Sunday, July 10, 2011

Week#2 Live Presentation

View the recording of the live session.
Thursday, July 7, at 2:00 pm Eastern,

Panelists be addressed three general questions:
  1. What are the most important findings to date coming out of online learning research?  (What do we know?)
  2. What methodologies have been most commonly used in online learning research and what promising methodologies are emerging? (How do we know it?)
  3. What are the most pressing questions that still remain unanswered?  Where is online learning research headed in the near term? (What do we still need to know?)

Joining us for the live session were:
Karen Swan, Moderator, Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Illinois Springfield
Karen Swan is the Stukel Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and a Faculty Associate in the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service at the University of Illinois Springfield.  Karen has been doing research in the learning sciences for 25 years and has published over 100 articles and book chapters and presented extensively in the area of educational technology and media.  She has been involved with online teaching and learning for over a decade, both as an instructor and as a researcher, and is well known for her research on learning effectiveness and interactivity in online environments. Dr. Swan was the 2006 recipient of the Sloan-C award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Learning by an Individual, and in 2010 was inducted into the inaugural class of Sloan-C Fellows. 

Find out more about Dr. Swan and access some of her papers at:

Phil Ice, Vice President, American Public University System
Phil Ice is the VP of Research and Development at American Public University System (APUS) and Vice President of Research & Development for Sage Road Analytics, LLC. His research is focused on the impact of new and emerging technologies on cognition in online learning environments. Work in this area has brought him international recognition in the form of three Sloan-C Effective Practice of the Year Awards (2007, 2009 and 2010), the AliveTek/DLA Innovation on Online Distance Learning Administration Award, and the Adobe Higher Education Leaders Impact Award. The importance of Phil's vision for the future of technology in higher education is also demonstrated by his inclusion on the advisory council for the 2011 NMC / ELI Horizon Report and his role as Principal Investigator on a $1.05 million WICHE/WCET grant to explore online retention patterns across six institutions.

Find out more about Dr. Ice and access some of his papers at:

Ben Arbaugh, John McNaughton Rosebush Professor of Management, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh
Ben Arbaugh is a Professor of Strategy and Project Management at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Dr. Arbaugh currently is Editor of Academy of Management Learning & Education and a past chair of the Management Education and Development Division of the Academy of Management. He was the 2009 GMAC Management Education Research Institute Faculty Research Fellow, and was recently named as a University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Rosebush Professor. Dr. Arbaugh’s online teaching and learning research has won best article awards from the Journal of Management Education and the Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education along with numerous conference best paper awards. In 2008 he won the UW Oshkosh College of Business Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award. He has provided his expertise in online teaching and learning for a number of activities within and outside the UW System, including teaching in the UW MBA Consortium, developing Shareable Content Objects as part of a UW System FIPSE grant, advising for the Kent State University Partners Investing in Nursing’s Future Program and evaluating the Accelerated Online BSN program for UW Oshkosh’s College of Nursing.

Find out more about Dr. Arbaugh and access some of his papers at:

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