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Online Learning Consortium, Formerly Sloan ConsortiumThe Online Learning Consortium, formerly the Sloan Consortium, will hold its 20th annual international conference Oct. 29 to Oct. 31 in Orlando, Fla., along with streamed sessions for virtual attendees.


In addition to covering current innovations in learning analytics, MOOCs, open and mobile learning and other topics, the conference has added a track devoted to institutional change and innovations, noted Patsy Moskal, program chair for the 2014 conference.

The 2014 conference program includes presentations that reflect the implications for the field of specific e-learning experience and practices. Keynote and plenary addresses, as well as pre-conference workshops, featured sessions, information sessions, Best-in-Track presentations and poster presentations will address blended learning, issues of diversity, international applications of online learning, open educational resources, social networking, online learning and community colleges, and K-12 online education as well as other topics of common interest.

Two Conferences In Parallel

The 20th Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference is co-located with the one-day HBCU Summit for Online Learning, which runs Oct. 29. The HBCU program, titled “Breaking Barriers to Expand the Legacy into Online Learning,” focuses on e-learning issues faced by historically black colleges and universities.

All presentations and pre-conference workshops will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

To register for either conference, for on-site or virtual attendance, visit the Online Learning Consortium conference registration page.

Crista Souza is a TechEDge Contributing Editor.