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POLICIES AND SAFETY
Data Policy

As researchers in online learning and collaboration, we are very interested in your use of and participation in this site. Some of this data may be aggregated and/or used for research purposes, including (but not limited to) readership and download statistics, user comments and collaboration patterns, and member demographics. This data, with appropriate levels of aggregation and anonymization to preserve your privacy, may later appear in research publications or shared as open data to support the broader research community. Your data will never be sold.

For the most part, you are welcome to browse this site anonymously. To preserve accurate statistics on readership and prevent double-counting, we will place a cookie on your browser, and in the case of downloads, record your IP address. Your IP address will never be shared, and we will never track you outside this site.

To participate fully in the site, including posting comments or other material, you will be asked to register as a member, providing your name, email address, professional affiliation, and a small amount of additional identifying information, as well as optional information that you may add to your membership profile. Other than your email address and password, this information is public and visible to all site visitors. It, and any contributions or comments you make to the site may also be mined by search engines. By registering and by posting, you consent to the public display of your membership information and contributions to the site.

Although this site is developed through the support of Athabasca University, IRRODL, and other partners, these institutions and organizations are not responsible for the use or potential misuse of any data included or provided to this site. For more information, contact the site administrator.

Membership Cancellations

To request cancellation of your membership, send us an email from the address you used to create your account. Your membership data, including any comments you may have posted to the site, will be removed from our databases.

Data Records for European Members

For a complete record of your user data, send us an email from the address you used to create your account. (These records are prepared manually. Due to our limited resources, this option is currently available to our EU members only, as required by the GDPR.)

ZIP Files

All contributed files are scanned for potentially dangerous filetypes on upload, then reviewed by the site administrator or facilitators before being released to the public. Any zipped packages associated with member-contributed items are generated by the site itself and are presented for your convenience. However, if you prefer to download the individual files directly, select "View Package Contents" and click on the files you want to view.

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Appreciative Inquiry Based Faculty Development: A Mixed Methods Case Study
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Changes in Educators' Digital Literacies and Perceptions of Community of Inquiry Resulting from Participation in an Open Online Professional Development Course
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Bridging Connections between Heutagogy, Blended and Online Learning, and Lifelong Learning: What have We Learned?
January 27, 2021
Jennifer Lock, Sawsen Lakhal, Martha Cleveland-Innes, Paula Arancibia, Debra Dell, Noeleen DiSilva

Emotional Presence Indicators in an Online Community of Inquiry: A Scoping Review and Delphi Study of Student and Facilitator Experience
November 25, 2020
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