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Jisc RSC Eastern WBL eLearning forum Nov 2012 'Ebooks power point show'


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Ebooks for WBL Project

Introduction to the Ebook project: ebooks available for WBL; by Hugh Look, Project Manager ,Ebooks for Skills, JISC Collections.

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Jisc RSC Eastern WBL eLearning forum Nov 2012 'Ebooks power point show'

  1. 1. E-books for Skills Hugh Look, Project manager, E-books for Skills, JISC Collections JISC Collections
  2. 2. The E-books for Skills project  Builds on JISC Collections’ highly successful E-books for FE project – – 3,000 titles – 30 million pages viewed – Delivered to PCs (not dedicated readers) –  Paid for by central budget until at least August 2014 Sponsored by BIS, run by JISC Collections Aims to reach new types of learner and learning provider – Any learning provider receiving SFA funding (also some other forms of public funding) – Learners in the community (ACL) – At work (WBL) – Offenders JISC Collections
  3. 3. New resources to license  Starting with subset of E-books for FE catalogue – 60 titles – Selected in consultation with FEs – Licences allow very flexible use—e.g. cut-and-paste extracts to VLE  Identify and license further titles in consultation with LPs  Move beyond pure e-books – Interactive resources – Videos – Testing – Downside is cost to license: likely to be much higher – So fewer resources if we go this route JISC Collections
  4. 4. Table of contents in web reader JISC Collections
  5. 5. Page viewed in web reader JISC Collections
  6. 6. What the e-books can be used for  JISC Collections usually takes a master licence  Colleges, HEIs, schools, learning providers sign a sub-licence  We negotiate widest range of uses and the smallest range of restrictions we can  Special attention to using content in teaching JISC Collections
  7. 7. ―….may for Educational Purposes only:‖  …allow Authorised Users to electronically save parts of the Licensed Materials;  …allow Authorised Users to print out copies of parts of the Licensed Materials;  …provide single printed or electronic copies of parts of the Licensed Materials at the request of individual Authorised Users;  …incorporate parts of the Licensed Materials for use by Authorised Users in printed and electronic course packs, study packs, resource lists and in any other material (including but not limited to multi-media works) to be used in the course of instruction and/or in virtual and managed environments (including but not limited to virtual learning environments, managed learning environments, virtual research environments and library environments) hosted on a Secure Network. Each item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner. Course packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as Braille, may also be offered to Authorised Users;  …allow Authorised Users to incorporate parts of the Licensed Materials in printed or electronic form in assignments and portfolios, theses and in dissertations (―the Academic Works‖), including reproductions of the Academic Works for personal use and library deposit, if such use conforms to the customary and usual practice of the Sub-Licensee. Reproductions in printed or electronic form of Academic Works may be provided to sponsors of such Academic Works. Each item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner JISC Collections
  8. 8. Immediate objectives  Get some demonstrators up and running – Identify learning providers willing to jump through a few hoops to provide additional resources to their ACL/WBL leaners • Especially to authenticate them – –  Identify most relevant titles from the current offering Set up (and fund if necessary) small demonstrator Identify areas of most interest to ACL/WBL learning providers and check our list against them – – E.g. for materials on functional skills –  Need to start negotiating with other publishers Up to £400K to spend on licensing new resources Work out authentication strategy – Publishers require individual authentication for using e-books – This is a complex problem – Needs learning providers to be able to give individual students credentials – Requires membership of UK Access Management Federation JISC Collections
  9. 9. What’s in it for learning providers?  The opportunity to work with JISC Collections and publishers to identify the best way to get e-books to ACL and WBL learners – Find out how to overcome the challenges involved in doing so.  Acquire vital knowledge of how to improve learning using e-books in WBL and ACL – And the practical steps needed to do so.  Access to free e-books and other licensed resources during and beyond the demonstrator  A small budget for development or process reengineering  Set-up of authentication infrastructure for future use with WBL and ACL JISC Collections
  10. 10. Contact information Hugh Look Project Manager, E-books for Skills JISC Collections