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December 1, 2012

December CIDER Session

From Friday’s inbox…

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to the next presentation in our series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with Viviane Vladimirschi, Executive Director of E-Connection, from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Title: An Exploratory Study of Cross-cultural Engagement in the Community of Inquiry: Instructor perspectives and challenges

In this CIDER session, Viviane Vladimirschi will present a study examining instructor multicultural efficacy in global online learning communities. The main premise of this research was that, because instructors project their individual personalities in the online environment via their teaching and social presence, both of which are largely rooted in their dominant culture, their values, beliefs, and attitudes will significantly affect learners’ social and cognitive presence.

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

*Local times for CIDER sessions are provided on our website:

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

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.

Registration is not required; all are welcome.


CIDER sessions are brought to you by the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research
1200, 10011 – 109 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8


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