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    • 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 ...
    • From m-library to mobile ESL: Athabasca University as an advocate for mobile learning 

      Ally, Mohamed; Tin, Tony; Elliott, Colin (m-Libraries 2007, 2007)
      Athabasca University (AU) library has taken an active role in advocating mobile learning within the institution and has been developing mobile friendly resources and services to cater to diverse learners since 2004. AU ...
    • Fun and Fear in Open Spaces 

      Anderson, Terry; Dron, Jon (2011-10-27)
      This presentation presents the theory and practice of Open Learning as implemented in Athabasca University’s Beyond the LMS social networking system. The presentation discusses the motivation , design and challenges ...
    • 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.
    • Information Literacy: Case Studies and Practices 

      MacIsaac, Peggy Lynn (2010-08-04)
      Athabasca University Library, Red Deer College Library, and the University of Alberta Libraries have developed and implemented collaborative curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction. Participants will learn ...
    • Innovation in workplace and language training; the Athabasca University mobile workplace project 

      Ally, Mohamed; Tin, Tony; Woodburn, Tracey; Elliott, Colin (ICT2010 Singapore, 2010)
      The need for studies on learning via mobile device, particularly how workplace and language training might be conducted, grows in importance, as more and more people become mobile device users. The Athabasca University ...
    • Integrating openness in course design 

      Ives, Cindy (2012-10-26)
      Supporting the widespread availability of OER is a goal that Athabasca University (AU) has embraced through association with the Commonwealth of Learning and by becoming a charter member of the OER University. The use of ...
    • Interview with Dr. Mohamed Ally 

      Tin, Tony (2011-03-07)
    • An Investigation of Student Use of the Supplementary Materials List 

      Schafer, Steve (5th Off-Campus Library Services Conference, 1991-10-30)
    • 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 ...
    • Libraries Providing Learner Support: The Collaboration Connection 

      Fabbro, Elaine (University of Wisconsin Madison, 2007)
      Collaboration is an essential component in providing learner support in the distance learning environment. It can be found in many different guises in academe, and may involve faculty, staff and librarians. This paper ...
    • 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 ...
    • Library Catalogs, the World Wide Web, and Serving the Off-Campus User: Boon or Bust? 

      Furniss, Kevin A.; Kariel, Doug (Eighth Off-Campus Library Services Conference, 1998-04-22)
      The purpose of this paper is to outline some ways in which library catalogs can be enriched to meet the needs of the off-site searcher, and to suggest some ways in which an off-campus library services librarian can work ...
    • Making Sense of Complexity in Open Information Environments 

      Siemens, George (2011-10-27)
      In the pursuit of openness, the cognitive experience of the learners and educators are often overlooked. Open educational resources present fragmented views of topics: a TedTalk video here, an Open Yale lecture there, an ...
    • Managing and Learning in MOOCs (massive open online courses) 

      Siemens, George (2010-10-21)
      George Siemens, with Athabasca's Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute, is best known for his development of the pedagogical model of networked learning known as Connectivism. He and Steven Downes have pioneered ...
    • Maximizing library presence while minimizing online maintenance 

      MacIsaac, Peggy Lynn (2011-04-08)
      This paper presents challenges and opportunities for an academic library to increasing its presence in an online learning management system (LMS). Successful examples from Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University ...
    • Mobile access for workplace and language training 

      Ally, Mohamed; Woodburn, Tracey; Tin, Tony; Elliott, Colin (Facet, 2010)
    • Mobile design: interactive multimedia to support learning and teaching (Workshop) 

      Ally, Mohamed; Elliott, Colin; Schafer, Steve; Yang, Guangbing; Geng, Hongxing; Tin, Tony; Woodburn, Tracey (m-Libraries 2009, 2009)
      Aim of the workshop: The Athabasca University Library has developed many mobile friendly websites and features to help our students access resources. These include an autodetect feature which displays either mobile or ...
    • Mobile library: connecting mobile learners to the library in the digital age 

      Tin, Tony; Elliott, Colin; Kariel, Doug (Canada Library Association (CLA) Conference 2008, 2008)
      With the rapid evolution of technology today, distance education is about to shift to Mobile learning where e-learning materials are being delivered through mobile devices. Wireless and mobile technology provides flexibility ...
    • Mobile library: connecting new generations of learners to the library in the mobile age 

      Schafer, Steve; Tin, Tony; Elliott, Colin (m-Libraries 2009, 2009)
      Digital library services delivered through mobile devices can offer flexibility in terms of access and content, increased hands-on experience, and enhanced information and mobile literacy skills of learners. Athabasca ...

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