Copyright for Educators and Librarians is a new four-week MOOC (massive open online course) designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. The course aims to begin to demystify the law and help educators and librarians do their jobs more effectively. The first offering of the MOOC will run July 21–August 18, 2014. The instructors are Kevin Smith of Duke University, Lisa Macklin of Emory University, and Anne Gilliland of the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.
The course is organized into four units:
- A framework for thinking about copyright
- Authorship and rights
- Specific exceptions for teachers and librarians
- Understanding and using fair use
Students who successfully complete the class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment signed by the instructors. Specific professional development credit will depend on your own employment context. The course is expected to take 2–3 hours of work per week.
Register for free.