January CIDER session “The GRASS Project – measuring 21st Century learning: Innovative pedagogy and assessment with technology”

We invite you to the January CIDER session at the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research. This free, online session will feature an overview and presentation of case studies by the Grading Soft Skills (GRASS) project team.

Title: The GRASS Project – measuring 21st Century learning: Innovative pedagogy and assessment with technology

Grading Soft Skills (GRASS) is a 3-year research project financially supported by the EU, focusing on representing soft skills of learners of various ages and at different levels of education in a quantitative, measurable way, so that these skills can become the subject of formal validation and recognition. This session will include an overview of the GRASS project, along with case studies of developing and measuring soft skills, presented by an international panel of project members: Vladan Devedzic, Jelena Jovanovic, Niall Seery, Adrian O’Connor, and Stephan Hrastinski.

When: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online in our NEW Adobe Connect presentation room:

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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