NEW BOOK HELPS EDUCATORS AVOID COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT IN E-LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS Monday, Jul 19 2010
July 20, 2010 (New York, NY)—Interactive whiteboards, laptops, cell phones, recording devices, and other digital tools offer educators and students new ways to access, create, and share materials. Copyright laws are an important but often neglected facet of digitized education. Copyright and E-Learning: A Guide for Practitioners, to be released in North America by Neal-Schuman Publishers on August 30, 2010, will give educators the background they need to teach confidently in a digital learning environment without breaking the law.
Learning Technology Librarian, Jane Seeker, offers expert guidance in this practical guide. In chapter 1, she provides an overview of copyright and intellectual property rights and how they function with e-learning. She also discusses the evolution of e-learning and its relationship with other types of teaching, including face-to-face and distance education. Chapter 2 addresses the use of previously published material in e-learning. A detailed case study examines the use of texts and multimedia files in a university setting, and demonstrates how educators can teach effectively with proper copyright compliance. Chapter 3 looks at the use of multimedia content in e-learning, using examples such as lecture capture and podcasts. Secker also provides lists of multimedia resources for the academic community. In chapter 4, she discusses the use of original digital resources, emphasizing digital rights management (DRM) procedures and licenses for websites. Chapter 5 examines Web 2.0 tools and copyright issues, using examples like Flickr, Facebook, and Wikipedia. In chapter 6, Secker offers a copyright training program for educators with specific support and techniques.
An essential guide for librarians, educators, learning technologists, educational product developers, instructional designers and information technologists, Copyright and E-Learning provides valuable information to the e-learning community and will serve as an indispensable resource for increasing the effective and legal use of digital resources.
2010. 6 x 9. 192 pp. $105.00.
About the Author
Jane Secker is Learning Technology Librarian at the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Centre for Learning Technology.
About Neal-Schuman Publishers and Facet Publishing
Facet Publishing titles are exclusively available in the United States through Neal-Schuman Publishers, a leading provider of library management, Internet, and information technology resources. Facet is the imprint of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (formerly the Library Association). Founded in 1976, Neal-Schuman Publishers is based in New York City with offices in London, UK.
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