Ferris Online
The Sloan Consortium

Ferris State is a member in good standing of the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C).  The Sloan Consortium is an organization of schools and individuals dedicated to improving the quality of online learning. 

As members of the consortium, Ferris faculty and staff have access to a wide variety of resources.  To find out more about the Sloan Consortium for online learning, click here.

Creating an Account:

To access the full resources of the Sloan Consortium, first set up your own account, and indicate you are affiliated with Ferris:

1. Click here to create a free user account.

2. Once you complete your registration, you will be sent an e-mail and asked to verify your account.

3. Once logged in, click on your username in the upper right hand corner of the home page. You will be brought to your “My Account” page. Click on “Edit Profile” to affiliate your account. Please enter your name and organization in the spaces provided. (Please make sure the organization name you type in matches the one listed on the membership list.)

4. The system will now recognize you as a member. Go to the member resources page for details on your membership benefits such as free webinars and access to the JALN.


Benefits of Sloan membership include:

Webinars

Webinars are free to all members (normally $99.) No coupon code is needed. If you have set up your account or affiliated your existing account properly, you will automatically see the free registration link at the bottom of the webinar page.

Consulting Services
Membership comes with one hour of free consulting over the phone with a representative with Sloan-C on specific topics in online learning or a particular problem your institution is having. More extensive consulting and onsite visits are also available for a fee.  If you are interested in a project which would benefit from these services, contact our online learning office at Ferris at ferrisonline@ferris.edu.

Conference Discounts
Don’t forget to take advantage of the $50 discounts off of the registration fee for our three annual conferences. Once you are logged into the system, you will automatically see the code in a block on the left hand side of the conference registration page. Please note that each conference has a different code.

Publications Discounts
Members receive a 10% discount on all publications. People with a properly affiliated user account will receive the 10% discount automatically when they log-in to the website.

Additional Discounts
A $100 discount is available on select Magna Online Seminars to members. Seminars along with the discount code needed will be sent in the monthly membership newsletter. Please make sure you use the account creation instructions and you will receive the newsletter.

Website Resources
All members of our institution have full access to website resources including the Quality Scorecard for the administration of online education programs, articles from the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, surveys, practitioner documents, JobLine, effective practices, Listserv, catalog of online programs, and more.

Monthly Newsletters
Sloan-C sends out two monthly newsletters and additional special event e-mails if needed. The Sloan-C View newsletter is a general e-mail about what’s happening with Sloan-C. The Sloan-C Insider is a member’s only newsletter alerting members to new benefits and events. Here is the link if you would like to receive communications from Sloan and would like to join the mailing list: http://sloanconsortium.org/mailing_list .

Link to Sloan Consortium at www.sloanconsortium.org.