November 26, 2015

Beginning Next Month an All-Star Lineup of Instructors Will Teach a “Copyright for Educators & Librarians” MOOC, Registration Now Open

If you’re interested in learning about copyright and library issues from three highly-respected professionals then this MOOC is or you.

This is an all-star faculty lineup if there ever was one.

The MOOC is titled, “Copyright for Educators & Librarians” and is free. Registration is now open.

Kevin Smith, Duke University;  Anne Gilliland, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; and Lisa A. Macklin, Emory University (all three librarians and  lawyers) will co-teach the four week MOOC using Coursera platform beginning on July  21, 2014. 

From the About Section of the Info Page:

The three instructors for the course all began their careers as librarians, and all went to law school in order to assist their colleagues in schools, colleges and libraries better understand copyright.  Each now holds a position where their principal role is to help sort out the copyright conundrums that arise in education and libraries.  In all of these situations, our goal is to help teachers and librarians accomplish their legitimate educational goals in ways that respect copyright and reduce the fear and uncertainty that sometimes hampers creative teaching.  As lawyers, we strive to find responsible ways to say “yes” when asked if a new teaching idea or library services can be considered within the confines of the copyright law.

Direct to Course Syllabus, Intro Video, Suggested Readings, Etc.
The page also has a link to register.

Kevin Smith has more about the course on his “must read” Scholarly Communications @ Duke blog.

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