Jan.21st, 2011 – CAETL Talking About Teaching: The Life Course of a Professor part II

This topic is the sequel to the Life Course of a Professor. This session will discuss the challenges professors face in balancing teaching and research as well as being a parent, spouse, and friend.

Date: January 21st, 2011
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Place: AH100
Panelists include: Janay Nugent, Anne Dymond, Lance Grigg and Shawn Bubel

Refreshments will be served.
All Faculty and Graduate Students are welcome.

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CRDC & CAETL Open House

The CRDC & CAETL invite Faculty and Staff to our Open House. Drop in to L1126 anytime between 1 – 4 pm on Dec. 10, 2010 and enjoy some wine and cheese while learning how we can help you. Hope to see everyone there!

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(Nov 17th) Brown Bag Lunch Discussion – Creating and Managing Effective Discussion Forums

Join our Blended & Online Learning Community of Professional Practice for this important and informative presentation:

Wednesday, November 17th
TH 373 (Turcotte Hall)
12:15 – 1:30 pm

Dr. Dawn McBride (Faculty of Education, Master of Counselling Program) will share research, experience, and expertise regarding the creation, management, and assessment of online discussion forums.

Discussion forums, used effectively, are a vital component of online and blended learning environments. Effective forums collaboratively engage students in course teaching and learning activities.

Dawn teaches entirely online and uses Discussion Forums extensively to engage students in meaningful and collaborative conversations around important course-related topics.

Bring your “brown bag” and join us for this important discussion.

Coffee and juice provided courtesy of CRDC.

For more information about this event or to find out more about blended and online learning, please contact

Doug Orr
(332) 4063


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WestGrid Coast2Coast Series

Join experts from across Canada this Spring as they discuss and explore important topics on complex networks in science and technology.

Coast2Coast Series

All WestGrid events are hosted by the CRDC in our Learning Lab inside L1126. If you are interested in attending, please contact our office by phone at 403-380-1856 or email tyler.heaton@uleth.ca

The next event is Feb.21, 2012 from 12:30 – 13:30 titled Aging in Individuals and Populations/Mathematical Modeling

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AU Open Access Week October 18 -22, 2010

The objective of AU’s Open Access Week is to promote understanding, adoption, use and production of open access resources for formal and informal teaching and learning. AU is presenting a series of five noon-hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities presented by open access. Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open access resources, research or ideas.

Noon hour webcasts will include the following presentations:

Monday, October 18
Using Open Production of Course Content to make a Difference

Dr. Wayne Mackintosh
Noon to 1 pm Mountain Time (Canada)

Tuesday, October 19
Open Opportunity through Open Scholarship and Open Publication

Dr. Frits Pannekoek
Noon to 1 pm Mountain Time (Canada)

Wednesday, October 20
Open Educational Resources and Copyright

Dr. Rory McGreal
Noon to 1 pm Mountain Time (Canada)

Thursday, October 21
Managing and Learning in MOOCs (massive open online courses)

George Siemens
Noon to 1 pm Mountain Time (Canada)

Friday, October 22
Panel on Open Library, Scholarship and Learning at Athabasca University

Dr. Terry Anderson, Dr. Cindy Ives, Tony Tin, Colin Elliott
Noon to 1 pm Mountain Time (Canada)

For more information, please contact Colin Elliott – coline@athabascau.ca – or visit the AU Open Access site:

These noon hour sessions can also be viewed within the CRDC (L1126). Join us for some great presentations and some great discussion. Please email us if you will be joining us.


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