BRIEFS FROM AU’S ‘THE INSIDER’

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COVERAGE FOR AU’S BAZAAR

AU’s Bazaar receives major coverage in the latest issue of The Technology Source (SEE: http://ts.mivu.org/), thanks to an article by DEPTH (Distance Education Projects and Technological Help) team members.

The teaser to tantalize readers says: “Good-quality online course management systems are not hard to find, but they can be hard to pay for. In response to the need for tools that are both cost-efficient and sophisticated, Athabasca University has developed the Bazaar Online Conference System.

Susan Hesemeier, Mawuli Kuivi, and Mike Sosteric describe the capabilities of this open source learning management system.”

See http://ts.mivu.org/default.asp?show=article&id=1037

COUNSELLING SERVICES RESOURCES PAGE IMPROVES ACCESS TO STUDY AIDS

At Athabasca University we’ve numerous study-related resources, many created by AU staff, some collected by AU staff from other sources. Regrettably, many students seem to find these by chance if at all. Counselling Services has brought the resources together, so AU students in all disciplines can benefit, and linked it from several AU sites. If you know of a resource that might fit here, please send it to julian@athabascau.ca for consideration.

http://www.athabascau.ca/html/services/counselling/studyskills/resources.htm

ALBERTA AUTHOR HAS AU TIES

The author of the recently published Scoundrels and Scallywags: Characters from Alberta’s Past (Fifth House, Calgary) has been a musician, a music and theatre critic for The Calgary Herald, and an AU English student of modern British drama. Brian Brennan’s latest addition to the popular history of Alberta tells the stories of “nutcases, eccentrics, rogues and rascals” such as Wild Bill Peyto, Dorothy Joudrie, and Guy Weadick, the Calgary Stampede organizer who was fired for excessive drinking. This is Brian’s third book of biographical sketches: the first two are entitled Building a Province and Alberta Originals.

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