2013 AAEEBL Annual
as the Air?
ePortfolios, Copyright and Fair Use
Lunch is included with
registration at noon: after the morning workshops; before the afternoon
the Air? ePortfolios,
Copyright and Fair Use
The general rule of law is, that noblest of human
productions - knowledge, truths ascertained, conceptions and ideas - become,
after voluntary communication to others, free as the air to common use.
Justice Louis Brandeis, dissenting opinion
International News Service v. Associated Press, 1918
Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in
any copyright law on the planet.
Mark Twain's Notebook, 1902-1903
Who owns the contents of an eportfolio? Who owns
the eportfolio itself? What right does a learner have to use the work of others
as a foundation? As an inspiration? As an illustration?
This Monday afternoon workshop session is designed to explore the implications
and intricacies of copyright law(s), best practices, and issues of intellectual
property and ownership as they connect to eportfolio development and practice.
This session is ideal for anyone beginning with eportfolio implementation,
deciding on policies and principles, as well as for eportfolio programs that
are already well-established but facing challenges in balancing and protecting
institutional and individual rights and responsibilies.
This 8:30 am – 12:00 pm workshop will cover a
range of topics including:
- The history and
development of copyright (from prehistory
to the future)
- Principles of
Open Culture and Sharing (copying
is not theft, collaboration is not cheating)
- Copyleft and the
Creative Commons (FLOSS
and ShareAlike. OERs and your curriculum)
- Text, Images,
Video, Music and others (The
challenge of multiple and mixed media. Remixes and Mashups)
- Bringing it all
work with challenging examples from a variety of campuses. Case
studies for discussion)
Facilitated by Joseph Ugoretz, Free as the
Air? will include discussion, shared resources and
interactive case studies. Guest experts (live or virtual) will provide
About Joseph Ugoretz,
Joseph Ugoretz, Ph.D.
Macaulay Honors College
Joseph Ugoretz earned his masters degree in the Teaching of
English at Columbia University Teachers College, and his doctorate at the City
University of New York Graduate Center. He is currently Associate Dean of
Teaching, Learning and Technology at Macaulay Honors College of the City
University of New York (CUNY), and serves as a member of the Consortial Faculty
for the CUNY Online Baccalaureate. He is also on the faculty of the CUNY
Graduate Center's Certificate Program in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.
Dr. Ugoretz was a campus coordinator for the Visible Knowledge
Project, a five-year project aimed at improving the quality of college and
university teaching through a focus on both student learning and faculty
development in technology-enhanced environments. Some of his collaborative work
from that project is documented in the online gallery "Looking at
Learning, Looking Together.”
Aside from educational technology, Ugoretz’ research interests
include Urban Legends and Internet Lore, Science Fiction, and Oral Performance
Art (the subject of his fieldwork with pitchmen at county fairs and carnivals,
and of his essay, "Quacks, Yokels, and Light-Fingered Folk: Oral
Performance Art at the Fair" in the 2006 collection Americana: Readings in
American Popular Culture).