Join us for a #LTHEchat on copyright literacy and open practice next week

Next week we will be taking part in a #LTHEChat on Twitter from 8-9pm on Wednesday 1st November. We get a chance to tell you more about our passion for copyright and copyright literacy. We caught up with our host Becky and told her….

“We’ve been running the website Copyrightliteracy.org website to promote the idea that understanding copyright is important for everyone, but particularly those that are in higher education in learning and teaching roles. We’re on a mission to make copyright fun, engaging and empowering, perhaps not terms usually associated with copyright? But understanding what copyright protects, and also what copyright exceptions allow you to do is fundamental to being  a good teacher. We’ve developed a number of open educational resources to teach people about copyright, including Copyright the Card Game and most recently, launched just last week, The Publishing Trap, a board game of scholarly communication, publishing choices and copyright.

In this chat we’ll discuss the importance of copyright literacy as a foundation to open practices and how before considering what we want to share, academics and students first need to consider what content they own, what they use under licence and what is available to release openly. Copyright impacts on decisions about making your own publications open access, and releasing teaching materials as OERs. It’s also really important if you are considering developing a MOOC. However, we’ve found it’s often not well understood and tends to be a topic people shy away from. Games-based learning can take away a lot of the anxiety that surrounds copyright education as well as engaging the audience. Join us to discuss this and other topical issues.”

Check out the LTHEChat website for more information and do join us on Twitter next week!

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