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Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning 2009

For those who missed it, the recent Sloan Consortium annual conference had some excellent sessions, which are now available for you to stream and view online.
Here's the master list, and I'll highlight a few highly recommended sessions below:

  1. Session recordings:  On-demand recordings of 20 presentations broadcast live from Orlando as part of the Virtual Conference may be viewed by all attendees (onsite and virtual) at  Please note that each recording is available in 2 formats:  MediaSite's Classic and Silverlight players.  These recordings are available for viewing for one year. (The Classic recordings seem to work better, at least for me. csn)
  1. Conference proceedings:  Many of the conference presentations (110 to date) may be accessed at .  If you are a presenter and have not uploaded your presentation, please review the instructional video here: There have been some issues with Internet Explorer; therefore Netscape, Safari, or other browsers are recommended.

Some archived sessions that may be of interest:

Session Name



What's Coming in Moodle 2.0 - Martin Dougiamas, Lead Developer and Moodle's Benevolent Dictator

Great look at Moodle 2.0 with Moodle's creator, Martin Dougiamas. - look for integration with Web 2.0 sites, images and repository management, Navigation block, A great look at some of the excellent new features and rebuilds coming down the pipeline.

TheTransforming Power of the Quality Matters Rubric and Process

  • very interesting data about adoption of the QualityMatters and its effects on online courses, students, faculty, etc.

Get Blended! A Six-Pack of Free Online Tools for Creating Blended Learning-

Tools include wikis, Google Docs, Slideshare, blogs, and Voicethread.
It also addresses: 21st Century skills, the evolution of Bloom's taxonomy in the digital realm, as well as models for Blended/Hybrid learning.

Community of Inquiry Framework 10 years old and going strong
(Randy Garrison, U of Calgary,
Marti Cleveland-Innes, Athabasca University
Phil Ice, American Public University System
Peter Shea, University of Albany, SUNY
Karen Swan, University of Illinois-Springfield)

  • overview of the COI framework and collaborative constructivism for online/blended courses
  • social presence, teaching presence, cognitive presence: definitions. Learning takes place at intersection of these presences.
  • practical inquiry model, changing instructor roles,

Myths and Misperceptions about Online Learning:
A Review of Best Evidence to Advance the Field

Paperless, Mobile-enabled, and Cost-cutting 21st Century Courses

The Fast Pace of Online Learning in a Post-Recession Landscape: A Panel Discussion from Orlando, Florida to Portland, Maine