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Copyright Made Simple for Digital Educators

Are you worried that a limited understanding of digital copyright law is putting you or your educational institution at risk for copyright infringement?

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Copyright Made Simple for Digital Educators

Are you worried that a limited understanding of digital copyright law is putting you or your educational institution at risk for copyright infringement?

With so much digital content being shared in the classroom these days, copyright laws surrounding electronic information technology (EIT) are especially relevant but can be hard to fully grasp. So, to give you an overview of what boundaries apply to different forms of electronic media (YouTube videos, eBooks, image files, etc.) and what constitutes fair use when attempting to make these materials accessible to students with disabilities, for example, we’ve put together a presentation with an expert on the subject.

In this webinar, author, professor, and self-styled “copyright nerd” Tom Tobin simplifies the concept of copyright as it applies to electronic resources for higher education so that anyone can create, use, and credit materials in a fair and consistent way. Professors, instructional designers, librarians, social scientists, educational administrators, and adult-learning leaders will all leave this workshop with specific, actionable, simple rules of thumb for staying on the right side of U.S. and Canadian copyright law.

This presentation will cover:

  • Copyright basics
  • Copyright law and cases
  • Licenses and permission
  • When copyright doesn’t apply
  • Who owns what you create

About Tom Tobin
Dr. Thomas J. Tobin is the Coordinator of Learning Technologies in the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. His latest work is Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices (Wiley, 2015) with B. Jean Mandernach and Ann H. Taylor. He is currently writing Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: A Practitioner’s Guide to Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education, expected from West Virginia University Press in 2017.

Since the advent of online courses in higher education in the late 1990s, Tom’s work has focused on using technology to extend the reach of higher education beyond its traditional audience. He advocates for the educational rights of people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Tom serves on the editorial boards of InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, the Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration and the Journal of Interactive Online Learning, and he is an internationally-recognized speaker and author on topics related to quality in distance education, especially copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and accessibility/universal design for learning.

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Tom Tobin
Coordinator of Learning Technologies| Center for Teaching and Learning, Northeastern Illinois University

Patrick Loftus (Moderator)
Marketing Assistant | 3Play Media