At Athabasca University Dietmar Kennepohl is Associate Vice President Academic and Professor of Chemistry, Cindy Ives is Director of the Centre for Learning Design and Development, Brian Stewart is Vice President Information Technology and CIO, and Rory McGreal is Professor, Centre for Distance Education and UNESCO/COL Chair in Open Educational Resources.
Dr. Cindy Ives has a long history in the Canadian post secondary world as an instructor, educational developer, researcher, distance educator, academic administrator and evaluation consultant. She began her university career at Laurentian University – a dual mode university – in 1988 and has since worked at Concordia University and McGill University in Montreal, both online and face-to-face. Dr. Ives joined Athabasca University in 2007, and after positions in learning design and learning resources, has most recently completed a term as interim Vice President Academic.
During her career at AU, Dr. Ives has been a key player in many of the AU’s online and open initiatives, including MOOCs, Open Education Resources, course and program development and evaluation, digital learning resources and learning analytics. She has been responsible for a variety of academic and educational technology units, including Faculties, Library and Scholarly Resources, web services, Learning Support Services and a range of learning and teaching projects designed to enhance the student experience.
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