Student Practices in Copyright Culture: Accessing Learning Resources

Using Schatzki’s practices framework as a lens, this paper reports on the practices of university students accessing learning resources at a research-intensive  university in South Africa. Using a mixed methods approach, 1001 survey responses and six focus groups were analysed to explore how students in three professional disciplines access learning resources, with the focus on digitally-mediated piracy practices. The findings suggest a blurring between the legal and the illegal and indicate the normalcy of piracy practices, with nuanced distinctions and understandings manifest. 

Open Content Licensing: A Three-Step Guide for Academics

This guide will enable academics to make informed and purposeful decisions about
licensing their work openly.

Copyright and Open Educational Resources

Introduction to copyright and licensing; What are Open Educational Resources (OERs)? Key OER Projects from around the world and key licensing resources.

Herzberg, Hygiene and the Motivation to Reuse: Towars a Three Factor Theory to Explain Motivation to Share and Use OER

This paper draws on a longitudinal cross case comparison of five facilitation initiatives within UK HE which represented differing approaches to reuse activity (i.e. sharing and use) (Pegler, 2012).

OER Policy Review and Development Toolkit

OER Policy Review & Development Toolkit This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER). It is designed to help you review your own institutional policy environment and where necessary institut

OER Copyright and Licensing Toolkit

This toolkit is aimed at higher education stakeholders who are working with Open Educational Resources (OER). It explains the notion of copyright and describes the different licensing options available to the author/creator of a work.

OER in Africa - The What and the How

This presentation by Tessa Welch to the Unisa Teaching and Learning Festival provides an overview of OER, copyright matters and on how to find OER.

Mobile Technologies - Information on the Move... or Stuck in a Groove? A South African Perspective

This paper highlights some benefits of mobile technology for education and disseminating information in a developing country‘s context. It also discusses how copyright, licensing and technological protection measures prevent or hamper access and help to k

Resource Packet on Orphan Works: Legal and Policy Issues for Research Libraries

The resource packet on legal and policy issues concerning orphan works provides general information concerning orphan works, the University of Michigan`s Orphan Works Project and FAQs on related issues.