CIDER session this Friday, Dec. 2

The next CIDER Session is Friday, December 2, 2005, 11:00 a.m. MST (1:00 p.m. EST) with Transforming Higher Education: Towards an Agentic Model of Instructional Design by Katy Campbell, University of Alberta, and Rick Kenny, Athabasca University. In this session, Katy and Rick will discuss their research program to explore the concept of instructional designers as agents of social change. They will describe the rationale for their study, discuss the research design, and argue for narrative inquiry as an alternative methodology for research in educational technology and distance education. They will conclude the session by presenting an emerging “agentic model”, in which the instructional designer in HE is seen as an agent of sociocultural change and transformation in a socially-constructed process at the interpersonal, personal, professional, institutional and societal levels. Rick and Katy will use stories of practice chosen from their collaborative conversations to illustrate the components of this model.

Participation is free! To join a CIDER session, click on the link provided in each email notice. The next CIDER session link is:

https://www.elluminate.com/mtg.jnlp?password=175054155

CIDER session tomorrow

This is to remind you that there is a CIDER Session tomorrow, featuring our very own Heather Ross.

Date: Friday, November 25, 2005
Starts: 2005-11-25 11:00 AM MST (1:00 AM EST)
Ends: 2005-11-25 12:00 PM MST (2:00 PM EST)
Topic: DE Module for rural physicians
Facilitators: Heather M. Ross
University of Saskatchewan

Many specialists and rural physicians throughout Canada face a hardship in trying to attend conferences to complete their continuing professional development (CPD) credits. In an effort to provide an alternative method of delivering CPD to professionals, a project is being undertaken for the office of Continuing Professional Learning in the College of Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. This presentation will explore what must be taken into consideration in the design of such a program and provide an update on the status of this project.

Participation is free! To join a CIDER session, click on the link provided in each email notice. The next CIDER session link is:

https://www.elluminate.com/mtg.jnlp?password=158709053