IPR animation experiments
This is a very short video example of a possible future work the UAL DIAL project hope to follow up next year in collaboration with UALs Own-IT team in experimenting with new approaches to communicating IPR and copyright issues using workshop recordings or specially recorded information combined with graphic animations and illustrations. This recording example was taken from one of the Professional Online Identities (POI) project sessions on IPR for staff sessions (also see student POI Programme - IP and Creative Commons Sessions Feedback), developing professional online web skills & online identities, with the aim of enhancing student/graduate employability and industry readiness.
With this small experimental recording we have opened new avenues of exploration in communicating this type of information, DIAL would like to use these type of resources to accompany a pilot mini MOOC (subject specific e.g copyright and IPR in the arts)
Animation by Kaye Pryce
A short summary of own-it concerns when producing such learning resources:
1) There is a need to produce easily accessible learning resources on IP for creative practitioners and such an 'animated' approach is very good to engage our audience.
2) Since the content is complex, it is better to go through a proper editing process (and ideally, even write a script) to avoid that our audience receive misleading or unclear information on the issue - while it is fine to speak at a workshop where the audience has an opportunity to ask questions and the presenter has an opportunity to clarify issues that have not been unclear - this is not possible in a one-way online resource so any misleading wording should be avoided and content carefully checked.
3) As we know the attention span of online audiences is rather short so we should use pedagogic principles that apply to arts and design teaching/distance learning when producing IP learning resources - and not think that we can forget about our expertise just because the subject is alien and may be rather dry... an acknowledgement that art and design practice can help us engage with the subject is necessary to produce IP educational resources relevant to our students (and staff) and the short clip is quite a good example.