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February 28, 2013

March CIDER Session

From yesterday’s inbox…  Not specifically K-12, but likely very useful…

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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 Nathaniel Ostashewski of Curtin University, Australia.

Title: Networked Professional Learning Using Social Media: Benefits and Challenges

Networked learning supporting professional skill development is becoming more commonplace as social media tools and practices become part of daily life.

This session will describe some of the unexpected benefits experienced by learners who participate in networked learning activities designed using the Networked Learning Framework. Challenges with the design, development, and delivery of networked learning that engages learners are also explored in this session based on research that began in 2009. A online dance teacher program, a SMOOC, and Teacher Professional Development modules designed using the Networked Learning Framework approaches described in this session will be discussed as examples.

When: Wednesday, March 6, 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.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

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

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8


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Copyright (C) 2009 Athabasca University All rights reserved.

Sent to mkbarbour@gmail.comwhy did I get this?
Athabasca University · Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research · 1200, 10011 – 109 Street · Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

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