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September 15, 2014


Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

Newsletter from the International Council for Open and Distance Education

The Kavli Prize Science Forum: the technological revolution in open education

The 2014 Kavli Prize Week will be held in Norway from 8 to 11 September, with a series of events to take place in honour of the year’s Kavli Prize Laureates.

The Kavli Prize Science Forum will be held on 8 September from 3.30pm to 6pm CEST, and available online as a Live Webcast. Mandla S. Makhanya, ICDE Executive Committee member, will be a panellist.

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8th EDEN Research Workshop, ICDE Chairs in OER to participate in debate

The 8th European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN) Research Workshop will be held in Oxford (United Kingdom) on 27 and 28 October 2014, and the call for contributions deadline is just days away.

The workshop will include a debate on the uptake and impact of Open Educational Resources, with participation by ICDE Chairs in OER.

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Education Research in Africa Award, call for proposals

The Education Research in Africa Award recognizes the critical role of education in social and economic development, and acknowledges the importance of research in the formulation and implementation of educational policy and reforms.

A call for proposals has been announced for African researchers who have conducted and published at least one outstanding and relevant piece of research in education and training.

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The power of online education, and one man’s path to become a world business leader

Ankit Khandelwal’s dream is as simple as it is complex; become a world business leader within 10 to 15 years.

After discovering massive open online courses (MOOCs) and their potential for self development, Ankit designed the ‘envisioning a 21st century global manager’ project after two months of brain-storming in early 2012.

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Attend the Presidents’ Summit – connect with the ICDE network

The ICDE Presidents’ Summit on Open Education Models will draw presidents, CEOs and other high level executives of blended learning and open and distance learning institutions from around the world to Bali, Indonesia, 19-21 November.

Belinda Tynan, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at The Open University, was recently announced as a keynote speaker. Wayne Mackintosh and Lisa Daniels will also be keynote speakers.

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Dozens of new Open Distance and eLearning Centres for Africa

The African Virtual University (AVU), in partnership with the African Development Bank, is launching 29 Open Distance and eLearning Centres in 21 African countries over the next seven months.

This is designed to provide African learners with greater access to higher education opportunities.

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Dublin City University (DCU) launches its new online, flexible learning brand

DCU Connected encompasses a growing suite of online degree programmes for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Professor Brian MacCraith, President of Dublin City University, explained that DCU Connected “is a public commitment by DCU to embrace the best of digital technologies to enhance the learning experience of students, both nationally and globally.”

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Forthcoming conference on new challenges for pedagogy and quality education: call for papers

The 2014 UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education Conference will be held in Moscow on 14 and 15 October 2014.

Registrations are now open, and the call for papers deadline is 15 September.

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[CSSE-SCÉÉ] Latest Issue Of CJE Available | Nouveau numero de la RCÉ disponible

From this past Tuesday’s inbox…

Hello Everyone:  Please note that the most recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Education is available from the Web site at  The table of contents can be found below.  Happy reading!


Bonjour, le plus récent numéro de la Revue canadienne de l’éducation est maintenant disponible du site Web au Vous trouverez ci-dessous la table des matières.  Bonne lecture !



Canadian Journal of Education/Revue canadienne de l’éducation Vol 37, No 2 (2014) Table of Contents




Editorial 37:2 (1-3)

Don Klinger





Discovering, Recovering, and Covering-up Canada: Tracing Historical Citizenship Discourses in K–12 and Adult Immigrant Citizenship Education (1-26)

Karen Pashby, Leigh-Anne Ingram, Reva Joshee


Involving Parents in a Summer Book Reading Program To Promote Reading Comprehension, Fluency, and Vocabulary in Grade 3 and Grade 5 Children (1-31)

Stephanie Pagan, Monique Sénéchal


La violence indirecte : une recension des écrits avec des implications pour le milieu scolaire primaire (1-33)

Pierrette Verlaan,Thérèse Besnard


Comprendre le rôle de passeuse culturelle : la parole à des enseignantes d’écoles francophones au Nouveau-Brunswick (1-20)

Monique Richard, Jeanne d’Arc Gaudet


Educational Research in Educational Practice: Predictors of Use (1-26)

