Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

Resilient Digital Materials for Teaching and Learning: Copyright and Open Education Strategies Webinar Series

As teachers are making an emergency shift to online education, one component of that struggle is navigating concerns around copyright when finding digital teaching materials. This webinar series addresses that and is divided into two tracks: K-12 and Higher Education. There are also two stand-alone webinar options that can be attended by both the K-12 and Higher Education community. All of the webinars will also be available on YouTube and linked to this page after the live event has ended.

             Date                                                                     Title             Recording               Slides
March 31, 2020 01:00 PM ET Reading Aloud: Fair Use Enables Translating Classroom Practices to Online Learning View on YouTube View Presentation
Apr 14, 2020 01:00 PM ET Essential copyright knowledge: a toolkit for teachers and librarians View on YouTube View Presentation
April 17, 03:00 PM ET Educational fair use in the COVID-19 emergency: yes you can scan (and more) for K-12 education View on YouTube View Presentation
April 17, 03:00 PM ET Educational fair use in the COVID-19 emergency: yes you can scan (and more) for colleges and universities View on YouTube View Presentation
April 24, 12:00 PM ET Finding teaching materials for Fall 2020 and beyond: evaluating resilient digital teaching and learning materials from open and commercial sources for K-12 teaching View on YouTube View Presentation
April 24, 03:00 PM ET Finding teaching materials for Fall 2020 and beyond: evaluating resilient digital teaching and learning materials from open and commercial sources for college and university teaching (including finding materials and evaluating licensing) View on YouTube View Presentation
May 1, 12:00 PM ET Creating teaching materials for Fall 2020 and beyond: authoring and adapting Open Educational Resources for K-12 Coming Soon View Presentation
May 1, 03:00 PM ET Creating teaching materials for Fall 2020 and beyond: authoring and adapting Open Educational Resources for colleges and universities (strategies, systems, and sources for creating OER) Coming Soon View Presentation
May 8, 12:00 PM ET Universal Design - ensuring equitable access to education in the transition to online teaching and learning for students with disabilities and vulnerable students Coming Soon View Presentation
May 15, 01:00 PM ET Copyright in the U.S. and Canada compared - why taking advance of fair use for education doesn’t cause cross-border incompatibility Coming Soon View Presentation

Upcoming Webinars

             Date                                                                     Title             Recording               Slides
May 22, 12:00 PM ET Working towards Antiracism and Culturally Responsive Teaching in Open Education - Register here Coming Soon View Presentation
May 29, 12:00 PM ET:  Music to Our Ears: A fair use deep dive into using music in OER - Register here Coming Soon Coming Soon
June 5, 12:00 PM ET Using Open Licensing to Support LGBTQ-Inclusive Learning - Register here Coming Soon Coming Soon 

Overview: Fair Use and Open Educational Resources

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This project aims to evaluate the perception of copyright related barriers to the creation of open educational resources (OER) that contain third party materials, such as quotations, excerpts, photographs and illustrations.  Our preliminary discussions indicate that there are significant areas of practice where increased understanding and confidence about when and how fair use permits the use of these third party materials would expand the types of OER created and improve their instructional value.  We anticipate working with authors, teachers, professors, instructional designers, librarians, and others to draft a best practices in fair use for open educational resources to document the best practices in this professional community.

Survey

If you are interested in reporting your experience, and/or would like to stay updated about this project, please watch out for our survey, soon to be made available here.

Survey – Creating Open Educational Resources – copyright and licensing questions