Alamo Colleges

Alamo Colleges Online is in the midst of evaluating their online courses and exploring how Open Educational Resources can fit into their course development and redesign processes. Alamo is partnering with OER Commons to provide roadmap consulting, training, and a suite of tools is seen as an important step in building awareness and capacity for the use of OERs within Alamo College’s online courses. This groups is a collaborative workspace where participants can discuss, evaluate, and organize OER. http://www.oercommons.org/hubs/Alamo-Colleges
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Academic Support: Copyright and Intellectual Property

Use Information Correctly Tutorial

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Plagiarism and copyright abuse have increased greatly as more and more people are producing content online. Learn how to use information correctly to create quality content while protecting the intellectual property of others.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Interactive, Reading

Copyright Law Module 1 of 3: An Overview of U.S. Copyright Law

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This series of three modules (subsequent modules are linked at the bottom of this page) is intended to provide an overview of U.S. Copyright Law, both as it is written in law and as it functions in the courts. The evolution of copyright law in response to new technologies, the specifics of U.S. Copyright Law, and significant copyright court cases are all discussed. This first module is a basic overview of U.S. Copyright Law: what it is, the types of works it covers, and the protections it guarantees creators.

Material Type: Reading, Syllabus

Author: Ashley Allen

Copyright 4 Educators (USA)

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This course is for educators and learners who wants to understand how copyright affects use of learning materials, and how to use copyright to facilitate education. The course is focused on developing practical solutions. The reading won't always give these to you, its up to you to devise practical solutions based on the reading.

Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Reading

Copyright and Fair Use Tutorial

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In our Avoiding Plagiarism module, we gave you tips for citing, quoting, and incorporating various sources into your writing projects. However, depending on what types of sources you use, you may also have to consider copyright and fair use laws. For example, if you want to use someone else's photo or song in one of your own projects, you'll need to make sure you have the legal right to do so. In this tutorial, you'll learn about the copyright protections that apply to work posted online, including images, text, videos, and more. You'll also learn about the rules that determine which of these resources you can use, and how you can use them.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading