What’s going on at Athabasca University?

Tony Bates on recent events at AU, including a list of facts that are known about what may lie behind the very  sudden and unanticipated (at least by the victims) firing/resignation/termination of four of the most important and well-respected executives at AU.

We have been given almost no information about this turn of events and there is more bad news to come that I know about (and perhaps more on the way after that) so to speculate like this is all we can do right now. Bates may be completely off the mark in his final paragraph but, in the absence of any explanation from those who should be telling us much more about it, it’s food for thought. 

Address of the bookmark: http://www.tonybates.ca/2013/02/25/whats-going-on-at-athabasca-university/

I am a professional learner, employed as a Full Professor at Athabasca University, where I research lots of things broadly in the area of learning and technology and teach mainly in the School of Computing & Information Systems, of which I am the Chair. I am married, with two grown-up children, and live in beautiful Vancouver.

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