Friday, 13 June 2008

CIDER free online presentation on 'Emotion, Learning and the Online Learning Environment.'

Looks like a worthwhile and inspiring presentation coming up:

The Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research, University of Athabasca, presents the next presentation in their series of free CIDER sessions. Their next session features a presentation and discussion with Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes from Athabasca University and Zehra Akyol from the University of Calgary.

Title: Emotion, Learning and the Online Learning Environment.

I did not find any digital information to enhance this presentation, so I will copy the CIDER information:
"In spite of evidence that more and more students are engaging in online learning experiences (Alan & Seaman, 2006), clarity about the transition to a new learning environment is still at arm's length (Cleveland-Innes, Garrison & Kinsel, 2006). In addition, the impact of the emotion created by dealing with this new environment on learning is virtually (pun intended) undiscovered. In this session, Dr. Marti Cleveland-Innes and Zehra Akyol will review theory and data regarding emotion in online environments, with opportunity for discussion of the effect of emotion on teaching, learning and instructional design.
In addition, this presentation corresponds with the launch of a web-site to support continued discussion and research on emotion and online learning. The web-site will be introduced at the end of the session."

Let's face it the bridge between emotion and online learning needs to be bridged, so this will surely give some great content to reflect upon.

When: Friday, June 20, 2008, 11am-12pm Mountain Daylight Time (= 19 PM London, UK)

Where: Online via Elluminate at:

Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that we can use the Voice over IP functionality built into the web conferencing software. Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Please don't wait until the day of the session to do this. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the "First Time Users" section.

The session will be recorded and available for future playback from