Posted by: Richard Schwier | November 7, 2016

CIDER session, Nov 9: Distance, Online and Blended Schools: Where Are We? What Do We Know?

We invite you to the November session of our 2016-17 CIDER Session series. This free, online session will feature Tom Clark of Clark Consulting and Michael Barbour of Isabelle Farrington College of Education at Sacred Heart University.

Title: Distance, Online and Blended Schools: Where Are We? What Do We Know?

In this session, Tom Clark and Michael Barbour will describe trends for the future of K-12 distance, online and blended learning highlighted in their recent edited book, Online, Blended, and Distance Education in Schools: Building Successful Programs.

From exploring what educators in North America and internationally can learn from each other, and key policy and practice issues that need to be addressed to lessons learned and effective practices shared from a variety of programs in six countries, the presenters will discuss distance, online and blended learning approaches in elementary and secondary education around the world. The session will conclude with eight global trends for distance, online and blended learning in schools.

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2016 – 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.


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