Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group Announces Diamond Sponsorship and Presentations at 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

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Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group announces sponsorship and presentations at Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning

We wholly support Sloan-C's mission to provide quality online education resources for the higher education community.

Distance learning services provider Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group is pleased to announce that they have again partnered with Sloan-C to be this year's Coast-to-Coast Diamond Sponsor. The sponsorship encompasses three conferences from the East to West Coasts, with representatives from Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group speaking or serving on expert panels at each conference.

"With the recent announcement of our merger, we are excited that the theme of this year's conference is 'stimulating new possibilities.' The strength of our new company will give us a better, long-term ability to assist our partners with the ever increasing possibilities in online learning." said Gloria Pickar, Group President and Chief Academic Officer. "We wholly support Sloan-C's mission to provide quality online education resources for the higher education community."

Embanet and Compass Knowledge Group recently announced a merger, creating a combined company that is positioned to provide an industry leading comprehensive suite of online learning services to universities and colleges.

The newly formed company partners with 31 academic institutions, including University of Southern California, University of Florida, Georgia Washington University, Boston University, University of Cincinnati, and Ohio University, to support more than 105 online degree and certificate programs.

As part of its diamond sponsorship, Embanet-Compass is also hosting the Sloan-C annual awards luncheon and will give several presentations throughout the conference including vendor showcases and a featured session on "Running Scalable Online Learning Operations" that will include Dr. Pickar on the panel.

About Compass Knowledge Group
Since 1993, Compass (http://www.compassknowledge.com) has been the pioneer and premier provider of distance learning services to prominent non-profit higher education institutions, helping them plan, implement, and operate successful online undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Compass provides the entire complement of online learning support services--including market research, program marketing, student recruitment, instructional design and technology, student retention support, faculty training and support, technical helpdesk, and online bookstore--enabling their partners to concentrate on delivering high-quality academics. Compass Knowledge Group's success is based on a history of predictable performance that far exceeds industry standards. Compass serves many colleges and universities including University of Cincinnati, Boston University, Ohio University, University of Florida, University of New England, Eastern Kentucky University, and Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences.

About Embanet, ULC
Founded in 1995, Embanet (http://www.embanet.com) is the world leader in providing a full range of online learning services to postsecondary educational institutions. Embanet preserves academic integrity and maximizes student enrollment and graduation by providing capital and expertise in program development, marketing and enrollment, student services and technology support. Embanet serves more than 50 colleges and universities, including many top research institutions, such as Vanderbilt University, University of Southern California, Boston University, George Washington University, Northeastern University, Ohio University, and Kent State University.

About the Sloan Consortium
The Sloan Consortium (http://sloanconsortium.org/aln) is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education. Sloan-C supports the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction.

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Phillip Stahle
Embanet-Compass Knowledge Group
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