CIDER December 2015

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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to the December CIDER session, the second annual Graduate Student Panel, at the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research. This free, online panel session will feature presentations by Sophia Palahicky, Gord Preston, and Heather Scarlett-Ferguson of the EdD program at Athabasca University.

Title: Graduate Student Panel 2015

Following on last year’s inaugural Graduate Student Panel, this year’s panel will feature the work of three students in Athabasca’s EdD program as we look to the future of DE research.

Sophia Palahicky: “A model for a successful Indigenous online high school: Perspectives of teachers, staff, students, and parents”

Gord Preston: “Management of distance education consortia: How alignment with the external environment values contributes, or not, to the persistence of consortia”

Heather Scarlett-Ferguson: “Professional development education use by pharmacists: Exploring organizational context in knowledge translation to practice”

When: Wednesday, December 9, 201511am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online in our NEW Adobe Connect presentation room:

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, with additional support from UNESCO.

Our mailing address is:

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

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8

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