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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Academic Impressions Conference: Planning and Growing Online Learning Initiatives

May 21 - 23, 2012 :: San Antonio, TX

Learn how to manage the growth of your online learning program.

Join three leading experts who have directly managed the academic planning, development, and growth of online programs at several different institutions. They will provide strategies and insights that will be of value to anyone just starting online learning at their institutions as well as those seeking to expand their existing online efforts.
Conference Overview | Pricing & Registration | Agenda

The conference is structured to balance information sharing, targeted learning activities, group work, and collaboration with colleagues. Through the use of case studies and collaborative work, you will be able to directly apply the knowledge that you have gained during the conference while receiving guidance from the instructors.
You will leave this conference with a working plan that you can use immediately at your institution. We’ll incorporate Title IV new state authorization rules and future trends, models, and challenges throughout the program.

  • National trends related to developing online initiatives
  • The necessary data you should collect to make informed decisions about going online
  • Changing demographics and educational expectations
  • Online faculty culture, buy-in, participation, development, and support
  • Common problems you may encounter and ways to overcome them during your implementation stages
  • Maintaining quality and accreditation standards
  • Positioning and marketing your online program
  • Assessing and evaluating your program
There is also an optional post-conference workshop titled Strategies for Marketing Your Online Program: Developing a Competitive Advantage, which will provide you with strategies for creating a Web marketing experience that will drive traffic, build relationships, and convert leads into enrollments.
View the complete agenda.

Register for this event online or call 720.488.6800 today. Register three people from your institution and the fourth can attend for free. Questions? Call us to determine if this event is right for you.


"This is by far the most beneficial, productive, and thought-provoking conference I have ever attended. Whether you are a novice or veteran, you must take advantage of this conference!"

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Inside Higher Ed News: April 18, 2012

With help from venture-backed company, Princeton, Penn and U. of Michigan announce they will become the latest high-profile universities to offer free, interactive courses to massive online audiences.

Claremont McKenna didn't just report inaccurate SAT averages; the college inflated class ranks and deflated admissions rates. The motive wasn't rankings, but a desire to admit a few more students without absolutely top academic credentials.

Problems with direct loan servicing have left borrowers trying to rehabilitate their loans in default for months and cost the government millions of dollars.


Edudemic: April 18, 2012

The History Of Learning Tools [Infographic]  
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 09:01 AM PDT
You're going to want to print out this infographic and, at the very least, share it with your fellow teachers and even students. It's all about the history of education technology and could be used to educate just about anyone on how far we've come in a short period of time.

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 07:33 AM PDT
When you hear the term 'texting' you probably cringe a bit. Or you think about texting while driving. Or maybe even how students will sneak texting in below their desks while a teacher isn't looking. That's not the case for 8th graders at Roosevelt Middle School in Bridgeport CT.

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 05:45 AM PDT
A teacher or education administrator's time is precious. They barely have time to teach or educate at all these days. Tumblr is a great next step. It's as simple to use as Twitter, growing in popularity (like Twitter), requires no technical skills, and is quite fun to use.