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    • Digitizing Documents on the Athabasca River Basin 

      Elliott, Colin (Athabasca River Basin Research Institute (ARBRI) Day, 2015)
      The Repository expands upon ARBRI’s existing bibliography by providing accessibility to an extensive body of research and scholarly information relating to the Athabasca River Basin by digitizing materials, such as ...
    • AUSpace Rebooted 

      Elliott, Colin (Open Access Week, 2017)
      Learn about Athabasca University's open access institutional repository, what it is, how to use it, and how it will benefit your research.
    • AblePlayer and the Digital Reading Room 

      Elliott, Colin (AUFA Equity Colloquium, 2017)
      AblePlayer is being implemented in the DRR as an accessible way to embed videos across courses using DRRs. This player supports audio and video playback, keyboard controls, closed captioning, live transcripts, adjustable ...
    • The Digital Reading Room at Athabasca University 

      Elliott, Colin (Code4Lib Alberta, 2015)
      thabasca University Library has used a Digital Reading Room (DRR) to support courses for almost 10 years. While the old version of the DRR remained successful and functional, it was out of date and we embarked on a complete ...
    • The Open Library at AU (Athabasca University): supporting open access and open educational resources 

      Elliott, Colin; Fabbro, Elaine (Open Praxis, 2015)
      To address challenges that learners, course creators, librarians and academics involved with OER and MOOCs are facing when looking for scholarly materials, Athabasca University Library has initiated the development of ...
    • The Open Library at AU: Supporting Open Access and Open Educational Resources 

      Elliott, Colin; Fabbro, Elaine (OE Global 2015, 2015)
      In recent years, there has been a shift toward “openness” in higher education, with the growth of Open Access and Open Educational Resources (OERs) and the advent of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). There is also ...
    • 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 ...

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