Session: Cochrane on “A life examined: Was it worth it?”

We have an irregular series in the College — a tradition where faculty can present some ideas or work in an open forum.  The first is fascinating — you’ll see the description below.
We will be streaming the session in our ETAD Elluminate classroom, and you can join us at (or in person, of course). Just click on the link a few minutes before the session. It will ask you to add your name, and you will then join the session.  If you have questions or comments, you will find a chat area you can use.
So, join us and spread the word!  It would be great to have a good sized virtual audience!
Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 4:00 pm
The Live at 4 on Thursdays Series is about to start up for the current academic year. And first up is former colleague Dr. Don Cochrane. Don’s presentation is called: “”A life examined: was it worth it?”
I for one have read Don’s piece that he is basing the presentation on – what a wonderful read! It takes us through his entire time as an educator, from being a classroom teacher to a very long time in the academy.

Open Access Week at Athabasca – October 24-30, 2011

Athabasca University Library is participating in its third international Open Access Week – October 24-30, 2011

To celebrate the appointment of Dr. Rory McGreal as the UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair in Open Educational Resources (OER), Athabasca University is presenting a series of five noon-hour webcasts exploring major issues and opportunities presented by OER. Each session will feature an internationally known promoter and developer of open educational resources, research, or ideas. Everyone is welcome; please join us for these webcasts. For more information, please contact Tony Tin, Head, Digital Initiative and Electronic Resources. E-mail:, Phone# (780) 675-6486.

Please visit the links below for more information on each presentation, presenter’s biographies, and to find the links to the Adobe Connect Sessions on each day.

Click on: Launch Webcast
From noon to 1 p.m. MST

Monday, October 24th- Fun and Fear in Open Spaces
Presenters: Dr. Terry Anderson, Dr. Jon Dron

Tuesday, October 25th- Post Secondary Leadership in the OER Movement
Presenter: Dr. Frits Pannekoek

Wednesday, October 26th – Making Sense of Complexity in Open Information Environments
Presenter: George Siemens

Thursday, October 27th – Panel on Moving to Open Educational Resources at Athabasca University
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Carter, Dr. Cindy Ives, Tony Tin, Colin Elliott

Friday, October 28th – OER’s and Sustainable Innovation: Low Cost, Low Risk but High Impact
Presenters: Dr. Rory McGreal, Dr. Wayne Mackintosh

These presentations are among many events taking place internationally to highlight Open Access Week.