Readers of this blog will recall how I asked for comments and then recounted progress on the pilot for the course on p2pu which ran last year.
The next cycle of course is now open for enrollment. The course will be led by Delia Browne, a copyright expert with enviable practical expertise in copyright and education. Delia will have a unmatched team of experts from different jurisdictions.
Go to p2pu to enroll now.
Or read more about the course:
“What is ‘Copyright for Educators’?
It is a six week course for educators who want to learn about copyright, open content material and licensing. It is open to all educators around the world.
The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction.
By answering the case scenarios and drafting and discussing the answers in groups, the participants learn:
* about what copyright protects
* whether exceptions or blanket licences apply
* when they need to seek permission and who from
* what an open education resource is
* what a creative common licence is
* how OER and CC can benefit teaching
Participants will also get to learn about how these issues are dealt with in different countries.
The Course leaders
As stated above, Delia Browne is the course organiser. She will be assisted by:
* Lila Bailey (Creative Commons Counsel) based in San Francisco at Creative Commons
* Jessica Coates (CC Australia and Queensland University of Technology) based in Brisbane
* Tobias Schonwetter Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Intellectual Property Research Unit in South Africa
* Prodromos Tsiavos – London School of Economics
* Andrew Rens, Research Associate at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Intellectual Property Research Unit in South Africa .
How is the course taught?
The course is not taught, it is facilitated by the course leaders. The course is student participation focused.Students are divided into small groups to work through each week’s case scenario and the weekly readings.
The groups organise their online communications/discussions (via email, Google docs, Skype, tokbox etc) and jointly submit an answer to the weekly case scenario (week 1- 5) and final assignment (Week 6) on the course blog.
Synchronous tools are not supported by the site but there are recommendations of some real time communication tools each group may elect to use to hold a class meeting or discussion.
In addition, each group also provides an assessment of the other groups’ answers to the weekly case studies.
The leaders basically review and mark the student group work (pass/fail) that has been posted to the blog and provide comments where they have gone wrong. As stated above, the leaders act as facilitators rather than traditional teachers.
In the final assignment, groups may elect to create helpful OER tools on copyright or draft a letter to their government on a copyright law reform issue or create an OER plan.”