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Rory McGreal, UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning/International Council for Open and Distance Education Chair in OER

General

Institution
Athabasca University
Location
Athabasca,
Alberta,
Canada
Contact
rory@athabascau.ca

Languages

Native/near native level proficiency
Engilsh
Business level proficiency
French
Conversational level proficiency
Russian

Areas of expertise

Open Education - General
Oversight of open education at an institution
Open Education policy development
Implementation of open education policies
Open licenses
Business Models for open education
Research in open education
Mobile learning
Open Educational Resources
Instructional design using OER
Faculty adoption of OER
Open Access
Open Access policy development
Open Access project management
Open Access publishing
Peer review in open access journals
Implementation of open access practices
MOOC
Openly licensed content in MOOCs
Using MOOCs in formal education programs
Geographic regions of professional expertise
Africa
Asia/Pacific
Europe
North America
South America

Profile

Personal statement

As a UNESCO/COL/ICDE Chair in OER, I am charged with supporting and disseminating, promoting and advising on the implementation of OER, institutonally, provincially, nationally and internationally, with special focus on developing countries, particularly Africa. I have lead in the development of the OER Knowledge Cloud , an open repository of more than 700 scholarly articles and reports on OER and related issues. I am also the co-editor of Canada's first open access scholarly journal, the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning.

External links

http://unescochair.athabascau.ca