Wednesday, July 2, 2014

E-Activity-Copyright MCQs

In a public university teachers who teaches single course are required to create a book manual for their students. After creating the book it will distributed to university students every single semester as long the course are offered. The manual is also being updated from time to time if needed. Names of the teachers are written as authors of the book manual.
Now the teacher was resigned from the public university and was accepted from private university on the same country and teaches the same course. As an educator, you have all the archives of all the resources you've been using in your teaching to be used as your future references.
Answer the following questions by choosing the correct one from the options provided each.
1.    Is the teacher allows to reprint the book manual to his new job?
A.    YES – The book manual has been printed intended for the students from the previous university
B.    NO – Reprinting of any printed materials are copyrighted

2.    What the teacher can do in order not to violate any copyright issues from using the book manual to his new university?

A.    Reprint the book and distribute it to his students
B.    Use the book manual as his reference in creating his new materials
C.    Update the book and reprint

Answer: Since the  teacher is one of the authors of the book he might use the book as his reference and create a new manual intended for his new students. Take note that the book created in his previous university has been created for their students only and not outside the university unless it was intended and with permission of the previous university.

2nd Learning Reflection

In the digital world, digital learning is an effective way of gathering ideas. There plenty of information and ideas around the web and sometimes we cannot avoid to reuse them since we can easily find them. The OER are being use already as we live in the digital world which open around us. This is just a matter of how we follow the standards. In the digital world we can easily replicate knowledge.

I clearly understand the definition and benefits of OER in this chapter which it is more accessible, affordable and more efficient to many learners.

As an educator I want to learn more the concept of deploying OER in public in its architecture and design and implementation.

And lastly, the awareness of the public regarding OER is very important. Not so much information dissemination specially to educators, researchers and learners.