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The Caribbean Online Educators Conference (COEC) 2011

Open For Learning: Using Technology To Move Forward - August 8th to 13th


The Caribbean Educators Network (CEN) will be hosting a FREE Online Educators Conference (e-conference) from August 8-13th under the theme 'Open For Learning: Using Technology To Move Forward'. The theme captures the notion of openness through the use of technology as a way of advancing learning and professional development. Openness in education addresses the broad themes of access to education, the development of open educational resources and the use of technology promote open educational resources. A number of presentations, keynotes and workshops are planned. Categories include:
1. Tools and Technology in Education
2. Effective Strategies and Practices
3. Professional Development/Teacher Education
4. E-learning, Distance Education,
5. Instructional Design, Design for Learning
6. Mentoring, Collaborative Knowledge-Building
7. Pedagogy, Curriculum and Assessment

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Presenters Title
Adora Svitak (Keynote 2) Student Leadership in the 21st Century
Charmaine Bissessar Narrative Review of Experimental Research Studies on Improving Students’ Experience in Online and Distance Learning: Implications for Praxis
Curtis Bonk (keynote 1) The Flat World has Swung Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education
Lenandlar Singh & Kemuel Gaffar

Adopting Social Networks in Education: Does Content Area Influence Usage and Outcomes?

Lenandlar Sing & Malcolm Williams Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Education : A Guyana Perspective
Neil Butcher Digitization of intellectual capital and the emergence of open licensing: an African perspective on the possibilities and challenges for education

Patricia Schlicht

WikiEducator: A thriving Open Education Online Community  

Robert Zenhausern

How do we Think? Let us count the ways (Workshop)

Samantha S P Mitchell

An analysis of the online version of English for Academic Purposes with a view to addressing an inherent weakness

Ulrich Rauch


Beyond plumbing: Moving IT into the core of the academic enterprise

Yvonne Bobb-Smith

Standards of Online Pedagogy: Critical Thinking from the Virtual Classroom to Beyond (Workshop)

[Keynote Presenters | Moderators | Presenters | Presentations | Schedule]

These sessions will be synchronous (live) via Blackboard Collaborate. System setup (technical Requirements) here. General discussions will continue in discussion forums in CEN groups.

Who should attend?

The live sessions e-conference is open to anyone with an interest in the topics presented. However individuals must be members of CEN to follow the threaded discussions within the network

How do I participate?

  • You can join the live sessions or watch the recording.
  • You can join the conversation by reading, responding or opening new threads on the discussion
  • You can create a group and invite colleagues to explore similar topics and interests


You can join the discussion without registration but in order to participate in the discussions in the network you should be a registered member. Please indicate your interest in attending a particular event here.

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