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Contribution of AU's e-Lab initiative to Open Access and OER Development
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 ...
Maximizing library presence while minimizing online maintenance
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 ...
From Gatekeeping to Gate Opening: An Evolving Role for Academic Libraries
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 ...
Libraries of the Future: An Australian Research Library Perspective
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 ...
OERu: Blending more affordable education futures
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?
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 ...
Libraries, OERs, and Open Access
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
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 ...
What are MOOCs doing to the Open Education?
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 ...
What a librarian can bring to your open online course development team.
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