Students and staff benefit from studying at a postsecondary institution that focuses on achievements rather than its location, writes Athabasca University President Dr Peter Scott. Scott discusses the value of open and online education, and how enabling students to study in a flexible manner with a digital connection to instructors, tutors, and staff from across the country makes education more accessible. The author notes that AU students do not care where their instructors are located and urges readers to consider the future when thinking about how education should best be provided rather than being motivated by a nostalgia for pre-pandemic times. “As the world of work changes, and with it, the needs of learners, the role and value of open education will only continue to accelerate,” writes Scott. “AU is embracing that change, and is already creating the future it represents.” Edmonton Journal Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.