I have been informed that the final outputs of the JISC TrustDR (Trust in Digital Repositories) project are now available.
Here’s the information that’s being provided by TrustDR:
Managing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Digital Learning Materials: A Development Pack for Institutional Repositories
The pack is aimed at those who are setting up or running digital collections of learning materials that are managed at an institutional level. It is written in a clear and straightforward style that sets out to persuade the reader of the benefits of engaging with the issues associated with IPR in e-learning. The approach taken is based on the idea that the organisation of an IPR policy in e-learning should reflect and support the educational activity instead of hinder it – and that means understanding ‘the business of e-learning’. To do this it paints a compelling picture of an educational sector in the process of changing from traditional ad-hoc models of teaching to a more sustainable, team-based model – driven by increased student numbers, a greater focus on learners needs, and increased requirements for flexible delivery with the increasing use of digital media and technologies.
- A Beginners guide to IPR in e-learning
- Discussion of the pros and cons of using Creative Commons licences
- Useful of tools to help analyse your situation and development needs
- A collection of common IPR mistakes made by institutions
- Overview of the relevant technical factors
- An introduction and guide to Risk Management
- Discussion of the kinds business models associated with the use of creative commons licences
- Understanding and assessing the value of learning materials
- A practical guide to implementing flexible learning (published by the QAA)
- Tools for understanding and modelling organisational and professional change
- Policy discussion and development documents for use at institutional and national levels
- Scenarios/ case studies