Innovative Learning Opportunities and Resources
The depth and breadth of student learning can be augmented greatly by access to a range of resources that transform what’s good into what’s great. As a leader in open, distance and online education, Athabasca University can and must offer its students the very best opportunities. This includes enhancing the resources now available and developing and introducing new resources that elevate outcomes.
Athabasca University has a different approach to university education, one that harnesses the power of innovation and creativity to give students flexibility in how, where and when they complete their studies.
With your support, we will enhance or develop innovative learning resources needed to:
- prepare journalists for the realities of reporting from war zones through the Collaborative Journalism Residency program
- enrich learning resources within AU’s new RAIC Centre for Architecture, which offers Canada’s first online architectural program
- make scholarly materials more widely available at no charge by supporting AU Press, Canada’s newest scholarly press, in its drive to disseminate knowledge emanating from scholarly research through open-access digital media
- enhance AU’s Virtual Library to give students, faculty and the public access to one-of-a-kind online collections, including those unique to Athabasca and to Alberta
- ensure that AU’s Thomas A. Edge Archives and Special Collections can build on important Alberta and national cultural properties, and increase access to those materials by students, faculty and the general public, in an environment where they are properly stored, preserved, controlled and exhibited