Open educational resource use in neuroscience
Using and developing impactful and affordable learning material in the digital age: a workshop on the open education resources (OER) movement. Recorded by the Fairfield University Library's Digital Services & Technology Unit in the Multimedia Room at Dimenna-Nyselius Library on October 7, 2015.
Joseph Schroeder, associate professor of psychology and director of the behavioral neuroscience program, Connecticut College, describes how he gradually transitioned from using a text book in conjunction with virtual resources for his introductory behavioral neuroscience course to using the University of Texas's Neuroscience Online, an image-heavy OER that includes interactive animated content. Q & A session follows.
Joseph Schroeder has a diverse background in psychology, neuroscience, cell biology, neuropathology and pharmacology. Understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of behavior has been the unifying theme of his research interests from the beginning of his career.
He believes in adopting a multi-level approach to unlocking the secrets of animal behavior, stressing the importance of employing molecular, cellular, neural systems and whole animal methodologies in the lab.
Schroeder helped define the feline model of Parkinson’s disease as his doctoral thesis and went on to examine changes in cell signaling pathways following chronic cocaine administration in animal models of psychostimulant abuse.
He emphasizes the importance of this approach to his student collaborators who regularly present the results of their work at regional and national conferences.
Schroeder is the recipient of the 2011 John S. King Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, established to recognize teacher-scholars with high standards of teaching excellence and concern for students.
Schroeder, Joseph, "Open educational resource use in neuroscience" (2015). Library Presentations and Workshops. 5.