Under creative commons licence from flickr

ICT has moved on at a rapid pace in last few years especially with rise of Web 2.0 and the burgeoning use by students of social networking sites like Bebo, FaceBook and YouTube. With that comes new possibilities for learning but also potential legal and copyright issues. It’s a massive area to be addressed.

JISC Legal recently ran a series of Web 2.0 workshops aimed at technical and learning resources staff and senior managers.

They have just put up the workshop material. The publications include:

Web 2.0 and the Law for FE Policy Makers
Web 2.0 and the Law for HE Policy Makers
Web 2.0 and the Law for Information Services
Web 2.0 and the Law for IT Support Staff
Web 2.0 and the Law for Learning Resource Staff
Web 2.0 and the Law FAQs
Web 2.0 Policy Checklist

Also of note if your institution is updating its acceptable use policies, is the comprehensive Using External Web 2.0 Services document from the University of Edinburgh. They have made this document available under a creative commons licence so that it can be adapted for other institutions to use.