Using and creating sustainable learning and teaching resources (21st February 2011)

The course below looks fascinating, but I’m teaching:


It is increasingly tempting, when creating teaching and learning resources, to ‘borrow’ images and other teaching and learning resources from the internet and elsewhere. ‘Open educational resources’ is a term for original resources which are shared under licence.


This workshop will cover the dos and donts of ‘borrowing’ other people’s stuff (especially if you are planning to upload the results to a virtual learning or other shared environment), and enable you to safely share or protect your own resources using appropriate licences.


Time Activity  
10.30  Coffee and registration  
11.00  Introduction to open educational resources – using and contributing  
11.20  Introduction to Creative Commons and open licensing  
11.40  Demonstration of finding openly licensed resources online  
12.00  Using attribution tools and attributing creators  
12.30    Lunch  
13.00 Discussion of IPR and copyright issues  
13.40 Understanding risk and using risk assessment toolkits  
14.00 Discussion of risk management  
14.20 Using recordings of people (especially patients and their families, healthcare workers, actors, students, etc.) in learning materials  
14.40 How taking a ‘digital professionalism’ can lead to the creation of sustainable resources  
15.00 Discussion and wrap up  
15.15 Close  

Proposed outcomes

At the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Be able to confidently use resources such as images and resources from the internet and elsewhere, attributing content creators (copyright owners), when creating teaching and learning resources
  • Understand the difference between copyright ownership and licencing and how to use resources shared under licence
  • Be able to clearly indicate the copyright status of any works you have created using an appropriate Creative Commons licence
  • Be aware of how to deal with consent issues in using patient data in learning and teaching resources
  • Exemplify best practice in ‘digital professionalism’ and manage risks when creating sustainable teaching resources

An electronic information pack will be available in advance of the workshop and emailed out to participants as well as being made available from the MEDEV website.

Facilitator background

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Megan Quentin Baxter, Director, MEDEV Subject Centre –

Target audience

For staff working in academic and practice settings.

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Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @ Manchester Metropolitan University. Interested in digital literacy and digital culture  in the third sector (especially faith). Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting.

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