We are excited to share a set of open modules introducing critical elements of intellectual property (IP), developed by University of Toronto Entrepreneurship (UTE) with support from Digital Learning Innovation and the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education. The goal of these modules is to provide education and practical resources, relevant to targeted students and faculty engaged in course and co-curricular activities that have IP implications. To date two modules are available:
- Module 1 – Introduction to Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Rights
This module covers the basics of Intellectual Property and IP rights in relation to students and faculty at the University of Toronto.
- Module 2 – Understanding the Value of Intellectual Property
This module explores frameworks that explain the value of IP in a range of contexts at the University of Toronto.
A third module with a focus on student-created intellectual property arising from curricular activities will be available soon.
Speaking to the resources, Jon French, Director, UTE notes:
“These modules provide relevant insight to guide students and faculty as they navigate course and co-curricular activities with IP implications. Rich with real world scenarios, document templates and FAQs, these are tools that will educate, and also serve as a central hub of related resources to increase our collective IP literacy – a valuable skill in today’s knowledge economy.”
Materials are available under a creative commons licence and content may be viewed online or downloaded and used in a specific course content. Resources include slides, videos, case studies, and pdfs and faculty and instructors can supplement the material as needed.