Frequently Asked Questions
- How much are the conferences - cost?
- How many conferences do you have?
- Where are your conferences?
- What is the focus of your conferences?
- Do you have virtual or online conferences?
- Who should attend your conferences?
- Do you give CEUs for attending a conference?
- Do you give grants for attending a conference?
- Are there discounts available?
- How do I register?
- How do I become a speaker?
- How do I exhibit at your conference?
- Are there sponsorship opportunities?
- How many people attend your conferences?
- Who are your keynote speakers?
- How do I apply for a Sloan-C award?
- Are meals included in the cost of the conferences?
- Can I cancel my registration? What are the penalties?
- How do I submit a proposal?
- Is there a student discount?
- Who are the exhibitors?
- Is there a volume discount?
- Do presenters get to attend for free?
- Do you get a certificate for attending the conference?
- I require special meals; can that be accommodated?
- How do I become a member of the steering committee
- Why do I have to pay for conferences; why are they not free?
- Pre and post conference facilitators -- do they need to provide their own handouts?
- Can I register the day of the conference?
- Can I access the conference materials after the conference is over?
- I am a presenter where do I post my slides?
- Can I purchase the conference recordings if I do not attend?
- Who do I call with a billing question?
- Who do I contact about membership questions?
- Who do I contact about workshop questions?
- Who do I contact about conference questions?
- I can't access the workshop that started yesterday -- what do I do?
- Can you tell me how many workshops I have taken?
- Can you tell me how many workshops our institution's faculty have taken?
- Is my institution a member?
- I have finished my workshop requirements; how come I do not have my certificate?
- My mentor is not responding to me. What do I do?
- My workshop facilitator is not responding to me? What do I do?
- I missed the workshop live session. What do I do?
- The workshop started yesterday and I did not receive my enrollment key. What do I do?
- I have a question about your survey data; who do I contact?
- What are your business hours?
- Can I add questions to your survey?
- How can my institution participate in your survey?
- I have a membership, but the site is asking me to pay for the JALN article. What should I do?
- Can anyone post to your blog?
- How do I post a job on your website?
- Do you sell your membership lists?
- How do I set up my profile?
- What types of payment does Sloan-C take?
- How do I opt out of your email list?
General Information About Sloan-C
- What is the Sloan Consortium?
- What can Sloan-C do for me (individual and institution)?
- Does Sloan-C give grants?
- Who are the Sloan-C board members?
- How can I become a Sloan-C board member?
- Who are members of the Sloan Consortium?
- Where are you located?
- Is Sloan-C the same as the Sloan Foundation?
- What are the Sloan-C awards and what are the criteria?
- How do I become involved with Sloan-C?
- What are effective practices and what are the Sloan-C pillars?
- Can I vote to elect board members?
- Where is the catalog?
- How do I donate to your organization?
General Information About Sloan-C Staff
- How many publications do you offer and what are they?
- How do I submit a paper to JALN?
- How do I get permission to quote from any of your publications?
- How often do your publications come out?
- Who are your peer reviewers?
- How do I become a peer reviewer?
- What is the acceptance rate for your journal?
- Where do I find the submission criteria?
- Is there a printed version of the journal?
- Can I get an individual printed copy of an issue?
- Do I have to be a member to access your publications?
- Do I have to be a member to submit a paper?
- Can I buy individual articles?
- How do you select publications for your workshops?
- I have written a book about online learning; will you promote it?
- Are discounts available?
- Will you publish my book?
- Why do I have to pay for your publications?
Sloan-C Certificate Program
- What is The Sloan-C Certificate program?
- What is The Teaching Certificate?
- How do I apply the Sloan-C workshops to The Sloan-C Certificate program?
- Do the workshops I took last year count toward the Certificate program?
- How long will it take me to complete the program?
- What does the program consist of?
- Are there specializations?
- Can I use the College Pass to pay for the program?
- How many courses are there to get a certificate?
- Who are the facilitators? What is their background?
- Do I have a set amount of time to complete electives?
- Who will my mentor be?
- Is there a prerequisite?
- How much does it cost?
- What is the format of the program?
- Do I have to specialize?
- If I do not specialize, what do I do to get the certificate? Can I select any electives I want?
- What kind of deliverables am I required to complete to obtain the certificate?
- I do not have any online teaching experience; what do I need to do to get into the program?
- How do you know if someone who does not have teaching experience?
- What if I have online teaching experience, can I skip the prerequisite?
