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M&L webinar: Open licensing of content in Higher Education

M&L webinar: Open licensing of content in Higher Education

Friday, May 16, 2014 - 15:00 - 16:00

M&L Webinar

Open licensing of content in Higher Education

Date: Friday 16/5/2014 - 15.00 - 16:00 CET 


More and more teachers and educators are starting to share their teaching material as OER and using Creative Commons licenses. People working in the education field feel the need to go beyond the borders of their own institutions and get inspired by material from other institutions and countries, or share their own work to a broader public.How about video and photo material or lecture capture recordings, can they be shared easily? What should we keep in mind when we want more openness but do not want to infringe any copyright or Intellectual property rights? And how about the exchange between various countries and all the different laws? In this webinar we will discuss some of these issues and show some examples of good practice on how open licencing and the sharing of teaching materials can be done nowadays.


Carole Schorlé-Stefan, Université Ouverte des Humanités, France

With a PhD in social sciences about Orientation and Higher Education, Carole is a Higher Education professional with a background in Sociology, Management and Educational Sciences. At UOH she is Deputy Director and manages the project. Carole works at the UOH since the beginning of this national French project in 2007. She is an experienced manager, especially in relationships between technology (digital culture, e-learning) and Universities. She’s involved in several other French projects to develop e-learning in Higher Education and to make the teaching practices evolve.


Robert Schuwer, Open Universiteit Nederland, Netherlands

Robert Schuwer is associate professor at the Open Universiteit Nederland (OUNL). Since 2006 the majority of his work is about OER. He was appointed project leader for the OpenER-project at the OUNL in 2006. Currently, he is involved as project leader in the Wikiwijs program, aiming at creating a national infrastructure for OER, initiated by the Dutch Ministry of Education. He is chairman of the Special Interest Group OER for Higher Education, established by SURF and chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Open Courseware Consortium. As of January 2013, Robert is parttime working for the OER program of SURF.


Deborah Ferns, Jisc Legal, UK

Deborah joined the Jisc legal team in April 2011 as a Legal Information Specialist.  Having qualified in law at the University of Glasgow she pursued a career in commercial contracts firstly within the IT/telecommunications industry and then as Legal Adviser for the UK operations of a contract testing and manufacturing company within the biopharmaceutical sector. Deborah is applying her expertise in intellectual property law, contracts and licensing to the challenges faced by further and higher education establishments in the use of innovative technologies.  She is also currently studying for an LLM in Internet Law and Policy at Strathclyde University. Current areas of interest: copyright, licensing and cloud computing.


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