We Can Be Textbook Heroes: Courageous New Learning Models and Materials is a free half day symposium intended to inspire faculty, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and teaching and learning staff through a showcase of workshops, bold projects, and success stories featuring Open Educational Resources (OER). Topics include success stories and new research plans from USG faculty, managing open copyright for faculty, campus OER transformation, and using OER in new learning models such as competency-based education (CBE). An evening reception will feature Tom Caswell, who has developed personalized and competency-based courses and programs at a variety of higher education institutions and organizations, including Helix Education, Western Governors University, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. Please visit the Affordable Learning Georgia web site for more information.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
UGA Hotel and Conference Center
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States

There is no cost to register and attend, however, please see Event Cancellation Policies below.

Event Cancellation Policies: (1) If you need to cancel your registration please do so by Monday, April 4 by 6:00 p.m. ET. Cancellations after that point and no-shows may incur a $35 charge from Affordable Learning Georgia. Substitutions will be allowed. (2) To change or cancel your registration, call (800) 884-1381, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET. (3) If an event is cancelled for any reason, the UGA Hotel and Conference Center will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.

Hotel Costs: 

You will be given the opportunity to make a hotel reservation as you proceed through the online registration process.

Contact information: 

Program Contact:
Lauren Fancher
(706) 583-2138

Registration Contact: The Georgia Center
(706) 542-2134
(800) 884-1381

Special Needs: If you require special services, contact Jean Mann at Jean.Mann@georgiacenter.uga.edu by April 4, 2016 by 3pm.