- How do I become a member?
- What does it cost?
- What forms of payment do you take?
- What types/levels of membership are available?
- What are the benefits?
- Benefits include online workshop, conference, and publications, discounts as well as access to member resources on the website
- Why should I become a member?
- Can corporations become members?
- Can individuals become members?
- Why do I have to pay to be a member? Why isn't it free?
- How many members does Sloan-C have?
- Where do your members come from?
- How do I find out if my institution is a member?
- What is the difference between Membership and the College Pass?
- I do not live in the United States - can I become a member?
- Who should become a member?
- Do you have to be a member to submit a paper to a conference?
- Do you have to be a member to attend a conference?
- Do you have to be a member to attend a workshop?
- My institution is a member; how do I take advantage of the membership benefits?
- Is there a membership directory?
- How long does it take after I register for membership to be able to use the discount coupons?
- How long does my membership last?
- Is there a set enrollment period for membership?
- What kind of discounts do you offer?
- How do I set up my account under my institution?
- I've lost my user name and password? How do I retrieve them?
- What is a corporate affiliate?
Sloan-C Online Workshops
- How do I sign up for workshops?
- Are these workshops online?
- How much do they cost?
- Do I have to be a member to take a workshop?
- How much time does it require to take a workshop?
- Do I need any kind of special software?
- Are there pre-requisites for the workshops?
- Can I receive CEU’s for a workshop?
- How do I use my College Pass for a workshop?
- How do I find out if my university has a College Pass?
- Do I have to take workshops in any particular order?
- Who are the facilitators for the workshops? What credentials do they have?
- How do I access the workshops?
- What format do the workshops use?
- How long do I have access to the material?
- How do I become a facilitator?
- Do you provide certificates of completion?
- Once I am registered, can I log in any time I want?
- When are the live sessions? What are the live sessions?
- Do I have to be in any particular place to take a workshop?
- What is your refund policy?
- What experience do I need to take a workshop?
- What if I am unable to take a workshop after I sign up? What do I do?
- Are your workshops accessible (e.g. screen readers, etc.?)
- How do I use the online workshops for faculty development at my institutions?
- Do you give scholarships for the workshops?
- How do I submit a proposal to deliver/facilitate a workshop?
- How far in advance do I need to register for a workshop?
- How long are the workshops?
- What is the College Pass?
- What type of events do you offer?
- What type of software etc. do you need to attend your virtual events?
- What technologies do you use?
- What does the virtual event cost?
- How many presentations do I get when I attend a virtual event?
- If I buy one seat -- is that just for me -- or can I invite others to attend?
- What exactly is a 'virtual event'? What does that mean?
- Are virtual events held in conjunction with your conferences? Standalone?
- Are there discounts available?
- Can I watch the virtual presentations any time I want? How long do I have access?
- Can I talk/network with other attendees while I am watching the presentations?
- What do I do if I have technical difficulties during the virtual event?
- How do I present at a virtual event?
- I want to present at your conferences but cannot attend?
- How do I get access to the sessions?
- Are there any specific computer requirements needed to view the sessions?
- How do you determine which presentations will be offered virtually?
- Can virtual attendees ask questions?
- Are there set times for participation in the virtual events?
- Are there social networking opportunities during the virtual events?
- Why are the virtual events not free?
Conferences vary in cost and there are discounts available for early registration, Sloan-C
members, students, retirees and others. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/sloan-c-conference and click on your conference of choice for more information.
Sloan-C hosts 3 conferences per year.
The Sloan-C conferences include the annual Online Learning conference, the Blended Learning conference and the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning conference.
Conference locations can vary, however the Blended conference has been held in Chicago, The Annual Online Learning conference has been held in Orlando, FL and the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning conference has been held in San Francisco and San Jose, CA.
The annual conference is the leading conference in online and blended learning, focusing on he most current research and emerging trends in the field. The Emerging Technologies for Online Learning conference focuses on focuses on the technologies that drive online learning effectiveness and learning. The Blended conference is an interactive conference and workshop focused on blended learning in higher education.
Yes, virtual conferences are available for the Annual Conference on Online Learning and the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Conference.
Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more information.
Experienced professionals and interested newcomers to online learning including higher education, continuing education, business, government, health care, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations; college-level faculty and administrators, faculty members, instructional designers, instructional technology, trainers in public and private sector organizations and media professionals.
No, Sloan-C conferences do not offer CEUs.
