The overall aim of this micro-course is to enable learners to harness the potential of open education in pursuit of their own learning goals while adhering to the requirements of copyright in a digital world.
On successful completion of this microcourse, learners will be able to:
- Develop and effectively apply knowledge of copyright, open licensing and license remix compatibility utilising open education practices to support tertiary learning in a global digital context.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
- Define what constitutes an Open Educational Resource (OER) and discuss the value of OER in solving real-world problems and its implications for learning in a digital age.
- Explain the scope, rights, protections, exceptions, and, transfer of copyright in a digital world.
- Apply knowledge of copyright and the associated public domain within the context of global access to digital information and strategies to avoid breach of copyright in a digital world.
- Describe the application of the components of the six Creative Commons licenses within the context of copyright law.
- Explain the compatibility among different license types when remixing materials.
- Apply knowledge of the legal remix compatibility of open licenses when determining permissible licenses for derivative works.
- Analyse a dimension of openness and identify its implications for learning in a digital age.