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 http://tinyurl.com/etadclassroom (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

http://openaccess.athabascau.ca

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: tonyt@athabascau.ca, 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
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#1

Tuesday, October 25th- Post Secondary Leadership in the OER Movement
Presenter: Dr. Frits Pannekoek
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#2

Wednesday, October 26th – Making Sense of Complexity in Open Information Environments
Presenter: George Siemens
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#3

Thursday, October 27th – Panel on Moving to Open Educational Resources at Athabasca University
Presenters: Dr. Lisa Carter, Dr. Cindy Ives, Tony Tin, Colin Elliott
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#4

Friday, October 28th – OER’s and Sustainable Innovation: Low Cost, Low Risk but High Impact
Presenters: Dr. Rory McGreal, Dr. Wayne Mackintosh
http://openaccess.athabascau.ca/events.php#5

These presentations are among many events taking place internationally to highlight Open Access Week.
http://www.openaccessweek.org/