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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

2012 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning Session Types

The conference provides several session types:


Information Session (35 minutes)

Give a 35 minute presentation in which you (and your co-presenters, if applicable) share information related to one of the learning tracks. Each 35 minute session should include a 25–30 minute presentation and 5–10 minutes for questions, answers, and discussion with the audience.



Extended Information Session (80 minutes)

This session format may be more suitable for a group of 3 or more presenters for an in-depth discussion of a particular topic. You will engage the audience with a 65–70 minute presentation plus 10–15 minutes for questions, answers, and discussion with the audience. These presentations should address a single topic from multiple perspectives. Inter-institutional panel proposals are encouraged.


Poster Session

 

Design a poster to share the main points of your research results or program related to a learning track. You will participate in a display of your electronic poster for one 90-minute session dedicated to poster presentations only. Poster presentations provide the opportunity for you to both expand your audience and interact individually with interested viewers. We will provide a small table for your laptop and power to the table, but there will be no display boards.


All posters are presented simultaneously during a 90-minute Welcome Reception and Poster Session. During the poster presentation session, attendees will freely move between presentations to view your work and talk with you 1:1 about your findings.
 
Poster sessions at Sloan-C conferences are now conducted electronically. Rather than providing display boards for printed posters, Sloan-C will provide a table for your laptop and any handouts you may have. Presentations should be made via Powerpoint or other method on your computer. Because you will constantly have attendees stopping by your table, we recommend you keep your presentation down to a few slides (5-6 seems to work well) that can be easily restarted as new viewers come by. You will also have wireless internet access, so that should an attendee want to delve further into your session topic with you, websites and other information can be easily accessed by you.  Please note that computers are not provided. Each presenter must bring his own laptop. Because of the length of the session, we will provide electricity to your table so that your laptop remains fully charged. Set-up time will be emailed to poster presenters as we get closer to the conference.

 

Pre-Conference Workshop

(Half Day - 3 hours; Full Day- 6 hours )

Design an interactive group session related to a specific area of focus that will provide tangible “take-away” information and engage the audience for either a 3 hour or 6 hour session, depending on the length needed for the workshop. Each workshop session should include time for hands-on group activities as well as questions, answers, and discussion with the audience. Final determination of workshop length will be made by the Program Chair.
 

 

*NOTE: THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER OF FULL-LENGTH 80 MINUTE PRESENTATIONS THAT CAN BE ACCOMMODATED. THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE MAKES THE FINAL DECISION ON THE SESSION LENGTH (35 MINUTES OR 80 MINUTES) THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP PRESENTATION IS ASSIGNED. THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE PRESENTATION TYPE FROM THE TYPE ORIGINALLY REQUESTED BY THE PRESENTER IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE MORE PARTICIPATION.

 

Best-in-Track Selection: Each accepted presentation is eligible to be considered within its assigned track for the “Best-in-Track” Award. Track Chairs who are experts in this field are charged with selecting the Best-in-Track session for their particular track. Each Best-in-Track selection is reviewed and approved by the Program Chair and Conference Chair. Best-in-Track Award recipients will be notified prior to the conference and will be recognized with a certificate of achievement at the conference.