CIDER session, October 2 with Dr. Thomas Carey

We invite you to our October CIDER session, the second of our new 2013-14 season. This free, online session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Thomas Carey, strategic consultant and visiting academic at Athabasca, San Diego State, and Vancouver Island Universities.
Title: What Kinds of Learning Can We Scale with Online Resources and Activities (and what can’t we scale)?
This presentation will summarize recent research for the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario on the impact of emerging developments in online learning for Quality and Productivity in higher education. The main discussion points will be the analysis of scalable learning resources and activities, and the way different learning interactions may (or may not) be scalable. A link to Dr. Carey’s report is available at the CIDER website:

Dr. Tom Carey is a strategic consultant to higher education leaders in Canada and the US, for institutional collaborations to create exemplary teaching and learning environments. Dr. Carey currently holds visiting academic appointments at Athabasca University, San Diego State University and Vancouver Island University; his previous leadership positions include appointments at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the California State University Office of the Chancellor, the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario and the University of Waterloo (as Associate Vice-President for Learning Resources and Innovation).
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our monthly Sessions, please visit the beta version of our new website:
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.
We are now taking names of potential speakers to fill the remaining slots in our 2013-14 season of CIDER Sessions. Do you have recent research into distance or online education of interest to our CIDER community? Please send a note, with an abstract describing your study and research methodology, to Dr. Terry Anderson at:

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