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E-learning For whom? Academische fase Legal preconditions

Sharing teaching materials

Knowing about copyright law is a prerequisite when developing a vision on the possibilities of online education. Breaches of copyright law can result in claims for compensation and the removal of the online materials. Therefore, a global understanding of the legal framework is necessary to be able to assess when further advice is needed.

After an item about who has the final say, a division will be made between reuse of materials in a closed and open learning environment, as different rules apply to each. The lecturer will receive help developing a vision on these matters through links to a selection of sources from other institutions. Other items that will be covered are the use of YouTube in education and publishing student work on the internet. Furthermore, are students allowed to transcribe a class and publish it online? Do students know that teaching materials are protected by copyright law? Finally, lecturers should realize that besides copyright law, also the Code of Conduct for Scientific Practice applies to teaching materials.

Lecturers that would appreciate an advisory session about the ramifications for their own education, can contact mr. E.Hoorn (

Last modified:12 January 2016 11.16 a.m.
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