Panel discussion focusing on open educational resources
In recognition of Open Access Week, three Salve Regina faculty members will participate in a panel discussion about open educational resources that can be used for teaching, learning and research.
“Everything You Need to Know About Open Educational Resources” will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in the McKillop Library. Panelists include Dr. Thomas Arruda, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry; Dr. John Lewis, collections services librarian and adjunct faculty member; and Dr. Arlene Nicholas, associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Business Studies and Economics.
Freely available and designed for use and repurposing by other educators, open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software and article repositories.
Lewis and Nicholas have published on the use of open access e-textbooks in business management classes, while Arruda brings perspective of the impact of open access publishing in the science disciplines. Their discussion will be followed by a demonstration of the University’s open access repository, Digital Commons @ Salve Regina.
Now in its eighth year, Open Access Week is an opportunity for the academic and research community to learn about the potential benefits of open access, share what they’ve learned with colleagues and help inspire wider participation in helping to make open access a new norm in scholarship and research.