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Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research - CIDER

Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research - CIDER

Owner: Terry Anderson

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The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research (CIDER) is a research initiative of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and Centre for Distance Education (CDE), Canada's largest graduate and professional distance education programming provider, at Athabasca University, Canada's Open University.

CIDER sponsors a variety of professional development activities designed to increase the quantity and quality of distance education research. CIDER's professional development scope is broad, ranging from learning and teaching application, issues of finance and access, the strategic use of technology in distance education settings, and other factors that influence distance education in Canada.

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CIDER receives support from Athabasca University and UNESCO.


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One of the goals of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is to democratise education. With their unique openness feature, courses are offered to global learners with diverse backgrounds and cultures. This research has conducted a systematic literature review to identify the cultural aspects of multicultural learning environments and MOOCs, and what strategies, approaches, and dimensions […]
January 19, 2020 - 8:37pm
This policy report represents Output 6 (O6) of the MOONLITE project and provides guidelines for policy makers on how to maximise the potential of MOOCs and minimise the potential risks they might introduce to the HEI (system) and society. The recommendations are summarized in the form of a declaration, initiated at the MOONLITE multiplier event […]
January 19, 2020 - 8:22pm
The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) is pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Conference Call for Proposals. Proposals are now being accepted based on the conference theme, “Grooving Around the World with Digital & Distance Learning in Music City” and will be taking place May 18 – 21, 2020 in Music City: Nashville, Tennessee! United States […]
January 19, 2020 - 5:09pm
Higher education made a striking number of headlines in 2019, in part due to the Varsity Blues scandal that exposed the seedier aspects of college admissions and attracted nationwide attention for its celebrity perpetrators. But last year brought other changes and controversies to higher ed. Conversations about how to keep struggling small colleges alive have resulted […]
January 19, 2020 - 5:04pm

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