Penny Robertson, Jisc advisor for learning resourcesTodays webinar will focus on finding digital resources that you can use within learning and teaching
www.jisclegal.ac.uk/LegalAreas/CopyrightIPR.aspxJisc legal copyright and IPR sectionLots of useful overviews on many types of legislation that affect educational institutions. Jisc Legal is a service provided by Jisc to overcome barriers to using technology within educationJisc legal also produce guidance for copyright for elearning authors and the legal implications of using social media technologies within a college environment, the use of mobile technologies and BYOD, these are just a few of areas of guidance they offer
www.jisclegal.ac.uk/ContactUs/EnquiryForm.aspxIf you do not have legal resource in your college you can also use the jisc legal enquiry service to ask for advice on any given topic of law related to education, the service has a 3 day turnaround
www.jisclegal.ac.uk/newsletter.aspxIt’s also worth signing up to the Jisc legal newsletter, that will keep you updated on any specific changes or progressionn within legislation that affect education.
www.copyrighthub.co.uk/The copyright hub is a great site for practical information regarding using specific digital resources in education, where you can learn more about copyright and how it will affect you when creating content
www.copyrighthub.co.uk/get-permissionThe ‘get permission area’ of the copyright hub gives useful references and information regarding different media formats you may want to use within your content
JISC Digital Media (http://www.jiscdigitalmedia.ac.uk/) exists to help the UK’s FE and HE communities embrace and maximise the use of digital media. Their site contains lots of useful advice and support. There is lots of in-depth resources if you want detailed information about using digital media but a good starting point is their online tutorials which provide practical advise and guidance for searching online for audio, image and video resources.Internet for audio resources - http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/tutorial/audio/Internet for image searching - http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/tutorial/imagesearching/Internet for video and moving images - http://www.vtstutorials.ac.uk/tutorial/video/
Accessing Learning & Teaching Resources Presentation will highlight websites or collections of resources which you may find useful when looking for learning materials suitable for post-16 students. The information is general and does not look at subject-specific resources but will provide a useful starting point when looking for online resources which can be used with your students.
www.jisc-content.ac.ukAll jisc resources are provided and managed by JISC and JISC Collections.The JISC content site provides an introduction to digital collections designed for education. Many of the resources do not require a login but others do. Your library or learning resource centre will be able to advise you if your college or HEI has subscribed to the resource and if so provide you with a login.JISC Collections manage the licences for a number of collections of online resources available to the FE/HE sector. Access to some collections is free whilst others need to be subscribed to.
JISC Collections manage the licences for a number of collections of online resources available to the FE/HE sector. Access to some collections is free whilst others need to be subscribed to. So from the collections page you can search to find collections that are free to access.
NLN gives access to a range of free mixedmedia online learning materials produced specifically for the post-16 sector in the UK. Users can browse the materials available, download and make them available to their students via their own learning management systems such as a Moodle platform
All citizens of Scotland are eligible to apply and receive membership to the NLS.
Before discussing what OER is and giving you some example sof OER repositories and collections you can use in education, I though it would be worth mentioning what makes a resource open and sharable
Creative CommonsThe Creative Commons Organisation was established a few years ago in the United States and was an attempt to deal with the issue of material on the Internet. It tries to strike a balance between copyright restrictions and the protection of material. Now there are Creative Commons jurisdictions for most countries in the world. Basically, Creative Commons works, by the owner of a resource creating their own licence stating what you can and can’t do with their material. There are 4 different types of licences, ranging from:Yes, you’re free to use the material as long as you acknowledge that it’s mine to No, you can’t use this under any circumstances unless you ask for my permission.You can also create your own licence and embed it in your website or resource. Click on the licence link on the home page to access the licence generator and you will be accessed some questions and then your licence will be created and you will be given code to embed in your site. This short video explains creative commons and highlights the benefits of a creative commons licence - http://creativecommons.org/videos/get-creative
http://creativecommons.org/videos/get-creativeCC is fundamental in the creation and movement of open educations resources, allowing people to attribute resrouces available in the public domain and for everyone to use
Within the digital environment there is a movement to share, repurpose and recycle resources in a legally responsible way, has show you some of the collections of open resource collections available
OpenLearn“Try over 600 free online courses from The Open University.Available from introductory to advanced level, each takes between 1 and 50 hours to study.”By signing up you can enhance your learning and become part of the OpenLearn Community. If you want to find out more about OER, then open learn has a great toolkit about creating your own OERs, that has a specific section on OER and copyrighthttp://www.open.edu/openlearn/education/creating-open-educational-resources/content-section-0
A really good example of OER in practice is the khan academy a not for profit organisation that hosts a huge amount of courses and materials covering a myriad of subjects that are free for anyone to use
There are many insitutions out there that are making there courseware publically available, MIT are a great example of
OER CommonsLaunched in Feb 2007 to provide support and build a community around the use/reuse of OERsEncourage people to contribute to OER and have a number of tools and tutorial to helpMany partners including Creative Commons and the OU OpenLearn, including many US based universities
Jorumhttp://www.jorum.ac.uk/ Jorum is a free online repository for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions. Jorum encourages sharing, re-use and repurposing of learning and teaching materials. It hosts a range of learning and teaching materials such as Word documents or PowerPoint presentations, as well as complex learning packages that combine various multimedia formats such as video, audio and animation. The Jorum website contains help and advice about accessing the resources You are able to Find / Share / Discuss resources via the Jorum site.
