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February 11, 2017

Copyright Protection In eLearning Design: What You Need To Know To Protect Your Work

When eLearning content designers create material for their courses, they invest considerable amount of time, skill, effort, and money into its production. If you are an independent designer, or running your own eLearning consulting business, you have much more at stake in your creations. As a result, there is often an implied understanding of “ownership” for the content. However, oftentimes content created through your toil and labor can be surreptitiously copied and used by someone else; depriving you not only of acknowledgement of ownership, but also of potential material and financial benefits that may have accrued to you. Copyright aims to put an end to such “misappropriation” of content that lawfully belongs to you. In most cases (though there are limitations and exemptions) such protection grants the original creator the right to own the content, and decide who can use, share or disseminate it. In this article we will talk about copyright protection in eLearning. We will also go over some useful tips to consider when dealing with copyrighted content.
by Marina Arshavskiy
May 6, 2016

Copyright Ownership And Control Of eLearning Course Materials And Courseware

Copyright ownership of eLearning courseware and materials has increasingly attracted the interest of educators, researchers, and companies that develop learning systems and publish online course materials and course ware.  Technology provides the potential for collaborative interaction and learning opportunities for geographically dispersed persons and groups (Biström, 2005; Edwards et al., 2002). The effective use of eLearning course and instructional materials has proven to be useful in diverse educational settings worldwide. In light of the complexity and expense of the resources involved in developing online course materials, many institutions are revisiting their intellectual property policies to clarify how they apply to online educational materials.
by Jasmine Renner
March 8, 2016

Copyright, eLearning, And Creativity

Copyright has been an engine for creativity for more than three centuries. Its history is one of continuous evolution in the face of technological change. In today's global environment, eLearning practitioners have unprecedented opportunities to disseminate their creative works and products to a worldwide audience. At the same time, they face daunting challenges as to what materials are protected legally and what kinds can potentially open them up to legal risk. As engagement in eLearning continues to grow, a workable understanding of local and international copyright issues especially regarding its protection and encouragement is essential.
by Jasmine Renner
January 21, 2015

Intellectual Property Rights In eLearning

eLearning professionals are increasingly creating educational materials that are offered on a wide scale, globally. With this dynamic frontier of content delivery, emerge questions and concerns about intellectual property rights among content developers and providers. Questions such as who owns the digital materials and content that I create and post online? What are institutional or organizational limits of ownership to my e-materials and digital products?, Can I patent my work and what are organizational implications? Do I have the right to use content for eLearning courses that is easily downloadable and found on the worldwide web at another organization? This article addresses intellectual property rights related to the field of eLearning and discusses its implications for eLearning practitioners.
by Jasmine Renner