ERIC Number: EJ1142959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Ownership of Digital Course Artifacts: Who Can Access and Use Your Words, Images, Sounds, and Clicks?
Dennen, Vanessa P.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v17 n4 p5-19 2016
Digital learning environments are spaces in which data are shared, generated, and recorded. At the end of an online course, a rich collection of digital artifacts are left behind by the instructor and learners. Some artifacts are intentionally created learning materials and assignments, some are the products of class interaction in discussion spaces, and some are the data recorded by servers documenting each user's path through the learning environment. This paper addresses the ownership and use of these data points, taking into consideration both privacy and intellectual property rights as well as ethical issues. Examples of how instructors might proactively address these issues and support student awareness throughout all phases of a course are discussed.
Descriptors: Access to Information, Online Courses, Computer Mediated Communication, Electronic Learning, Electronic Publishing, Electronic Libraries, Privacy, Intellectual Property, Information Utilization, Learning Activities, Class Activities, Teacher Rights, Student Rights, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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