Sloan-C: Student Success & Engagement with Virtual Synchronous Learning Sessions Using a College-wide Lecture Series Approach

It’s Day 2 of the Sloan-C International Online Conference and it’s been a great experience so far. I’m meeting so many great folks interested in learning more about our live lecture project and the types of activities we add to the sessions to engage the students. This morning I presented with our VP of Academic Innovation, Greta Ferkel, to a group of about 20 online learning professionals. I’ve added our slides below — please feel free to comment on the presentation or use the slides as you see fit.

The themes emerging from both keynotes and information sessions are access, affordability, quality, and educational attainment. These are themes I’ll take back to my work to improve our hybrid delivery offerings at Rasmussen. It seems that MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are the buzz word this week. After hearing from Sebastian Thrun this morning from Udacity, I can see the huge value and opportunity for a global course offering. I look forward to the remainder of the conference and seeing the remaining presentations.

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About Heather Zink

searching for the right balance between face2face & online instruction -- manager of hybrid classroom initiatives at Rasmussen College
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