This module explores some of the e-Resources available to enhance learning and teaching in the post-compulsory education sector. It will highlight e-Resources including the JISC licensed materials and the Jorum national repository. It will then explore some of the legal issues surrounding the use of online content; particularly those of IPR & Copyright, as well as highlighting the Creative Commons initiative. The activities will encourage participants to explore some of the resources available and suggest techniques for managing and sharing these resources using social bookmarking.
An Introduction to e-Resources
The PowerPoint presentation below gives an overview of electronic resources which point to useful learning and teaching resources. Notes explaining each of the resources are contained in the presentation.The word document contains the information about e-Resources in a printer-friendly/handout layout.
The PowerPoint below gives an overview of basic copyright information with regard to e-Learning resources. The presentation highlights some sources of copyright cleared materials. This is followed by a short quiz to test your knowledge of some of the copright issues highlighted in the presentation.
Social Bookmarking allows you to organise and share useful online resources. Have a look at the following short video which explains how useful social bookmarking can be. You may want to consider organising your online content using a social bookmarking site such as delicious.
The following resources will help you explore some of the material covered in this module in more depth.