7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium - Wrap Up


Thank you to all our attendees for making this year's symposium a success. We had 700+ onsite and 1,000+ virtual attendees representing 47 states including D.C. and 23 countries. For attendees and for those who would like more information, enjoy these key streamed sessions, photos, stories, interviews and much more from our event in Dallas.


Mark your calendar now for next year's symposium on April 22 - 24, 2015 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, Dallas, TX.


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Virtual Package

Missed the 7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium? No problem – you can still gain access to over 70 recorded presentations to view at your convenience for one full year. Get your virtual package here.


Keynote Address

Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One's Own
April 9, 2014 - 4:00pm
Keynoter Jim Groom, University of Mary Washington, shares innovations that support the ethos of open environments for online teaching and learning. 

Plenary Panels

Igniting a Flame with Innovation and Intrapreneurship in the Online Learning Ecosystem
April 10, 2014 - 7:45am
Lead Presenter: Michael Staton (Learn Capital, USA)


Launch Pad Panel: Illuminating A New Ecosystem
April 10, 2014 - 8:15am
Panel Moderator: Michael Staton (Learn Capital, USA)
Presetners: Emily Foote (ApprenNet, USA), Kiran Kamity (Collaaj, Inc., USA), Ridvan Aliu (EDUonGo, USA), Lisa Dawley, Ph.D. (GoGo Labs, USA), Alex Selkirk (Ponder, USA), Brian Sowards (USEED, USA)


Mess in Online Education: How It Is, How It Should Be
April 11, 2014- 8:00am
Lead Presenters: Amy Collier (Stanford University, USA), Jen Ross (University of Edinburgh, UK)


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Onsite Interviews

Get the inside scoop on the event from key presenters, sponsors and Sloan-C executives in these on-site interviews.

Photo Galleries

Keynote Address

Exhibit Hall

Sloan-C/MERLOT Awards Luncheon


Award Winners

Congratulations to all our award winners! See the awards luncheon photo gallery.

Best in Track Award Winners

MERLOT Award Winners - Page coming soon

Effective Practice Winners



"The conference's focus on emerging technologies and the sound application of them provides attendees with a vast toolkit of options and inspiration!" - Ruth Newberry, PhD; Founder, Newberry & Associates Higher Ed Consulting
"Overall, great conference. Well organized with good use of space for networking. LOVED the dine-around feature. It was perfect if traveling alone!" - Tammy Jolley, Director of Educational Technology, Wesley Theological Seminary 


"Since the conference I have had more than three dozen conversations with interested users and have signed up a dozen schools for pilots. Thank you. In addition to the great leads the conference generated, I met a lot of wonderful people and learned a great deal about how we can improve our platform for the higher education community. Finally, the vibe was always positive - something that trickles from the top. Thank you for that as well." - Emily Foote, Co-Founder, ApprenNet LLC (Launch Pad Participant) 


Door Prize Winners - A Free Conference Registration


Shannon Field, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide - Provided by Academic Partnerships

Travis Kramer, CELT-Learning Technologies -  Provided by Atomic Learning

Kayla Peak, Tarleton State University - Provided by Canvas By Instructure

Kristina Schmid, Purdue/Columbia State - Provided by Kaltura

Shawn Wood, Mesa Community College -  Provided by BluDesygn Consulting

Ashley Allison, Tennessee Tech University - Provided by Grand Canyon University

Lisa Hammonds, Texas Wesleyan University - Provided by Link-Systems 


Social Media Fun! 

The conference hashtag #et4online, had 6,500 total mentions across Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr and Vine during the week of the conference. See the list of social media contest winners and list of Sloan-C Ninjas.


Special Blog 

#ET4Online 2014: A Year of Awakening? Effective strategies for teaching with emerging tech from Michelle Pacansky-Brock.