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Sense of Irony or Perfect Timing: Examining the research supporting proposed e-learning changes in Ontario

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22 Jan

Sense of Irony or Perfect Timing: Examining the research supporting proposed e-learning changes in Ontario

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

We are live streaming this webinar in the Hub Classroom. Join us in-person for a discussion or click the link below to view this webinar on your own.

Only weeks before the 2019 annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA) was held in Toronto, Ontario, the provincial government announced a major reform of education for that province entitled Education that Works for You—Modernizing Classrooms. From an e-learning perspective the proposal called for a centralization of e-learning, a graduation requirement of four e-learning courses, and increasing the class size limit for e-learning courses to 35 students. The AERA call for submissions for the 2020 meeting issued a challenge for scholars to ‘connect with organizational leaders to examine collaboratively continuing educational problems… [and] programmatically engaging with educational organizations.’ This presentation focuses on a recently published article in the International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education by Michael Barbour and Randy LaBonte, who accepted that challenge and described a collaboration between scholars and a pan-Canadian organization to examine the research behind each of the proposed e-learning changes in Ontario.

 

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

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Event Details

Date: January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Venue: Hub Classroom
Organizer Name: Jessica O’Reilly
Phone: 705-566-8101 ext. 6395
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