Tuesday 7 September 2010

Online CIDER session: Learning Issues for Online Graduate Students by Kelly Edmonds

Interested in understanding your online students a bit better? Join this CIDER session presented by Kelly Edmonds where results are shared from a recent doctoral study that explored the leadership implications for delivering online learning in a mainstream Canadian higher education institution (University of Calgary) by examining the characteristics, attributes, motivations, and perceptions of 163 graduate students.

The data revealed online program issues, the need for faculty presence and development for online environments, and supportive online student services. As well, the data showed leaders must consider working effectively with faculty and ensuring students had quality online experiences. Other leadership considerations were effectively planning, implementing, and delivering online learning as well as marketing online programs.
In this presentation three particular learning issues are shared that were described by participants. These are contentious online learning activities and the offer of blended learning opportunities. As well, participants had difficulties defining specific pedagogical strategies that would aid them in learning online.

When: Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 11am-12pm MDT (Edmonton), which is 19.00h CEST, or look here for the time clock conversion.

Where: Online via Elluminate at:
The great thing about these CIDER sessions is, you can review them (for free) on a later date as well, for they record all their sessions. Interested in previous sessions? Look here.

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. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at http://www.elluminate.com/support/ in the "First Time Users" section.