What: Flexible Learning Designs: Building Community Through Blended, Online, and Multi-Access Learning in the Post Secondary Classroom
Who: COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education & Research) and the CSSHE (Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education)
Where: An ocean-to-ocean conference located in BOTH Victoria, British Columbia (Pacific) and Halifax, Nova Scotia (Atlantic). The conference format is intended to profile the tools and technologies that enable mult-access, distributed learning – including videoconference connectivity and web conferencing – to connect the two locations.
When: October 22-23, 2015
- Caroline Haythornthwaite, University of British Columbia
- Richard Schwier, Virtual Learning Communities Research Laboratory, University of Saskatchewan
- Matt Bower, Macquarie University, Sydney
- John Bell, Michigan State University
How: To submit a proposal, fill out the submission form available at: http://cohere.ca/2015-call-for-proposals-form/
Proposals will be accepted in the following streams:
- Building Community: Practice that leads to increased sense of trust, respect, and collaboration in blended and multi-access learning environments.
- Social Justice: Policy and successful practice that recognizes that face-to-face education promotes privilege in participation, and research that provides evidence that flexible learning designs promote participation from non-traditional student groups.
- Evidence-based research for multi-access and blended learning designs: From tracing learner interactions to configuration of room and interface designs for collaboration
- Open: The adoption of open learning practices to enhance post-secondary education through an increased global community of learners and leaders.
Proposals related to these and other issues related to flexible learning designs for community- enhanced multi-access and blended learning are invited.
No information is currently available regarding registration.