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  • 1. MANAGING ONLINE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT Certificate Program Overview October 5, 2013 The Teaching Professor Technology Conference Atlanta, GA
  • 2. Who is the Sloan Consortium? 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.
  • 3. For more info about Certificate Program, please visit http://sloanconsortium.org/2010_certificate Branches of Sloan-C • Institute • Conferences • Publications/Research • Membership/Community
  • 4. Changing The Course • 10 Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States • Free Download Here: • http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/changing_course_20 12
  • 5. A Numbers Look – Growing Trend The 2012 Survey of Online Learning (Allen & Seaman, 2012) • Over 6.7 millions students taking at least 1 online course in Fall 2011 ▫ Increase of 570,000 students from 2010 • 32% higher ed students take at least 1 online course • 77% academic leaders rate learning outcomes for online courses same or superior to f2f classes • 69% chief academic leaders say online learning critical to long-term strategy
  • 6. Quality “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” - William A. Foster
  • 7. A work in process Continual review/revision/improvements QUALITY ONLINE COURSES
  • 8. Learning Effectiveness Scale Access Faculty Satisfaction Student Satisfaction SLOAN-C 5 PILLARS
  • 9. Learning Effectiveness Take advantage of the learning environment Provide learning experiences that are quality in the modality being used LEARNING EFFECTIVENESS
  • 10. Scale Leverage key educational resources while offering new online learning opportunities to students and faculty Schools offer their best educational value to learners to achieve capacity enrollment Cost-effective measures and practices SCALE
  • 11. Provide meaningful and effective access throughout the student's entire life cycle Access • • • • Program Selection Course Availability Appropriate Learning Resources Support (Academic, Financial, Student, Technical) ACCESS
  • 12. Instructors find the online teaching experience personally rewarding and professionally beneficial Faculty Satisfaction • School Provides Support • Opportunity for Research/Publication • Involved in the Governance and Quality Insurance • Institutional Reward System • Opportunity for Continued Professional Development FACULTY SATISFACTION
  • 13. Student Satisfaction The goal is that all students who complete a course express satisfaction with course rigor and fairness, with professor and peer interaction, and with support services STUDENT SATISFACTION
  • 14. Sloan-C 5 Pillar Resources A Framework for success
  • 15. Quality Framework Chart • http://sloanconsortium.org/5pillars Quality Framework Narrative • http://sloanconsortium.org/Quality_Framework_Narrative_5_pillars SLOAN-C 5 PILLAR RESOURCES
  • 16. Rationale Behind Certificate Program Enable participants to: 1) Leverage their background and proficiencies as educators, administrators, and institutional leaders to become highly effective in the principles and practices of asynchronous instruction; 2) Integrate Sloan-C‘s research-based, conceptual and theoretical foundations relating to learning theory and assessment to compliment and personalize their online classroom; and 3) Capitalize on their potential as innovators in the field of online education by being challenged to create high quality work products which will be assessed by the program facilitators and their peers.
