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Athabasca University

Serena Henderson

IRRODL Journal Manager/M.Ed. Program Coordinator


Phone: 780-675-6395
Fax: 780-675-6170


B.A. (Sociology)
M.Ed (DE) (Canadian Copyright and Fair Dealing)
Creative Commons for Educators Certification





Serena is the Journal Manager of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Coordinator for the Master of Education in Distance Education program thesis-track for the Centre for Distance Education at Athabasca University.  She is an OER Research Fellow with the Open Education Group, a member of the Creative Commons Global Affiliate network, a freelance editor, and actively sits on many committees dedicated to the open movement. As a published author, researcher, and practiced presenter, Serena regularly attends conferences as a fellow innovator in open practices to remain current in education innovation and international open movement initiatives.

Her research interests include copyright law, fair dealing, OER, open licensing, open access, open pedagogy, domestic and international policy, intellectual property, social justice, and innovation. Serena is one of the first 25 international individuals chosen by Creative Commons to complete the CC for Educators certificate, and is one of the first 12 alumni to successfully complete this program.

She has worked in a variety of roles over her career at Athabasca University, providing her a valuable perspective of post-secondary institutional policy, graduate program processes and procedures, and research, technological, and writing/editing expertise.

Serena trains in and works as a coach for youth Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, enjoys engaging in her community through various volunteer activities, and dedicates time to the empowerment of women and girls. She resides in Athabasca, Alberta.

Updated October 01 2018 by DE

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