Virtual School Meanderings

November 28, 2016

CIDER Session December 7th

Continuing the slow blogging activity of the holiday weekend, a slow start to the week.  Note this session next week…

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Dear CIDER member,

We invite you to the December session of our 2016-17 CIDER Session series. This free, online session will be the first in our new occasional series, Emerging Voices in Distance Education Research, featuring Md Aktaruzzaman, a recent PhD from Monash University, Australia.

*Please note this session will run at a special time, 2-3pm Mountain, on December 7.

Title: A Socio-technological Approach of Addressing Distance Education Issues in Developing and Developed Countries

Education is becoming increasingly expensive in developed countries, while in developing countries it is increasingly becoming inaccessible for many socio-economic reasons. The Adapting Structuration Theory In Distance Education model (ASTIDE) is a socio-technological approach for addressing education issues in developing and developed countries that can enable each and every individual in the world to get education or higher education in an affordable way. In particular, it will encourage entrepreneurship through social business and ensure education with minimum financial support from the government.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 20162pm to 3pm 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 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.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

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

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8


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Athabasca University · Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research · 1200, 10011 – 109 Street · Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8 · Canada

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