Terms and conditions for use or adaptation of TAD e-Learning materials
1. Who has developed the TAD Accessibility Advisor course?
The TAD Accessibility Advisor course has been developed by partners of the TAD consortium. The partners have created a body of original content, supplemented by numerous publicly available resources, (such as articles, guidelines and videos), created and published by other authors.
2. Who owns the copyright to the training material and can I re-use it?
All the authors of the individual and joint works contained in the TAD course are recognised as copyright holders of those works. In keeping with the funding conditions of the ERASMUS+ programme, all training materials are treated as Open Education Resources (OER) meaning that documents, media, software or other materials produced by the TAD Partnership are freely available for the public under an open license. As beneficiaries, the TAD consortium ensures that these OER are shared in an editable digital form, freely accessible through the internet (without cost, registration or other restriction), and are shared on a suitable and freely accessible platform, thus not just a project or institution specific website. The open access requirement is obligatory and is without prejudice to the intellectual property rights of the grant beneficiaries.
3. Can I use and/or translate the modules as they are?
YES, as the modules are made within the European TAD project and are already available through TAD training portal, owned by Panevėžys Labour Market Training Center, it is possible to use them without modifying them for other purposes quoting the owners (the European Commission and the TAD partnership). In case of translation, please mention “translated from the English original”.
4. Can I modify the modules?
YES. The open licence applied to educational resources produced with support of Erasmus+, allows the public (i.e. any third parties) at the minimum to freely:
- Use the work;
- Adapt the work as needed (e.g. translate, shorten, modify for local contexts, etc.);
- Reproduce and share the original or adapted work with others (e.g. with students in the classroom, online, with peers, etc.).
The TAD partners note, however:
- That the creator (“TAD Partnership”) has to be indicated whenever the work or a derivative is used or shared;
- That the work cannot be used commercially (e.g. sold by others, integrated in a commercial textbook, etc.);
- That any derivatives have to be shared under the same open licence or licensing terms.
5. Can I quote / translate parts of the contents?
YES, the content of the modules can be quoted if the source and the authors are reported. In case of translation, please mention “translated from the English original”.
There is no need to contact the partnership, but the partnership would be pleased to be informed of any use of the produced material. `
Organisation of TAD training sessions using the training portal – Terms and condition of use
1. Can I request additional support (teaching/ tutoring) when using the TAD Platform?
YES, stakeholders/organisations may ask the partnership to provide support for a Training experience with tutors of the project partnership. A fee will be asked to pay for the tutoring and the administration of the training experience. The number of foreseen participants in the course could affect the budget.
2. Can I move the contents on another platform?
It could be possible to ask the TAD partnership to move the platform to another URL to advertise and to perform a new TAD training experience, e.g. in a language not currently offered on the TAD e-learning platform. It is necessary to contact the partnership to agree on the level of involvement of the TAD partners and experts and to coordinate the transfer of data with the IT experts of TAD. In any case the “TAD Partnership” and ERASMUS+ funding must be quoted as the source and funding programme which produced the training course.
3. Can I use content and platform with another group of coordinators?
YES; in principle it is possible, but the partnership will want to be sure that the quality of the coordinators and the tutors of the new TAD training experience will be the same as the one of TAD. In any case the “TAD Partnership” and ERASMUS+ funding must be quoted as the source and funding programme which produced the training course.
4. Can I put fees for the completion of the TAD training experience?
YES, in principle it is possible to ask for a fee to the participants to the TAD training experience, but only to have a certificate of proficiency, which will have to be tested by selected experts/trainers. As a common practice, open on-line courses are free for everyone to surf and interact. On the other hand, a fee can be asked to get a proficiency certificate, where additional training, mentoring or assessment is provided . A budget should be taken into account for the activity of testing and delivery of certificates, and a group of qualified experts should be appointed.
You should contact the project coordinator and the partnership.