April CIDER Session with George Siemens

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We invite you to the next presentation in our winter series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with George Siemens from Athabasca University, Canada.
 
Please note that the link to CIDER Sessions has now changed to:
https://connect.athabascau.ca/cidersession/
 
Title: More is different: Sensemaking and wayfinding in complex information environments
 
Human use of information is constant in daily activities. The internet, social media, and emerging technologies have not only made information more abundant; they have made it more fragmented and complex. Conducting research on the online information interaction activities of individuals can be difficult as information environments co-evolve with the actions of individual agents. Fortunately, with digital technologies, the trails and traces that individuals leave as they interact online can provide researchers with valuable insight. Open online courses are situated between structured classrooms where the educator typically defines information structures and the open web where learners are self-directed without cohort goals and objectives. This presentation will provide an overview of how our relationship to information is changing, review a grounded theory analysis of sensemaking and wayfinding activity of learners in open online courses, and present the Sensemaking Wayfinding Information Model (SWIM) for how individuals deal with complex information.

When: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

*Local times for the CIDER sessions are provided on our website: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/

Where: The CIDER sessions have moved to Adobe Connect!  To join this session go to:https://connect.athabascau.ca/cider/
 
Pre-Configuration:
Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event.  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.  Also, the Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Adobe Flash Player.  Allow time for this update by joining the session 20 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation start time.

We invite you to the next presentation in our winter series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with George Siemens from Athabasca University, Canada.
 
Please note that the link to CIDER Sessions has now changed to:
https://connect.athabascau.ca/cidersession/
 
Title: More is different: Sensemaking and wayfinding in complex information environments
 
Human use of information is constant in daily activities. The internet, social media, and emerging technologies have not only made information more abundant; they have made it more fragmented and complex. Conducting research on the online information interaction activities of individuals can be difficult as information environments co-evolve with the actions of individual agents. Fortunately, with digital technologies, the trails and traces that individuals leave as they interact online can provide researchers with valuable insight. Open online courses are situated between structured classrooms where the educator typically defines information structures and the open web where learners are self-directed without cohort goals and objectives. This presentation will provide an overview of how our relationship to information is changing, review a grounded theory analysis of sensemaking and wayfinding activity of learners in open online courses, and present the Sensemaking Wayfinding Information Model (SWIM) for how individuals deal with complex information.

When: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

*Local times for the CIDER sessions are provided on our website: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/

Where: The CIDER sessions have moved to Adobe Connect!  To join this session go to:https://connect.athabascau.ca/cider/
 
Pre-Configuration:
Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event.  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.  Also, the Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Adobe Flash Player.  Allow time for this update by joining the session 20 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation start time.

Creative Education Vol.3 No.1

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Creative Education
February,  2012 Volume 3, Number 1
 
Psychological Foundations of Creative Education
Valentin Ageyev
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31001    pp 1-9
Visionaries from the East as Guiding Principles for Western Education
Stephen R. White, John Janowiak
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31002    pp 10-15
Program Selection among Pre-Service Teachers: MBTI Profiles within a College of Education
Stephen Rushton, Jenni Menon Mariano, Tary L. Wallace
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31003    pp 16-23
Attitudes of American Teachers Preparing to Become Administrators toward Teaching Creative Strategies
Climetine Clayburn, Stu Ervay, Nancy Albrecht
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31004    pp 24-29
Exploring Parents’ and Teachers’ Views of Primary Pupils’ Thinking Skills and Problem Solving Skills
Subadrah Nair, Tang Keow Ngang
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31005    pp 30-36
What Really Affects Student Satisfaction? An Assessment of Quality through a University-Wide Student Survey
Giuliana Solinas, Maria Dolores Masia, Giorgio Maida, Elena Muresu
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31006    pp 37-40
Relevance of Mastery Learning (ML) in Teaching of English (Case Study the University of Guilan, Iran)
Abbas Sadeghi, Atefeh Sadeghi
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31007    pp 41-44
Creative Mathematics Education
Edgar E. Escultura
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31008    pp 45-54
Creativity in Greek Music Curricula and Pedagogy: An Investigation of Greek Music Teachers’ Perceptions
Dimitrios Zbainos, Ariadni Anastasopoulou
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31009    pp 55-60
A Pastiche of Outcomes for a Teacher-Student Pair: Experiences within a Reading Cluster Group
Angie L. Miller, Amanda O. Latz, Sarah C. W. Jenkins, Cheryll M. Adams
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31010    pp 61-66
An Expressive Arts-Based and Strength-Focused Experiential Training Program for Enhancing the Efficacy of Teachers Affected by Earthquake in China
Rainbow T. H. Ho, Fumin Fan, Angel H. Y. Lai, Phyllis H. Y. Lo et al.
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31011    pp 67-74
The Role of Women in the Utilization of Inquiry-Based Science Instruction
William D. Simpson
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31012    pp 75-78
Educating for Peace: A Case Study of a Constructivist Approach to Understanding Peace through Artistic Expression
Young Imm Kang Song
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31013    pp 79-83
Safety Aspects in the Distance Learning Systems
Sergii Kavun, Yousef Daradkeh, Alexander Zyma
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31014    pp 84-91
Gender and Anxiety: A Comparison of Student Anxiety Levels in Face-to-Face and Video Conferencing Courses
Jodi McKnight, Mark A. McKnight
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31015    pp 92-95
Digital Renaissance: The Creative Potential of Narrative Technology in Education
Tony Hall
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31016    pp 96-100
T-SCORM: An Extension of the SCORM Standard to Support the Project of Educational Contents for t-Learning
Francisco Miguel da Silva, Francisco Milton Mendes Neto, Aquiles Medeiros Filgueira Burlamaqui, Diogo Henrique Duarte Bezerra
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31017    pp 101-108
Challenges Facing Techinical Training in Kenya
Antony K. Sang, George M. Muthaa, Zacharia K. Mbugua
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31018    pp 109-113
Information Systems Development Methodolgies in Developing Higher Education
Adam Marks
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31019    pp 114-119
Authentic Situations Motivate Medical Students for Dealing with Medical Insurance Issues—A Study of Learning Styles and E-Learning
Susanne Nielsen, Kaety Plos, Carina Furaker, Annika Jakobsson
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31020    pp 120-125
Trees and Nests: A Comparison between Two Hierarchical Metaphors in Educational Applications
Adi Katz
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31021    pp 126-133
Factors Associated with Occupational Stress and Their Effects on Organizational Performance in a Sudanese University
Ahlam B. El Shikieri, Hassan A. Musa
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31022    pp 134-144
Assessing Clinical and Academic Performance in a Master’s Level Speech Language Pathology Program: A Path Analysis
Margaret M. Kjelgaard, Anthony J. Guarino
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31023    pp 145-148
Transnational Immigration and Education: A Case Study of an Ethiopian Immigrant High School Student
Afra Ahmed Hersi
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31024    pp 149-154
Student Evaluations: Synchronous Tripod of Learning Portfolio Assessment—Self-Assessment, Peer-Assessment, Instructor-Assessment
Jenna-Lynn Senger, Rani Kanthan
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31025    pp 155-163
The Impact of the American English Learning upon Chinese College Students’ Ideology
Xiao Yue
Abstract References | Full Paper: PDF       DOI:  10.4236/ce.2012.31026    pp 164-169