You are invited to join the 9th annual fall conference sponsored by COHERE (Collaboration for Online Higher Education & Research) and the CSSHE (Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education).
Dates 22 Oct 2015 12:00 am (UTC ) 23 Oct 2015 12:00 am (UTC )
Place (View On Map) University of Victoria and Dalhousie University

COHERE 2015 theme is: " Flexible Learning Designs: Building Community Through Blended, Online, and Multi-Access Learning in the Post Secondary Classroom"

Through panel discussions and presentations we will explore the implications of this theme.  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.

Please note: There will be two locations for this conference. We expect a proportion of the presentations to take place in Victoria, BC at the University of Victoria and the rest in Halifax, NS at Dalhousie University. 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. The program will be structured to reflect, where possible, the difference in time zones between the locations. There will be one keynote delivered in person at each location, and one featured presentation delivered via technology by distance. These will be connected to the other conference site via technology. We will also try to connect concurrent sessions, where possible, between the two locations. With your abstract submission you need to indicate whether or not you would prefer to present in one or the other location, and also indicate whether it would be possible to relocate to the other location to balance participation at each site should that be necessary.

The 2015 Collaboration for Online Higher Education & Research Conference (COHERE 2015) will be held in both Victoria and Halifax, Canada, on October 22-23, 2015.


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