Thursday, September 14, 2006

OTEL will host national workshop on providing online learning in emergencies

The Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning at UIS will host a national workshop on "Online Learning in an Emergency: Delivering the Curriculum When the Campus is Closed," September 20 to 22 in New Orleans.

The conference is funded by a $45,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. OTEL Director Ray Schroeder will serve as chair.

Schroeder had originally submitted a proposal for this conference early in the summer of 2005, but when Hurricane Katrina struck, Schroeder and Burks Oakley, U of I Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, conceived and spearheaded a major national initiative in which the Sloan Foundation contributed more than $1 million to provide free online college courses for displaced students. Read more>>

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