Carer+ Final Conference, 27th March, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris.

Carer+ is a EU project that I worked on a little while ago. The Project aimed to develop digital competency in careworkers and caregivers through the use of a programme developed specifically to the needs of a careworker and making use of new technologies.

The conference was a chance for all the partners to meet and share in the success of the project. The venue for this conference was indeed a surprise to many of us. It was held at the Palais du Luxembourg which is the location of the French Senate.
Palais du Luxembourg

George Labazee, Senator and President of the Pyrenees-Atlantiques deparmental Council opened the conference with Marie Beatrice Lavaux, President of the French Federation of Household Employers. Continue reading

IP and Copyright online

Think before you download

An infographic about how to download and use resources from the internet

I recently contributed to work of a learned colleague at Kings College London to produce materials for staff outlining copyright good practice for staff, researchers and students. The materials are now available as e copies here.

There have been a number of thought provoking pieces in the press and on blogs recently around common intellectual property (IP) violations, which appear to be becoming endemic online. See here  and here  for some really interesting blog posts and here  and here  for a couple of articles raising the issue in The Guardian.

This is becoming quite a hot topic, and I just submitted a piece for a journal on the subject. I see it as an essential digital literacy and a key part of Digital Professionalism. There is some really useful information on Creative Commons Licenses here  and naturally, Jisc have created a useful resource  on Copyright and IP law too. Ian Calder (a recently escaped to Aberdeen, eLearning Technology and Moodle Guru) and I produced the infographic shown, specifically for staff at King’s College London. The article I have written for publication will include a generic version of this King’s specific material, but in the mean time, there is some useful material in this illustration below on resources that may be of use to academics and students who would like to use material such as photographs, illustrations and music to embellish their work and are not sure of how to source it. Many of the resources listed here are accessible to those outside Kings College London. If you work at a university, chances are, you will also have access to an internal library of resources and they will also have an NLA license to use material for teaching too.

Bernadette A. John
Digital Professionalism Lead
Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning