CIDER session: September 9

We would like to invite you to the first presentation in our series of free CIDER sessions for the 2009/2010 academic year. This session features a presentation and discussion with Glenn Groulx. Glenn is an instructor of adult upgrading at Northwest Community College, BC, and currently working on his MDE at the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University.

Title: EduBlogs as Metaphor

This presentation will discuss a number of recent case studies, contrast examples of private and public edublogs, and explore issues such as learner and instructor roles and responsibilities, learner choices, ethical considerations, learning goals, instructional strategies and activities, and assessment methods. A comparative analysis will be made between private, autonomous, anonymous, embedded, networked, and liminal edublogs. The following metaphors will be used to describe these edublogging environments: incubator, launch pad, sandbox, stage or persona, therapeutic or cathartic, sharing space, rhizome, learning feast, arena, guerrilla war zone, network of practice, slow edublogging and transformational edublogging.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, 11am – 12pm MDT (Edmonton)

Where: Online via Elluminate at:

Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that you can use the audio functionality built into the web conferencing software.
Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the “First Time Users” section.

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