July 8, 2014 - 1:00pmLaurie Dringus (Nova Southeastern University, USA)Blended Models and Course DesignFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EInformation Session 150 MinutesVirtual Session
The presentation highlights a 5-year study of blended learning initiatives in computer science courses and reflections on the challenges and sustainability of blended learning.
July 8, 2014 - 3:30pmNancy Hale (Pace University, USA)Barbara Farrell (Pace University, USA)Susan Kannel (CAEL, USA)Frank Mayadas (Sloan Foundation, USA)Kathleen Ives (The Sloan Consortium, USA)Nelson Baker (Georgia Tech, USA)Carissa Little (Stanford University, USA)Featured SessionGovernor's Square 16Information Session 2 & 3 (combined)110 Minutes
This session is in two parts. In the first, you will learn about the introduction of Academic/Corporate Online Learning Special Interest Group (A/COL). A significant percentage of Sloan-C member institutions are involved in providing educational programs and other services to corporations. Some colleges and universities have long-established relationships with a corporation (or group of corporations) and are quite skilled in corporate dealings; others wish to build up such relationships. To that end, Sloan-C seeks to set up an Academic/Corporate Online Learning Special Interest Group (A/COL) for the purpose of amplifying and enhancing these interactions and specifically generating new ones.
In the second part of the session, you will participate in small group discussions to begin sharing effective practices, establishing new relationships, and determine ways you can leverage A/COL resources to enhance or create new programs.
July 8, 2014 - 3:30pmMark Milliron (Civitas Learning, USA)Marie Cini (University of Maryland University College, USA)Joel L. Hartman (University of Central Florida, USA)Alexandra Pickett (SUNY, USA)Faculty Development & Student SupportFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EInformation Session 250 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will be an interactive dialogue about the promise and pitfalls playing out as student success innovation continues.
July 8, 2014 - 4:30pmCindy Elliott (Fort Hays State University, USA)Institutional Leadership and StrategyFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EInformation Session 350 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation will share how Fort Hays State University (FHSU) launched and continues to maintain successful blended dual bachelor's degrees with two Chinese partners.
July 9, 2014 - 9:10amDavid Kuntz (Knewton, USA)Teaching & Learning EffectivenessFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EInformation Session 450 MinutesVirtual Session
David Kuntz will discuss the power of adaptive learning, analyzing how teachers can use emerging technology to differentiate instruction for students in a blended environment.
July 9, 2014 - 10:10amJennifer Maddrell (Old Dominion University, US)Blended Models and Course DesignFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EInformation Session 550 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will explore the course design of e-service-learning to engage students in the real-world application of course content within blended learning environments.
Universal Design For Instruction: Tools, Strategies, and Pedagogical Practices for Blended ClassroomsJuly 9, 2014 - 11:20amManju Banerjee (Landmark College, USA)Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki (Landmark College, USA)Faculty Development & Student SupportFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EInformation Session 650 MinutesVirtual Session
Blended learning has emerged as a model of effective teaching for students, outperforming both traditional and fully online approaches. However, blended classrooms are not always accessible to all students because of design shortcoming that do not address the diversity of student learning needs. While there have been significant strides in improving physical access to online and face-to-face content, tools and strategies that support cognitive access and communication access are not commonly used. This session will provide an overview of e-Tools and pedagogical practices grounded in Universal Design for Instruction that can be used to support all students in the blended classroom.