The National Copyright Unit is offering its next ‘Copyright 4 Educators’ course in the coming weeks, which is open to Australian teachers, librarians, university students studying to become teachers looking for a bit more expertise in the Australian education copyright regime. Enrolments will open on the Monday 27 July and the course will start on Monday 3 August 2020.
‘Copyright 4 Educators’ is a free online course. The course is specifically targeted to Australian school and TAFE teachers, teacher librarians, and university students studying to become teachers who want to learn about copyright, statutory licensing, educational exceptions and open educational resources The course material is learnt around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction.
The Copyright 4 Educators course is not taught; the course leaders facilitate it. The course is student participation focused. Students are divided into small groups in which they organise their online communications/discussions (via email, Google docs, Zoom, Skype, Dropbox etc) and jointly submit answers to each week’s task. The course leaders review each group’s work that has been submitted to that week’s google document and provide feedback. As stated above, the leaders act as facilitators rather than traditional teachers.
The Copyright 4 Educators course has successfully been run fifteen times previously. It tends to fill up very quickly.
There is further information on the ‘Copyright 4 Educators (Aus)’ course website: https://sites.google.com/view/copyright4educatorscourseaus/home. Here you can look at the course information, the weekly tasks and readings. There is also more information on how groups meet and communicate.
You will need a Google account to register and to participate in the course. If you do not have one already, you can create an account by clicking here.
Enrolments will open on Monday July 27. If you would like to register your interest for the course and to receive an email the day enrolments open, you can by filling in the form in the link here.