What we are doing
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;
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
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.
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.
Copyright Manager, Swinburne University of Technology
OEL Project Officer, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Carina Bossu
Lecturer Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania
Derek Whitehead OAM
Adjunct Professor, Swinburne Institute of Social Research
Project Leader, Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania