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This article will focus on the importance of structuring research projects so they require original thought. The student will not just find an answer. The student will build an answer.
View larger image President Calvin Coolidge greets the media, 1924 Photo Courtesy of the Library of Congress In 2008 the National Endowment for the Humanities and and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) of the United Kingdom sponsored a conference, "Picturing the Nation," that addressed key issues of how people and societies communicate without using the written word; how we learn from watching and imitating others; how we learn from images and objects; and how and why we respond to performance, sound, and place. During the conference, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga history professor Wilfred M. McClay, said that, "Art can be used to enable inquiries beyond its immediate subjects. Written narratives are capable of offering details of a specific, subjective experience.
As students rush to complete assignments, one of the last things on their minds is copyright law. The temptation to pluck resources from just about anywhere is often too great for some students, and others are simply unaware that rules and regulations protecting the use of art and content even exist. But the fact is that these rules do exist, and regardless of knowledge, students are expected to play by these rules.
Plagiarism is one of the serious threats facing our educational system as a whole.
i Rate This The world of copyright can be a confusing and complex place…therefore ResourceLink has created a ‘one stop shop’ intended to provide educators and students with a simple to understand overview of Copyright, Creative Commons and other licences that exist, as well as resources to locate materials and information on how to correctly attribute these resources once they have been used.
Fair use offers an extraordinarily important opportunity for educators, researchers, and others to make reasonable and limited uses of copyrighted materials.
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Legal disclaimer on Copyright / Intellectual Property Issues: The author of these guidelines, Wesley Fryer, is not a lawyer and the information included on this website and book project should not be interpreted as official, legal advice. Copyright laws vary by country. For legal advice about intellectual property issues in the jurisdiction where you live pertaining to specific copyright situations, consult a bar-certified lawyer in your area. Because of the importance and relevance of this information to ALL learners playing with media, an updated version of this chapter from the eBook, “ Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing ,” is reprinted/available below. Copyright, fair use, and intellectual property issues are important for students, educators, and other citizens.
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines for Teachers