‘Best-in-Track’ Sessions for OLC’s 11th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop Share Common Focus on the Learner

NEWBURYPORT, Mass., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) today announced its "Best-in-Track" sessions for its 11th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, which takes place July 8-9, in Denver Colorado.

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"Sessions designated as Best-in-Track represent top quality proposals across the spectrum of presentations to be made at this year's Blended Learning Conference and Workshop," said Charles Graham, conference chair. "Each Best-in-Track session received high marks from an independent panel of proposal reviewers. We are confident that these will be excellent, engaging sessions for participants to attend. We extend our thanks and congratulations to these presenters for their vital contributions to the conference."

The 2014 Best-in-Track sessions and presenters are:

  • Institutional Leadership and Strategy: "Student Engagement and the Factors That Contribute to Students' Use of Blended Learning Technologies." Presenters: Timothy Florer and Bob Haluska, DeVry University
  • Faculty Development & Student Support: "Promoting Hybrid Course Development: An Integrated Grant and Workshop Series Approach." Presenters: Cara Harwood Theisen and Dan Comins, University of California, Davis; Additional Authors: Rosemary Capps Bartlett and Andy Jones, University of California, Davis
  • Blended Models and Course Design: "A Tale of Two Courses: 101 Days to a Standards-Based Blend." Presenters: Tawnya Means and Sarah Bleakney, University of Florida
  • Teaching and Learning Effectiveness: "'Asking the Right Questions: A Tool for Examining Student Motivation and Engagement in Hybrid Courses." Presenter: Virginia M. Pitts, University of Denver; Additional Author: Daniel Melluzzo, University of Denver

Best-in-Track sessions will be recognized during a luncheon ceremony on the opening day of the conference. The presentation schedule and descriptions of Best-in-Track sessions may be viewed at http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2014/blended/best. Information about the 11th Annual Sloan-C Blended Learning Conference and Workshop, including registration links for on-site and virtual attendance, is available at http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2014/blended/welcome.

About Sloan-C

The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is the leading professional online learning society devoted to advancing quality e-Education learning into the mainstream of education through its community. Sloan-C is dedicated to providing access to high quality e-Education to individuals, institutions, professional societies and the corporate community. For more information, visit www.sloanconsortium.org.
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