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This course is co-facilitated by Delia Browne and Jessica Coates.
Delia is the National Copyright Director ,Copyright Advisory Group of Australian Schools and Technical and Further Education Institutes(TAFEs). Delia is an extremely experienced intellectual property lawyer. In her current role, Delia manages the National Copyright Unit which provides specialist copyright advice to the education sector and conducts negotiations with collecting societies on behalf of schools and TAFE institutes. Prior to her current role, Delia worked at law firm Minter Ellison providing specialist copyright advice to the education and media/entertainment sectors.
Jessica Coates is the former Project Manager of Creative Commons Australia and the Creative Commons Clinic, a program of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Innovation at Queensland University of Technology. The Clinic aims to examine the legal mechanisms to encourage innovation in the creative industries, and promote and track the implementation of the international open content licensing movement, Creative Commons, in Australia. In this role, Jessica teaches an advanced research unit for the QUT School of Law, is a frequent guest lecturer at institutions around Australia, and presents regularly at national and international industry conferences, workshops and masterclasses. Prior to working for the Clinic, Jessica spent most of the last decade as a copyright and communications policy officer with the Commonwealth Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA). Jessica now works as a copyright adviser to the broadcasting industry.
This is a course for educators who want to learn about copyright, open content material and licensing. It focuses on the Australian jurisdiction. P2PU offers similar courses for other jurisdictions, so check if there is one for yours. Educators who are not in Australia are free to sign-up as well, but the examples and legal details will focus on Australian law.
The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day to day teaching and educational instruction. By answering the case scenarios and drafting and discussing the answers in groups, the participants learn:
The goals of this course are: