13th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning – The Power of Online Learning: Making a Difference, 7 to 9 November 2007, Caribe Royale Hotel, Orlando, United States. ‘This conference, which will provide the latest information on asynchronous learning programs, processes, packages, and protocols, is geared to both experienced professionals and interested newcomers to online learning who hail from a variety of work sectors, including higher education, continuing education, business, government, health care, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations. It is especially designed to meet the needs of: a) College-level faculty and administrators; b) Instructional technology and media professionals; c) Instructional designers and d) Trainers in public-and private-sector organizations.’
Featured Keynote Session: Don Tapscott, Founder and CEO of New Paradigm. Tapscott is the author of 11 widely read books about information technology in business and society, including Paradigm Shift, Growing Up Digital and The Naked Corporation. His new book (January 2007), co-authored with Anthony Williams, is Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything.
The Sloan Consortium. ‘The purpose of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is to help learning organizations continually improve quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs according to their own distinctive missions, so that education will become a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines. Created with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Sloan-C encourages the collaborative sharing of knowledge and effective practices to improve online education in learning effectiveness, access, affordability for learners and providers, and student and faculty satisfaction.’