Get to know your new president

new president Neil Fassina

AU Newsroom editor and writer Heidi Staseson recently caught up with Athabasca University's new president, Neil Fassina, for a detailed Q&A — on everything from his sock drawer and Netflix picks, to enrolling in AU and tips for achieving respect in the workplace. AU: Who are your favourite authors and do you prefer fiction or non-fiction? NF: On the fiction side, Bryce … [Read more...]

We’re celebrating Open Education Week with FREE webcasts

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We are happy to announce a series of FREE webcasts celebrating Open Education Week (Mar. 9-13). These webcasts will explore issues and opportunities related to Open Educational Resources.  Each session will feature an internationally known promoter, developer or researcher in this growing field. All webinars are from noon-1:00pm MT and will be held at: … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]