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Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI)


TEKRI is the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University. The institute has a two-fold mission:

  • to promote research and development of technologies that enhance the advancement, application and transfer of human knowledge, and
  • to promote the growth of a community of researchers at Athabasca University.

Creating, gathering and transmitting knowledge is the role of a university as it fulfils its moral obligation to nurture the extended communities in which our learners live and work. In this respect, Tekri research is closely aligned with the goals of Athabasca University. Tekri researchers are Athabasca faculty with established international reputations in the development and application of technology. TEKRI provides a forum for strategic research collaborations.
TEKRI research is focused on seven key areas:
1. Open Education
2. Social Computing
3. Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
4. Semantic Technologies
5. Adaptivity and Personalization
6. Design Based Research
7. Learning Analytics & Knowledge

In addition to conducting basic research in computer science, health and the humanities, TEKRI researchers collaborate with communities and corporations to test and transfer these technologies for real-world settings. TEKRI researchers actively collaborate with other researchers globally, and participate in a European Research Project (IntellLeo), a University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Distance Learning, and they have been sought after as keynote speakers in Russia, Brazil, Jordan, UK, Nigeria, Iceland and several locations in USA and Canada.