Virtual School Meanderings

January 13, 2013

[CNIE-L] Invitation to CIDER session ­- 16 January 2013 | Invitation à un atelier de « CIDER » – le 16 janvier 2013

Also from Friday’s inbox…

Dear CNIE Member,

We invite you to the next presentation in our series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Valerie Irvine, professor of educational technology and co-director of University of Victoria’s Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab, and Luke Richards, doctoral student at University of Victoria.

Title: Multi-Access Learning: Overview and Preliminary Project Data

In this session, Dr. Valerie Irvine and Luke Richards will present an overview of multi-access learning, which Dr. Irvine introduced in 2009. In a recent study, a core teacher education course at UVic was offered in a multi-access format in the Fall of 2012. Seventeen remote students connected into a classroom via video where nine students and the instructor were face-to-face. The course is now completed and preliminary results will be discussed in this CIDER session. Student preferences for course access and their perceptions about the quality of learning experience will be reviewed as we examine implications for the brick-and-mortar university.

When: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 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.

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