Digital Textbooks

In his recent blog post, Charles Huckabee reports on a law signed in on Thursday by California Gov. Jerry Brown that will affect California colleges and their students.  The law includes measures intended to provide students with access to free online textbooks for 50 undergraduate courses.  Huckabee states that for the undertaking of this task, … Continue reading Digital Textbooks

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September 18 Provisions Session: Copyright & Intellectual Property

The September session of Provisions Teaching and Learning Series was titled Teaching with/about Copyright and Intellectual Property.  The three presenters touched upon the changing copyright laws, the college’s specific copyright policy, how they have dealt with the copyright laws in their specific fields, and why we must exercise our fair use rights. John Ellis, Executive … Continue reading September 18 Provisions Session: Copyright & Intellectual Property

Teaching with/about Copyright and Intellectual Property: Is Fair Use Stealing?

The digital age has brought along with it a debate on copyright laws and whether or not these laws have become unworkable in relation to the availability and popularity of digital technologies.  Many believe copyright laws to be a hindrance to student creativity/productivity, and the question then becomes, by those trying to navigate these restrictive … Continue reading Teaching with/about Copyright and Intellectual Property: Is Fair Use Stealing?