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 - 12:45pmJeff 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.
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.
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 - 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 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).
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.