Larysa V. Lysenko, Philip C. Abrami, Robert M Bernard, Christian Dagenais, Michel Janosz


Démarche d’implantation de l’approche Lean dans la gestion de l’éducation : vers de meilleurs services à moindres coûts? (1-24)

Pascal Forget, Ghislain Samson, Stéphane Thibodeau, Martine Cloutier, Jason Luckerhoff


Teachers’ Experiences of Working with Students who have Attempted Suicide and Returned to the Classroom (1-28)

Kiah Buchanan, Gregory E Harris


Processus de la prise de décision complexe lié à la supervision pédagogique chez les directions d’école en milieu minoritaire de langue française (1-25)

Rodney Leurebourg, Claire IsaBelle


Book Reviews//Comptes Rendus


Adolescent Literacy in the Academic Disciplines: General Principles and Practical Strategies (1-3)

Anna Keefe


Canadian Society for the Study of Education/Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation



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Canadian eLearning Network Membership Information, Newsletter and Annual General Meeting

Note that this event is fast approaching…

Greetings all.  Welcome back to a new school year, as always with its challenges (labour action for some, snow closures already for others!) but ripe again with the potential for new and exciting learning opportunities for students and educators.

You are receiving this email as you previously indicated interest in the Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn).  Please feel free to forward this email to others if and as appropriate.
As you know, the Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) was formed to champion your innovative work and support educators exploring new learning opportunities and approaches using technology for online and blended learning.  If you are interested in membership in CANeLearn or have questions, please check out our website:
If you are interested in continuing to receive emails from CANeLearn, please sign up for our newsletter:
Our first AGM is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm Eastern time (3:30 pm Pacific – after standard school hours).  At the AGM we will be adopting our Constitution and By-Laws, our Corporate Policies, and electing our first Board of Directors.  All of this information is posted on the website and available to you, including AGM link for the live web conference meeting.
We are planning to post research information on the website soon, as well as collating and sponsoring online learning opportunities for practitioners of both online and blended learning.  There are many conferences and events coming up that will be consolidated into a CANeLearn calendar available on the website, or you can link your calendar to it directly from Google.  This information will be profiled in regular newsletters, so sign up if you would like regular updates.
Should you have any questions, please let me know.
I look forward to learning and networking with you online.  Please feel free to contact me at anytime should you have questions.
Kind regards,
R. LaBonte

Canadian eLearning Network

Cell: 250-701-7485

September 14, 2014

[DEANZ] ascilite Webinar and NZATD Auckland Branch Event

Something to begin the week for my Kiwi colleagues…


ascilite webinar (19 Sept) and NZATD Auckland Branch Event (30 Sept)

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Expand Your Knowledge In The World Of Virtual Instruction

Another item from Friday’s inbox…

Michael K. Barbour,
The latest information from Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom by University of California, Irvine on Coursera.
As a student who completed last fall’s Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual Classroom course, you now have the opportunity to continue your education with the next course in the Virtual Teacher Specialization series, Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom!


During this course, you’ll build upon what you’ve already learned by developing the advanced skills and techniques that elude even some of the most experienced virtual teachers. Focus on the fundamentals that have the greatest impact on student learning in a blended or online environment.


You’ll also assess your own skills and apply what you are learning by creating a guide, assignment or resource to put to use in a current or future class you teach.


Course topics include:

  • Handling direct instruction
  • Passing with communication and building relationships
  • Swishing assignments and assessments
  •  Rebounding for at-risk and underperforming students


Course begins Monday, 9/29. Click here to learn more and enroll:


Enrolling in Advanced Instructional Technologies also puts you well on your way to distinguishing yourself with a Virtual Teacher Specialization certificate! Learn more about the final steps to earning the specialization here:


To compliment your  Virtual Teacher education on Coursera, University of California, Irvine Extension will offer a fully only Virtual Teacher Practicum in January 2015. During the practicum, you’ll spend several weeks employing the knowledge you acquired from the Coursera Virtual Teacher series. By the end of the Practicum, you will have a development prototype to add to your portfolio which could serve as the basis for realistic online/hybrid solutions to real life problems! Learn more about the Practicum and enrollment requirements by clicking here:


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