Embanet Speaks at Upcoming Sloan-C Conference on Online Learning

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Multi-dimensional Assessment for eLearning; Traditional and Social Assessment Models

Embanet ULC, a leading online education partner to a growing number of esteemed colleges and universities, is pleased to announce Dr. Thomas Downey, Chief Academic Officer for Embanet will be presenting at The Fourteenth Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning, "The Power of Online Learning: Improving Learning in a Networked World" in Orlando, FL from November 5 - 7, 2008.

His paper "Multi-dimensional Assessment for eLearning; Traditional and Social Assessment Models" will examine current and future research Embanet is conducting with its eLearning partners to advance assessment models for eLearning.

"I was pleased to be selected to speak at such a prestigious event on this important topic addressing assessment in eLearning. Embanet has dedicated time and resources to research new models of assessment in order to improve the eLearning experience for their university clients. ELearning offers novel modes of virtual interaction for students today which presents new challenges in assessment. New models for assessment are essential to validate the effectiveness of eLearning and to advance the acceptance of virtual instructional delivery. Embanet is committed to advance the professionalism of eLearning through research and development of new Instructional Design and Technology solutions."

The Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning brings together practitioners and researchers, administrators, instructional designers, faculty developers, library and support people, instructors, and students to try to make sense of the fast growing and rapidly changing field of online and blended learning. The Sloan-C International Conference is dedicated to the sharing of the latest information on research findings, current practice, emerging trends, and promising new technologies.

About Embanet
Founded in 1995, Embanet is a leading, full service provider of online program design and development, marketing enrollment and technology support services for postsecondary educational institutions. Embanet works with partner schools to help them develop and expand their online graduate and undergraduate programs and provides superior support services that result in industry-leading graduation rates. Embanet's fully hosted e-learning solutions include a tier 1 data center, 24/7/365 technical support, course development, implementation services, system integration and faculty recruitment and training. For more information on Embanet visit http://www.embanet.com.

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