ICEPOPS 2019 – Highlights

It’s been a month of fantastic conferences and the gathering of excellent ideas and practices so I’m going to do my best to make note of some of the highlights from each.

There was a lot to take in at ICEPOPS 2019, from music copyright, to literacy models, and my favourite section was the World Cafe with multiple tables and presentations all happening at once, then cycling around so we could pick and choose and gain an overview of so many brilliant ideas.

Cluedo can’t solve the mystery of Copyright in relation Information literacy, but this resource might help – Greg Walters, University of Glasgow

I was really impressed by Greg’s ‘Digital and Information Literacy Framework’ and learning objects providing an introduction to digital resources, responsibilities, and services for new students at the University of Glasgow.  

The resource starts by offering a selection of categories:

  • Screenshot of category optionsFinding, Using & Managing Information
  • Working Effectively Using Technology
  • Creating Digital Content
  • Digital Responsibility
  • Using Technology Effectively

Users can then navigate through guidance on University specific information, support, and resources. Many of the information resources are provided using Sway and can be linked to by anyone and have also been CC BY-NC-SA. I see great potential for re-use of these materials in our Open.Ed future.

Read Greg’s five copyright learning objects and documentation here

Three…that’s the magic number. Copyright online resources for staff, students and researchers – Neil Sprunt, University of Manchester.

I’m already a fan of the University of Manchester’s  University Copyright Guidance Guide as it is excellent, openly licensed, and we found it incredibly useful when refreshing our own copyright guidance pages.

Neil has created two other excellent flowchart type resources where staff and students can click their way through a series of statements in order to determine whether a particular material can be used, in what way, and for students who holds the copyright for a particular material.

These resources have also been CC BY-NC licensed and I’m keen to see if this is also something that we could make use of for staff and students here in Edinburgh.

Open Access Escape Room: Creating OA engagement through an interactive adventure game. – Kat Sundsbø, University of Essex

Lorna and I also had the chance to play Katrine Sundsbø’s  Open Access Escape Room challenge. Now I’m a huge fan of escape rooms and always find them a bunch of fun, but when it comes to using them as a method of playful engagement they can be hit and miss in being able to actually teach or embed knowledge.

Katrine has done a brilliant job of creating a playful escape room scenario that requires players to think about the knowledge they require and to learn during the play. I came away feeling excited and Lorna and I are already considering a possible adaptation with an open education focus for the 2020 Festival of Creative Learning.

Click here to learn more about Katrine Sundsbø’s  Open Access Escape Room challenge and resources


Click here for ICEPOPS 2019 photos and presentations

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