A Synthesis of Sloan-C Effective Practices, August 2005
A SYNTHESIS OF SLOAN-C EFFECTIVE
PRACTICES, AUGUST 2005
Janet C. Moore
Chief Learning Officer
The Sloan Consortium
To support continuous improvement in the quality, scale and breadth of online education, the Sloan
Consortium invites practitioners to share effective practices. This report synthesizes effective practices
submitted by Sloan-C members that have been reviewed and are currently listed in Sloan-C Effective
Practices online collection at http://www.sloan-c.org/effective. The synthesis includes links to the
provider institutions and to detailed postings about practices that address these questions:
1. How can schools help learners get started with online learning?
2. How can schools help learners make good choices?
3. How can schools build community among learners?
4. How can schools and faculty assess student satisfaction?
5. How can schools increase student satisfaction with learning?
6. How can schools use technology to enhance student satisfaction?
7. How can learning design enhance interaction?
8. How can learning design enhance collaboration?
9. How can learning design inculcate academic honesty?
10. How can schools assess learning effectiveness?
11. How can technology support learning?
12. How can schools share resources to improve learning and avoid costs?
13. How can redesign improve access, affordability, and learning, and save effort?
14. How can schools use technology to improve strategic planning?
15. How can schools use technology to provide cost effective services for faculty, students and
16. How can specialized online student services and resources make access easier?
17. How can schools help students access support and adapt to academic culture?
18. How can schools provide access to special populations?
19. How can schools use technology to improve access?
20. How can schools foster greater commun