Open Education Licensing - Continuum

 About the project

The Open Educational Licensing project was a joint research project undertaken by Swinburne University of Technology and the University of Tasmania. It was supported by the Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching. The project aimed to clarify the copyright and licensing issues around MOOCs and other open online resources in the current Australian higher education market and develop and disseminate practical resources to help Australian universities compete globally.

Project stages

Research

Data on the current plans and needs of all Australian universities around copyright, licensing and open education practices was collected. The Research page contains more detail on the research methodology and preliminary analysis.

Development

The OEL Tookit web application was designed and developed as 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.

Dissemination

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

In 2015 the project team surveyed and collected information from managers, educators and information professionals in Australian universities about their current understanding and experiences with licensing issues for open online education. On the basis of information collected, in 2016 the team developed an online Open Education Licensing Toolkit for the Australian Higher Education sector. Testing and further development of the toolkit was undertaken via stakeholder workshops held around Australia from July to October 2016. The OEL Toolkit is now openly available.

Research team

The research team worked to gather and analyse data, and create content and resources to be embedded within the OEL Toolkit development.

PROJECT LEADER

Robin Wright
Copyright Manager, Swinburne University of Technology

TEAM MEMBER

Dr Carina Bossu
Lecturer Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania

TEAM MEMBER

Derek Whitehead OAM
Adjunct Professor, Swinburne Institute of Social Research

TEAM MEMBER

Luke Padgett
Manager, Teaching Innovation and Copyright, Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania

PROJECT OFFICER

Andrea Scott
Project Officer, Swinburne University of Technology

PROJECT OFFICER

Felix Wilson
Project Officer, Swinburne University of Technology

Toolkit Development team

The toolkit development team was engaged by the OEL project team to design and develop the OEL toolkit web application.

TOOLKIT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Luke Padgett
Manager, Teaching Innovation and Copyright, Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania

WEB DEVELOPER

Tony Carew
Educational Developer, Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania

DESIGNER

Beale van der Veer
Educational Designer, Tasmanian Institute of Learning and Teaching, University of Tasmania