CIDER Session May 3, 2017

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CIDER Session May 3, 2017

While this session is not necessarily K-12 focused, the work that these individuals have been doing on blended learning has a great deal of relevance to the K-12 sector.

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to our upcoming CIDER session on May 3, 2017. This free, online session will feature D. Randy Garrison, Marti Cleveland-Innes, and Norman Vaughan introducing a new online blog and community for the Community of Inquiry.

Title: Introducing the CoI blog: A community of inquiry for the Community of Inquiry

The goal for this CIDER session is to provide an introduction to the creation of a blog that will initiate and facilitate discussion with regard to recent research and emerging issues associated with the Community of Inquiry framework. The plan for the session is to provide an overview of the CoI framework, highlight some of the topics that will be discussed in the early stages of the introduction and provide an overview of the blog site.

When: Wednesday, May 3, 201711am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:

Registration is not required; all are welcome. For more information on CIDER and our 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 International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education, 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


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

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About the Author:

Michael K. Barbour is Associate Professor of Instructional Design for the College of Education and Health Sciences at Touro University California. He has been involved with K-12 online learning in a variety of countries for well over a decade as a researcher, teacher, course designer and administrator. Michael's research focuses on the effective design, delivery and support of K-12 online learning, particularly for students located in rural jurisdictions.