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ERIC Number: EJ837474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1939-5256
The Sloan Semester
Lorenzo, George
Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, v12 n2 p5-40 Jul 2008
This paper is basically the "story" of the Sloan Semester. It is written in a journalistic/case-study style. The Sloan Semester was a vibrant and vitally important undertaking that required the immediate attention of a group of dedicated educators. The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, though its sponsorship of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C), financed this worthwhile initiative that helped Hurricane Katrina- and Rita-affected higher education students continue with their education in an online modality, as their institutions were forced to temporarily close down for the Fall 2005 semester. A chain of educated decisions, along with the appropriate infrastructure and team of professionals, successfully moved this initiative forward in a quick and unprecedented time frame, "on the fly."
Sloan Consortium. P.O. Box 1238, Newburyport, MA 01950. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York