A digital library, digital repository, or digital collection, is an online database of digital objects including text, still images, audio, video, and/or other digital media formats. Objects can consist of digitized versions of originally analogue artefacts (e.g. books, prints, or photographs), as well as of originally produced digital content. In addition to storing content, digital libraries provide means for organizing, searching, and retrieving the content contained in the collection.(more…)
As part of moving classes online during the Covid-19 emergency in spring 2020 many instructors began recording their live classes to later provide them for download for those who couldn’t attend (>asynchronous delivery), want to re-view and/or possibly also for institutional teaching evaluation/quality assurance purposes etc.
There are at least three problematic issues with the approach: Intellectual property rights (IPR), privacy rights, and inappropriate/unauthorised use of data/information.(more…)
Like any other, online classes require a degree of pre-supposed trust between instructors and students as well as between students themselves. If stakeholders are to work together, share ideas, to some extent expose themselves personally, to accept others’ judgement and advice, they need to at least know the other, and feel safe in their (social) setting. Such sense of security needs to be initially built and subsequently continuously maintained.(more…)