Virtual School Meanderings

November 4, 2014

[CNIE-L] Invitation to CIDER session ­- 5 November 2014 | Invitation à un atelier de « CIDER » – le 5 novembre 2014

From Friday’s inbox…

Dear CNIE Member,

We invite you to the November CIDER session of our special ten-part Community of Inquiry Webinar Series. This free, online session will feature Dr. Norman Vaughan and Erin Krysko of Mount Royal University.

Title: Applying the CoI Framework to a K-12 Context

This session will demonstrate and discuss how the CoI framework can be applied to a K to 12 context to foster an inquiry-based approach to learning.

An advance reading for this session is available at our website:

http://cider.athabascau.ca/sessions

When: Wednesday, 5 November 20141:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

https://connect.athabascau.ca/cidersession/

The CIDER Community of Inquiry Webinar Series includes monthly sessions running from September 2014 to June 2015. These sessions feature presentations by leading researchers on the CoI framework and its application to blended, distance, and online learning. The Community of Inquiry website athttp://coi.athabascau.ca is acting as a companion site for the series and includes a wealth of background materials and further readings.

Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our monthly Sessions, please visit our website:

http://cider.athabascau.ca

Pre-configuration:

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.

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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.

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November 3, 2014

[CSSE-SCÉÉ]CSSE – 2015 Conference – SUBMISSION REMINDER – 6 DAYS | SCÉÉ – Congrés 2015 – RAPPEL À SOUMETTRE – 6 JOURS

This also showed up at the end of last week – so I believe that there are only two days left now…

Dear Colleagues:  The deadline for submissions of proposals for the 2015 CSSE conference is Wednesday, 5 November 2014.  You can find further information at http://www.csse-scee.ca/conference/. Thanks, Tim

Chers collègues, la date limite pour soumettre des projets d’exposés pour le congrès annuel de la SCÉÉ de 2015 est le mercredi 5 novembre 2014.  Vous trouverez plus amples renseignements au http://www.csse-scee.ca/congres/. Merci, Tim

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November 1, 2014

CIDER Session November 5

From Thursday’s inbox…

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to the November CIDER session of our special ten-part Community of Inquiry Webinar Series. This free, online session will feature Dr. Norman Vaughan and Erin Krysko of Mount Royal University.

Title: Applying the CoI Framework to a K-12 Context

This session will demonstrate and discuss how the CoI framework can be applied to a K to 12 context to foster an inquiry-based approach to learning.

An advance reading for this session is available at our website:
http://cider.athabascau.ca/sessions

When: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
https://connect.athabascau.ca/cidersession/

The CIDER Community of Inquiry Webinar Series includes monthly sessions running from September 2014 to June 2015. These sessions feature presentations by leading researchers on the CoI framework and its application to blended, distance, and online learning. The Community of Inquiry website at http://coi.athabascau.ca is acting as a companion site for the series and includes a wealth of background materials and further readings.

Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our monthly Sessions, please visit our website:
http://cider.athabascau.ca

Pre-configuration:
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.

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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.

Copyright © 2014 Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because you indicated your interest in being informed about upcoming CIDER sessions.

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October 27, 2014

[CSSE-SCÉÉ]CSSE – 2015 Conference – SUBMISSION REMINDER – 2 weeks | SCÉÉ – Congrés 2015 – RAPPEL À SOUMETTRE – Deux semaines

From this past Thursday’s inbox…

Dear Colleagues:  The deadline for submissions of proposals for the 2015 CSSE conference is Wednesday, 5 November 2014.  You can find further information at http://www.csse-scee.ca/conference/. Thanks, Tim

Chers collègues, la date limite pour soumettre des projets d’exposés pour le congrès annuel de la SCÉÉ de 2015 est le mercredi 5 novembre 2014.  Vous trouverez plus amples renseignements au http://www.csse-scee.ca/congres/. Merci, Tim

 

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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.

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