Eric Fredericksen

Eric Fredericksen

Professor (Clinical), Associate Director Center for Learning in the Digital Age
Educational Leadership
LeChase Hall 314
(585) 273-1714
EdD, University of Rochester (educational leadership)
MS, University at Albany (curriculum development)
MBA, University of Rochester
BA, Hobart College (mathematics)

Eric E. Fredericksen is the associate vice president of online learning at the University of Rochester and associate professor (clinical) in educational leadership at the Warner School of Education. A national leader in online education, Fredericksen provides leadership for the exploration of online learning initiatives across the University. Previously, he was the associate vice provost at the University, where he provided leadership and services that supported the academic and research missions of the University.

Prior to the University of Rochester, Fredericksen served as the director of academic technology and media services at Cornell University. As a senior manager in Cornell Information Technologies, he helped craft Cornell's presence and direction in the use of contemporary technologies to support research, outreach, and teaching & learning both in and out of the classroom.

Before Cornell, Fredericksen was the assistant provost for advanced learning technology in the Office of the Provost in the State University of New York System Administration, where he provided leadership and direction for all of SUNY's system-wide programs focused on the innovative use of technology to support teaching and learning. This included the nationally-recognized SUNY Learning Network - winner of the EDUCAUSE Award for Systemic Progress in Teaching and Learning and Sloan-C Awards for Excellence in Faculty Development and Excellence in Institution-wide Online Programming. It also included the SUNY Teaching Learning and Technology program and Project MERLOT, which were designed to complement the classroom with technology-supported instruction.

Fredericksen was also a co-principal investigator and administrative officer for three multi-year, multi-million dollar grants on Asynchronous Learning Networks (ALN) from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He was responsible for the fiscal management, strategic planning, policy development, faculty development, marketing & promotion, technical support center for faculty and students, and operations and technology infrastructure. He managed a distributed statewide staff of IT, administrative, instructional design, and faculty support professionals. Under his leadership, the program grew from two campuses offering eight courses to 119 enrollments to 53 campuses offering 2,500 courses to more than 40,000 enrollments in just seven years. He has also designed, developed, and taught online courses for the Department of Educational Theory and Practice in the Graduate School of Education at the University at Albany for the past 12 years.

Fredericksen is active in national efforts, including EDUCAUSE, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative and the Sloan Consortium. He is chair of the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning and previously served as chair of the Sloan-C Awards Program for Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning. He also serves on the advisory board for Enterprise Learning at NYU. In 2012, Fredericksen was elected to the board of directors for the Sloan Consortium. He was recently honored as a Sloan-C Fellow.

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ED482 Technology and Higher Education
EDE486 Designing Online Courses
EDF488 Practicum in Online Teaching
EDE474 Faculty Online Teaching Preparation Sequence
EDU581 Clinical Teaching in Health Care Professions Education: Teaching and Instructional Methods
EDU493 History of Higher Education
EDE471 Topics in Online Course Design (mini course for faculty)