New career development feature will facilitate networking among higher ed recruiters and Educational Technology/Instructional Technology professionals attending the conference.
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 at http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/et4online/welcome.