  • 17. What is the Sloan-C Certificate? • Signature program, featuring one-to-one mentoring to help faculty improve quality of their online courses • Foundation Course (9 weeks) and 3 electives • Co-developed by core faculty to emphasize multiple perspectives and approaches • Work at your own pace – you have up to a year to complete the electives requirements
  • 18. Benefits of Program From Participants • Opportunity to work with and learn from recognized experts in the field • Actionable feedback for immediate application • Enhancement of existing instructional design and planning strategies • Collaboration with peers from a variety of institutions and disciplines • Focus on personal course materials utilizing pedagogical principles learned
  • 19. 2014 Certificate Program Schedule • January 14 - March 21 • April 1 - June 6 • June 17 - August 22 • September 9 - November 14 • October 7 - December 12
  • 20. Foundation Course • Learn core online teaching & course design skills and knowledge • Begin to develop or revise an online course • Engage in mentor and peer exchanges to improve understanding & provide new perspectives
  • 21. Foundation Course Components • 9 Weeks with weekly research & discussion topics Quality Syllabus & Schedule Teaching & Learning Activities Copyright Emerging Technologies Online Communities Accessibility Workload Management Assessment & Evaluation • Quizzes, Discussions, Draft Course Content Designs • Mentor Interactions
  • 22. Electives • 50+ elective options • 100 scheduled workshops • Pedagogical concepts, technical skills • Numerous track and focus areas
  • 23. Elective Track and Focus Areas Online Design Assessment New to Online STEM Online Learners Effective Online Classrooms Successful Online Outcomes Student Satisfaction Online Management Leadership Exemplary Institutions Online Tools Learning Environments Various Technologies STEM Online Trends MOOCS Design Issues Social Media as Resource Tool
  • 24. Mastery Series Electives • 3 Workshop Series • Focused On: • Research • Teaching • Assessment
  • 25. Mastery Series Options • Blended Learning • February 7 - April 11, 2014 May 16 - July 18, 2014 September 26 - November 28, 2014 • Mobile Learning • February 21 - April 25, 2014 September 12 - November 14, 2014 • Online Nursing • February 7 - April 11, 2014 September 12 - November 14, 2014
  • 26. Program Faculty • Excellent ratings for Accessibility, Supportiveness, Knowledge, and Effectiveness • Professors, administrators, authors, and award- winners in field of online learning
  • 27. Meet Sloan-C’s Instructional Designer • Member since 2002 • Sloan-C instructional Bethany Bovard designer and faculty since 2007 • Certificate Program designer • Online Teacher (15 years) / Online Faculty
  • 28. Certificate Program Facilitator • Sloan-C Certificate Julia Parra facilitator since 2009 • Faculty, New Mexico State University • Faculty professional development, technology integration, new and emerging technologies
  • 29. For more info Certificate Program Facilitator • Director of Mobile Scott Hamm Learning Research at Abilene Christian University • Mobile Learning Mastery Series Faculty • 15+ Years experience teaching
  • 30. Certificate Program Facilitator • Associate Director, Angela Velez-Solic Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Teaching & Learning at Indiana University Northwest • Sloan-C Content Developer and Workshop Facilitator • 15+ years of experience teaching
  • 31. Certificate Program Graduate/Mentor and Facilitator • Sloan-C Certificate Program • • • Phil McNair • Graduate, 2007 Mentor since 2011 Workshop Facilitator: “How to Better Serve Military Students”, and “Successful Online Outcomes: Avoiding Student Stress” VP for Strategic Initiatives, American Public University System, and Executive Director, Higher Education Research and Scholarship Foundation Retired US Army Colonel, 2002
  • 32. Phil McNair… Why Participate in the Certificate Program? • Earn an online credential – many schools prefer their online faculty to have some sort of formal credential from an external agency • Meet and interact with other online faculty to share thoughts, ideas, and experiences • Learn about relevant topics of interest from experts • Get support from a mentor of your choosing for the duration of the program • Become a better online instructor by learning tips, methods, course design techniques, etc.
  • 33. Phil McNair… Other Advantages • The Sloan-C program is recognized as one of the best by most schools; the credential has value • Sloan-C represents many institutions but operates as an independent organization • The program provides a low-cost way for schools to enhance their own faculty training • Networking opportunities, both online and face to face…conferences, publications • Potential opportunity for you to become a mentor or workshop facilitator • Helps you stay connected with the online teaching community
  • 34. Certificate Program Graduate/Facilitator • Sloan-C Certificate Program Dr. Ann Musgrove Graduate • Course Developer/Facilitator • Doctorate in Educational Leadership/Technology • Quality Matters – 2 courses, master course reviewer
  • 35. Ann Musgrove … Why the Sloan Certificate Program? • Authentic and applicable to your life • Current with trends that matter • The right amount and the right content • Fun – networking and positive tone • Best facilitators • Mentors to help you along the way
  • 36. Questions? certificate@sloanconsortium.org
  • 37. For more info about Certificate Program, please visit http://sloanconsortium.org/2010_certificate Important Links • Sloan-C Site • http://sloanconsortium.org/ • Certificate Program • http://sloanconsortium.org/institute/certific ate-program • Workshops • http://sloanconsortium.org/workshops • Webinars • http://sloanconsortium.org/webinar_listing
  • 38. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING CERTIFICATE@SLOANCONSORTIUM.ORG
  • 39. “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.“ - Perelman