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Sloan-C View, Perspectives in Quality Online Education

Sloan-C View, Perspectives in Quality Online Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

The FIPSE-funded Quality Matters (QM) project is creating an inter-institutional continuous improvement model for assuring the quality of online courses. To characterize quality, QM first turned to the research literature and national standards. QM teams identified 40 elements, distributed across eight broad standards, shown to positively impact student learning. These elements were then incorporated into a web-based rubric and weighted from 1 to 3, where 1 is important and 3 is essential. 

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It is particularly important that assessment of online programs be done my educators trained in online teaching and learning. 

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SPECIAL CONFERENCE EDITIO Sloan-C Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Online Learning

SPECIAL CONFERENCE EDITIO Sloan-C Symposium on Emerging Technologies in Online Learning | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

HIGHLIGHTS FROM:

6th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning

A conference devoted to the emerging and innovative uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online 

 Las Vegas, Nevada April 9-11, 2013

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I enjoyed attending this symposium. The size was just right, about 800 with a wide variety of presentations and ideas.  This site provides you with a strong archive of those presentations. 


I always ask myself what is one strong 'take away' from all this exposure to emerging tech.  Honestly, very little of what I learned was new, but I was struck by the prediction that Gesture Based computing would be a major part of the near future.  


One more interesting technology to track! 

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Sloan’s 5 Pillars of Quality Online Education

Sloan’s 5 Pillars of Quality Online Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

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A Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs | The Sloan Consortium®

A Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs | The Sloan Consortium® | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

This scorecard is for measuring and quantifying elements of quality within online education programs in higher education. It is an easy-to-use tool for online administrators for program evaluation. By evaluating each of the respective quality indicators within the established categories, an online administrator can determine strengths and weaknesses of their program. The identification of the weaknesses can be used to support program improvement and strategic planning initiatives. The scorecard could also be used to demonstrate to accrediting bodies, elements of quality within the program as well as an overall level of quality.


The scorecard contains 70 quality indicators--each indicator is worth up to three points. The administrator will determine at what level their program meets the intent of the quality indicator after examining all procedures and processes.

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The Twitter Guide to the 2011 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning | Knewton Blog

The Twitter Guide to the 2011 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning | Knewton Blog | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

At a conference like the Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning November 9-11, 2011, tweeting is an integral part of the agenda.


Heading to Disney World for the 17th Annual Meeting and want to make sure you stay connected? Here’s a list of Twitter feeds to keep an eye on.


We’ve put all these accounts and more onto this handy Twitter list for your convenience: http://twitter.com/#!/Knewton/sloan-c-conference-2011

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New Council to Develop Standards, Best Practices for Online Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

New Council to Develop Standards, Best Practices for Online Learning - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Carnegie Mellon University is convening a high-powered consortium of educators, researchers, and technology-company executives that will spearhead efforts to develop standards and promote best practices in online education.

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It will be interesting to see what this consortium can add to the work already done by the Sloan-C Quality Matters research.  When the day comes I'll set these new standards side by side with QM and look for overlaps and perhaps some interesting differences!

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Sloan Consortium Institute - Call for 2013 Workshop Proposals | The Sloan Consortium

Sloan Consortium Institute - Call for 2013 Workshop Proposals | The Sloan Consortium | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Sloan Consortium Institute - Call for 2013 Workshop Proposals


The Sloan-C Institute is holding a call for workshop proposals for 2013 (or, based on workshop schedule openings, we may also consider additional workshops for 2012). Sloan-C workshops are an integral component toward helping faculty and institutions improve the quality, scale and breadth of online education.


Please note that all individuals submitting proposals must be Sloan-C Members (individual or institutional) in order to be considered

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Wake Up! It's Time for an Online Learning Reality Check

Wake Up! It's Time for an Online Learning Reality Check | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
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Our GETinsight blog and complementary videos, VoiceThreads, and webinars deliver effective real-world strategies for employing digital and social media to transform schools--innovative practical steps that work on the ground to foster 21st-century learning environments. Explore the blog and comment to connect with GETinsight experts Ewan McIntosh and Michelle Pacansky-Brock.
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Wake Up! It’s Time for an Online Learning Reality Check


Nov 15, 2011
by: Michelle
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This month, I attended the 17th Annual Sloan-C Conference for Online Learning in Orlando, Florida (U.S.), and, as I reflect on my experience, I am both excited and energized about the future landscape of higher education — but I’m also concerned about whether colleges and universities are prepared for the major shifts upon us.

 

While there’s no way to predict the future, trends and data from the past are our most reliable guides. Each year, Sloan-C shares an exceptional report, produced by the Babson Research Group, that provides a snapshot of online learning enrollments and leadership perspectives in the United States. This is an invaluable resource to any college leader, faculty, staff, or student anywhere in the world — as we are all in this paradigm shift together. The report can be used as an opportunity to take the pulse of online trends, engage in dialogue at your local campus about how to best plan for the future, or as a model for developing a similar survey within your region or system.
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Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011 | The Sloan Consortium | Infographic

Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011 | The Sloan Consortium | Infographic | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

 

The ninth annual survey, a collaborative effort between the Babson Survey Research Group and the College Board, is the leading barometer of online learning in the United States. Based on responses from over 2,500 academic leaders, the complete survey report, "Going the Distance: Online Education in the United States, 2011"

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