CIDER session: Networked Professional Learning Using Social Media

We invite you to the next presentation in our series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with Nathaniel Ostashewski of Curtin University, Australia.
Title: Networked Professional Learning Using Social Media: Benefits and Challenges
Networked learning supporting professional skill development is becoming more commonplace as social media tools and practices become part of daily life.
This session will describe some of the unexpected benefits experienced by learners who participate in networked learning activities designed using the Networked Learning Framework. Challenges with the design, development, and delivery of networked learning that engages learners are also explored in this session based on research that began in 2009. A online dance teacher program, a SMOOC, and Teacher Professional Development modules designed using the Networked Learning Framework approaches described in this session will be discussed as examples.
When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

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Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

Please note that it is extremely important to get your system set up prior to 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 conferencing software. The Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Flash Player; allow time for this update by joining the session 15 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.
Registration is not required; all are welcome.

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology Vol 39, No 1 (2013) released

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de
l’apprentissage et de la technologie has just published its latest issue
at We invite you to review the
Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and
items of interest.

Thanks for the continuing interest in our work,
Jenna Kelland
Managing Editor

Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de
l’apprentissage et de la technologie
Vol 39, No 1 (2013)
Table of Contents

Editorial – Winter 2013 / Éditoiral – hiver 2013
Heather Kanuka

A Comparison of Participation Patterns in Selected Formal, Non-formal, and
Informal Online Learning Environments / Comparaison des modes de
participation dans des environnements formels, non formels et informels
d’apprentissage en ligne
Richard Schwier, Jennifer Seaton

Student Satisfaction with Blended and Online Courses Based on Personality
Type / Niveau de satisfaction des étudiants dans les cours hybrides et en
ligne basé sur le type de personnalité
Doris U Bolliger, Elizabeth A Erichsen

Are They Climbing the Pyramid? Rating Student-Generated Questions in a Game
Design Project / Grimpent-ils la pyramide? Évaluation des questions
produites par les étudiants dans un projet de conception de jeux
Jason Paul Siko

Course Design using an Authentic Studio Model / Restructuration de cours au
moyen d’un authentique modèle de studio de design
Jay R Wilson

Collaboration indices for monitoring potential problems in online small
groups / Indicateurs de collaboration pour diagnostiquer des problèmes
potentiels dans de petits groupes en ligne
Namsook Jahng

International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 12, No. 1

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International Journal on E-Learning Vol. 12, No. 1  (February 2013) [

Table of Contents 

Toward an Alternative Learning Environment Interface for Learning Management Systems
Mhammed Abdous, Old Dominion University, USA

Blended Learning: Instructional Design Strategies for Maximizing Impact
Jean Adams, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada

What is the impact of students’ ability to choose across and within course modality (OL or FTF) on course completions?
James DeCosta, Humphreys College, USA

Evaluation of Distance Education Components of e-MBA Program – A Case Study
Ali Gunes & Tugba Altintas, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey

Comprehensive framework for evaluating e-learning systems: using BSC framework
Mansor Momeni & Mona Jamporazmey, Tehran University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of; Mohsen Mehrafrouz, Naraq university, Iran, Islamic Republic Of; Fatemeh Bahadori, Tehran University, Iran, Islamic Republic Of

E-Learning Barriers and Solutions to Knowledge Management and Transfer
Oye Nthaniel David, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia