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Free Your Curriculum Using Open Education Resources

Monday, August 14, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Williams Center
State University of New York at Fredonia

The 11th Annual Fredonia Teaching & Learning conference will focus on the use of Open Education Resources (OER) as a strategy for providing students with access to high-quality and affordable educational content.  OERs are any resources available at little or no cost that can be used for teaching, learning, or research. These resources can include textbooks, course readings, and other learning content; simulations, games, and other learning applications; syllabi, quizzes, and assessment tools; and virtually any other material that can be used for educational purposes.

Conference Agenda:

8:00 - 9:00 am: Sign-In and Refreshments
9:00 - 9:20 am: Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:20 – 11:00 am: Keynote Address presented by Dr. C. Edward Watson
11:00 – 11:15 am: Break
11:15 am – 12:00 pm: Copyright and the Commons presented by Alexis Clifton, Executive Director, Open SUNY Textbooks
12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch (provided for all registrants)
1:00 – 4:00 pm: Hands on OER Adoption

For the full conference program and session descriptions, please visit:


(Free registration for SUNY CPD campus attendees, $15 for attendees from SUNY Non-CPD campuses, $25 for attendees from non-SUNY campuses)  

About the Keynote Speaker: C. Edward Watson, Ph.D. joined the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Summer 2017 as Associate Vice President for Quality, Advocacy, and LEAP Initiatives.  He was previously the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia (UGA) where he led university efforts associated with faculty development, TA development, learning technologies, media production services, classroom support and learning spaces, and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.  At UGA, he launched and led an OER initiative that has saved UGA students over $2.5 million to date.  Dr. Watson is also the executive editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and the International Journal of ePortfolio and is on the board of directors for the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning; the Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidenced-based Learning; and the Reacting to the Past ConsortiumHe is author of two new books, Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes (Jossey-Bass) and Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past - Research on High Impact, Active Learning Practices (Palgrave MacMillan), both published in 2017.

Conference Date: 
Aug 14 2017
SUNY Fredonia
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