Vol. 21 Iss. 36

Volume 21 Issue 36 - 09/27/2013

E-Text Initiative – What You Need to Know, Part II

This fall AU is rolling out the first phase of its e-text initiative, which will eventually see the university make the switch from textbooks to electronic books in all its courses. However, the process will be gradual, and you may not see any changes in course materials for some time?even if You’re taking courses that… Read more »

AUSU Update

Dear Members, You may have recently seen information on the internet speculating about the future of Athabasca University. These reports suggest that the Alberta government may broker a merger between AU and University of Alberta, and that this may result in drastic changes to the services and programs offered to students AU students. We want… Read more »

Primal Numbers – Let’s Not Party Like It’s 1986

What do the Gutenberg Press and self-driving cars have in common? they’re among the countless inventions that change our lives in both good and bad ways. It’s natural to want to step back from that change sometimes?like the McMillan family, who are shunning technology introduced after 1986. But does our embrace of technology really have… Read more »

The Mindful Bard – Without Shepherds

Film: Without Shepherds Directors: Cary McClelland, Imran Babur Producer: Cary McClelland Genre: Documentary Forget Everything You Thought You Knew About Pakistan “The path I’m on is right for me. There’s pleasure in the seeking. There is a joy in it. It has a sweetness. Yes, sometimes there is bitterness, but when you digest it, it… Read more »

From Where I Sit – Giving Thanks

How did you spend September 21? Did you rush around in the harried fashion common to most of us? Or did you revel in the blessings of the day? Did you snap at your significant other and hope the kids would keep playing their video games and stay out of your hair? Or did you… Read more »

Did You Know? – Quizlet

School may have just started, but those midterms are coming up fast?and It’s time to start thinking of study strategies. Quizlet, whose goal is to ?build beautiful, simple software that helps students learn,? is free web-based software that allows you to search for study aids or create your own. Originally created by a high school… Read more »

JOB POSTING – Managing Editor, The Voice Magazine

The Voice Magazine is seeking a new Managing Editor to handle all the day-to-day duties of publishing The Voice each week. We publish 50 issues per year each Friday. Hours are flexible, but you must be able to devote 25-30 hours per week to the job. The Editor will work from home and must have… Read more »