Open Education Licensing - Setup

What we are doing

The project will clarify the copyright and licensing issues around MOOCs and other open online resources in the current Australian higher education market and will develop and disseminate practical resources to help Australian universities compete globally.

The project team will

Collect and analyse

data on the current plans and needs of all Australian universities around copyright, licensing and open education practices;

Develop

and disseminate an effective and practical copyright and licensing tool to assist university teachers and managers with making effective business and pedagogical decisions around online education materials and services; and

Disseminate

information to help the sector to develop effective policies and practices for the development and deployment of open online education in a global environment.

The project team has surveyed business and teaching professionals in Australian universities and will draw on existing research into pedagogical and business methods around the implementation of MOOCs and other open educational resources worldwide. It will also examine existing intellectual property research and government and industry reports on copyright exceptions and the digital environment.

The development and implementation of a practical OEL Toolkit for Australian universities will be informed by the project data collected, user experience research and stakeholder testing.

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Who we are

The project is a joint research project being undertaken by Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Tasmania. It is supported by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching.

Research team

PROJECT LEADER

Robin Wright
Copyright Manager, Swinburne University of Technology

PROJECT OFFICER

Susannah Bell
OEL Project Officer, Swinburne University of Technology

TEAM MEMBERS

Dr Carina Bossu
Lecturer Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania

TEAM MEMBERS

Derek Whitehead OAM
Adjunct Professor, Swinburne Institute of Social Research

TEAM MEMBERS

Luke Padgett
Project Leader, Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania

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