Our Course Facilitators & Mentors
Certificate Program Facilitators
Scott Hamm is currently the Director of Mobile Learning Research at Abilene Christian University. Currently directs the Mobile Learning Research for ACU and teaches in the graduate education program. His background is in instructional design and has been teaching in Higher Ed for the past 15 years. Scott also serves as Faculty in the Sloan-C Certificate Program and Mobile Learning Mastery Series Faculty.
Angela Velez-Solic, Ph.D., has 15 years experience teaching in higher education, 7 years online teaching experience and 5 years of training and support of online faculty. She specializes in instructional design, training faculty to teach online, growing online initiatives at hesitant campuses, and promoting quality teaching in traditional, blended, and online environments. Angela is new to Sloan-C and currently serves as a content developer for workshops. She will be facilitating the Learner Diversity workshop she also developed.
Certificate Program Mentors
Renee M. Cicchino
David C. Mohr
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Ellen Marie Murphy is an experienced educator and administrator in the field of Open and Distance Education. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Blended and Online Constituent Group at Educause, and is a member of the Advisory Committee on Teaching & Learning. She is a regular speaker, trainer, and consultant on Instructional Design, Moodle, Mahara, Assessment Strategies, ePortfolios and other instructional technologies. She is the author of the Mahara 1.4 Cookbook. Currently, she serves as the Director of Online Curriculum at SUNY Empire State College.
He currently facilitates Sloan-C Workshops: Using Online Learning Strategically to Improve Educational Quality (April) and Using the Quality Matters Rubric to Improve Your Online Course (December)
After several years providing technical support and training for faculty in a new on-line masters program, she now assists students, faculty, and staff in using assistive technology effectively in both on-ground and on-line learning environments. She also teaches courses in universal course design for the UMass instructional design program and a course on technology for special education at the University of southern Maine.
Valerie has been a member of the Sloan Consortium since 2009 and has presented at numerous International Consortium meetings. She facilitates workshops in making content accessible and how the Americans with disabilities Act informs the inclusiveness of distance-based teaching. She also consults on issues of accessibility for Sloan-C and is the 2010 recipient of the Sloan Consortium President’s Special Award for outstanding achievement by an individual in the field of on-line learning.
Laurie G. Hillstock
Sloan-C Content Development Consultants
Laurie G. Hillstock
Sloan-C Annual Survey of Online Learning
Jeff Seaman, Ph.D.
The Sloan Consortium is committed to ensuring its online educational offerings are useable and accessible by individuals of different backgrounds. To that end, we maintain an ongoing collaboration with two individuals who are experts in the field. Janie Jarrow, Ph.D. helps to ensure conference activities are accessible to all attendees and Valerie Haven provides instructional design accessibility consulting for the Sloan-C Institute. Additionally, both Janie Jarrow and Valerie Haven facilitate workshops on various topics of accessibility in online education.
Should you have questions or would like to request an accommodation for a conference or workshop, please contact us at email@example.com.
Workshops and Webinars
Linda Enghagen is an attorney and Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her teaching career began in distance learning when she first taught Engineering Law & Ethics as part of the university’s Video Instructional Program in 1984. In 1990, she became the first woman to receive an Outstanding Instructor Award from National Technological University, which also offered her course. In 2002, she received a second Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Food & Natural Resources at the University of Massachusetts.
Professor Enghagen teaches cyberlaw at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and developed a corporate training program entitled Information Technology and the Law: Software, the Internet and E-mail in conjunction with the PBS Business & Technology Network. Her scholarly contributions related to intellectual property are directed to the needs of faculty members. Her publications include two books, Technology and Higher Education: Approaching the 21st Century and Fair Use Guidelines for Educators, as well as numerous articles such as Fair Use in an Electronic World and Copyright Law and Fair Use—Why Ignorance Isn’t Bliss. She also developed a pamphlet entitled Educators, Technology and the Law: Common Questions/Direct Answers and a brochure entitled Legal Literacy in the Information Age—Ten (easy to understand) Rules of Thumb. In addition, she has been a guest commentator on a local NPR affiliate where she discussed copyright piracy in a piece entitled Napster Worries Me. She is also a copyright expert for the Sloan Consortium and regularly delivers lectures and workshops on copyright law as it relates to educational settings.