Yes, grants are available in some instances. For more information go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on the conference of your choice.
Yes, discounts are available for early registration, Sloan-C members, students, retirees and others. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more information.
To register online, go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more information.
Each conference sends out a Call for Proposals for presenters to apply. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more nformation, or, to received email notifications sign up as a Guest Account on our homepage.
Yes, each conference offers sponsorship opportunities. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more information, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org directly.
The Blended conference had close to 200 attendees in 2010. The Annual Conference on Online Learning had 1140 attendees in 2009 and the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning had 600 attendees in 2009.
Keynote speakers are leaders in the online learning arena including cutting edge high profile authors, editors, researchers and technological experts.
The annual call for award nominations occurs each year in June. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/aboutus/awards for more information.
Some meals are included. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events click on your conference of choice and see the general schedule for which meals are included.
Refund request must be made in writing to The Sloan Consortium by a certain date before the
conference and will be issued a refund less a $75 administrative fee. After specified date,
refund requests will not be honored but the respective registration fee received can be
applied to future Sloan-C conferences. If you are not able to attend, a substitute may
attend in your place. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more information.
Each conference sends out a Call for Proposals for presenters to apply. Go to
http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more information, or, to received email notifications sign up as a Guest Account on our homepage.
Yes, students get a discount for conferences. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more information.
Exhibitors include organizations who offer hardware, software, Internet activities, distance learning, and other products and services of interest to higher education faculty, administrators, designers, and trainers.
Yes, there is generally a discount for groups of 3 or more. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/events and click on your conference of choice for more information.
Presenters are often awarded a discount on their registration fee.
No, certificates are not awarded for attended a conference.
Sloan-C is happy to accommodate special needs. Please contact email@example.com to discuss.
Sloan-C is a non-profit organization that has fulltime staff and expenses to account for. In
order to be able to offer these conferences, Sloan-C must charge registration fees to cover
All facilitators should provide their own handouts.
Yes, walk-in registration is always welcome.
All paid attendees have full access to all recorded conference presentations after the event.
That depends on the conference. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Some conferences will offer a partial program of recorded presentations for sale after the vent. Check each conference for further details.
Please use the request new password feature on the website,
http://www.sloanconsortium.org/user/password. If the system does not recognize your e-mail address, you will have to set up an account here.
Suggestions can be sent using our contact form. Please choose the category “Website – Bug
Reports/Suggestions for Improvement.”
Information on the College Pass can be found here.
For questions, please contact Sloan-C at www.sloanconsortium.org/contact and select 'Membership/College Pass' in the Category list for more details about College Pass.
To access Sloan-C publications go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/sloanc_publications.
If you are a current paying member, you can access JALN articles here. Click on the pdf icon under each article description to view the article. If you are not a current paying member, you will be able to see the abstracts of the articles, but not the full article. You can purchase an article in pdf format for $5.95.
Currently, Sloan-C does not sell advertising on our site.
Contact Sandi Fecteau, Chief Financial Officer: email@example.com
Contact Joanna Tong, Marketing Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Gail Sullivan, Customer Service Manager: email@example.com
Contact Christine Hinkley, Conference Services Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org
See the list of Institutional Members
Contact Joanna Tong, Marketing Manager: email@example.com
Contact Bethany Bovard, Certificate Program coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Heather Fidalgo: email@example.com
You can access the recording of the session by returning to the workshop and selecting the
‘Recorded Session’ link.
8am – 5pm ET, although most Sloan Consortium staff check email outside of business hours.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s possible that your account is not associated with your membership.
Anyone with a Sloan-C account, free or paying, has a personal blog available to them and can post to it. Once you log in, you will see “Blog Entry” link on the right hand side under “My
Jobs may be posted to the website at http://www.sloanconsortium.org/jobline.
Only Sloan-C members can view the full position descriptions.
No, Sloan-C does not sell any membership lists.
Once you log into your account, you can click on the “My Account” link on the right hand
side of your screen. If you do not have an account already, please set one up here.
Sloan-C accepts ONLY MasterCard, Visa, purchase orders, and checks.
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com to opt out of our e-mail list.
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. Membership in the Sloan Consortium provides knowledge, practice, community, and direction for educators. Originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan-C is now a non-profit, member sustained organization.
Sloan-C can help you connect, learn, and educate. As an individual, you have the opportunity to connect with others involved in online higher education. Through our publications, workshops, and conferences you have the opportunity to learn and keep abreast of trends in online higher education. You will be able to take the knowledge you acquire and apply in your online classroom.
