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Athabasca University

Dr. Terry Anderson

Dr. Terry Anderson

Professor Emeritus
Centre for Distance Education
Athabasca University

Phone: (780) 497-3421
Fax: (780) 497-3415

CV: Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Blog: Virtual Canuck
Publications: AUSpace

 As a former Canadian Research Chair I was involved in a variety of research, teaching and service activities. A copy of my full Curriculum Vitae is available here . These activities include:


    • Technology Enhanced Learning Research Institute – Athabasca University

    • Canadian Institute for Distance Education Research (CIDER)

    • References and/or full text of most of my research and professional publications are available from AUSpace the Athabasca University archive


I teach and advise students in the Masters of Distance Education, Master of Arts Integrated Studies (MAIS) program and the Education Doctoral (EdD) program at Athabasca University.

I currently teach:

    • MDDE663 Emerging Distance Education Technologies and

    • MDDE605 Planning and Management in Distance Education and Training

I also serve on committees and have acted as external examiner for Masters and PhD programs globally.

Open Access and paper copies of the award winning edited text Theory and Practice of Online Learning are available from Athabasca University Press

Academic and Professional Service:

I serve on advisory committees with the Alberta and Canadian governments.

I am currently the Editor of the International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning. And, I currently serve on editorial boards of the following Journals:

I am active keynote and regular session speaker at a variety of education, distance education and net based learning conferences. During the past 8 years I have been a keynote speaker at 31 such conferences. Some my recent keynote presentations are available on Slidehsare.

Personal Interests

    • Telecommunications, especially social and learning uses of the Net

    • Raising Kids - Currently in the middle of a 20+ year project with two subjects - one female aged 27, one male aged 25.

    • Music - Occasionally play piano, guitar and fiddle and listen to folk, classical and older rock music.

    • Reading - Enjoy thrillers, science fiction, computer and education related books.

    • Sports - Not enough, but I do enjoy biking, tennis, skiing, sailing and swimming.



Last updated by MK November 25, 2016

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