There are some social media sites that have utilised creative commons within their structure, allowing you to emebed licences with your creationsSo, on Youtube, if you are adding videos to the website at point of upload you can attach a CC license to ensure your videos is attributed correctly if someone else uses it
Flickr, was one of the first major online communities to incorporate Creative Commons licensing options into its user interface, giving photographers around the world the ability to share photos on terms of their choosing. As the Flickr community grew, so did the number of CC-licensed images — currently there are well over 200 million on the site — establishing Flickr as the Web’s single largest source of CC-licensed contentSo this is one of my own images from flickr and I have set it to attribution, non commercial share alike which means so when you click through to the license it gives you the description in plain English…
Imagecodr allows you to copy and paste the URL of any given image in flickr, it will tell you what the CC license is and then create html code that you can then embed in your website
For sound files there’s a great wee resource called Ccmixter, this is a community music site that features remixes licensed under CC, where you can listen to, sample,mash up and interact with any way you want
Images from the webright click on the saved image and in the comments section paste the URL of where you found the image. When you going to use the image, go to the URL to find out more about the author so that you can cite it properly.Reviewing yoru teaching materialsstart with the materials of the week you currently in. Look at the images – see if you can find CC licensed alternatives. Look at the text – is it referenced properly? Is the author and source of the work cited?
Copyright Cleared Resources
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Penny Robertson, Jisc RSC Scotland
‘Examining clouds’ by katerha http://www.flickr.com/photos/katerha/ CC BY 2.0
Internet for audio resources
Internet for image searching
Internet for video & moving images
Stuff you can use!
Open Educational Resources
Collection of Soviet cameras by Leonid_Dzhepko
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Collectionof-cameras.jpg | CC-by-sa/3.0
Attribution. You let others
copy, distribute, display, and
perform your copyrighted work
- and derivative works based
upon it - but only if they give
Non-commercial You let
others copy, distribute,
display, and perform your
work - and derivative works
based upon it - but for noncommercial purposes only.
No Derivative Works You let
others copy, distribute, display,
and perform only verbatim
copies of your work, not
derivative works based upon it.
Share Alike You allow others
to distribute derivative
works only under a license
identical to the license that
governs your work.
What are Open Educational Resources?
Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning
materials that are freely available online for everyone to use,
whether you are an instructor, student or self-learner. Examples of
OER include: full courses, course modules, syllabi, lectures,
homework assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom activities,
pedagogical materials, games, simulations, and many more
resources contained in digital media collections from around the
JISC / Higher Education Academy OER infoKit - http://bit.ly/oerinfokit
Last accessed 2012
• An open resource-sharing service developed for
the college sector in Scotland
• The platform developed in partnership with
• Will provide free access to a wide range of open
resources (including Jorum)
Keep in mind
• Always check the copyright of a resource online, if not
sure contact the owner for permission
• If on social networking sites, click on the creative
commons license to ascertain usage rights
• Be clear before you start of what you are looking for
and what you want to do with the resource
• If you are allowed to use the resource, always ensure
• Create your own resources!
Good practice for teachers/lecturers
Take note of where you find materials on the internet
» If you copy an image from the web –If you are using text from a
website, save the webpage or bookmark the site so that you can find
the material easily again.
When dealing with copyrighted works – always ask permission,
better yet – use Creative Commons licensed materials.
Review your teaching materials
» Start out slow!
» Build an image database by using programs such as Picasa to tag and
categorise your image collection so that it is easily findable on your
» Use educationally licensed resources
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