e-Portfolios: Assessing the Legal Issues

Addressing the legal issues arising from ePortfolio development and use can take considerable time and effort. However, an early investment in those issues can save considerably more effort later on, by highlighting key issues and allowing ePortfolio providers to plan to avoid them or ameliorate their effects. Many matters can be addressed, at least in part, by ensuring that e-Portfolio provider staff and learners are provided with adequate information and guidance. Maintaining adequate documentation of processes and decisions also helps to provide continuity in approach to legal issues over time.

JISC infoNet has created a detailed and useful InfoKit that covers many aspects of managing e-Portfolios.  

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JISC Legal Newslinks

Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information

A proposed new directive is intended to ensure that confidential information is adequately protected EU wide.

New Regulation for Collecting Societies Comes into Force

The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014 came into force on the 6 April 2014.

Keeping Young Learners Safe in Education - Guidance

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

New Bodies Subject to FOISA

As of today more bodies in Scotland will be subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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Recent JISC Legal Events
HEA Academy - Embedding Equality and Diversity in the Curriculum Lunchbyte (24 April 2014, Online)

This webinar will provide a brief Introduction to Jisc Services, and will offer an overview of the extensive range of resources that can assist in exploiting both technologies and effective practice in order to embed inclusion into everyday practice.
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