CAPOC Request for Proposals–Website development

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Canadian Association of Pediatric Oncology Camps (CAPOC) is a Network of Canadian camp-based programs for children and families affected by cancer.
CAPOC achieves its mission by:
•    Sharing resources with existing and new member organizations
•    Maintaining an outline of standards that members are required to hold
•    Maintaining relationships with other organizations who support our programs
•    Providing information about the programs available in Canada to children and families affected by cancer
•    Supporting people living with cancer

CAPOC currently has members across Canada.

1.0    Background

This RFP is a CAPOC initiative and will be led by David MacKenzie in consultation with the CAPOC board.  Requests for proposals to design and create a website for CAPOC are invited.

2.1    Overview of website requirements:

This website would represent a pan-Canadian group of children’s oncology camping programs.

The site would have an English version and a French version which contain identical content.

Some sections of the site (contact information of member camps for example) may be presented in both languages.

After the construction of the website, changes to content would be performed by a designated member of CAPOC.  Administrative access to the website would be required.

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CIDER with Elizabeth Murphy

We would like to invite you to the next presentation in our series of free CIDER sessions. Our next session features a group presentation and discussion with Dr. Elizabeth Murphy (Principal Investigator), Camilla Stoodley (Project Manager), Paula Thomas (Teacher), and Kate Scarth (Research Assistant).

Title: Designing online synchronous communication to strengthen students’ second-language communication skills

This presentation reviews a two-year study focused on strengthening students’ second language communication skills. The study aimed to identify teacher practices and student activities most effective for and best suited to promoting negotiation of meaning, as well as to determine the related benefits, challenges, and solutions of implementing the practices and activities. The study also examined the viability of the practices and activities in terms of sustainability and scalability.

Methods included use of Elluminate Live to support online communication, which typically occurred between two groups of four students at one time. Teachers also participated in face-to-face meetings, discussion forums in WebCT and Desire2Learn, and individual reflection in a blog and pbwiki. A web site featured training modules for students. Semi-structured observation and analysis of E-Live sessions, as well as interviews with participants, and analysis of discussion forums and individual reflections were conducted. Preliminary findings for the first year were categorized as technical, logistical, or pedagogical; for year two, challenges and factors conducive to sustainability and scalability were identified.

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 11am-12pm MDT (Edmonton)

Where: Online via Elluminate at: