The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) and Nevada State College(NSC) have teamed up to bring a new networking opportunity to attendees of the 6th Annual Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (ET4Online), which takes place April 9-11, at the Planet Hollywood Resort, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The “Career Forum,” which is being managed by conference sponsor NSC, was created to provide conference participants with new opportunities to network and interview with prospective employers. It will feature roundtable discussions for graduate students and junior faculty and will provide attendees with the chance to meet seasoned faculty and discuss educational technology career choices, career skills such as professional networking and scholarship development, and career applications such as portfolio and CV development and gathering references.
“Institutions and organizations across the country are searching and competing for professionals skilled in educational technology/instructional technology as the growth in online learning in higher education continues to increase,” said Bruce Chaloux, Executive Director and CEO of Sloan-C. “Our events are populated with those seeking professionals to join their organizations and individuals with outstanding qualifications looking for these opportunities, making it an ideal environment for initiating the interview process. We are excited to be working with Nevada State on the Career Forum.”
The ET4Online Symposium offers individuals an opportunity to study best practices, understand applications, discover new technologies, and connect with others who share a love for and belief in the promise of educational technology.
“The idea for the Career Forum emerged following discussions among NSC and Sloan-C peers at a prior Sloan-C conference,” said, Elizabeth Hawthorne, Interim Dean of the School of Education, NSC. “We’re excited for this first edition of the Career Forum, and anticipate it will become a regular feature and an attendee favorite of Sloan-C events in the future.”
Information about the 6th Annual Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium, including registration links for onsite and virtual attendance, is available athttp://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/et4online/welcome.
About Nevada State College
Nevada State College, a four-year public institution, is a member of the Nevada System of Higher Education. NSC places a special emphasis on the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Located on a developing 500-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada, the college was established in 2002 as a new tier in the state system between the research universities and the two-year colleges. In this role, the college emphasizes high-quality instruction, exemplary service, engaging learning experiences, and innovation as a means to more efficient, effective outcomes in all corners of the campus. Since 2002, Nevada State College has grown to offer more than 24 majors and minors, has received independent accreditation and has expanded its physical campus. Committed to fostering a personal learning environment, students are taught by faculty who serve as mentors and guides in classrooms with an average size of only 23 students. Nevada State College serves approximately 3,300 students and has over 1,500 alumni, each representing a broad array of cultural and economic backgrounds. For more information, visit http://nsc.edu.
The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of education. For more information, visit http://www.sloanconsortium.org.