Inaugural CIDER presentation

Here’s something worth your attention (isn’t everything in the caf?). CIDER (The Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research) is a new initiative for holding cross-country discussions about distance education research. The first session will be by the founder of CIDER.

CIDER Vision and Current Research
Facilitator: Terry Anderson
11 March 2005 at 11:00 AM (Mountain)
Mode: Audioconference with slide presentation

Read on for the details (the full announcement from CIDER). I’ll be presenting on March 24, so this will be a good chance to work out the wrinkles! 🙂

Heres the first in a series of CIDER sessions designed specifically for distance education and e-learning researchers and graduate students.

Registration is free! To register, contact Brenda Koritko, CIDER Seminar Coordinator at ]bkoritko@sympatico.ca. Once registered, you will receive details on how to access Elluminate, a Web-based audio-graphic system for online collaboration.

Watch for details for other sessions, which will be announced on our listserve and website at http://cider.athabascau.ca . And we want to hear from you. If you have ideas for future sessions, please let us know.

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ABSTRACT
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Title: CIDER Vision and Current Research
Facilitator: Terry Anderson
11 March 2005 at 11:00 AM (Mountain)
Mode: Audioconference with slide presentation

In this session, CIDERs Director, Terry Anderson, will overview the state of distance education research in Canada and at CIDER, present a rationale for increasing funding and support, and discuss design-based research method specific to distance education research. The session will also present the component pieces and functions of CIDER.

Facilitator
Terry Anderson, Ph.D.
Editor, International Review of Research in Open and DistanceLearning (www.irrodl.org)
Professor and Canada Research Chair in Distance Education
Athabasca University

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