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...]

Why online bachelor’s and master’s degrees are more popular than ever for working professionals

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It’s more important than ever to be a lifelong learner, continually building your knowledge and skills so you stay on the leading edge of your field. Competition is fierce in a tightened job market, and professionals have to increase their knowledge base to stand out from their competition. It’s becoming the norm for professionals to need at least one degree to do well in their … [Read more...]