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EDUC622 - Ethics and Legal Issues in Online Learning

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC622 Course ID: 4356 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will focus on the issue of ownership of certain types of intellectual property on the internet, which has become a critical issue with emerging Web 2.0 technologies becoming so prevalent in our schools and culture. In this course online, face-to-face, and hybrid educators, or candidates, will learn about the different types of potential copyright infringement and its implication for course development. There will be an attempt to dispel the common notion that since material is readily available on the internet, it is now public domain and is free from copyright concerns. (Candidates in the M. Ed. Teaching-Concentration in Secondary Social Studies program must take the 16-week course version per the West Virginia Board of Education-no exceptions.)





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Synthesize copyright laws as they relate to the concept of ownership via the internet.
  2. Analyze the need to develop an ethical framework for use of computers and learning objects in educational settings.
  3. Analyze the legal and ethical tests for fair use of copyrighted materials on the internet.
  4. Develop comprehensive acceptable use policies for academic settings.

Various eekly articles and policy documents are also required

Book Title:Handbook of Online Learning
ISBN:9781412961035
Publication Info:Sage
Author:Rudestam, Kjell
Unit Cost:$65.10
Book Title:Digital Media Ethics, 2nd Edition
ISBN:9780745656069
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Charles Ess
Unit Cost:$19.76

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.