Grantham University to Present at 19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning

Dr. Cheryl Hayek and Jennifer Shreckengost lead two presentations on best practices for online universities to utilize when working with full-time faculty and adjunct professors

Dr. Cheryl Hayek, chief academic officer, and Jennifer Shreckengost, chair – faculty development and education training, of Grantham University have been selected to present at the 19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Orlando, Fl., on November 21 and 22.

“Online learning has started gaining momentum in the academic field,” said Shreckengost, “but there are still doubters and naysayers out there. By having the opportunity to present twice at the International Conference on Online Learning, we will be able to share Grantham’s successful best practices. Hopefully, we’ll help other schools who might not be as comfortable with the online learning environment.”

Their first presentation, “An Asynchronous Approach to Online Faculty Development” is a part of the poster sessions, which address a variety of topics online institutions – from elementary schools to universities – will face. The second presentation, “Proactively Guiding Instructor Performance Through the Use of Performance Dashboard and Real-time Data” is being featured as an information session.

This year’s Sloan Consortium conference in Orlando is projected to have over a thousand attendees, with similar numbers for virtual attendees. To follow the conference discussions on Twitter, follow @sloanc_aln and search #aln13.

Grantham University, a 62-year-old institution, specializes in delivering flexible, affordable, accredited online degrees to working adult students around the world. In 2011, the University received the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities’ Innovative Best Practice/New Program Award for its faculty training and student support programs. To learn more about the University, go to: http://www.grantham.edu.

References:

http://www.grantham.edu/about/university-administration/university-faculty/

http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/aln/asynchronous-approach-online-faculty-development

http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/aln/proactively-guiding-instructor-performance-through-use-performance-dashboard-and

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education. The Mark Skousen School of Business at Grantham University has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE).

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