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Athabasca University

Serena Henderson

Coordinator, IRRODL/MEd


Phone: 780-675-6395
Fax: 780-675-6170


B.A. (Sociology)
M.Ed (Distance Education)


Serena is the Coordinator of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Master of Education in Distance Education program for the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University.  She is also an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, a freelance editor, and sits on many committees in her research field. Her research interests include copyright law and fair dealing, open education, education innovation, and open pedagogy.

She has worked in a variety of roles over her career, including as a graduate administrator at Athabasca University, an editor and journal manager for the Girl Guides of Canada, and as a family and youth counsellor.  Currently, her role at Athabasca University includes policy administration and providing advisory support for MEd thesis students.

Serena also enjoys engaging in her community through volunteer activities, empowering young women, and investing in her three amazing children.  She resides in Athabasca, Alberta.

Updated May 29 2017 by CDE

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