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September 15, 2021

Reminder: DL Symposium Survey & EDL Call for Proposals

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2022 Digital Learning Symposium

April 6 to 8 – Delta Burnaby Hotel

Leading flexible learning models, environments, and online instructional approaches

In-person?  – Please help us confirm

Please complete the survey by day’s end Wednesday!

The 2022 Digital Learning Symposium is set for April 6-8 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre.  The hotel is requiring a financial commitment this week.  Before taking on this risk on your behalf, as a past delegate, we would like to gauge your interest in returning to the hotel after two years online.

The purpose of this 3-minute survey is to get a sense of your ability, funding, and willingness to travel to the annual professional learning event offered by the BC Partners in Online Learning.

As you consider questions about this in-person event, please know that current health measures would be in place (e.g., event safety plans, communicable disease control plans).

Thank you for using your best assessment regarding attending in-person in the face of current unknowns.

Blended Digital Ed conference ~ October 21st, 2021 (virtual)

Call for Proposals

We still have availability in this year’s schedule for more sessions.  We invite you to consider putting in a session proposal or if you know of a colleague who has something meaningful to contribute that connects to the theme (inclusivity), please send them the proposal link below.

Complete the session proposal form at: https://forms.gle/gGE8rVvmL7xqsRzU7

Please have submissions in by September 30th, 2021

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CANeLearn promotes effective practice in online and blended learning; fosters community and facilitates interaction among online and blended learning educators; and connects educators to online and blended learning organizations.

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2021 Digital Learning Symposium –

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Note this Canadian conference that may be of interest.

2021 Digital Learning Symposium
Good afternoon,

It is that exciting time of year when we are putting the final touches on our annual Blended Digital Ed conference – happening October 21st, 2021 (virtual). You are receiving this e-mail because you have previously presented at one (or more) of our conferences. We still have availability in this year’s schedule for more sessions, and would appreciate you considering putting in a session proposal; alternatively, if you know of a colleague who has something meaningful to contribute, that connects to our theme (inclusivity), please send them the proposal link as well.

Since you have previously presented, feel free to e-mail directly at conferences@bcedl.ca, or to complete the session proposal form at this link: https://forms.gle/gGE8rVvmL7xqsRzU7 In order to be considered for the conference, please have submissions in by September 30th, 2021.

If you have any questions, or know of other possible presenters, please feel free to share this information with them.

Sincerely,

Thomas Diesch
President
BCEDL PSA

September 13, 2021

CIDER Session September 2021

Note this up-coming webinar from a Canadian distance education organization.

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to our second session for the 2021-22 CIDER Sessions series on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. This free, online session will feature Charlene A. VanLeeuwen and George Veletsianos from Royal Roads University discussing their recent study in the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning.

Title: An Analysis of Digital Education in Canada in 2017-2019

Digital education refers to in-person, blended, and fully online learning efforts, as well as attempts to capture a wide range of teaching and learning contexts which make use of digital technology. While digital education is pervasive in Canada, pan-Canadian data on digital education are relatively scarce. The Canadian Digital Learning Research Association/Association Canadienne de Recherche sur la Formation en Ligne conducted pan-Canadian surveys of higher education institutions (2017-2019), collecting data on the digital education landscape and publishing annual reports of its results. Previous analyses of the data have used quantitative approaches. However, the surveys also collected responses to open-ended questions. In this presentation, we report on our systematic analysis of qualitative data exploring the digital education landscape in Canada and its changes over time. Findings shed light on the growth of digital education, the situated and multidimensional nature of digital education, the adoption of openness, quality, and rigour, the development of alternative credentials and our understanding of faculty training and support for digital education as articulated by higher education institutions.

When: Wednesday, September 15, 2021 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Microsoft Teams at our new website:
http://www.cideresearch.ca

Registration is not required; all are welcome. CIDER Sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing through the CIDER website at the link above.

About the 2021-22 CIDER Sessions Series

The CIDER Sessions are an online, open and free seminar series through which researchers or research groups can present their work to a broad audience of fellow researchers, practitioners, and students from across Canada and around the world.

As our 2021-22 season develops, we invite researchers working in distance, distributed, online, or blended education. If you have recent research for our CIDER audience, contact dwilton@athabascau.ca with a brief description of your research topic and approximate date when it will be available for presentation. A small number of spots may be available for students nearing completion of their dissertation or thesis. International presenters are welcome; all sessions are held in English.

About CIDER

CIDER is supported by the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education.

The Sessions and their recordings are open and available to all, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

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

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

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

Vista Virtual School: ELAA Post-Secondary Fair

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An item from a Canadian-based K-12 online learning program.

Vista Virtual School: ELAA Post-Secondary Fair

 


ELAA Post-Secondary Fair

The Educational Liaison Association of Alberta (ELAA) is holding a virtual post-secondary orientation fair later this month. There will be four sessions held, at the Read more…

DL Symposium April 6-8 – Will you attend?

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An item from a pan-Canadian K-12 e-learning organization.

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2022 Digital Learning Symposium

April 6 to 8 – Delta Burnaby Hotel

Leading flexible learning models, environments, and online instructional approaches

In-person?  – Please help us confirm

The 2022 Digital Learning Symposium is set for April 6-8 at the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre.  The hotel is requiring a financial commitment next week.  Before taking on this risk on your behalf, as a past delegate, we would like to gauge your interest in returning to the hotel after two years online.

The purpose of this 3-minute survey is to get a sense of your ability, funding, and willingness to travel to the annual professional learning event offered by the BC Partners in Online Learning.

As you consider questions about this in-person event, please know that current health measures would be in place (e.g., event safety plans, communicable disease control plans).

Thank you for using your best assessment regarding attending in-person in the face of current unknowns.

Stay Connected!

  • Use #CANeLearn to stream specific items of interest to members. Join the conversation!
  • Follow @CANeLearn, “like” us on Facebook, subscribe to our YouTube Channel
  • Check out our Members’ Site
  • Join CANeLearn – only $50 for associate membership!

The Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) is a Canadian registered not-for-profit society with a vision to be the leading voice in Canada for learner success in K-12 online and blended learning.  CANeLearn provides members with networking, collaboration, and research opportunities..

CANeLearn promotes effective practice in online and blended learning; fosters community and facilitates interaction among online and blended learning educators; and connects educators to online and blended learning organizations.

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