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Today we have another blog post to keep you all aware of other organizations that are committed to the areas of open learning, distance learning, and the concept of open textbooks.
CIDER is the Canadian Institute of Distance Education Research. It is the Centre for Distance Education research initiative at Athabasca University – Canada’s Open University.
As described on the CIDER website, “CIDER ‘s research scope is broad, ranging from learning and teaching application, financial and issues of access, the strategic use of technology in distance education settings, and other factors that influence distance education in Canada. “
There is a wealth of information on both the CIDER website and the Athabasca University website. You can join their community, participate at different levels, subscribe to mailings, follow events, or read about what others with similar interests are up to.
The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL) is another organization that has interests that intersect with those of CCOTC. It is also works with Athabasaca University who does the publishing for them.
As pointed out in their website Focus & Scope area:
“The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning (www.irrodl.org) is a refereed, open access e-journal that disseminates original research, theory, and best practice in open and distance learning worldwide. IRRODL is available free-of-charge to anyone with access to the Internet.”
Their website contains a wealth of information on resources and updates on what is going on in the world of Open and Distance Learning.
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