As an institution, your faculty can take advantage of Sloan-C offerings for a fraction of the cost of maintaining an in-house resource.
Sloan-C does not provide grants.
For a profile of current board members, please visit our website:
A call for nominations is sent out in the Spring. The Sloan Consortium’s Nomination and Election Committee reviews submissions and provides a slate of candidates to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors votes on the candidates. Board terms begin January 1st.
Please visit our website for a complete list of members:
The Sloan Consortium maintains a virtual organization. Mail can be sent to the following
The Sloan Consortium
P.O. Box 1238
Newburyport, MA 01950-8238.
No. However, Sloan-C was originally funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Sloan-C is now
a non-profit, member sustained organization.
The annual call for award nominations occurs each year in June. Individuals and/or institutions are recognized in the following categories: Ralph E. Gomory Award for Quality Online Education, Most Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual, Excellence in Online Teaching, Excellence in Faculty Development for online Teaching, Most Outstanding Online Teaching & Learning Program, Excellence in Institution-Wide Online Teaching and Learning. Please visit our website for award criteria: http://www.sloanconsortium.org/excell_awards. For effective practice awards, candidates are drawn from postings at http://www.sloanconsortium.org/effective/ submitted throughout the year.
The first step is to become a member. You can than take full advantage of Sloan-C resources
including publications, online workshops, conferences, and webinars.
To help make quality online education accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, the Sloan-C community shares techniques, strategies, and practices in online education that have worked for them. All effective practices are peer reviewed to insure quality and to give submitters some documentation for tenure and promotion files. The effective practices are based on Sloan-C’s quality framework comprised of the following pillars: Learning Effectiveness, Scale, Access, Faculty Satisfaction, and Student Satisfaction. You can read more about effective practices and the Sloan-C quality framework by visiting our website:
No. Current board members vote to elect board members. But, you can nominate people to serve on the board.
The Sloan-C National Catalog of Online Education is currently under construction. Upon completion, the catalog will enable (1) users to identify programs and courses that are best suited for them and (2) institutions to create, organize, and maintain course catalogs about their institutions.
A person can make a donation with credit card or check made payable to The Sloan Consortium. Send to The Sloan Consortium, P.O. Box 1238, Newburyport, MA 01950-8238. A receipt will be issued for tax purposes.
You can contact Dr. Bourne via telephone at (781) 483-4011 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sloan Consortium
P.O. Box 1238
Newburyport, MA 01950-8238.
You can contact individual staff members via email by using first initial and last name. As an example, John Bourne (Sloan Consortium Executive Director) can be reached at email@example.com.
You can browse a current list of staff members by visiting our website at: http://www.sloanconsortium.org/aboutus/personnel
We have 5 categories of publications:
- JALN - Journal of Asynchronous Networks
- Survey Reports
- Email Newsletters
- Workshop Companion publications and Practioner Documents
- Sloan-C Series books
At our online submission site: http://jaln.sloanconsortium.org/index.php/jaln
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request permission.
- View? Monthly
- JALN? 4 times per year
- Now? Monthly
- Survey? Annually
A selection of people involved in and expert in the areas of online education.
You can volunteer and register to become a reviewer at: http://jaln.sloanconsortium.org/index.php/jaln.
Submission guidelines can be find at http://www.sloanconsortium.org/jaln_guidelines
Yes, printed copies and subscriptions are available at http://www.sloanconsortium.org/publications/jalnprinted.
Yes, for recent issues at http://www.sloanconsortium.org/publications/jalnprinted.
Yes, you need to be a paid member to access full texts. Non-members can access abstracts and buy the pdf format of the articles.
No, not technically, but we do encourage membership for our authors and submitters.
Yes, non-members can buy the articles in PDF format ($5.95). They are free for members.
The publication strategy is spearheaded by the Executive Director (John Bourne) and the
Chief Knowledge Officer (Janet Moore).
No, however we may review it.
Sloan-C Members receive discounts on publications.
Sorry, but our publishing program does not take book submissions.
While Sloan-C is a non-profit organization, it does need to sustain its operational costs. Publications are not free because they require operational funds to produce and distribute. In order to continue to provide our publications resources, we need to ask you pay for some of them.
The Sloan-C Certificate program prepares educators to teach and improve online courses using the Sloan-C pillars of quality in online education—learning effectiveness, scale, faculty
and student satisfaction, and access.
