The Sloan-C Online Research Education Symposia in 2012 is a series of 4 interactive presentations on research of critical importance to educators engaged in advancing online and blended education. The symposia will familiarize participants with the current research in each topic via multiple perspectives and emerging trends. Participants can pursue particular aspects of the topics via focused discussions and questions to the presenters.
The symposia will begin with an asynchronous two-week period for selected readings and activities. The two weeks prepare participants for the live, online meeting with panelists who will present the most important research and then engage in a conversation with participants. Panelists will support their perspectives with qualitative and quantitative evidence including institutional and pedagogical research.
After the panel, activities will center on discussion forums and the development of special interest communities where participants may collaborate on developing publications, conference presentations, or grant proposals.
The symposia will be online and at no cost for participants. The panel presentation will be in Blackboard Collaborate and recorded for future viewing.
A series of 4 interactive presentations on research of critical importance to educators engaged in advancing online and blended education.
DR. KAREN SWAN
Karen Swan is the James J. Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Illinois Springfield. Since receiving her EdD in Communication, Computing and Technology in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 1989, she has authored over 70 journal articles and book chapters, produced several hypermedia programs, and co-edited two books on educational technology topics. Read more.
DR. DONALD Z. SPICER
Donald Z. Spicer is currently the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO for the University System of Maryland. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Educause Center for Applied Research (ECAR). Read more.