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

Published15 January 2018
PeriodicalVolume 2018, Section Tools and Trends
PublisherContact North/Contact Nord
CountryCanada, North America

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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Keywords Athabasca University · faculty support · higher education · OER benefits · OER challenges · OER implementation · OER textbooks · transition to OER

Published atOntario
Other number2018-01-23
RefereedDoes not apply
Rightsby-sa/4.0
URLhttps://teachonline.ca/tools-trends/flexible-oer-implementation-using-commercial-application-athabasca-university-alberta-canada
Access date2018-01-23
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