University participates in international Open Access Week

Open Access Week

Athabasca University is hosting a number of activities from October 19-23, 2009, to celebrate international Open Access Week. The university will be joining more than 40 other post-secondary educational institutions around the world to promote wider access to publicly-funded research and to support policies that ensure access to that research. About Open Access "Open access … [Read more...]

WHL and Athabasca University Announce Education Partnership

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Edmonton, AB - The Western Hockey League and Athabasca University announced today they have entered into a new partnership which will improve access WHL players have to university level courses while playing in WHL centres throughout Western Canada and Northwestern United States. New Partnership Created Under the new partnership, Athabasca University will offer, through online and … [Read more...]

Alberta poised to become an international leader in open education

Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation Logo

Launch of the Open Education Resource Foundation A new international organization designed to assist education institutions in reducing costs through open education materials has been officially launched. Athabasca University is a founding member of the international Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation. Professor Rory McGreal of Athabasca University is the Canadian OER … [Read more...]

New academic structure to make university more efficient and accessible

Academic Structure Faculties

Change in academic structure Athabasca University is changing its academic structure to better manage the institution's growth and diversity of course offerings. Four new faculties have been created to streamline academic operations and to make the university's academic structure more transparent to new students and faculty in other institutions. New faculties The four new … [Read more...]

Governments announce funding to boost online infrastructure

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Funding for online infrastructure Athabasca University is receiving $7.65 million from the Knowledge Infrastructure Program funding in support of the Open Knowledge Environment, an innovative online infrastructure system. Specific projects will focus on research and collaboration and the development of learning management and content management systems. The funding, which will … [Read more...]