CIDER session: Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT): Promoting teaching for 21st Century learning, Nov 4

We invite you to the November CIDER session at the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research. This free, online session will feature Connie Blomgren and Marti Cleveland-Innes from Athabasca University and Laurel Beaton from the Alberta Distance Learning Centre.

Title: Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT): Promoting teaching for 21st Century learning

BOLT – Blended and Online Teaching and Learning – is a new series of modules designed for K-12 educators teaching in the digital age. As online and blended learning evolves, practitioners are seeking to enhance their teaching practices; BOLT modules are intended to address such professional needs.

In this presentation, the developers of BOLT will outline the program and discuss its relationship to the Community of Inquiry model in the K-12 environment. You can read more about BOLT at

When: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – 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 our website:

Please note that it is important to set up your system 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 10 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.


CIDER sessions are brought to you by the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education, with additional support from UNESCO.


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