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Pilot session 4: Sharing online content and complying to copyright

Date & Time: 
online - Tue 21 May (15.00 CET)

In April-May 2013 Web2LLP is organising a 10-hour pilot of the online social media course for managers of lifelong learning projects.

19 participants from 9 different countries participated in the fourth session of Web2LLP's online pilot course, of which the topic centered around managing and sharing content in a social media context through different curation tools and IPR constraints. Alberto Nantiat (ATiT, Belgium) introduced the concept of curation, highlighting tools such as, Diigo and, while Mathy Vanbuel (ATiT, Belgium) took the participants on a journey through several cases of copyright-infringement, to make them aware of intellectual property rights issues helping participants make sure that their project activities respect necessary constraints in respect to sharing content while still making sure to be as open as possible. Last but not least, Shona Whyte (University of Nice, France), shared her personal experience of using as a curation tool while she became involved in the iTILT project. She gave participants useful guidelines and suggestions of how to curate and share content through



Alberto Nantiat, ATiT, Belgium
Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium
Shona Whyte, University of Nice, France


Alberto Nantiat, ATiT, Belgium
Alberto Nantiat

Alberto Nantiat obtained his Master’s Degree in Communication for Information Society in 2011 at the University of Turin, Italy. In the last years he worked as an intern or collaborator in several entities, including the university web TV (Extracampus), an international students association for PR and Communication (PRime), a small web agency (SWER) and an association for children care and international adoptions (ENZO B). In ATiT he collaborates in the MEDEA2020, MEDEAnet and Web2LLP projects, coordinates the digital communication on the main social media for both the MEDEA Awards and the annual Media & Learning Conference and contributes to Media and Learning News, a monthly newsletter about innovation in the use of ICT for learning.

Mathy Vanbuel, ATiT, Belgium
Mathy Vanbuel

With a background in audio-visual production, Mathy worked for the audio-visual service of the Catholic University of Leuven for more than 15 years as director and production manager. In 1999 he co-founded the independent company ATiT (Audiovisual Technologies, Informatics & Telecommunications), a Belgian SME involved in the integration of appropriate technologies to support teaching and learning in projects worldwide, where he is now Managing Co-Director. Within ATiT, he is managing the production of educational multimedia materials and the design and building of ICT-based solutions for training, teaching and learning.

Mathy was visiting lecturer (Design for eLearning and MultiMedia Management) at KHLIM Katholieke Hogeschool Limburg (Higher Education Institute) in Genk (BE) and Maastricht (NL). Mathy is Chair of the Technical Working Group of the Global Development Learning Network and Education Technology Advisor to the Association of African Development Learning Centres. He is author of several publications on the use of media in education and of scenarios of use of media in education. Mathy is chairperson of the MEDEA Awards Judging Committee and Secretary of the Media and Learning Association.

Shona Whyte, University of Nice, France
Shona Whyte

Shona Whyte (PhD Linguistics, Indiana University Bloomington) is associate professor in the English Department at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis where she teaches oral expression, translation, and English for specific purposes, as well as courses in second language acquisition and teaching, and educational technology. She also trains pre- and in-service teachers to teach foreign languages at both primary and secondary level. Her research involves classroom interaction, particularly involving young learners and interactive technologies, and teacher education, and she has published in international journals such as Language Learning and Technology and ReCALL (