CIDER Session March 29, 2017

Note this CIDER session tomorrow on open education from a group of folks, including several folks from CANeLearn.

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Dear CIDER Member,
We invite you to our upcoming CIDER session on March 29, 2017. This free, online session will feature Connie Blomgren of Athabasca University, Verena Roberts of Rocky View, and additional project contributors, in the launch of a new series of podcasts and videos on open educational resources in K-12 education.
Title: Multiply K-12 OER
For various reasons including costs, it is expected that the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) within K-12 is likely to take hold rapidly. Educating in-service teachers through the Multiply K-12 OER podcasts and video series thereby addresses an identified need of higher educational institutions and of the teaching profession.
The thirteen podcasts and three videos from the Multiply K-12 OER project include interviews with TJ Bliss, Michael Canuel, Beatriz de los Arcos, Bill Fitzgerald, Bronwyn Hegarty, Royce Kimmons, Randy LaBonte, Rory McGreal, David Porter, James Swanson, and Sarah Weston.
This session will be the official launch of these podcasts and videos, providing an opportunity to hear the design team describe their process in creating these media and discuss key aspects of the project such as accessibility and Universal Design. It is anticipated that a number of project contributors will be in attendance.
When: Wednesday, March 29, 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.
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Athabasca University

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

Edmonton, AB T5J 3S8


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