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ET Collective #07: Publishing

A short catchup this week as a (downright fortunate) few of us have escaped to sunnier climes. Rich has been working on moving the website into the University’s new content management system and I have been marking up course material on eighteenth-century literature. I’ve also been communicating with JISC Legal about the grey area of […]

Images and IPR

One afternoon last week, when it was (yet again) raining, one of my flow charts hit the murky waters of images and IPR. Neither of us have been the same since. As I’m sure many have noted, Images and IPR means looking at: Who created the image Where the image was created (from inside or outside a building for photos, to where-in-the-world) […]

ET Collective #06

The team gathered again today to update each other on developments over the past week. Richard has been busy speaking with the tutor of the Jesus, Paul and the Early Church module, regarding the use of audio lectures that are contained within the units. He also met with Alison Wride of the Business School who […]

ET Collective #5

As reported in a previous blog we now have the licence-in document ready for use. We have also added a page to our website to give a more inward-looking description of the OER project, detailing exactly why people should sign up. You can read our sales pitch here and comments are welcome. Regarding getting more […]

Licence-in document

We need to handle IPR coming in as well as going out so we reasoned that we need two distinct licences! Licence-indefines the terms under which a contributor gives us material. Licence-out is in effect the Creative Commons process of defining permissions on usage. Our Licence-In document is now available from:   It has been […]

ET collective #04

Today’s meeting was a way of catching up on each other’s recent priorities. A list of IPR questions raised has been produced which will be an ongoing document charting IPR issues as they crop up, and the solution offered through the various due diligence hoops we have set up, culminating in ‘sign-off’ by our legal […]

Reflections: induction session three

In the third induction session a lengthy discussion was held on the subject of insurance and copyright. It didn’t resolve all our queries, but it did raise some issues for further exploration. A provisional flow chart was created, that would be given to the academic with their material. As they annotate their course material, it […]

Reflections: induction session two

In the second session we looked at the working process of creating the material, the metadata and the local repository. The process Materials will be licensed-in to the University from the academic. The material will be printed and given to the academic, with a guidance sheet, for them to mark-up in terms of authorship. Once […]

Reflections: induction session one

In May the learning technologists had three induction sessions. We’ve been busy getting to grips with the project and so there’s not been much time to reflect on them, but here finally is an overview of what was discussed. Managing the material We will need to investigate the contractual status of the authors (academics), and establish where (and […]

OER startup meeting in London – 9th June

On 9th June Matt Newcombe and I attended the Open Educational Resources Programme Start-up Meeting. I say 9th June, it really started the day before with an early night in order to get up at 5:30 to catch the train to London. This meeting was for all 3 programme strand projects (Individual, Subject and Institutional) […]