2014 Canadian Network for innovation in Education Conference

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Date – May 13-16, 2014
Location – Thompson Rivers University In Kamloops, B.C.
Theme – Confluences: Spaces, Places & Cultures for Innovative Learning

Each year, the Canadian Network for Innovation In Education (CNIE) holds a conference to bring together education professionals committed to excellence in the provision of innovation in education. The CNIE-RCIÉ 2014 conference will provide an avenue to explore and discuss how the innovative learning can arise when various elements come together. We hope participants will explore their own confluences of spaces, places and cultures and the creativity they bring to the learning process.

About the CNIE

The CNIE connects educators, administrators and practitioners in a bilingual, pan Canadian network. Our group promotes research and advances practice in both open and distance education and the use of educational technologies. CNIE addresses all educational contexts, including K-12, post-secondary and private sector.

Are you on Twitter? Please use the hashtag #CNIE2014 to connect with participants before and during the conference.

Call for Proposals

Abstracts must be submitted by February 14, 2014.

Theme: Confluences: Spaces, Places & Cultures for Innovative Learning

Confluences: junctions, connections, flowing together – elements of learning.

Kamloops, the location of the 2014 CNIE Conference is literally “the meeting of the waters” – a place where arid mountains, rushing rivers, valley bottom, and transportation routes converge into a diverse whole. Our conference host Thompson Rivers University is as diverse as its locale. Similarly, CNIE affiliated institutions are comprehensive, blending academic, professional and vocational cultures through both face to face and distance delivery modes, serving a vibrant and diverse student population. The confluence of these diverse elements has created synergy and innovative learning opportunities.

Through this conference, we provide an avenue to explore and discuss the innovative learning that can arise when various elements come together. Explore your own confluences of spaces, places and cultures and the creativity they bring to the learning process.

Spaces: virtual, face to face and where the two intersect, mobile learning, influence of space on teaching and professional practice, new spaces and innovation, accessibility, collaboration, identity.

Places: places and pedagogy, locales, institutions, leadership and change, learning communities, unique opportunities, learning journeys, beyond the walls, open access, innovative projects, classroom design, places of the future

Cultures: change agents, advocates for openness, research practices, professional learning, sector or discipline-based contexts, global – intercultural, international and interdisciplinary opportunities, examining traditions.

If you would like to facilitate a discussion at the conference, please fill out the form provided above.

  • The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 14, 2014.
  • Acceptances will be announced March 7, 2014.
  • The deadline for conference registration for all presenters is April 7, 2014.

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