Intellectual Property Rights
Protection of Intellectual Property Rights of instructors/trainers
- Many instructors wonder what will happen with the content they have created and published online, e.g. in an LMS
- Will other instructors use their courses?
- Will course participants pass on the content to others?
University, further education
- The legal situation has to be clarified beforehand
- There are several possibilities:
- Content is copyrighted and can not be used by others
- Reuse is limited to a certain group of users (other instructors who have agreed to share content)
- Use of Creative Commons: Content can be reused - however the author has to be notified about changes (e.g., Wikiversity)
- Financial compensation: the instructor gets a certain percentage of the instructor fee if the content is used by another instructor
- Selling course material: The instructor sells the use of the content for a licensing fee.
- The content is free to be used by anyone
- The chosen has method has to be documented contractually
- Does E-Learning or Blended Learning replace the instructor or a large part of the teaching load?
- The concerns of the instructors on this topic should not be underestimated
- It is important that all concernes are heard and considered when developping a concept for how to deal with intellectual property rights
intellectual property rights, creative commons, content sharing