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Alternative / Open Educational Resources

Many faculty members use an array of free educational resources as a supplement to their expanding inventory of teaching and research materials. Over the past few years, these internet resources have fallen under the umbrella term – Alternative/Open Educational Resources (OER).

OER are largely electronic resources and can include textbooks, course readings, simulations, games, learning objects, and quizzes, available at no cost. In fact, there are so many valuable alternative/OERs it has become a challenge to locate suitable resources and incorporate them into courses.

The annual Best Practices conference, being held on February 24th in Pleasantville, will introduce various open resources and identify where faculty can search for those that are relevant to their disciplines. There will be demos of trusted Alternative/OER by Pace faculty and faculty from other colleges. The conference will also consider the impact of OER on teaching and learning in higher education, including the rising costs of traditional textbooks.

For additional information on Alternative/Open Educational Resources at Pace please go to -

Hosted by The Faculty Center of Innovative Teaching & Professional Development | | 212-346-1471

Friday, February 24th 2017
861 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville 
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Willcox Multipurpose Room


Time Workshop Location
9:00am – 9:30am Continental Breakfast & Registration Willcox Multipurpose Room
9:30am – 9:45am Welcome & Overview of the Day
Jim Stenerson
Willcox Multipurpose Room
9:45am – 10:30am Panel Presentation
Rockland Community College
Katherine Lynch
Stephen Burke
Talia Lipton
Willcox Multipurpose Room
10:30am – 11:15am Panel Presentation
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Jean Amaral
Daphnie Sicre
Julian Schroeder
Brenda Vollman
Willcox Multipurpose Room
11:15am – 12:15pm Panel Presentation
Pace University Professors
Daniel Buffone
Jane Collins
Ramon Emilio Fernandez
Matthew Hyatt
Robert Plumley
Willcox Multipurpose Room
12:15pm – 1:15pm Lunch & Student Roundtable Willcox Multipurpose Room
1:15pm– 1:30pm Demo of Faculty Enlight
Mary Lieto
Willcox Multipurpose Room
1:30pm – 3:00pm Roundtable
Greg Murphy – Pace Library
Christine Blenkle – Pace Library
Heather Askildsen – Academic Technology
Rachel Wildner – Academic Technology
Sean O'Connor – Courseware 
Willcox Multipurpose Room