CIDER Session September 12, 2018

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CIDER Session September 12, 2018

A webinar tomorrow featuring Rory McGreal, who spoke at the last Provincial/Territorial Distance Education Association gathering on the topic of the feature of distance education.  This session may be of interest to many of our members.


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Dear CIDER Member,

We invite you to our opening session for the 2018-19 CIDER Sessions series on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. This free, online session will feature Dr. Rory McGreal introducing hearable technologies for online learning.

Title: Hearables for online learning: The beginning

Hearables are wireless smart micro-computers with artificial intelligence that incorporate both speakers and microphones. They fit in the ears and can connect to the Internet and to other devices; they are designed to be worn daily. One form of specialised hearables are the earphone language translators that offer potential in language teaching.

This opens up the possibility of taking full advantage of these devices to support other forms of mobile learning in both traditional and distance education. Hearables can support the delivery of lectures, educational podcasts, notifications, and reminders through a wide variety of applications, while supporting interactivity. Intelligent hearables can determine the context and choose the right time and place to deliver the best content. These devices can become one of the principal ways we interact in learning and provide continuous support for independent, personalised, just-in-time, and self-directed learning contexts.

When: Wednesday, September 12, 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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Open Call! Do you have research you would like to share with the CIDER audience? Contact us at dwilton@athabascau.ca to propose a session for our 2018-19 season. A few spaces are still available for both established researchers and emerging voices.

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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.

Our mailing address is:

Athabasca University

International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL)

EdmontonAB T5J 3S8

By |2018-09-07T10:28:59+00:00September 11th, 2018|CIDER, Webinar|

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.