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Copyright and MOOCs - free webinar February 6th

Thursday, February 6, 2014
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, US/Eastern

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Do you teach an online course?  Have you ever created (or thought about creating) a MOOC?  Ever wonder about the copyright issues involved in doing this?  If so, this presentation may interest you.


The Copyright Education Subcommittee of the American Library Association’s Office of IT Policy invite you to join us for a new series of presentations intended to educate users about copyright and encourage a discussion about a balanced approach to copyright law.   Join us at 2pm Eastern time (11am Pacific time) on February 6, 2014 for the presentation “What a Difference a MOOC makes: Copyright Management for Online Courses” by Kevin Smith.


The attention being paid to MOOCs and the sudden interest in global online education has created remarkable new situations for faculty, administrators and librarians.  One area of both uncertainty and opportunity is copyright, especially because traditional copyright exceptions do not seem to apply comfortably in the MOOC environment.  In this webinar, we will look at how institutions need to think about copyright compliance for online teaching, what level of guidance for teaching faculty is appropriate, and what kinds of services may be needed to support the MOOC phenomenon.


As Duke University’s first Scholarly Communications Officer, Kevin Smith’s principal role is to teach and advise faculty, administrators and students about copyright, intellectual property licensing and scholarly publishing.  The Scholarly Communications Officer is both a librarian and an attorney experienced in copyright and technology law.  Kevin holds a Masters of Library Science from Kent State University and has worked as an academic librarian in both liberal arts colleges and specialized libraries. His strong interest in copyright law began in library school and he received a law degree from Capital University in 2005. Before moving to Duke in 2006, Kevin served as the Director of the Pilgrim Library at Defiance College in Ohio, where he also taught Constitutional Law. He is admitted to the bar in Ohio and North Carolina.

To join the online meeting (Now from mobile devices!)
1. Go to https://kentedu.webex.com/kentedu/j.php?MTID=m8da9082ae991d6d82261d980ad446f79
2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: copyright
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2. On the left navigation bar, click "Support". 

For more information about this series or to learn about (or suggest topics for) upcoming topics, please join the Copyright Coffee Break listserv.  Email “subscribe copyrightbookclub” to listserv@csufresno.edu.