CIDER session, Dec. 7, on project management for e-learning

We invite you to the next presentation in our fall series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Beverly Pasian from the University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht.

*Please note that this session will be at a special time: 9:00am MST.

Title: Project management process and practices for your e-learning efforts

Universities represent an organizational model on their own unique path toward project management maturity. Over the last decade, they have embraced project management practices in an attempt to apply a greater degree of planning and coordination to teaching and learning strategies. The management of e-Learning projects has been directly affected by such developments. This presentation will share findings and specifically identify project management processes and practices that will resonate with and enable participants to reconsider their own approach to managing e-Learning projects.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 – 9am to 10am Mountain Time (Canada

*Local times for the CIDER sessions are provided on our website: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/

Where: The CIDER sessions have moved to Adobe Connect!  To join this session go to:https://connect.athabascau.ca/cider/
 
Pre-Configuration:
Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of 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 web conferencing software.  Also, the Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Adobe Flash Player.  Allow time for this update by joining the session 20 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation start time.

Open Access Week at Athabasca – October 24-30, 2011

Athabasca University Library is participating in its third international Open Access Week – October 24-30, 2011

http://openaccess.athabascau.ca

To celebrate the appointment of Dr. Rory McGreal as the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER), Athabasca University is presenting a series of five noon-hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities presented by OER. Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open educational resources, research, or ideas. Everyone is welcome; please join us for these webcasts. For more information, please contact Tony Tin, Head, Digital Initiative and Electronic Resources. E-mail: tonyt@athabascau.ca, Phone# (780) 675-6486.

Please visit the links below for more information on each presentation, presenter’s biographies, and to find the links to the Adobe Connect Sessions on each day.

Click on: Launch Webcast
From noon to 1 p.m. MST

Monday, October 24th- Fun and Fear in Open Spaces
Presenters: Dr. Terry Anderson, Dr. Jon Dron
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#1

Tuesday, October 25th- Post Secondary Leadership in the OER Movement
Presenter: Dr. Frits Pannekoek
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#2

Wednesday, October 26th – Making Sense of Complexity in Open Information Environments
Presenter: George Siemens
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#3

Thursday, October 27th – Panel on Moving to Open Educational Resources at Athabasca University
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Carter, Dr. Cindy Ives, Tony Tin, Colin Elliott
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#4

Friday, October 28th – OER’s and Sustainable Innovation: Low Cost, Low Risk but High Impact
Presenters: Dr. Rory McGreal, Dr. Wayne Mackintosh
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#5

These presentations are among many events taking place internationally to highlight Open Access Week.
http://www.openaccessweek.org/

September 2011 CIDER Session

We would like to invite you to the opening presentation of our fall series of free online CIDER sessions.  This session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Iain Doherty, University of Auckland.Title: Project Based Learning for Effective Postgraduate Distance Education

Iain Doherty will discuss the pedagogical principles underlying a taught postgraduate distance course, ClinED 711 eLearning and Clinical Education. The aim of ClinED 711 is to teach clinical educators the necessary knowledge and skills to convert their own courses for flexible and distance delivery. ClinED 711 was designed to offer a personalized and authentic learning experience and Iain’s presentation will focus on how these aims were progressively realized through refining and improving the course design for ClinED 711. Whilst ClinED 711 is a specialized postgraduate course, the principles for the design and delivery of the course should be of interest to a wide audience.

When: Wed., Sept. 7th, 2011, 11am – 12pm Mountain Time (Canada)
*Local times for the CIDER sessions are provided on our website: http://cider.athabascau.ca/CIDERSessions/

Where: The CIDER sessions have moved to Adobe Connect!  To join this session go to:https://connect.athabascau.ca/cider/
 
Pre-Configuration:
Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of 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 web conferencing software.  Also, the Adobe Connect platform may require an update to your Adobe Flash Player.  Allow time for this update by joining the session 20 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation start time.

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CIDER sessions are brought to you by the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University – Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.