: Quality (including assessment tools such as the Quality Score Card and Next Generation Learning Assessment), Accreditation, Business Models (including systems and partnerships), and Policy (with a focus on regulation and change).
Don't Drop the Baton! Building a Foundation for Success Through Student Services for Online LearnersNovember 22, 2013 - 10:50amRuth Newberry (Duquesne University, USA)Kate DeLuca (Duquesne University, USA)Student Services and Learner SupportExtended Information SessionSouthern Hemisphere 2Information Session 12 & 13 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual SessionBest in Track
A Retention Relay Team! Duquesne University's C.O.M.F.O.R.T strategy keeps learners focused on learning, faculty on teaching, and everyone committed to the student's success.
Faculty Lessons Learned Teaching Adults in a Blended Program: Opportunities and Challenges MultipliedNovember 22, 2013 - 10:50amKaren Skibba (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 1235 MinutesVirtual Session
QualitativeResearch Study shares challenges and best practices teaching face-to-face, online, and hybrid course formats within a blended program. Advice for faculty and administrators offered.
November 22, 2013 - 10:50amJoseph Diamond (All Campus, USA)Kyle Shea (All Campus, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 1235 MinutesVirtual Session
Learn how using data-driven technologies can improve your student services, increase overall student enrollment and lead to better retention rates.
November 22, 2013 - 10:50amBeth Davis (PAR, USA)Karen Swan (University of Illinois- Springfield, USA)Denise Nadasen (UMUC, USA)Joel Hartman (University of Central Florida, USA)Learning EffectivenessFeatured SessionSouthern Hemisphere 5Information Session 12 & 13 (combined)80 MinutesVirtual Session
Analysis of very large data sets has become common practice to help organizations make predictions that assist performance and outcomes. From business to sports to police work “big data” is everywhere. The collection and analysis of large data sets is also increasingly common in higher education and learning analytics is becoming pervasive. This session will feature leaders in the field of learning analytics who will discuss their work on Gates and Kresge Foundation funded projects that seek to improve student success through large scale data analysis. The session will feature representatives from the national PAR project, and participants from the University of Illinois Springfield, the University of Maryland University College and the University of Central Florida who collectively serve more than 150,000 students. The panel will discuss how sharing data across institutions has led to better understanding of student needs and an emerging effort to develop inter-institutional intervention strategies that leverages this understanding to assist student performance and success.
November 22, 2013 - 11:35am
November 22, 2013 - 11:35amKristin McNary (Cengage Learning, USA)Vendor ShowcaseAmericas SeminarInformation Session 1335 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.
November 22, 2013 - 11:35amGigi Johnson (Maremel Institute, USA)Faculty and Professional Development & SupportInformation SessionAsia 1Information Session 1335 MinutesVirtual Session
UGC was "User Generated Content." Now "University-Generated Content" blossoms as universities become multimedia producers. What are the economics and challenges?
November 22, 2013 - 11:35amJoanna Palmer (Baker College & Center for Graduate Studies, USA)Tammy Mattison (Baker College, USA)Learning EffectivenessInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 3Information Session 1335 MinutesVirtual Session
Learn how to develop well rounded, career minded students through the integration of career focused components within course curriculum.
Engaging Learners Through Interactive Fiction: Developing the Historical Williamsburg Living NarrativeNovember 22, 2013 - 11:35amHap Aziz (University of Florida, USA)Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsInformation SessionSouthern Hemisphere 4Information Session 1335 MinutesVirtual Session
This paper examines the value of the Interactive Fiction game genre to facilitate engaging narrative in the teaching and learning environment.