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Open Minds Open Access - Conference Presentation
Digital Collections - What's out there?, How do you find it?, How do you know what you can do with it? This presentation is one of three presentations at the Open Minds Open Access Conference, held on May 10, 2012, at ...
Ed.D. Orientation, 2012
Sleeping with the Elephant – Leveraging AU’s Position through Open Courseware
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 ...
Integrating openness in course design
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 ...
"Open and Closed" Getting the mix right. Who gets to Decide??
Despite the desirability of "Making Open the Default" as the theme of this year’s open access week, there are many reasons that can and should influence a person and an organization to restrict access to content. In this ...
Athabasca River Basin Research Institute Repository: Enhancing open access, education and research
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, ...
OER and Mobile Learning
Open Educational Resources (OER) constitute an important resource with the potential to facilitate the expansion of mobile learning worldwide. The flexibility, both technological and legal afforded by openly licensed ...
Much Open Online Content (mooc)
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 ...
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 ...