Note this webinar tomorrow from the Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research. While the focus of the webinar appears to be higher education, we believe that the topic will also be highly relevant to folks involved in K-12 distance, online, and/or blended learning across the country.


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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to an upcoming session in the 2017-18 CIDER Sessions series on March 21, 2018. This free, online session will feature Dr. Martin Connors and Dr. Farook Al-Shamali of the Centre for Science at Athabasca University.

Title: Breaking Barriers in Home Study Science: Home Labs and Science Distance Education

Home labs have had fundamental practical impact on science distance education, yet may not well known to distance education researchers as it has mainly been of a practical nature. This session will examine how the traditional requirement that science freshman courses have an experimental component was met through home labs and other innovations in distance education.

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 – 11am to 12noon Mountain Time (Canada)

Where: Online through Adobe Connect at:
https://athabascau.adobeconnect.com/cider

Registration is not required; all are welcome. CIDER Sessions are recorded and archived for later viewing through the CIDER website. For more information on CIDER and our Sessions, please visit us at:
http://cider.athabascau.ca

Pre-configuration:
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.

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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

EdmontonAB T5J 3S8

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