Friday, January 30, 2009

"Copyright" - Enough Said

What can we do to help everyone get on the same page with Copyright Guidelines? How can we make any and all information available to everyone so that informed decisions can be made when it comes to using digital materials in the classroom.

Someone has gone and made it a little bit more simplified. The Temple University Media Education Lab, along with National Association for Media Literacy Education, the Action Coalition for Media Education, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Visual Communication Studies Division of the International Communication Association have all collaborated on their most recent project.

This project was to develop a an easier format to aid educators in understanding copyright when using "digital materials in teaching and learning." They have created the "Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Media Literacy Education." This document was created to help educators in making good and appropriate decisions on how they use copyrighted material.

You can also watch the pre-recorded launch event from November 2008. As well read more about it from the Temple website.

1 comment:

Marlo Gaddis said...

FYI...Jackie Pierson, Program Manager for Media and I will be presenting at the NCTIES conference on copyright and creative commons. Not sure how many attendees we will get but we are looking forward to it!