Associate Director Alexandra M. Pickett was invited by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to visit with their Education Postesecondary Success staff in Seattle for an informal learning conversation on assessing quality in online learning. The intention of the meeting was to bring together a small number of researchers and practitioners to discuss the prospects of using quality measurement and design tools to unlock new levels of quality learning experiences in online/technology-enabled education.
Dr. Maria Francisca Capponi Marshall arrived today to begin an internship with the SUNY Learning Network, Education Services. Dr. Capponi works as an assistant at the Center for Innovation on Education (CIedu, INACAP in Santiago, Chile. She will be working with us under a memorandum of understanding signed between INACAP and SUNY to learn more about SLN’s online faculty development processes and online instructional design approaches, and to experience first-hand an SLN faculty development cycle. The focus of her internship will be to observe and participate in SLN Education services activities and events, to adopt and adapt SLN processes, materials, and approaches for use by INACAP. We are very pleased to have Francisca here with us and to “share what we know” to assist INACAP to develop and grow their online faculty development efforts. Francisca will be keeping a blog of her internship experience.