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Open Fredonia Toolkit

Open Education

"Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective." Source:

Teaching "openly" means you are making some or all aspects of your learning environment available and accessible beyond the classroom. This may include adopting an open text or learning resource, or creating your own OER for, and even with, your students (open pedagogy). It can also mean establishing a set of open practices related to your course. You may license certain elements of your course materials (syllabi, presentation slides, assignment instructions, videos, etc.) with a Creative Commons license, and upload them to an OER repository, such as the SUNY Digital Repository (SDR) for others to retain, revise, remix, reuse, and redistribute.

Open Fredonia

Open Fredonia is the go-to resource for learning about open scholarship and how it applies to teaching, learning, and research at Fredonia. 

A new round of incentives to encourage the adoption and creation of OER and open pedagogy practices at Fredonia are available. For more information, visit:


For more information on how Reed Library can assist you with OER, contact Christina Hilburger at

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