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Best Practices Conference

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.

If you are currently using alternative or open sources in your teaching, the planning committee would like you to consider sharing/demoing your resources during the conference. Please contact

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



To register click here.