Dear CNIE Member,
We invite you to the December CIDER session of our 2013-14 season. This free, online session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. June Ahn from the University of Maryland.
Title: Open Education: New developments, needs, and opportunities for research
In this session, Dr. June Ahn will talk about his experiences conducting research with, and about, the Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU), which is one of the foremost platforms for online open education. In the talk, Dr. Ahn will shed light on developments such as P2PU, what opportunities these developments provide for education researchers, and the research needs in the near future for those interested in studying open education experiences.
Dr. Ahn is an Assistant Professor in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he is an affiliate faculty member of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab and a Senior Fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study of Communities and Information.
When: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – 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 new website:
Please note that it is extremely important to get your system set up 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 15 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation.
We are looking for potential speakers to fill the remaining slots in our 2014 season of CIDER Sessions. Do you have recent research into distance or online education of interest to our CIDER community? Please send a note, with an abstract describing your study and research methodology, to Dr. Terry Anderson at:
CIDER sessions are brought to you by the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.