Dr. Rory McGreal: A Lifetime of Achievement

Professor Rory McGreal of AU's Centre for Distance Education. He is also the Chair-holder in Open Educational Resources for UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning.

The Open Education Consortium (OEC) recently honored AU's Dr. Rory McGreal with its Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented in collaboration with its 2016 winners of the Open Education Awards, held at the OEC's Open Education Global Conference in Kraków, Poland, in the "Special Merit Award" category — the accolade is typically bestowed to individuals who, during their lifetimes and … [Read more...]

Athabasca University Rolls Out New Website

Website Redesign

After nearly a year in development, we are very excited to launch the first in a series of improvements to our website. We've focused the design and function for the prospective and current student experience. Our approach to this challenging project is centred around one major goal: simplicity. This enhanced redesign allows information to be easily accessible—allowing the user … [Read more...]

AU Partners with Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)

AU Partners with Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)

Athabasca University’s (AU) Faculty of Business and the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA) are coming together in joint-strategic partnership. This new tactical alliance arose from the continued necessity to expand global competitive advantage in the ever-evolving world of supply chain management. Supply chain management is no longer a straight line from point A to point … [Read more...]

Wikipedia & Academic Research Webinar

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AU Library and Scholarly Resources is offering an instructional webinar on Wikipedia and Academic Research on Tuesday, March 15, from 6 to 7 pm (MDT). Did you know that many students turn to Wikipedia, the free, collaborative online encyclopedia when carrying out research for assignments and papers? Wikipedia for research But is Wikipedia ever appropriate to use for academic … [Read more...]

Library orientation webinar

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The AU Library is offering a free noon-hour Library Orientation webinar via Adobe Connect for students from noon to 1:00 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, February 25. See the date and time in your time zone. The webinar will provide an orientation and overview of the Library and the services it offers. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. Please share this information … [Read more...]

December CIDER Session: Graduate Student Panel 2015

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We invite you to the December CIDER session, the second annual Graduate Student Panel, at the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research. This free, online panel session will feature presentations by Sophia Palahicky, Gord Preston, and Heather Scarlett-Ferguson of the EdD program at Athabasca University. Title: Graduate Student Panel 2015 Following on last year's … [Read more...]

AU MEd in Distance Education in Greece Receives Accreditation from NARIC

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The Centre for Distance Education (CDE) has received full accreditation approval from NARIC for the Master of Education in Distance Education (MEd) program in Greece.  NARIC is the National Academic Recognition Information Centre and is the National Agency for the recognition and comparison of international qualifications and skills. Since the MEd is now fully accredited and … [Read more...]

You’re invited to CIDER on September 16th, 2015

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We invite you to the first CIDER session of the 2015-16 season. This free, online session will feature Dr. Rory McGreal, UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning/ICDE Chair in OER. CIDER is the Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research Title: Why Open Educational Resources? Open Educational Resources (OER) are important for the expansion of online learning. Open licensing of … [Read more...]

Next CIDER Webinar Monthly Session – June 3

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The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research (CIDER) is continuing to present its Community of Inquiry Webinar Series. This includes monthly sessions running from September 2014 to June 2015. These sessions will feature presentations by leading researchers on the CoI framework and its application to blended, distance, and online learning. The Community of Inquiry … [Read more...]

An inside look at AU’s new MOOC

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MOOCs (massive open online courses) have become wildly popular, but many members of the education community have concerns about their quality. At this Nov. 13 webinar, find out how Athabasca University is designing and delivering a MOOC that will attempt to dispel critics' concerns about the quality of MOOC education. This new MOOC, called Becoming an Online Learner, is set to … [Read more...]