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2013 Monday Workshop: Fair Use and Copyright
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2013 AAEEBL Annual ePortfolio Conference
Monday Workshop
July 29

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Free as the Air?

ePortfolios, Copyright and Fair Use

Facilitated by:
Joseph Ugoretz

Time: 8:30 - 12:00

Lunch is included with registration at noon: after the morning workshops; before the afternoon workshops.

Free as 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.
Samuel Clemens
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 Together (Hands-on 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 additional perspectives.

About Joseph Ugoretz, Ph.D.

Joseph Ugoretz, Ph.D. - Workshop presenter for AAEEBL 2013 Annual ePortfolio Conference
Joseph Ugoretz, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
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).


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