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Sloan-C Honors Effective Practices in Online and Blended Education in Higher Ed

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Wed Jul 25 2012

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The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), an association of individuals, institutions and organizations of higher education committed to quality online education, recently presented its 2012 Effective Practice Awards at the 5th Annual International Symposium for Emerging Technologies for Online Learning.  

The winning practices were selected for recognition because they provide evidence of innovation and replicability. The practices advance the goals of access, learning effectiveness, faculty and student satisfaction, and scalability. 

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The recipients of Sloan-C’s 2012 Effective Practice Awards are:

  • Integration of Technology Into Undergraduate Education via Cross-Disciplinary Pollination, Nancy Konigsberg Kerner, Brenda Gunderson (University of Michigan)

  • Comprehensive Online Student Support Services, Marwin Britto, Susan Rush (Lone Star College System)

  • A.R.G. - Creating Alternative Reality Games for the Classroom, Jeff D. Borden (Chaminade University, Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Northern Colorado)

  • The CUNY Academic Commons: Social Network as Hatchery, George Otte, Matt Gold, Boone Gorges, Michael Smith, Chris Stein(The City University of New York)

  • Cell Phones in the Classroom: Collaborative or Calamitous?, James May (Valencia College)

  • Cyber Peer-Led Team Learning: Taking the Classroom Experience Online, Pratibha Varma-Nelson, Randy Newbrough, Julie Banks, Tom Janke, Lorie Shuck, Lin Zhu, John Sours, Joshua Smith (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Florida International University, Purdue University).

The Sloan-C Effective Practice Awards Selection Committee members are Darrell Naylor-Johnson, Vice President for SCAD eLearning, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD); Alexandra M. Pickett, Associate Director, State University of New York, SUNY Learning Network; Shari McCurdy Smith, Associate Director, Center for Online Research and Service, University of Illinois, Springfield; Kaye Shelton, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, Lamar University; and Janet C. Moore, Chief Knowledge Officer, The Sloan Consortium, Non-voting committee chair.  

Details about the awards are available at http://sloanconsortium.org/effective.

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