Athabasca University Press (AU Press) is the centre of scholarly publishing expertise for Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. It is the first scholarly press to be established by a Canadian university in the twenty-first century. AU Press is dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge and research through open access digital journals and monographs, as well as through new electronic media. AU Press will offer its imprint only to scholarship of the highest quality, as determined through peer review.
A one-stop knowledge resource, this book showcases the international work of research scholars and innovative distance education practitioners who use emerging interactive technologies for teaching and learning at a distance.
The Political Economy of Workplace Injury in Canada reveals how employers and governments engage in ineffective injury prevention, intervening only to defend the system's legitimacy.
From the Study of Canada to Canadian Studies
In this comprehensive examination of a culture, Dirk Hoerder looks at the history of Canadian studies from sociological and political angles, and the changes to the discipline as more ethnicities are added to the cultural story of Canada.
The Embodied Cognitive Science of LEGO Robots
From Bricks to Brains introduces embodied cognitive science and illustrates its foundational ideas through the construction and observation of LEGO Mindstorms robots.
A Paradigm for Global Citizenship
The ABCs of Human Survival calls into question the assumptions of consumer culture and offers, as an alternative, strategies to improve overall well-being through the important choices we make as individuals.
Examining the ecology of the Western Canadian mountain region, this book argues that preserving the Rocky Mountains may be an important defence against future climate change impacts on the Canadian west.
Teaching Online and at a Distance
This collection informs science educators about current practices in online and distance education: distance-delivered methods for laboratory coursework, the requisite administrative and institutional aspects of online and distance teaching, as well as the relevant educational theory.
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