Session to showcase how organizations can benefit from open education resources

Understanding how open educational resources can play an important role in both achieving business goals and making a social impact will be the focus of a free public webinar this week.

Brock’s Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning Rajiv Jhangiani will lead the online session, held Wednesday, March 8 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. The event is facilitated by Goodman Group, the Goodman School of Business’ community-focused learning and development services provider.

The session is targeted towards innovators, entrepreneurs and people working in educational institutions, non-profit organizations and in the galleries, libraries, archives and museums sector.

“Open educational resources can help organizations save on development costs, gain a wider audience for their work and have a social impact in addition to achieving business goals,” Jhangiani said.

Topics covered include an introduction to open educational resources, an overview of creative commons licensing and examples of how open educational resources can be leveraged to advance educational, business and sustainable development goals.

Jhangiani has served as an Ambassador for the Global Advocacy of Open Educational Resources with the International Council for Open and Distance Education and was invited to speak at the United Nations about how open education supports the sustainable development goals. He is also currently serving as a Visiting Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Trent University.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Business Breathers webinars, and anyone interested in joining is asked to register online through the Goodman Group website. A confirmation email will provide a link to access the webinar at the date and time of the event.

Following this week’s event, the next Business Breathers webinar will take place Wednesday, April 12 from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Alumnus Jason Sparaga (BBA ’93), co-founder and Managing Partner of Red Jar Capital, will lead a conversation about surviving entrepreneurship.

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