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  • AUSpace Rebooted 

    Elliott, Colin (Library & Scholarly Resources, 2017)
    To celebrate Open Access Week and the re-launching of AUSpace, the Library will be hosting the following webinar: AUSpace Rebooted: Learn about Athabasca University's open access institutional repository. This webinar will ...
  • Oxbow point (ca. 4500-4100 BP) 

    Peuramäki-Brown, Meaghan (2017)
    Oxbow point (ca. 4500-4100 BP). Jones Collection (56-1/2505), Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Calgary. Note: Some distortion on area of reflective/silver nail polish (for labeling). Scanned ...
  • Higher Education in Emergencies 

    MacIsaac, Peggy Lynn (2016-08-30)
    Outlines contexts and strategies for providing opportunities for people in fragile context to access higher education.
  • Preparing for the Digital University 

    Siemens, George (2015-03-13)
    Large sectors of society are digitizing, resulting in changed practices in journalism, entertainment, and business in general. Higher education is not immune to these changes. Digitization processes are well underway and ...
  • Open education down under: Some national and institutional initiatives. 

    Bossu, Carina (2015-03-13)
    The Open Education movement is growing and gaining importance within the higher education landscape in many developing and developed nations. Unfortunately, this does not seem the case in Australia, as there is still a ...
  • The Campus Alberta Open Educational Resources Initiative 

    Welch, Janet E. (2015-03-13)
    The Campus Alberta Open Educational Resources Initiative ( aims to provide publicly funded post-secondary institutions in Alberta the opportunity to apply for funding to support the assembly, use, development, ...
  • The Battle for Open 

    Weller, Martin (2015-03-13)
    Open approaches in education have started to move into the mainstream, with the success of open access, MOOCs, and open scholarship approaches. After this initial success comes the period when the real direction of openness ...
  • Sustainability Strategies For Open Educational Resources 

    Stacey, Paul (2015-03-13)
    Open Educational Resources (OER) often start as pilot projects initiated by early innovators in higher education institutions. Others are initiated by government. Frequently these projects receive some kind of start up ...
  • Libraries, OERs, and Open Access 

    Fabbro, Elaine; Elliott, Colin; Conroy, Rachel (2013-11-05)
    Athabasca University (AU) and Athabasca University Library have a long history in supporting and promoting Open Access. AU was the first university in Canada to adopt an Open Access Research Policy and has led many other ...
  • Cost Savings and User Perceptions of OER 

    Hilton III, John (2013-11-05)
    The high cost of textbooks is of concern not only to college students but also to society as a whole. Open textbooks promise the same educational benefits as traditional textbooks; however, their efficacy remains largely ...
  • OERu: Blending more affordable education futures 

    Mackintosh, Wayne (2013-11-05)
    The OER university (OERu) is an international collaboration of universities, polytechnics and community colleges from five continents using open education approaches to provide more affordable education for all students ...
  • Why think about culture in remix? 

    Amiel, Tel (2013-11-05)
    Remix is touted as one of the most important practices within the field of open educational resources (OER). But remixing is still not mainstream practice in education and the barriers and limitations to remix are not well ...
  • What are MOOCs doing to the Open Education? 

    Siemens, George (2013-11-05)
    Higher education is now entering its second year of MOOC hype. The stream of almost daily pronouncements of additional universities joining existing MOOC providers, new funding, new MOOC offerings, and new reports continues ...
  • Libraries of the Future: An Australian Research Library Perspective 

    Kent, Philip (2013-03-06)
    Following the development of the University of Melbourne's new scholarly information strategy in 2008 the Library has been reinvigorated. The presentation will cover new Library initiatives to advance the university’s ...
  • From Gatekeeping to Gate Opening: An Evolving Role for Academic Libraries 

    Bell, Steven (2013-02-26)
    In the past the academic library has focused its energy on building collections and developing mechanisms to provide access to content. Library services developed around the role of being the gatekeeper to the content, be ...
  • What a librarian can bring to your open online course development team. 

    MacIsaac, Peggy Lynn (2012-10-29)
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  • Athabasca River Basin Research Institute Repository: Enhancing open access, education and research 

    Carter, Lisa; Tin, Tony (2012-10-26)
    The Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) supports interdisciplinary research and knowledge transfer of the Athabasca River Basin, an area of more than 159,000 km2 that is distinct by its watersheds, lands, ...
  • Contribution of AU's e-Lab initiative to Open Access and OER Development 

    Ellerman, Evelyn (2012-10-26)
    All universities have labs where research and teaching are conducted, where the physical tools of research and teaching are stored, where people get together to talk about their work and their ideas, and where the results ...
  • Sleeping with the Elephant – Leveraging AU’s Position through Open Courseware 

    Connors, Martin (2012-10-26)
    There has been an explosion of content in open (and not-so-open) forms in recent years, much of it highly relevant to Distance Education. It can be asserted that AU’s claim to fame is less the creation of content than the ...
  • Much Open Online Content (mooc) 

    Schafer, Steve (2012-10-26)
    There have been transformations in libraries in at least three areas over the past number of years. First, in the area of service there is a transformation from users coming to the library to a model of the library reaching ...

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