CIDER session, April 2: State of the Nation 2013: K-12 online learning in Canada

We invite you to the April CIDER session of our 2013-14 season. This free, online session will continue our ongoing annual K-12 series by Dr. Michael Barbour from Isabelle Farrington College of Education, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut.

Title: State of the Nation 2013: K-12 online learning in Canada

This presentation will highlight the details of the sixth annual State of the Nation: K-12 Online Learning in Canada report, highlighting the latest enrolment numbers and continuity and change in regional regulatory regimes.

A new feature in the sixth edition of the study: K-12 distance education programmes that fall under federal jurisdiction are accurately represented. All First Nations, Metis and Inuit (FNMI) education falls under the jurisdiction of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC). During the 2011-12 school year, there were five FNMI K-12 distance education programmes that operate under agreements signed between the education authorities that manage these programmes and AANDC, as well as provincial Ministries of Education in some instances. Further highlights are available at http://cider.athabascau.ca/sessions

When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
https://connect.athabascau.ca/cidersession/

Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our monthly Sessions, please visit our new website:
https://landing.athabascau.ca/groups/profile/289790/cider

Pre-configuration:
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.

OPEN CALL:

We are looking for potential speakers to fill the remaining slots in our 2014 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:
terrya@athabascau.ca

Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 26 (1)

Journal of Computing in Higher Education. Volume 26 Number 1 is now available on SpringerLink . 
Introduction to special issue on quality research
Gary R. Morrison
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Measuring meaningful outcomes in consequential contexts: searching for a happy medium in educational technology research (Phase II)
Steven M. Ross & Jennifer R. Morrison
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Suggestions for structuring a research article
James D. Klein & Robert A. Reiser
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Publishing in high quality journals: perspectives from overworked and unpaid reviewers
Linda Bol & Douglas J. Hacker
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Developing a research agenda: contributing new knowledge via intent and focus
Peggy A. Ertmer & Krista D. Glazewski
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Qualitative research in educational communications and technology: a brief introduction to principles and procedures
Delia Neuman
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A meta-analysis of blended learning and technology use in higher education: from the general to the applied
Robert M. Bernard , Eugene Borokhovski , Richard F. Schmid , Rana M. Tamim & Philip C. Abrami
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Fifth International Conference on the Image – Call for papers and artistic works

Freie Universität Berlin Berlin, Germany 29-30 October 2014

2014 Featured Theme

The Representation of Possibility: Understanding Change and Continuity through the Image

No image can solely be a mirror on the world. This is because it is the outcome of an act of human agency. There is a more-than-fortuitous etymological connection between ‘image’ and ‘imagination’. Images can be willed. They can speak to hopes and aspirations. The world re-seen is the world transformed. What’s in the imagination for now can become an agenda for practice and politics tomorrow. The conference theme for 2014 – Representation of Possibility: Understanding Change and Continuity through the Image – aims to engage the fundamental question of agency at the core of image making and interpretation.

Conference Focus

We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types) addressing the Image through one of the following themes:

The Form of the Image Image Work The Image in Society
2014 Featured Theme
The Representation of Possibility:
Understanding Change and Continuity through the Image

Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community, see Our Focus.

We also offer participation options for those individuals who cannot attend the conference. Authors who wish to submit an article for potential publication in the Image Journal may submit a Proposal for Article Submission, while all members of the knowledge community with an accepted proposal may submit an online presentation to the knowledge community YouTube channel.


Submit a Conference Proposal

To learn more about preparing and submitting your conference proposal, including guidelines, deadlines, and “how-to” information, go to Submitting Your Work: Conference Presentations.


Submit Artistic Work

To learn more about The Image Conference Exhibition, including guidelines and deadlines, please contact the exhibition organizers.


Featured Theme

The Representation of Possibility: Understanding Change and Continuity through the Image

No image can solely be a mirror on the world. This is because it is the outcome of an act of human agency. There is a more-than-fortuitous etymological connection between ‘image’ and ‘imagination’. Images can be willed. They can speak to hopes and aspirations. The world re-seen is the world transformed. What’s in the imagination for now can become an agenda for practice and politics tomorrow. The conference theme for 2014 – Representation of Possibility: Understanding Change and Continuity through the Image – aims to engage the fundamental question of agency at the core of image making and interpretation.


Berlin & The Image

The 2014 conference journeys to Berlin’s Seminaris CampusHotel Berlin – Science and Conference Center on the campus of Freie Universität Berlin.

Berlin – an international city of the arts – is home to over 400 galleries, 150 museums, 200 film houses, and 50 theaters and opera houses. Each day, an average of 1,500 cultural events take place in the city. With a thriving creative heritage, Berlin is a cultural and geographic hub for the creative arts and entertainment in Europe and abroad. Making up a sizable sector of the economy, the creative industries of Berlin include music, film, advertising, architecture, art, design, fashion, performing arts, publishing, research and development, software, television, radio, and video games.

The Freie Universität Berlin – consistently ranked as one of the premier German universities – was founded by students and scholars in 1948 with support from American Allies and politicians in Berlin. In response to the subjugation of students who were critical of the educational system in the Soviet sector of the divided city, students and scholars sought to pursue to their academic work and research at Freie Universität, away from political influence. Now boasting over 15 departments and central institutes, the university has a number of interdisciplinary centers, including the Dahlem Humanities Center, and maintains a broad range of cooperative arrangements all over the world.

Engaged by the creative and collaborative spirit of Berlin, we bring to topic “The Image” – providing a cross-disciplinary forum to examine the nature and functions of image-making and images.