Open Education Resources university

Athabasca University

Athabasca University is a leading Canadian online university focused on the future of learning. We offer a wide variety of accessible, flexible courses and programs that are open to students everywhere, all over the world.

Athabasca University was the first university in Canada to focus on opening up learning opportunities for students through distance education. From our very beginnings in the 1970s, we have strived to remove barriers to learning so that students everywhere can pursue university studies regardless of their location, age, income, career and family responsibilities, educational background and other personal circumstances. With the rise of the Internet, we moved online, and now we’re an online distance education university focused on the future of learning. We’re taking advantage of new techniques and technology to offer a huge array of courses and programs to over 40,000 students.

We believe OERs are crucial to the future of learning, and we’re advocating for the widespread adoption of OERs so that all people everywhere have access to affordable, high-quality education.