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Owner: Terry Anderson

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This group supports a Face to face Conference from June 7-9 2012 in Edmonton. It is designed as a showcase and discussion forum for students and faculty in the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University

Brief description: RESEARCH IN DISTANCE EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM: Teaching and learning in a Wired World (RIDES-12)
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Symposium Venue

The Symposium begins with a Wine and Cheese reception on Thursday evening June 7 at 7:30 PM and runs 9-5 Friday and 9-12 noon Saturday June 9.

Edmonton at Riverdale Community League Hall (near downtown) at 100 Ave and 93 Street on north side of the River.

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Key Note Speaker

Key Note Speaker - Dr Norm Vaughan

Landing Book Cover An educator and researcher with interests in blended learning, faculty development and K to 12 schooling, Dr. Norm Vaughan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education, Faculty of Teaching and Learning at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. He recently co-authored the book Blended Learning in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass, 2008) and has published a series of articles on blended learning and faculty development. Norm is the Co-founder of the Blended Online Design Network (BOLD), a member of the Community of Inquiry Research Group, the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and he is on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Excellence in e-Learning, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, the Journal of Distance Education, the Journal on Centres for Teaching & Learning, the Learning Communities Journal, and the Journal of Information Fluency. Further information about Norm can be found on his personal web site.

  • Last Minute Schedule Changes and registration

    Started by Terry Anderson May 17, 2012 - 9:41am Replies (3) Last reply by Terry Anderson May 23, 2012 - 1:20pm
    Hi Folks Unfortunately, we have had two cancellations by presenters at this years RIDES conference. The bright side is that we have two additional 30 minutes slots. Please let me know ASAP if you would be willing to present to your colleagues at...
  • Best Hotels

    Started by Terry Anderson January 6, 2012 - 3:51pm
    Use this forum to suggest or seek suggestions for good hotels to stay in while at the Symposium. Of course there are also campgrounds for RVers or the adventurous such as Rainbow Valley campground . The closest hotel is the Marriot...