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A flexible OER implementation using a commercial application at Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada

TitleA flexible OER implementation using a commercial application at Athabasca University, Alberta, Canada
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMcGreal, R.
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
Access Year2018
EditionSubmitted on Mon, 2018-01-15 10:19
Access Date2018-01-23
DescriptionTools and Trends
Date Published01/2018
Place PublishedOntario, Canada
Type of WorkDescription
KeywordsAthabasca University, faculty support, higher education, OER benefits, OER challenges, OER implementation, OER textbooks, transition to OER
Abstract

Athabasca University (AU) in Alberta brands itself as Canada's Open University and, as such, is a leader in the country and internationally in supporting open education and open educational resources (OER) in particular. There is significant OER activity at Athabasca University.
A faculty member in the Accounting in the School of Business chose OER because of her and her students' growing dissatisfaction with the approved commercial textbook and its locked-in assessment application.

This article discusses the benefits, challenges and potential of OER in higher education.

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