The Teaching Certificate, also known as The Sloan-C Certificate, prepares educators to teach and improve online courses using the Sloan-C pillars of quality in online education—learning effectiveness, scale, faculty and student satisfaction, and access.
As part of the Certificate program you will be asked to post deliverables in a specific area
of the Certificate platform under the guidance of a personal mentor. We use Moodle as our
Unfortunately, the workshops you took last year will not count towards the Sloan-C Certificate program.
We expect you to complete the entire program within 12-months. Most participants complete
the program in less time.
The certificate consists of a nine-week foundation course plus three Sloan-C workshops in a
learning specialization that focuses on improving overall competency within a specific area
of academic focus. Additionally, you will receive one-on-one mentoring while you complete
Yes, there are four areas of specializations or tracks.
The specializations/tracks are: Administration, Blended Learning; Design and Delivery and
Tools and Techniques.
You can use the College Pass to cover the three workshops that comprise your area of
specialization, but you cannot use the College Pass to cover the cost of the nine-week
To receive The Sloan-C Certificate, you must take the nine-week foundation course plus three workshops in the area of your specialization.
All of our facilitators are professional educators who are considered experts in their field of study.
From the onset of the nine-week foundation course, we expect you to complete the entire program within 12 months.
Because mentoring is a personal collaboration, we allow our program participants to select
their own mentor based on their area of interest and the background and expertise of our
There is a prerequisite workshop for anyone who has little or no online teaching experience.
The Program costs $1499. This fee includes the nine-week foundation course, plus personal
mentoring throughout the completion of the Program. The three workshops taken in one’s area of specialization have an additional cost.
As with all of the Sloan-C online workshops, the program is asynchronous with several live
sessions. There is a schedule of activities and deadlines by which deliverables must be
posted to forums.
No, you do not have to specialize. But you must take three elective workshops.
If you do not specialize, you must complete the nine-week foundation course and three
elective workshops. These workshops must be selected with the advice of your mentor to
ensure they will support your area of interest so that you can bring the knowledge gained to
your online courses.
To obtain the certificate, you will be required to post to discussion threads on a scheduled-basis, complete a learning contract with your mentor and submit a portfolio report for each of the three workshops taken as part of your specialization track. Additionally, you will be required to prepare a final presentation for the benefit of your mentor and peer group.
We require everyone who has little or no experience in online teaching to take the prerequisite Sloan-C workshop, Getting Started: The First Step Toward Online Teaching.
We expect our participants to honestly inform us if they do not have experience prior to beginning the nine-week course. We have found that those who participate without prior experience have a difficult time understanding the concepts and/or applying the ideas taught.
Yes, you only need the prerequisite workshop if you have little or no online teaching experience.
There are varying costs for each level of membership. Please browse our membership page for more information.
We accept Visa and MasterCard as well as a check or PO.
Sloan-C currently offers student/retiree, Individual, Institutional, Institutional Community
College, Institutional HBCU, and Corporate levels of membership. We also offer packages for
university and college systems.
Benefits include online workshop, conference, and publications, discounts as well as access
to member resources on the website. Specifics for each membership can be found on our
Institutional benefits are shared amongst the entire faculty and staff at your institution.
Depending on the administration of your membership and due to the finite number of discounts per institution, you are not guaranteed use of any of the benefits. Some individuals choose to have their own Individual Membership to ensure they receive the discounts.
Membership in the Sloan Consortium provides knowledge, practice, community, and direction
for educators. Our online workshops, conferences, and resources help educators stay up to
date in this ever changing field.
Sloan-C offers a Corporate Affiliate Program for corporations who would like greater
involvement in the Sloan-C community. You can find the details for the three levels of this program here.
Yes, Sloan-C offers a student/retiree membership as well as an Individual membership. Click
here for the details.
Sloan-C offers a free Guest Membership which grants access to limited information on the
Sloan-C website including document abstracts, newsletters, announcements and selected videos and publications.
Paying memberships offer benefits and discounts of monetary value and therefore cannot be free.
Membership numbers change daily, but Sloan-C currently works with close to 150 institutions
and organizations around the country and world.
Our members come from all around the country and the world. We have educators, institutions, corporations, educational organizations, and government agencies among our members.
Membership provides access to website resources as well as discounts for workshops,
conferences, and publications.
The College Pass is a professional development package that bundles 100 seats in the Sloan-C workshops for one low price.
