Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sloan Consortium previews 2012 events

Thank you for a great year!

The Sloan Consortium would like to wish everyone a safe holiday season and a Happy New Year. We look forward to providing improved services and new benefits to our community in 2012.

2011 Highlights

In case you missed them, here are some highlights of 2011.

The Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs is a convenient, efficient way to measure and build quality programs.

The 9th Annual Survey of Online Learning: Going the Distance - Online Education in the United States, 2011 reveals that the number of students taking at least one online course has now surpassed 6 million. Now nearly one-third of all students in higher education are taking at least one online course.

The Sloan-C Institute added three new specializations to the Sloan-C Certificate Program. Participants can now choose to specialize in accessibility, mobile learning, and social media. Learn more about the program here.

Four issues of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning (JALN) were published and focused on blended learning, for-profit institutions, military leadership, and the impact of learning technology.

The 17th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning experienced a record breaking attendance of 1,488 onsite and 600 virtual attendees. View the photo gallery.

Webinars were made free to all members. Take a look at the 2012 schedule.

Did your organization join Sloan-C in 2011? Remember to take advantage of the many free resources available to members. Check here to see if your organization is a member and follow the directions on the page on how to set up or affiliate an account with your organization.
Coming in 2012

The New Year brings new and exciting changes to the Sloan Consortium.

The Sloan-C Member Catalog of Online Programs
Sloan-C regionally accredited institutions are invited to list their online programs. The programs will also be visible in the Catalog which visitors may search by discipline, degree level, and institution.

The 2012 Sloan-C Online Education Research Symposium Series - Free
Sloan-C Online announces the 2012 Research Symposia, an online series of 4 virtual, interactive presentations on research of critical importance to educators engaged in advancing online and blended education. The symposia will familiarize participants with the current research in each of 4 areas via multiple perspectives and emerging trends. Participants can pursue particular aspects of the topics via focused discussions and questions to the presenters. Starts in January of 2012!

New workshop topics in the 2012 workshop schedule. The Sloan-C Institute Team has been hard at work scheduling and gathering experts from around the country to create an exciting roster of workshops. The workshop schedule can now be sorted by date, title, level, and track.

Join us at one of our face-to face events:

9th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop: Perfecting the Blend
April 23-24, 2012
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Early bird registration open!

5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning
July 25-27, 2012
The Venetian | Palazzo Resort - Las Vegas, Nevada
Call for presentations open until March 5, 2012.

18th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning
October 10-12, 2012
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Save the date!

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