Sloan-C Announces ‘Best-in-Track’ Sessions for Its Upcoming 19th-Annual International Conference on Online Learning


Sloan-C Announces ‘Best-in-Track’ Sessions for Its Upcoming
19th-Annual International Conference on Online Learning

Outstanding session proposals will be recognized during a ceremony at the conference, which takes place Nov. 20-22, in Orlando

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (Sept. 24, 2013) – The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) today announced its “Best-in-Track” sessions, recognizing exceptional speaker submissions for the 19th-Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, which takes place Nov. 20-22, in Orlando, Florida.

“Speakers for the Best-in-Track sessions distinguished themselves among the large number of high-quality proposals we received for this year’s conference,” said Karen Vignare, Ph.D., 2013 Conference Program Chair and Associate Provost, the Center for Innovation in Learning at University of Maryland University College. “On behalf of Sloan-C, I extend my sincere congratulations for the recognition this represents for their work, and we thank them for their valuable contribution to the conference program.”

The 2013 Best-in-Track sessions and speakers are:

  • Leadership, Values and Society Track: “Three Institutions, Three Approaches, One Goal: Addressing Quality Assurance in Online Learning,” Marwin Britto, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Jean-Marc Wise, The Florida State University; Cristi Ford, University of the District of Columbia
  • K-12 Online Education Track: “We Can Work Together: Managing Group Work Online for Collaboration, Assessment, and Life-Long Learning Skills,” Lujean Baab, Virginia Tech
  • Learning Effectiveness Track: Are We Who We Think We Are?: ePortfolios as a Tool for Curriculum Redesign,” Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Northeastern University
  • Faculty and Professional Development & Support Track: “Mechanical Vs. Philosophical Consideration When Upgrading the LMS,” J. Garvey Pyke and Kurt Richter, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Open, Global, Mobile Track: “Global Learning Qualifications Framework – Assessing University-Level Learning Anytime, Anywhere,” Amy McQuigge, SUNY Empire State College
  • Technology and Emerging Learning Environments Track: “Leveraging Mobile Devices to Engage Students and Improve Student Outcomes: Evidence From Hospitality Education,” Amy Gregory, University of Central Florida
  • Student Services and Learner Support Track: “Don’t Drop the Baton! Building a Foundation for Success Through Student Services for Online Learners,” Ruth Newberry and Kate DeLuca, Duquesne University

About Sloan-C
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