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...]

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...]

New Alberta OER Initiative co-chaired by AU’s Rory McGreal

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Dr. Rory McGreal, Athabasca University’s resident expert in open educational resources (OER), has been named co-chair of a new government-funded OER committee that plans to lighten the financial burden of post-secondary education for students both within and beyond Alberta. “Student groups and leaders have been clear this is an important issue for them,” said Premier Dave … [Read more...]

Alberta poised to become an international leader in open education

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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...]