Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • "Open and Closed" Getting the mix right. Who gets to Decide?? 

    Dron, Jon; Anderson, Terry; Siemens, George (2012-10-26)
    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 ...
  • Open Access and Public Policy 

    Pannekoek, Frits (2012-10-26)
    Governments are becoming increasingly aware of the power of open access and the power of the new technologies to liberate and massify learning. Three reactions are worth pondering: those of the learning industries, those ...
  • The OER university: A sustainable model for more affordable education futures 

    Mackintosh, Wayne (2012-10-26)
    Open education provides unprecedented opportunities for universities to provide more affordable access to post-secondary education for all students worldwide. OER is a sustainable and renewable resource. The OER university ...
  • OER and Mobile Learning 

    McGreal, Rory (2012-10-25)
    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 ...

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