Depending on your organization’s needs, you might purchase membership or the College Pass, or both.
Yes, members of the Sloan Consortium come around all around the world. We welcome international organizations and individuals to join the Sloan Consortium community.
Anyone that is interested in online learning should become a Sloan-C member. We count higher education and K-12 institutions, for-profit institutions, corporations, non-profits, faculty, administrators, instructional designers, and students among our members.
No, currently you do not have to be a Sloan-C member to submit a paper/proposal for any of
our conferences and/or workshops.
No, you do not have to be a Sloan-C member to attend any of our conferences. We welcome anyone interested in joining and participating to attend our events.
No, you do not have to be a Sloan-C member to sign up for any of our workshops. We welcome anyone interested in joining and participating to attend our events.
To take advantage of website benefits, please set up your 'New Account for an Institutional Member Affiliate' under your institution, http://www.sloanconsortium.org/user/register . Once you associate your account with your institution, you will be able to access all the resources on the website. You can also find all the member resources on the members page, http://www.sloanconsortium.org/members_page.
Please check the membership list(institutional members and corporate affiliates), http://www.sloanconsortium.org/members_list. If you have any questions about membership, please contact email@example.com.
As soon as we receive payment, your welcome e-mail along with your coupon codes will be sent to the e-mail address provided.
Membership in the Sloan Consortium starts the day we receive payment and will end one year
from that date.
No, there is no set enrollment period. Membership in the Sloan Consortium is rolling.
Students and retirees receive discounts on Individual membership. Discounts on membership
are available for community colleges, HBCUs, systems, and multi-campus institutions.
Community colleges and HBCUs are also available for the College Pass.
To take advantage of website benefits, please set up your account under your
institution here, http://www.sloanconsortium.org/user/register. Once you associate your
account with your institution, you will be able to access all the resources on the website according to the membership level of your institution.
Please use the request new password feature on the website,
The Corporate Affiliate program is for corporations who would like greater involvement in the Sloan-C community. Benefits can include a listing in Sloan-C’s Corporate Affiliate section of the website, access to website resources, posting of press releases, an article in the Sloan-C newsletter and much more. Go to http://www.sloanconsortium.org/corporate_affiliate_details for more information.
To register for a Sloan-C workshop, simply click on the registration page of the web site, click on the workshop you want to take, and enter the required information including payment options.
Yes, all of the Sloan-C workshops are held online in Moodle.
Most are $345, longer workshops are $495.
No, you do not need to be a member to participate in a Sloan-C workshop.
Most workshops require a time commitment of 5-10 hours per week.
No, Sloan-C workshops are held in Moodle, and only require an internet access. However,
having a noise-reduction headset and microphone is recommended to participate fully in the
Some do have pre-requisites. Please see full description of workshop for pre-requisites.
No, currently the Sloan Consortium does not offer CEU’s for their workshops.
To use your College Pass for a workshop, in the checkout screen enter your College Pass code when prompted.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be happy to help you.
The workshops in the Blended Learning Track and the Second Life Workshops should be taken in order. Also, the Getting Started workshop is required as a pre-requisite to the Sloan-C Teaching Certificate if you do not have online teaching experience.
Sloan-C facilitators are experts in the field of online education. Each facilitator has a biography listed in the workshop description that shares information about his/herself
including their credentials.
When you register for a Sloan-C workshop, an email will be sent to you that provides
step-by-step instructions for accessing the course. Sloan-C workshops are held in Moodle,
and require an enrollment key, which will be provided to you prior to the workshop start
All of Sloan-C’s workshops are held in Moodle and most use Elluminate LIVE! as the platform
for their live sessions.
Workshop participants can access the course materials for one year from the start date of
Contact Kathleen Ives at email@example.com.
Yes, You must complete the required workshop deliverable and satisfaction survey in order to
download your certificate of completion.
No, courses are not open for login until noon (EST) on their scheduled start date.
Typically, each workshop consists of 2 live sessions – one half-hour Orientation session
where you will learn about Moodle and Elluminate LIVE as well as how to navigate the
No, as long as you have internet access, you can participate in Sloan-C workshops from any
If you register and pay for a Sloan-C workshop/seminar and are unable to attend, we will be
happy to apply your payment to another Sloan-C workshop/seminar at your request. However, no refunds will be given. This offer is good for one year.
