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Open Access Week Update

This year, Athabasca University will again be celebrating Open Access Week, with a series of free and ‘open’ noon hour (MDT) web casts.

The theme for the 2012 Open Access Week is “Set the Default to Open Access”.  Athabasca University is proud to participate in its fourth international Open Access Week, between October 22-28, 2012 to broaden awareness and understanding of open access issues.

This event is sponsored by the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER), Dr. Rory McGreal and Athabasca University/ The format consists of a series of noon hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities of Open Access and Open Educational Resources. Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open educational resources, research, or ideas.

For more information, visit http://openaccess.athabascau.ca or contact Tony Tin at tonyt@athabascau.ca.

  • Monday, October 22nd OER and Mobile Learning Dr. Rory McGreal The OER university: A sustainable model for more affordable education futures Dr. Wayne Mackintosh
  • Tuesday, October 23rd Open Access and Public Policy Dr. Frits Pannekoek
  • Wednesday, October 24th “Open and Closed” Getting the mix right. Who gets to Decide?? Dr. Jon Dron Dr. Terry Anderson Dr. George Siemens
  • Thursday, October 25th Integrating openness in course design Dr. Cindy Ives  and Much Open Online Content (mooc) Mr. Steve Schafer
  • Friday, October 26th Sleeping with the Elephant – Leveraging AU’s Position through Open Courseware Dr. Martin Connors Contribution of AU’s e-Lab initiative to Open Access and OER Development Dr. Evelyn Ellerman Athabasca River Basin Research Institute Repository: Enhancing open access, education and research Dr. Lisa Carter

I hope to ‘see’ many of you there.

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