Sloan-C Honors Effective Practices in Online and Blended Education

October 18, 2011 - 8am
2011 Effective Practice Awards to be presented Nov. 11 at the 17th Annual International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Oct. 18, 2011)— The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), an association of individuals, institutions and organizations of higher education committed to quality online education, will present its 2011 Effective Practice Awards at the 17th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning on November 11, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.
These practices were selected for recognition because they provide evidence of innovation and replicability. The practices advance the goals of access, learning effectiveness, faculty and student satisfaction and scalability.
The 2011 Effective Practice Award winners are:
·         bPortfolios: Blogging for Reflective Practice, by David Wicks, Andrew Lumpe, Henry Algera, Kris Gritter, Helen Barrett and Janiess Sallee, Seattle Pacific University
·         Continual Reinforcement and Practice Enhance Learner Success, by Jen Krueger and Kolleen Barnes, Cuyahoga Community College
·         Open Content and Courses: Food Safety Resources for Developing Countries, by Karen Vignare, Gwyn Shelle, Sunnie Kim, Deepa Thiagarajan, Leslie Bourquin, Michigan State University
·         UCF's Online Faculty Readiness Assessment, by Tom B. Cavanagh, University of Central Florida
The Sloan-C Effective Practice Awards Selection Committee members are Darrell Naylor-Johnson, Vice President for SCAD eLearning, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD); Alexandra M. Pickett, Associate Director, State University of New York, SUNY Learning Network; C. DeWitt Salley, Jr., Consultant; Shari McCurdy Smith, Associate Director, Center for Online Research and Service, University of Illinois, Springfield; Kaye Shelton, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, Lamar University; and Janet C. Moore, Chief Knowledge Officer, The Sloan Consortium, non-voting committee chair.
Details about the awards are available at  
Information about the 17th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning is available at
About Sloan-C
The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education. Membership in the Sloan Consortium provides knowledge, practice, community, and direction for educators. Originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan-C is now a non-profit, member sustained organization. Join with Sloan-C to lead higher education in meeting social needs for affordable access, quality innovations, and teaching and learning excellence.
Sloan-C Contact:
Janet C. Moore
Chief Knowledge Officer
The Sloan Consortium