CNIE, Message from the President, June 2012
I am thrilled to serve as CNIE’s President this year. Our membership represents the brightest of educational innovators across Canada. It is a privilege to be in such good company.
I am grateful for the support of our volunteer Board of Directors and Tim Howard’s consistent dedication as the Secretariat. Lorraine Carter’s passion and commitment to CNIE as the 2011-12 President leaves CNIE with a bright future. My hope is that I can nurture the positive momentum Lorraine has fostered.
The 2012 CNIE Green Aware Conference in Canmore was a great success. The rocky mountain scenery and sunny skies were second to none. We also enjoyed a breadth of quality presentations and discussions. (Presentation slides can be found http://www.cnie-rcie.ca/?q=node/562) I personally enjoyed making new friends as well as reconnecting with past friends, colleagues, and former professors. A huge thank you to is owed to the Centre for Flexible and Teaching and Learning at Nipissing University in North Bay, ON for making the CNIE conference a huge success.
Patrick Lyons has promised us an equally beautiful location for our 2013 annual conference to be held May 1 – 3 at Carleton University in Ottawa. Our theme for the conference will be Leadership in Education with streams in Instructional Technology, Teaching and Learning, Innovations in Education, and Research. Our planning committee is in place and I look forward to seeing you in Ottawa.
In closing, thank you to everyone who has shared their ideas for keeping CNIE so vibrant. One of my first commitments is to explore new spaces for continued discussion and collaboration. For now, please go to Facebook and post your ideas there. Together, we are the voice for Canada’s distance, online, open, and technology-supported education. You are also welcome to email me directly or send ideas to the CNIE list serv as noted below.
Let’s make ourselves heard.