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(K-12/HE) Copyright for Educators is a Course

(K-12/HE) Copyright for Educators

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Course Date:

Open

Duration:

Ongoing

Commitment:

2 hrs/week

Requirement:

None

Course Type:

Self-paced

Credential:

Badge

Description

Copyright and fair use are crucial topics for educators. In today’s digital world, copyright and fair use are also directly relevant to activities that students engage in virtually every day. This short course aims to make these concepts clear and accessible to educators. Completing this course should give educators the background they need to feel comfortable teaching these concepts to students using Copyright and Creativity for Ethical Digital Citizens, our free suite of K-12 teaching resources.

Objectives

At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of copyright and its basic rights.
  • Understand the limitations of copyright, including fair use.
  • Understand how to acquire and share media in lawful and ethical ways.
  • Be prepared to apply copyright and fair use to project-based learning situations, including knowing how to help students find creative work that is free and legal to re-use and share.

Course is offered by the Internet Education Foundation.

Course Instructors

David M. Sohn

David M. Sohn

Instructor

David Sohn is the former General Counsel and Director of the Copyright and Technology Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), a Washington DC-based nonprofit that is a leading nationwide voice on technology policy and online civil liberties. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Stanford Law School.

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