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Dear CNIE Member,
We invite you to the April CIDER session of our special ten-part Community of Inquiry Webinar Series. This free, online session will feature D. Randy Garrison and Zehra Akyol.
Title: The Development of a Shared Metacognition Construct and Survey Instrument for Communities of Inquiry
This session presents the second stage of a research project to develop a metacognition construct and instrument for the purpose of understanding and assessing the structure and dynamics of metacognition in a collaborative learning environment. The genesis of the shared metacognitive construct using the Community of Inquiry theoretical framework will also be described. The results of this study confirmed the shared metacognition dimensions of self and co-regulation. The researchers will lead a discussion on the practical implications of this work.
When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)
Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
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:
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.
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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