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The University of Southampton
Medical Education

Medical Education Research Forum Event

15:30 - 17:30
29 January 2013
Highfield Campus, Life Sciences Building, Building 85, Room 2003

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Sue Hildyard on Tel: 023 8059 4556 or email .

Event details

Rights, performance and consent in a world of open academic practice: shaking the foundations of higher education?

Institutions across the UK and students around the world are poised to take widespread advantage of the culture of open academic practice and massive open online courses (MOOCs). As independent and open access publishing channels are embraced, journal and textbook publishers are looking for new business models to maintain profit margins and the investment in high quality products from respected authors. The use and re-use of third party resources in education is complicated by legalities of copyright, performance and consent where the law (under review) is out of date in our technological world, consuming more in transaction costs and legal uncertainty than the resources themselves. Institutions are running legal risks as they seek to fulfil their 'offer' to students. Meanwhile learners are accessing free content from all around the world. Should every institution seek to share their learning resources? Should we all use the content provided by MIT and simply accredit it? Could the cost of, say, a medical degree can be reduced by accrediting open learning as part of (or prior to) the course? Can we justify the price of our courses for supporting the 'process' of learning? This session will be part presentation and part discussion. It is intended to be provocative but that relies on you!

Speaker information

Megan Quentin-Baxter,Newcastle University,Professor of Health Professions Education, School of Medical Sciences Education Development, Newcastle University, SCORE Fellow, FHEA FAcadMEd Megan is an active member of teaching staff in the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University, serving on Student Progress Committee, University Digital Rights Group and Faculty Regs and Approvals. She works closely with and for the JISC and the Higher Education Academy. She is a member of ASME educational research group and has led major OER projects in the UK including OOER, PORSCHE; ACTOR; PublishOER; working with Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies and Subject Associations and 'OER International'. Megan is interested in creating enablers and promoting risk-managed approaches to sharing in higher education. She works with Naomi Korn on copyright interpretation for learning, and the FRIICT group in relation to ethics in research.

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