Series: Research and Study Skills
Most of us always try to abide by the law. But did you know that just by submitting a research report, you could be committing a crime? That is, if you have used the work or intellectual property of others without acknowledging it. Plagiarism is theft and it has serious consequences in schools and workplaces alike. The good news is that it’s not hard to research ethically and compile a bibliography that cites the work of others and strengthens your own! Show Less
This creative programme takes students on a journey as Kat teaches them about data storage and communication. Powerful visual diagrams and animations are used throughout, in order to aid students’ understanding of the concepts that are explored. Students will learn about the role of binary in communicating and storing data, the standard units for file sizes, ASCII, and the differences between a variety of audio and visual file types. Show Less
Copying plays a crucial role at all stages of our development as human beings, from DNA replication to the way in which physical synchronicity helps us establish connections and relationships with friends and family, and beyond. Copying can also facilitate freedom of expression and political engagement, by enabling people and communities across the globe come together and speak with one voice. But what about copying when creating new works of literature, drama, music or art? The video explores the complex relationship between copying and creativity through the eyes of a young art student. Show Less
Short animated video exploring the relationship between copyright, creativity and technology.
Copyright Duration considers how long copyright lasts and what it means to say that a work is protected by copyright or in the public domain.
This video explores the use of public domain and licensed copyright materials as inputs to commercial innovation. Interviews with successful UK media firms reveal how the availability of certain expressions, such as open source software and out of copyright artistic works, can be combined with new artistic inputs to generate commercial products. Show Less
A person’s intellectual property does not just refer to their ideas or words. It also means any images, music and videos that they have created. These types of works are protected online by a licence that tells us if and how we can use or modify them. Understanding these licences is important not only for accessing great media for your research projects, but for making sure you're a respectful digital citizen. Show Less
Creativity can be the difference between success and failure. In this entertaining and informative programme students learn ways in which people can become more creative and develop a questioning mindset, enhancing their ability to generate, challenge, test and reinvent ideas. Critical thinking and creative thinking are very different from each other, therefore knowing how best to utilise your creative thinking skills can separate you from the rest - now let's get creative! Show Less
It’s high drama – police have identified a time-bomb in a car boot. Brave Constable Taviner decides to defuse it herself – brave because she has no idea what she’s doing. In a flash, skills coach Ray Roundtree appears to save the day with sure and savvy tips about online research – using search engines effectively, identifying reliable information sources and skim-reading. Show Less
The program examines the preparation, planning, writing and review stages of essay writing.
The program takes students through the process of essay-writing from preparation and planning, through structure, fluency and style, to a decisive conclusion.
This programme begins by illustrating the meaning and significance of evidence and the presentation of evidence in numbers, percentages, rates and over time. The case against zoo's is used to give students the opportunity to evaluate and question how evidence is being used to support the arguments being made. Dr. Roy van den Brink Budgen then provides his analysis of the case study. Show Less
Filmmakers discuss what motivates the to create, how they use other people's work, and the difference between copying and being inspired by copyrighted material.
Going for a Song tells the story of Tina and Ben, a music composer and a lyricist who create an original song and discuss how to market it.
A digital story is a form of media that allows students to share their creative writing in a way that can be expressed through audio files, digital photos and imagery. It can be shared via email or downloadable link and can be stored safely on a CD, DVD, website, computer hard drive or other storage device. A perfect example of using multi-literacy in the classroom, creating a digital story is one of the ways in which technology is re-shaping the way students learn and relate to each other by allowing them to share their thoughts, ideas, images and music digitally with the world. Show Less
Idea and Expression explores how copyright protects only the expression of ideas and not ideas themselves. The texts below help you understand a fundamental principle of copyright law: the idea-expression dichotomy.
The programme covers five sections - deciding on a topic, breaking down the elephant (narrowing down a broad topic), collecting data, analysing data and writing a report.
The Internet has revolutionised our daily lives. But what are the dangers? Remaining safe online is no easy task. Much has been said about what not to do, but how do you unwittingly give away too much about yourself? And why is that a problem anyway? This programme discusses ways users can avoid predators, online marketers, and cyberbullies, as well as discussing the role of the internet as a media. Also highlighted are the risks associated with the use of popular social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace. An invaluable resource for internet users of all ages. Show Less
In this animated programme, our character Sam shows students the basics of networking and data transmission. Engaging graphics are used to explain concepts clearly and visually, depicting how data is transmitted via cables and fibre optics, and why switches and routers are important. Students will also learn about binary, LANs, WANs, and why protocols are used. Show Less
It’s the day of the bank raid. Underworld lynchpin Black Cat isn’t impressed that Bugsy’s forgotten how to crack a safe. A knock at the door…it’s skills coach Ray Roundtree who loads them up with guidelines for digesting and remembering information. But Black Cat doesn’t buy it…big mistake! The cops busted them and they’re in for a long stretch. Show Less
Musicians discuss how copyright impacts their work, how they can use copyrighted material, and the difference between copying and being inspired by a piece of music.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when we perform a search online. Often, we get millions of results, only a fraction of which will be appropriate for our research. Enter: databases, and using them is simpler than you might think. This programme explains how you can save time, frustration and level up your research skills by making the most of databases. Show Less
Search engines are a useful tool, but how can students get the best results from them? Join the fictional Professor Doogle as she looks at skills including: selecting and searching search engines and databases; using precise keywords; predicting expected results to assess credibility of the information, and assessing website credibility. This programme helps students develop a critical approach to conducting online research. Show Less
Two performers talk about how copyright affects their work, discuss how and when they use other people's work.
Permission or Permitted? considers how you can lawfully make use of, or borrow from, works that are still in copyright, but without having to ask for permission or make payment to the copyright owner.