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Beyond the Rules: Copyright Compliance is a Design Issue

Linda Enghagen (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Session Information
October 15, 2015 - 1:30pm
Faculty and Professional Development & Support
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
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Session Type: 
Information Session
Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Concurrent Session 7

Incorporating copyright considerations at the design stage is not only efficient but eliminates many of the problems associated with "retrofitting" for compliance after the fact.

Extended Abstract

Designing and delivering online course content inevitably raises questions in relation to copyright and fair use. Too often, these compliance questions are considered only after course materials have been selected. When an instructor learns that some of the materials may not be used as planned, it is not only frustrating and stressful but then requires additional time to identify appropriate alternatives. When designing course content, instructors are accustomed to thinking through pedagogical strategies for effective delivery from the outset. Like pedagogical techniques, thinking about copyright compliance at the design stage facilitates affords a greater degree of efficiency in the development of course content. "Beyond the Rules" offers a way for instructors to think about copyright and fair use at the design stage. It identifies five strategies for incorporating copyright compliance considerations early in the process.