CIDER session, February 16th

We would like to invite you to the next presentation in our series of free CIDER sessions. The session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Arlene O’Leary from the University of Phoenix, Jersey City Campus. She will be sharing her recently completed research on the use of simulations in both face-to-face and online undergraduate courses. To JOIN the session, please click on the link below within 30 minutes of the start time.

Topic: Engagement Through Simulation
When: Friday, February 16th, 2007
Start: 11:00pm Mountain (1:00pm Eastern)
Where: Online via Elluminate at

Session Details:
In this CIDER session, Arlene O’Leary will examine how the use of simulations can bridge the gap between students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, as well as address issues of engagement and retention in online educational settings. Arlene has had a vast and varied career in the field of education and has contributed to the development of a multitude of online courses.

Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that we can use the Voice-over-IP functionality built into the web conferencing software. As well, your web cam will work if you are attending the session on a PC.

Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Please don’t wait until the day of the session to do this. Elluminate Live! is a Java application, so there may be a download to your Mac or PC the first time you use the software. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the “First Time Users” section. If you need assistance, please contact Elluminate’s help desk at or 866-388-8674 x2.

The session will be recorded and available for future playback from

Thanks to for providing technical support for this series.


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