Copyright and Online Learning SIG

Copyright & Online Learning SIG

Who are we?

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.


To join the Group and be kept up to date with the latest news and events, subscribe to the ALT-COOLSIG mailing list and visit our Twitter @ALTCoOLSIG to join in the conversation.

Community Space

ALT CoOLSIG news, information and events.

Future events

View CoOLSIG's upcoming events.

Past events and recordings

View recordings and past events on CoOLSIG's YouTube playlist.

Publications and blog

Read the latest news on CoOLSIG's blog.

Our remit

  • 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:

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