CIDER preconference workshop at CADE-AMTEC 2006

The (; The Centre for Study and Learning Performance @ Concordia University; and the CADE/ AMTEC and conference organizing committee are pleased to offer a pre-conference workshop on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at the Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE-ACED) and the Association for Media and Technology in Education in Canada (AMTEC) annual conference @ University du Quebec Montreal.

Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Time: 8:30 – 5:00

Location: University du Quebec at Montreal

Room: TBA

Overview: This one day pre-session is designed to enhance practitioner, professional researcher and graduate students’ capacity to produce quality distance educational research. The format includes key note presentation, panels and information sessions focused on all components of the research process. The panel sessions feature Canadian distance education researchers. The discussion will centre around research opportunities, issues and results relevant to the various panel topics.

Registration Fee: $85.00 + GST for general participants.
$50.00 + GST for students who contribute a poster presentation of their work. To obtain the reduced student rate, students must contact Paula Smith at / 1.780.421.2536 with details regarding their poster presentation.

The Pre-Conference Workshop Agenda can be found at

To register, visit the secure website at:

New podcast posting at “Now you hear me…”

There’s a new segment at “Now you hear me…

Here’s the summary:

It’s a jungle out there
I think it was Stephen Downes who once described online courses that use course management systems as “orchards,” and as often happens with Stephen’s ideas, it stuck with me like a bad cold. The best of learning often happens in messy, tangled learning environments, not neat little orchards.

Paintings by Stott

One of my favourite artists and people anywhere, anytime is showing her stuff at Gardenscape this weekend.

False Sunflower by Samantha Stott

Upcoming show and sale of paintings by Samantha Stott at Gardenscapes Art Show and Sale.

Friday, March 31st 12 noon – 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 1st, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 2nd, 11 a.m – 5 p.m.

Gardenscapes Art Show and Sale is happening at the Saskatoon
Prairieland Exhibition Trade and Convention Centre.