|Long Title:||Digital Copyright for eLearning|
|Universita della Svizzera Italiana|
Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
Université de Genève
|Project Leader:||S. Tardini|
|DICE website||Access to all the resources developed|
|Case Studies||8 interactive case studies|
|DICE Handbook||Handbook on Digital copyright in education, in 4 languages; The handbook contains also a detailed presentation of the methodology (DICE Decision-Tree)|
|Other resources and material||Resources and presented materials from the 3 workshops held in Geneva, Zurich and Lugano; other online events|
|Article about DICE||Article on SWITCHjournal (March 2011, p. 28/29); different promotional activities|
The main value of the resources and materials developed by the DICE project is to provide the Swiss academic community with basic resources on the issue of copyright in education, in order to allow them to tackle the basic problems they encounter in their teaching and research activities. As emerged during the project, this is a very topical issue in education, and the project has surely provided an initial basic answer to it, a sort of "first-aid kit". The main accomplishments of the project can be summarized as follows:
The business plan for the future association has been developed and agreed on by all partners.
A planned project extension should allow to establish the necessary structures.
The experience of the Swiss Virtual Campus
has brought many teachers in Swiss higher education institutions to introduce digital technologies
into their practice, achieving advantages in terms of quality and outreach.
A key element to sustain and possibly increase this process is
the possibility to access, share and reuse digital content.
Legal regulations concerning copyright play a key role in regulating this process. Merely anecdotal knowledge, or ignorance, of such norms and of the related enforcement practices is a strong limitation in the spread of eLearning in schools and nation-wide, as it can lead to
(a) unconscious breaches against author or owners of rights; or
(b) too strict self-imposed limitations.
Both would and do reduce the production, exchange and reuse of digital content.
The specific goals of DICE are:
The achievement of such goals will happen through:
Empowering teachers and staff is the key to maximize the benefit achievement of digital technologies
The expected impact of DICE is: