Noon Hour Webcasts

Monday, October 21, 2013
What are MOOCs doing to the Open Education?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Why think about culture in remix?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
OERu: Blending more affordable education futures

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Cost Savings and User Perceptions of OER

Friday, October 25, 2013
Libraries, OERs, and Open Access

Redefining Impact

This event will be sponsored by the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER), Dr. Rory McGreal, the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries (COPPUL), and Athabasca University Library.

Athabasca University will present a series of free 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 access and open educational resources research or ideas. Topics will include the state of the art in the distribution of e-textbooks; a look at the situation of open access books in the K12 area of Brazil, the open access situation in Canada; MOOCs and the open access movement; the OER university initiative and other issues relating to open access internationally.

Note: This event is free and registration is not required.

What is
Open Access?

Open access is a movement towards open, public access to educational learning resources and scholarly research results.

More about Open Access Week

What are Open Educational Resources?

Digital materials that can be re-used for teaching, learning, research and more, made available for free through open licenses, which allow uses of the materials that would not be easily permitted under copyright alone.

More about Open Educational Resources


A draw for AU ball caps, T-shirts and USB hubs will follow the conclusion of each presentation. Everyone from Athabasca University and beyond is invited to participate.

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