Copyright and Online Learning SIG

Copyright & Online Learning SIG


The CoOL (Copyright and Online Learning) SIG was established in November 2020. The group will focus on copyright issues associated with online learning, digital education, and learning technology. It will also consider broader copyright issuesassociated with access to information.


  • The group operates as a community of practice and helps to support local communities of practice in the field of copyright, online learning and learning technology.
  • It will look to develop and recognise copyright expertise within the educational community
  • Advocate for copyright literacy within the community and more broadly.
In common with ALT Members Groups and SIGs this group will :
  • Support activities in line with ALT’s strategic aims
  • Share ALT’s values of being participative, open, collaborative, innovative, inclusive and transparent



The SIG officers are:

  • Co-Chairs: Jane Secker (City, University of London) and Chris Morrison (University of Kent)
  • Co-Secretary: Jenny Greene (University of Bangor), Caroline Lloyd (University of Nottingham)
  • Events coordinator: Elizabeth Charles (Birkbeck, University of London), Shazia Arif (Brunel,
    University of London)
  • Marketing and communications officer: Greg Walters (Glasgow University)
  • Legal expert: Emily Hudson (Kings College London)
  • International networking: Kyle Courtney (Harvard University), Melanie Johnson (University
    of Auckland), Irene Barranco Garcia (University of Greenwich)
  • Other Officers: Samantha Ahern (UCL),  Stephen Penton (City, University of London), Deborah Ferns (University of Strathclyde), Chris Jones (University of Reading), Kate
    Vasili (Middlesex University), Neil Sprunt (Manchester University), Hannah Pyman (University of Essex), Erica Wine (Coventry University), Sarah Barkla (Bodleian Libraries,
    University of Oxford), Charlie Farley (University of Edinburgh), Lorna Campbell (University of Edinburgh), Bart Meletti (Learning on Screen), Scott Pryor (Cardiff University)


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