IP4Teen is a project developed by the University of Alicante with the support of the EUIPO that seeks to raise awareness among European teenagers on the value of intellectual property as well as on the risks associated to piracy and the purchase of counterfeits.
To that end, we have developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), both in Spanish and English, targeting both high school teachers and students of the Master from the Master for secondary education teachers from Spanish universities.
This online course is made of very short modules whose content is linked to two main areas of interest for teenagers: the online world (social media, streaming platforms, etc.) and “clout” (term referring to the influence or power of a person in its own community, for example, influencers through new technologies and fashion).
Once current and future teachers have successfully completed this MOOC, they will be able to use the content of the course and apply it in the classroom, which will enable high school students to:
Understand the importance to protect the results stemming from a personal investment in creativity and innovation, as well as the need to protect and respect the creativity of others.
Acknowledge the value of originals and of legal sources of digital content.
Identify the risks associated to piracy and counterfeits.