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ERIC Number: EJ1036821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Setting Aside the Course Reader: The Legal, Economic, and Pedagogical Reasons
Evans, Brent J.; Willinsky, John
Innovative Higher Education, v38 n5 p341-354 Nov 2013
In this article we examine the changing status of the course reader as an instructional technology in higher education. We assess the advantages of simply providing students bibliographic entries for assigned readings instead of readers, and we evaluate this alternative in regards to intellectual property and fair use issues focusing on "Cambridge University Press v. Becker" (2012). A study of 110 course readers showed that 45% of the readings are freely available either through the university library or open access sources. Finally, we review a number of pedagogical benefits to having students work directly with scholarship within a dynamically hyperlinked environment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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