The concerns of EdSpace with IPR and copyright questions have been
central from an early stage in our work. We have developed a close
working relationship with the Legal Services group in the University of
Southampton and this relationship has been developed further since the
beginning of the HEFCE/HEAcademy/JISC Open Educational Resources
Projects earlier in 2009. There are 6 groups of people across the
University involved in some way or other, in OER Projects which are
either based here, or at other institutions. On 14 December 2009, we
hosted an IPR Workshop in the Assembly series that we are running as part of the Benefits' Realisation for the Edspace
Project. Our short report
some detail of the event and we are going to work early next year on
establishing further areas for work in this area.
On 4 November, 2009, we hosted a mini-Assembly at the University of
Southampton. The Assembly was entitled: "Traditional Educational
Repositories vs. Web 2.0 Resource Sharing" and ran 10:30-4:00. We
welcomed 15 visitors and had a really full agenda which was both
stimulating and informative. At the event, some of our Project
members presented new views of our work here at Southampton: Dave
Millard presented on "Moving
traditional learning and teaching repositories to Web 2.0
" and Ali
Dickens led a session
the afternoon which involved analysing risk in IPR and copyright issues.
We enjoyed the event very much, thanks to everyone who cam along and we
are now planning a larger Assembly for February 2010 which will focus on
providing a way for people new to this activity - developing their own
ways to share educational resources. We will be circulating the
details as soon as they are finalised.
Hugh Davis and Su White presented the
for EdShare at ALT-C 2009 "In dreams begin
responsibility: choice, evidence and change", Manchester, UK 8-10
Debra Morris was invited to
the newly formed, University discussion group for online resources for
PGR students on Wednesday 11 March 2009. This presentation was one
aspect of a much wider discussion of work continuing across the
University to provide online support for our post-graduate research
community. It is clear that EdShare has a significant part to play
in this important area.
On 29 January, 2009, Debra Morris and Jessie Hey gave a
part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences Education
Committee meeting (this Faculty includes the following disciplines:
biological sciences, medicine, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy,
physiotherapy, podiatry, and psychology). This meeting is a monthly event for the Faculty;
they typically include a presentation by, or discussion with, the wider
academic community. EdShare had booked this date back in the autumn.
We were first up on a busy agenda and enjoyed an engaging and
stimulating discussion in which every single person in attendance
participated! The debate included: licensing for sharing,
broader IPR, commenting functionality within EdShare, relevance of the eBay model of feedback, EdShare linking to reward and recognition for
teaching, EdShare's role in providing teachers with ways of evidencing
their different contributions to teaching, dissemination of
EdShare as well as sustainability, quality reviewing for EdShare
content, EdShare supporting the work of the Learning & Teaching
Enhancement Bids across the University, links between EdShare and
Blackboard (VLEs), accessibility of EdShare content, W3C compliance of
the EdShare design and, finally, opportunities that EdShare offers for
engagement with third parties, especially employers. We appreciated
the contribution from one of the student representatives on this
Committee to this active debate.
We believe that this positive and encouraging reception is indicative of
the impact that our Project work (as well as other changes within the
institution and the sector) is having on the debate around sharing,
making visible and curriculum development.
Hugh Davis and Debra Morris presented to the JISC Working Group covering
our Institutional Exemplar Programme on Friday 5 December 2008. We
spoke to this presentation
and explored a range of issues raised in
discussion with the Group.
At a lunchtime, Staff Development Seminar in the School of Mathematics,
Jessie Hey and Debra Morris gave this
Monday 1 December, 2008.
On 21 November, 2008, Debra Morris went to the JISC Search, Web 2.0 and
Personalisation Projects meeting at Savoy Place, London and gave a 3
to the other
Projects represented at the event.
On 2 October, 2008 the EdSpace Project
as part of the kick-off
meeting for the
in Learning Societies Lab., ECS at the
University of Southampton.
The second EdSpace Steering Group meeting took place on 22 September,
2008. Hugh Davis and Debra Morris
on project progress and priorities for the project in the
On 1 August, 2008, Debra Morris presented
about EdShare at the Repositories Fringe meeting in
In June 2008 we had a series of meetings with different groups across
the University to present and discuss the role of Edshare in their work.
During the morning of 26 June, 2008, Debra Morris gave a
to the School of
Medicine eLearning team at Southampton General Hospital. On 24 June,
2008, Jessie Hey and Debra Morris gave a
as part of the
University Library Staff meeting. This presentation was received
really positively by members of Library staff.
On 19 June 2008, we gave two presentations: the first to the Information
Systems Services (University Computing Services) Web Applications team.
was designed to
engage this group with the role of EdShare alongside other services they
support for education including, Blackboard and the University Portal,
SUSSED. This group has also been involved in the development of
the University Research Repository. In the afternoon, we visited
the Learning and Teaching Seminar for the School of Psychology and gave
On 17 June, we went to the Health Care Innovation Unit ( an academic
group within the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences) weekly
team meeting and gave a
We gave a presentation
developing work of the EdSpace Project to the regular meeting of the
Deputy Heads of School (Education), this is a high-level, University
education strategy group, on Thursday 22 May 2008.
Jessie Hey gave a
to the Education Development Network Group meeting held
at Winchester School of Art on Thursday 8 May 2008.
we gave for the University of Southampton
Learning & Teaching Week, 2 April 2008
An updated version of the poster for the University of Southampton Learning &
Teaching Week, 31 March-4 April 2008
EdShare poster we used for the Learning Societies Lab,
School of Electronics & Computer Science Open Day, 27 February
presentation to the other participants, the programme
managers and evaluation consultants in the JISC
Institutional Exemplars Programme, at Woburn House, London,
29 January 2008. The EdSpace project is creating the EdShare
resource to enable sharing and collaboration in learning and
teaching at the University of Southampton.
The presentation for
the EdShare Steering Group meeting, 10 October 2007