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Athabasca University

Lynne Rabak

Individualized Study Tutor



  • BRLS (W/D) Brock
  • M.Ed. (Distance Education) Athabasca


Lynne Rabak has been tutoring the Human Services 311 and 322 core courses at Athabasca University since 2004 and has regularly provided coverage as Academic Coordinator for colleagues who are on leave. She enjoys collaborating with her colleagues in the academic instructional team and assisting the students to learn the course concepts.

Lynne has worked in the human service field for over 20 years in a variety of capacities including working with seniors, youth in trouble with the law, adults with developmental disabilities and unemployed youth and adults, including foreign-trained professionals. As a manager in a non-profit charitable organization, proposal writing, policy development and analysis, as well as dealing with the political realities in the field, are typical activities which she has been required to perform.

Lynne is a graduate of Athabasca University's Master of Education (Distance Education) program (2004) and is currently completing her Doctor of Education in Distance Education at Athabasca University where she is exploring the relationship between cognition and emotion and its impact on learning outcomes in the Community of Inquiry. Through this experience she has learned first-hand the challenges of being a student at a distance. Her focus in the M. Ed. (DE) program was on the use of technology to engage learners (completing the Advanced Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (Technology) along the way) and her thesis research centred on workplace e-learning. Academic activities include the revision to Human Services 322 that brought in online, and has provided input into the revisions and creation of new courses in Human Services. She also lends her services as a Human Services PLAR evaluator, when requested.

As an avid lifelong learner, she also completed a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies, a Social Service Worker Diploma, and Health Care Aide and Career Development Facilitator Certificates, which is quite similar to the background of many of the students in the BPA - Human Services program.

Updated February 18 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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