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2+. Following topic 2; slides, links and review.

We hope that you enjoyed the second topic — Copyright, being ‘open’ on social media, disrupting the status quo.

As we continue to share, hear and discuss ideas around openness in Higher Education, you will be considering how the topic of this module relates to your practice.

This post is to help you review topic 2. Please start/continue your discussions around the themes by writing a brief post and adding the tag OKHE. If you are a student being assessed, this is a chance to try out the assessment process.

If you attended session 2, please help us understand the needs of the group by answering three questions below.

Please enter your responses following session 2


Session 2 slides. © The University of Manchester and external presenters.

To the left are the combined presentations from session 2. These are open access.

Additionally, students being assessed can access a recording of session 2 now (login required; we are unable to make this open access).

We also discussed assessment in session 2. Please see our page on this for full details.


You may wish to explore some of the themes from this session further.

Playlist (4 videos): Open Access, from The University of Manchester Library. Videos © The University of Manchester.

The University of Manchester Library has produced a short video series on Open Access, which you can view using the player on this page.

You can also browse hashtags such as #oa and #openaccess on Twitter to read very recent discussions on — or relating to — this topic.

In case you missed it, we have produced a post on copyright, licensing and openness — including practical advice for higher education staff.

Copyright and open access were big themes in topic 2 — what are your thoughts on these? If copyright did not exist, would you want it to? Would you design a different system?

Continue the discussion

Thank you to Lucy and Simon who have shared thoughts and questions on how openness relates to their practice. You can view their contributions below, and future contributor posts by following Open Knowledge in HE.

If you have something to say, please respond to their posts, or write your own.

Further resources

Researcher illegally shares millions of science papers free online to spread knowledge

Preview of topic 3

View speaker biographies and reading material for topic 3.