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8th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium

April 22-24, 2015 | Dallas, TX | Sheraton Dallas Hotel

 

12th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop

July 7-8, 2015 | Denver, CO | Sheraton Denver Downtown

 

21st Annual OLC International Conference

October 14-16, 2015 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort

About

How do we improve student learning? How do we support our students and provide them access to a quality education? How do we develop new opportunities and overcome our limited resources?

Institutions of higher education around the world are using blended learning to enhance student learning, facilitate student access, meet instructional and institutional goals, and find solutions for diminishing resources. Faculty members and instructional designers use the blended mode to enrich teaching and learning. Administrators strategically incorporate blended programs in order to help fulfill their institutions' missions and goals. Students draw on blended offerings to take advantage of the flexibility and to improve their time to degree.

Join your colleagues at the 9th Annual Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, Perfecting the Blend, as we problem-solve, exchange ideas, and explore effective strategies about blended learning. The conference provides the opportunity for instructors and faculty members, instructional designers, student advisors, administrative leaders, and researchers to share best practices, strategic considerations, models of practice, and challenges revealed through our experiences in practice and research.

Attendees will be able to attend two days of sessions including interactive workshops, information sessions, poster sessions, a plenary session, and a keynote address, all focused on instructional practices, academic planning, faculty development, and assessment/evaluation.

The Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference and Workshop provides the opportunity for attendees to engage with one another throughout this conference sharing information and ideas. As an attendee, you and your institution will benefit from this highly interactive conference as well as become a part of the Sloan-C blended community through membership opportunities, publications, online courses, and more.

 

Events

 
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Welcome and Lunch

Monday, April 23rd
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Regency Ballroom
  
 Adobe logo

Welcome Reception and Poster Sessions

Monday, April 23rd
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Executive Ballroom & Atrium
  
Social Media for Educators Book Cover

Booksigning "Social Media for Educators"

Tanya will be signing copies of her book. 
Welcome Reception
Monday, April 23,
5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
You may pre-order and pay for a copy of the book when you register and then pick it up at the conference. The discounted price for conference attendees is $30. Copies will also be available for purchase onsite.

If you have already registered for the conference and would like to add a copy of your book to your registration, you can do so by logging into RegOnline and clicking "View or Change your Existing Registration". Click "Continue" until you get to the page displaying the option to add the book to your registration. You will then be asked to enter your payment information for your book purchase.

Social Media for Educators is a down-to-earth resource that is filled with practical strategies to help educators design course learning activities that access the energy of social media and work towards specific pedagogical outcomes. This book fills the gap in the literature by illustrating the ways in which social media will improve learning and contains illustrative case studies drawn from actual educational uses that clearly demonstrate social media’s ability to:
•Increase course communication and interactivity
•Create engaging learning activities
•Enhance the student experience (e.g. satisfaction), and
•Improve student learning and performance

Professor Tanya Joosten is the Interim Director at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Learning Technology Center (LTC) and teaches in the Department of Communication. Visit: http://tanyajoosten.com http://professorjoosten.blogspot.com.

  

 

Dine-Around Milwaukee

(dinner on your own)
Monday, April 23rd
6:45pm
Meet in hotel lobby

The list of restaurants participating in the Dine-Around, as well as more information about how it will work, can be found on the restaurants page.