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November 20, 2014

[CNIE-L] Submission deadline fast approaching, submit your proposal today!

From yesterday’s inbox…

The submission deadline fast approaching– submit your proposal today!
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The CAUCE/CNIE 2015 conference committee invites you to submit your presentation abstract for CAUCE/CNIE 2015: Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World.

Winnipeg is a culturally diverse place with about 100 languages and nationalities represented throughout the area of the city. The city has a significant and increasing Aboriginal population (the highest percentage of Aboriginal peoples of any major Canadian city), and receives over 10,000 new Canadians each year. This cultural diversity is embraced by Winnipeggers and is celebrated with numerous annual festivals, including the Festival du Voyageur, Folklorama, and the University of Manitoba Graduation Pow-Wow. Along with the opening of the new national Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg is the perfect setting to hold the joint CAUCE/CNIE Conference on the theme Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World.

Tell us about programs, innovations, and research that you and your institution are doing that fit the theme.  To help you focus on a topic we are suggesting three streams to guide your thinking about a presentation for the conference:

  • Dialoging on Human Rights
  • Creating Access
  • Embracing Inclusivity.

The deadline is December 15th.

Visit the Call for Presentations page on the conference website today!

Questions?
University of Manitoba
Extended Education

Tel: 204-474-8008
Fax: 204-474-7660
Email: CAUCE.CNIE2015@umanitoba.ca

 

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November 14, 2014

[CNIE-L] CNIE Invites You to Winnipeg! What Are You Waiting For? | Le RCIÉ vous invite à Winnipeg! Qu’en dites-vous?

From Wednesday’s inbox…

[Ce message est bilingue.]

CNIE Invites You to Winnipeg! What Are You Waiting For?

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education 2015
Joint Conference with the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE)
Conference hosted by Extended Education at the University of Manitoba
When: 26 to 29 May 2015
Where: Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Theme: Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World
To learn more about the conference and how to submit a proposal, visit http://www.cauce-cnie-conference.ca. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2014.

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Le RCIÉ vous invite à Winnipeg!  Qu’en dites-vous?

Congrès 2015 du Réseau canadien pour l’innovation en éducation (RCIÉ)

Congrès conjoint avec l’Association pour l’éducation permanente dans les universités du Canada (AÉPUC)

Organisé par la University of Manitoba, Extended Education
Date : Du 26 au 29 mai 2015
Lieu : Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Thème : Au-delà de la diversité : apprendre et travailler dans un monde inclusif

Si vous désirez obtenir de plus amples renseignements au sujet du congrès ou connaître la marche à suivre pour soumettre un projet de communication, veuillez consulter le http://www.cauce-cnie-conference.ca. La date limite pour soumettre un projet de communication est le 15 décembre 2014.

 

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November 13, 2014

Article Notice – Testing the Waters: An Analysis of the Student and Parent Experience in a Secondary School’s First Blended Course Offering

From a former doctoral student of mine…

Testing the Waters: An Analysis of the Student and Parent Experience in a Secondary School’s First Blended Course Offering

Jason Paul Siko

International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education (formerly the Journal of Distance Education)
Vol 29, No 2 (2014)

Abstract

In this study, the perceptions of parents (n = 14) and students (n = 47) enrolled in a blended learning course, the first of its kind at their school, were examined. Student performance in the blended and in the traditional portion of the course was examined, and the Educational Success Prediction Instrument (ESPRI) was administered to predict student performance. Both the students and parents were initially excited about the blended learning experience but were concerned about its effect on student performance. Teacher communication was a perceived concern. Differences in student performance between the two portions of the course were not statistically significant (p = .35). The ESPRI had correctly predicted approximately 84% of the outcomes (n = 43).

Keywords

blended learning; student perceptions, parent perceptions, International Baccalaureate

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October 22, 2014

Article Notice – Autonomy and Responsibility: Online Learning as a Solution for At-Risk High School Students

This came across my electronic desk yesterday…  Please note that it is a “research brief,” and not a full research article (see below for the journal description of a research brief).

Autonomy and Responsibility: Online Learning as a Solution for At-Risk High School Students

Somer Lewis, Aimee L. Whiteside, and Amy Garrett Dikkers

VOL. 29, No. 1 – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education

Abstract

In this three-year, mixed methods case study, the benefits and challenges of online learning for at-risk high school students were examined. A key finding was that at-risk students identify the benefits and challenges of online learning to be the same. While students appreciate the opportunity to work ahead and study at their own pace, they see it as a challenge to be responsible for their own learning and manage their time. The authors of this paper argue that, with proper support structures in place, students who are at-risk for dropping out can overcome challenges and find success in an online learning environment.

Résumé

Dans cette étude de cas à méthodes mixtes, échelonnée sur une période de trois ans, les avantages et les défis de l’apprentissage en ligne pour des élèves à risque au secondaire ont été examinés. Une des principales conclusions était que les élèves à risque identifient que les avantages et les défis de l’apprentissage en ligne sont les mêmes. Alors que les étudiants apprécient l’opportunité de travailler à l’avance et d’étudier à leur propre rythme, ils le voient comme un défi d’être responsables de leur propre apprentissage et de gérer leur temps. Les auteurs de ce document affirment qu’avec des structures de soutien appropriées en place, les élèves qui sont à risque de décrochage peuvent surmonter les défis et trouver le succès dans un environnement d’apprentissage en ligne.

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Please note:

Research Brief

Research briefs are short articles in this new section that report on pilot studies, studies based on a single site, and studies with small samples that would limit generalization. Research briefs serve to stimulate further research or alert researchers to work in progress.

October 20, 2014

[CNIE-L] CNIE Invites You to Winnipeg! What Are You Waiting For? | Le RCIÉ vous invite à Winnipeg! Qu’en dites-vous?

From this past Thursday’s inbox…

[Ce message est bilingue.]

CNIE Invites You to Winnipeg! What Are You Waiting For?

Canadian Network for Innovation in Education 2015
Joint Conference with the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE)
Conference hosted by Extended Education at the University of Manitoba
When: 26 to 29 May 2015
Where: Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Theme: Beyond Diversity: Learning and Working in an Inclusive World
To learn more about the conference and how to submit a proposal, visit http://www.cauce-cnie-conference.ca. The deadline for submissions is 15 December 2014.

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Le RCIÉ vous invite à Winnipeg!  Qu’en dites-vous?

Congrès 2015 du Réseau canadien pour l’innovation en éducation (RCIÉ)

Congrès conjoint avec l’Association pour l’éducation permanente dans les universités du Canada (AÉPUC)

Organisé par la University of Manitoba, Extended Education
Date : Du 26 au 29 mai 2015
Lieu : Inn at the Forks, Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Thème : Au-delà de la diversité : apprendre et travailler dans un monde inclusif

Si vous désirez obtenir de plus amples renseignements au sujet du congrès ou connaître la marche à suivre pour soumettre un projet de communication, veuillez consulter le http://www.cauce-cnie-conference.ca. La date limite pour soumettre un projet de communication est le 15 décembre 2014.
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