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eLearn Magazine: A Recap of the 18th Annual Sloan Consortium Conference on Online Learning


New Issue of JALN released, featuring 2011 Best in Track Award Winners.


Creating an Institutional Culture that Embraces Accessibility and Supports Online Student Success  - By Kristen Betts, Director of Online and Blended Learning, Armstrong Atlantic State University. Kristen Betts will be presenting “From Compliance to Culture: Building an Effective Infrastructure to Support Accessibility and Online Student Success” on October 11, 2012.


Online and On the Move - By Emily Boles, Senior Instructional Developer, University of Illinois, Springfield. Ray Schroeder will be presenting "Online and On the Move: Mobile Online Learning" on October 10, 2012.

Conference News

Today's Campus Highlights Sloan-C Annual Conference in Nov-Dec Issue

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Watch the keynote and plenary recordings:

Keynote Address: Democratizing Higher Education
Sebastian Thrun, VP & Fellow Google

Plenary Panel: Evolution or Revolution? What's Happening with Traditional Online Learning?
Jeff Young (The Chronicle of Higher Education, US) - Panel Moderator
Jose Cruz (The Education Trust, US)
Alan Drimmer (University of Phoenix, US)
Jack Wilson (University of Massachusetts, US)

Plenary Address: Citizen Science - Authentic Participation in Research
Arfon Smith (Citizen Science-Adler Planetarium, US)

Press Release: October 9, 2012
Sonic Foundry Partners with the Sloan Consortium to Webcast International Conference on Online Learning

Best in Track Awards Winners Announced. Read the Press Release.

Call for Presentations for the 2013 conference will open in February 2013.

Check out last year's conference.


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22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Inverted Classroom Tools and Best Practices for Blended and Online

Nicholas Langlie (Longwood University, US)
Jeannine Perry (Longwood University, US)
Jenny Quarles (Longwood University, US)
Session Information
October 11, 2012 - 4:30pm
Learning Effectiveness
Areas of Special Interest: 
Blended Learning
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
Session Type: 
Poster Session
Northern Hemisphere B/C/D
Session Duration: 
90 Minutes

How to use inverted classroom pedagogy to create rich and engaging content, communication activities, assessments and student application opportunities in blended and online courses.

Extended Abstract

Join us for an overview of how to use inverted classroom pedagogy to create rich and engaging content, communication activities, assessments and student application opportunities in blended and online courses. We will provide best practices for how to best use synchronous and asynchronous technology tools to meet the objectives of your courses, particularly using web conferencing tools like Blackboard Collaborate, etc.

For example, you have developed great content for your students to interact with; what will you have them do with it or each other to retain new knowledge and apply it to their lives? How can you engage students to work together to learn from one another? How can you take on a facilitative role to better serve your students? What tools can you use to empower and enable your students to thrive, which are also aligned to the objectives of the course?

We will explore this and more.

Description of the presentation:
We will provide an overview of inverted classroom pedagogy and highlight best practices and real world examples for to apply this in blended and online environments successfully.

This session will highlight examples of live classes that have been taught using technology tools to implement inverted classroom pedagogy, including what worked well and did not, in addition to a great number of best practices.

Relevance: Often, faculty are provided technology tools with little to no context. This presentation seeks to provide context for how to use these tools thoughtfully and with sound pedagogy that emphasizes student application.