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10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop

10th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop
Milwaukee, United States
8 to 9 July 2013

This year’s conference theme, Trend to Blend: Lessons from the Field reflects a renewed interest in blended learning while emphasizing the importance of research and proven effective practices of the past decade in guiding our future. Although the field of blended learning is not new, we are witnessing a revival in interest around blended learning for a greater array of educational institutions working to improve the overall state of education in our society. Lessons are not only learned from our experiences in practice, but they are also learned from our research over the past decade, and they assist us in making decisions when it comes to strategy, implementation, pedagogy, research, and support. These lessons guide our institutions.

Our future is blended learning. There are many paths we can take to meet our goal in ensuring quality for students, and we need to explore the contingencies to make sound decisions in determining our roadmap. The changing landscape is evident in new terminology (flipped classrooms), new growth in sectors (k-12), and new financial support for blended programs (NGLC). This transformation reveals new ideas about blended learning. As a community, we look to research and evidence to assist us in answering these questions and to drive us into the blended learning future.

Now, with a decade of experience and knowledge, we look for opportunities to map our future by continuing to innovate and collaborate at the 10th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop providing an unforgettable experience.

Call for Presentations:
Our conference seeks proposals for workshops and presentations that specifically address the many facets of blended learning. We look to share best practices and persistent challenges in blended learning as they relate to pedagogy, learning activities, instructional design and course development, faculty development and training, student services, accessible learning opportunities, academic planning and strategy, and research through the assessment and evaluation of learning.
Proposals are requested in five tracks: teaching and learning, research, student support, faculty development and support, and leadership and administration. Proposals may be configured as workshops, information sessions, or posters.
Submit proposals at:
http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/blended/call-for-presentations

  • Proposals due by February 11, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance by March 24, 2013
  • Deadline for presenters to accept is April 7, 2013
  • Presentation schedule posted to the website by April 8, 2013
  • Early Bird registration deadline is May 6, 2013
  • Final date for abstract edits is May 6, 2013
  • Full presentation submission for conference proceedings by July 1, 2013

Registration:
Deadline for presenters to register: 4/07/2013
Early bird registration deadline: 4/07/2013
Registration deadline for attendees: 7/09/2013

Event website: http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/blended/welcome
Event Contact details: conference@sloanconsortium.org

Sloan-C Honours Effective Practices in Online and Blended Education

Sloan C

2012 Effective Practice Awards to be presented at 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, July 25-27, in Las Vegas.

The practices advance the goals of access, learning effectiveness, faculty and student satisfaction, and scalability.

Newburyport, MA (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), an association of individuals, institutions and organizations of higher education committed to quality online education, will present its 2012 Effective Practice Awards at the 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, July 25-27, in Las Vegas.

The winning 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 recipients of Sloan-C’s 2012 Effective Practice Awards are:

Integration of Technology Into Undergraduate Education via Cross-Disciplinary Pollination, Nancy Konigsberg Kerner, Brenda Gunderson (University of Michigan)

Comprehensive Online Student Support Services, Marwin Britto, Susan Rush (Lone Star College System)

A.R.G. – Creating Alternative Reality Games for the Classroom, Jeff D. Borden (Chaminade University, Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Northern Colorado)

The CUNY Academic Commons: Social Network as Hatchery, George Otte, Matt Gold, Boone Gorges, Michael Smith, Chris Stein (The City University of New York)

Cell Phones in the Classroom: Collaborative or Calamitous?, James May (Valencia College)

Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning: Taking the Classroom Experience Online, Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Randy Newbrough, Julie Banks, Tom Janke, Lorie Shuck, Lin Zhu, John Sours, Joshua Smith (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Florida International University, Purdue University)

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; 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 http://sloanconsortium.org/effective.

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