Sloan-C Announces ‘Best-in-Track’ Sessions for the Upcoming 5th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium

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Outstanding session proposals will be recognized during a ceremony at the conference, which takes place July 25-27, in Las Vegas.

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While we have received excellent proposals across all six tracks, those selected for Best-in-Track designation represent exceptional submissions.

The Sloan Consortium today announced “Best-in-Track” sessions, recognizing exceptional speaker submissions for the 5th Annual Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, which takes place July 25-27, at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Conference Chair Shari Smith noted, "While we have received excellent proposals across all six tracks, those selected for Best-in-Track designation represent exceptional submissions. Best-in-Track proposals were highly rated by our team of reviewers and truly address the conference mission to emphasize innovation and inventive uses of technology designed to improve teaching and learning online. We wish to offer our thanks and congratulations to these speakers for their vital contributions to the conference and to the field of online learning at large."

The 2012 Best-in-Track sessions and speakers are:

  •     Learning and Data Analytics: “What Do Unsuccessful Online Students Want Us to Know?: Monroe CC's Online Retention Student Survey Results,” Marie Fetzner, Monroe Community College.
  •     Digital Learning Environments and Communities: “Transform Online Student Engagement: See the Future with KnowU – Where Social Meets Learning,” Dennis Trinkle, Jason Stele and Kevin Hesler, Harrison College.
  •     Innovation in Media and Tools: “Online Learning Objects: Affecting Change through Cross-Disciplinary Practices and Open Technologies,” Emily Rodgers, Steven Lonn and Frank Kelderman, University of Michigan.
  •     Faculty and Student Development: “Technology That Improves Instructor Presence in Online Courses,” Courtney Moke and Lauren Wright, Deltak.
  •     Evidence-Based Learning and Reflection: “ePortfolios Work – and We Can Prove It!,” Tracey Richardson, Pamela Lehr and Amy Berger, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
  •     Accessible Learning for All: “Integrating Accessibility Best Practices into Online Courses Through the Learning Management System (LMS): A Test Case,” Jennifer Pontano and Dan Allen, Drexel University.

Best-in-Track sessions will be recognized during a luncheon ceremony at the conference. The presentation schedule and descriptions of Best-in-Track sessions may be viewed at http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2012/et4online/best.

Information about the 5th Annual Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, including registration links for onsite and virtual attendance, is available at http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2012/et4online/welcome.

About Sloan-C
The Sloan Consortium 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 education. For more information, visit http://www.sloanconsortium.org.

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