OLC Series Books

Sloan-C Series

The Sloan Consortium Series of books on online education are based on collaborative Sloan Consortium workshops of invited educators, convened by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. These peer-reviewed case studies present a wealth of inside information about the strategies successful programs are using to improve learning effectiveness, cost effectiveness, access, and student and faculty satisfaction. These elements of quality constitute the mission of the Sloan Consortium: to make education a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines.

 

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Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, Volume 6 in the Sloan-C Series (2004) -PDF Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, Volume 6 $15.00


Online education has become the leading modality for distance education, and academic leadership expects online enrollment to grow as much as 25% per year. Thus, a central challenge to the nation is how to engage communities to make education “an ordinary part of everyday life....

Elements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, Wisdom from the Sloan Consortium -PDF lements of Quality Online Education: Engaging Communities, Wisdom from the Sloan $15.00


The nineteen papers in this volume portray organizations that are negotiating the simultaneous demands of tradition, the status quo, and the transformation of higher education. These wisdom papers include views on the ways assessment guides improvement; on the potential of blended...

Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream, Volume 5 in the Sloan-C series (2003) -PDF Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream, Volume 5 $15.00


In the ten years since the inception of the Sloan Consortium, the field of online learning has entered the mainstream of higher education, making online learning a core ingredient of tomorrow’s educational paradigms. Now that digital natives are coming of age, the blending of on-...

Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream: Wisdom from the Sloan Consortium -PDF Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream: Wisdom from the Sloan $15.00


Of value to practitioners in the full range of educational contexts, the sixteen wisdom papers in this collection include perspectives ranging from programs and institutions to effective practices to insights about the future of higher education as new models emerge that will improve...

Elements of Quality Online Education: Practice and Direction (2002) -PDF Elements of Quality Online Education: Practice and Direction (2002) $15.00


Elements of Quality Online Education: Practice and Direction, Volume 4 in the Sloan-C series (2002) provides an overview of the status of online education, examples of effective practices, and directions for research and development. Volume 4 also addresses these questions: What...

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Blended Learning: Research Perspectives Blended Learning: Research Perspectives $75.00

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At the nexus of education and technology, blended learning is growing rapidly. Integrating face-to-face and online learning, blending can enhance learning and optimize seat time. How can blending transform today...

Elements of Quality Online Education, Volume 3 in the Sloan-C Series (2001) Elements of Quality Online Education, Volume 3 in the Sloan-C Series (2001) $34.95

Elements of Quality Online Education, Volume 3 in the Sloan-C Series, is a groundbreaking study of important questions about quality in online learning from the perspectives of private, for-profit, and research university and college practitioners. What do learners like and dislike about online...

Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream: Wisdom from the Sloan Consortium (2003) Elements of Quality Online Education: Into the Mainstream: Wisdom from the Sloan $35.00

Of value to practitioners in the full range of educational contexts, the sixteen wisdom papers in this collection include perspectives ranging from programs and institutions to effective practices to insights about the future of higher education as new models emerge that will improve learning...

Online Education, Volume 1: Learning Effectiveness and Faculty Satisfaction (1999) Online Education, Volume 1: Learning Effectiveness and Faculty Satisfaction (199 $39.95

An anthology of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation funded case studies on learning effectiveness and faculty satisfaction in online education at an array of universities and colleges. Fourteen case studies examine critical issues involved in online education- how well people learn and how satisfied...

Online Education, Volume 2: Learning Effectiveness, Faculty Satisfaction, and Cost Effectiveness (2000) Online Education, Volume 2: Learning Effectiveness, Faculty Satisfaction, and Co $34.95

Volume 2 of Online Education focuses on Learning Effectiveness, Faculty Satisfaction and Cost Effectiveness from the perspectives of pioneer colleges and universities with fully online degree programs. 12 case studies examine critical issues involved in online education-how well people learn,...