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4.Which considerations does a lecturer have to take into account if he or she wants to publish teaching materials on YouTube

Dirk Bezemer’s first video lecture on the credit crisis managed to reach almost 60,000 views. For a lecturer there can be additional value to publish materials on YouTube: it is attractive to students and showcases that the University of Groningen teaches topics that are relevant for society. It can also be important as a marketing tool for an educational programme. As indicated before, due to the rise of open education, there is a need for more clarity about who has the final say about opening up teaching materials. However, this guidance has not been formulated yet.

At this stage the Administrative and Legal Affairs department advises lecturers to check with the department if it is a good idea to make materials available via YouTube. Important to note is the need to create materials that conform to University of Groningen house style from a marketing perspective, to make it more recognizable for our organization.

When a video lecture is published on YouTube, their rules apply, meaning that the copyright owner grants a non-exclusive restricted license for spreading the materials to YouTube, but remains copyright owner. This still allows us to put the videos up on Blackboard for our own students as well. When creating a video lecture you make to make sure you do not violate other people’s copyright.

YouTube’s Terms of service. YouTube allows you to a Creative Commons license.You can find more information here.
Last modified:10 November 2015 3.54 p.m.
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