Sloan-C workshops are labeled Levels 1-3. Descriptions are as follows:
- Level 1: For the beginner participant who has not taught or designed online courses but
easily uses email, word processing, and other office applications.
- Level 2: For the intermediate participant who has taught or designed a few online courses
and easily uses online technologies such as discussion boards, instant messaging and online
web conferencing products.
- Level 3: For the advanced participant who has taught or designed many online courses and
easily uses web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, videos and podcasts, wikis, and virtual
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and accommodations will be made for you to enroll in another workshop.
Yes, the workshops are accessible. However, if you require special accommodations, please
contact email@example.com for assistance.
Since a wide variety of topics are covered, many institutions choose to obtain membership or
the College Pass to offer workshops to their institution. Whether your institution is
looking for the basics of online learning or want to keep up with the trends, the Sloan-C
workshops are a great way to bring faculty development to your faculty and administrators.
Unfortunately, we do not currently offer scholarships for our workshops.
The Sloan-C Institute is holding a call for workshop proposals for the 2012 calendar year.
Although Sloan-C highly recommends that you register prior to the workshop start date,
registrations are accepted until 48 hours after the start time. Most Sloan-C workshops open
at noon Eastern Time on Wednesdays and registration closes at noon on Fridays.
The length of Sloan-C workshops varies, but most are eight business days. Workshops open on Wednesday and close the following Friday. Some of the advanced workshops are 21 days. Please see our complete list of 2010 workshops for exact dates and lengths at
College Pass is a program that provides institutions 100 seats in the widely acclaimed
Sloan-C online workshop series for one calendar year. Many institutions use the workshops as
a cost-effective and convenient way to improve quality in online education while networking
with new colleagues. Online workshops are 2 to 4 weeks long with convenient synchronous and asynchronous delivery. See at http://www.sloanconsortium.org/cp2010.
Sloan-C offers virtual events related to our conferences as well as webinars each month.
Early next year, 2011, we'll be producing our first entirely virtual conference.
It really depends on the event. We do not use propriatry technologies for any of our events.
Streaming video is usually accommodated within a browser using either Flash or SilverLight.
We have used and will be using Second Life, Elluminate, and other standard web-based
Mostly we use Elluminate, Second Life, Sonic Foundry's MediaSite, Skype, Moodle, and other
standard web-based e-learning technologies.
The cost varies from event to event. Webinars can be as low as $15 for institutional members to $99.00 for members. Larger events can approach $200.00.
For our Emerging Technology Symposium we've had as many as 56 live streamed sessions.
There seems to be some confusion about this. Yes it's just one seat. If you buy one movie
ticket, can you typically bring the whole family in...with that one ticket?
That's a good question. We also believe this space is evolving and our answer today could be different a year from now. There are a few key factors that make an event “virtual.” First, it must be available to a geographically disperse group. That is typically achieved through technology and not loud speakers! The audience must have a way to communicate with each other to discuss, preferably real-time, the presentations. The audience must have a method to communicate comments and questions to the presenter.
Actually, for Sloan-C, it's both!
Oftentimes, yes, there are discounts. We also like to bundle the cost of virtual events with memberships...watch for those, they're a great deal!
Typically yes. We generally state that the streamed sessions will be available to folks for up to one year.
Yes. We strongly encourage this activity and feel it is an essential component of a virtual
There is always a person designated to assist the virtual participants during an event.
This is evolving too. Some presentations are simply chosen to be virtual, some have been by request, however, we will be including a call for presentations for upcoming virtual events.
Please let us know. If your paper was accepted by a conference committee, perhaps we can accommodate your request by including your presentation as part of our virtual event.
You will be notified upon registration how to gain access to the various virtual components.
The computer requirements are typically not anything more than general web-based
technologies. Second Life does have some graphic-intensive requirements and you should
really research this before registering for an event.
The virtual presentations will be clearly identified one our event websites.
Absolutely, either by voice or chat.
Yes. All events are scheduled whether they are part of an on-ground event or exclusively virtual
Yes. We typically identify a Twitter tag to use, as well as other social networking activities. We also like to encourage people to provide us feedback and encourage “ground-swell” sorts of activities...this is how we learn and can evolve our activities in this space!
Great question. Even though, at times, our virtual events are tied to an on-ground event, there are costs associated with producing. Each session is streamed, registrations need to be collected and managed, the program is produced...and so on. Some of our events and webinars are “free” to members and while we'd love to provide all events for free, I'm afraid after a few of those, I would not be here standing talking to you!