Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

Launch of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

 

We are pleased to announce the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources. This document is intended to support authors, teachers, professors, librarians, and all open educators in evaluating when and how they can incorporate third party copyright materials into Open Educational Resources to meet their pedagogical goals.

REPORT: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

Webinar:
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 3:00pm-4:30pm ET (12 pm PT)
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4oHpIFDnRoaJzOq8R6_fwg

This Best Practices is built on a series of workshops, interviews, and webinars that were conducted over the course of 2019 and 2020. Without the contributions of those partners and participants this project would not have been possible, and we want to recognize their indispensable support for this project.

Peter Jaszi - American University Washington College of Law
Prue Adler - American University Washington College of Law
Will Cross - North Carolina State University Libraries
Meredith Jacob - American University Washington College of Law
Michael Carroll - American University Washington College of Law
Carla Meyers - Miami University Libraries
Kristina Ishmael - New America
Carys Craig - York University Osgoode Hall Law School
Bilan Jama - American University Washington College of Law
Jeselene Andrade - American University Washington College of Law
 
 

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 View on YouTube 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) View on YouTube 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 View on YouTube 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 View on YouTube View Presentation
May 22, 12:00 PM ET Working towards Antiracism and Culturally Responsive Teaching in Open Education View on YouTube View Presentation
May 29, 12:00 PM ET:  Music to Our Ears: A fair use deep dive into using music in OER  View on YouTube View Presentation
June 12, 12:00 PM ET Using Open Licensing to Support LGBTQ-Inclusive Learning  View on YouTube View Presentation

Overview: Fair Use and Open Educational Resources

Image: OERInfo (CC-0)
 

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