Copyright & Fair Use Presentation


Reflective Statement

This presentation is a summary of the newly acquired information that I took away from my Copyright and Fair Use course. This artifact was created to serve as professional development for my staff regarding how these ideas apply to the classroom, and what we, as educators, need to know to avoid legal repercussions regarding the use of other people’s work and creations. This piece relates to other artifacts in my portfolio in that it displays my knowledge of the principles of instructional design that can be found in many of my other works. It takes into account a pre and post assessment for the adult learner to measure personal growth, as well as allowing time for discussion, application and personal reflection. It targets areas across Blooms Taxonomy, and is paced in a way that is neither too boring to the adult learner nor too rigorous to take away from the learning objective.

I hold this artifact in high regard as I feel it blends many of the learning objectives that I have acquired across multiple courses during my tenure at UNK. Not only does it display knowledge learned from my Copyright and Fair Use course, but it also addresses content gained from my Teacher Development Training course, and demonstrates adherence to principles of effective course design. This artifact expresses several of the NETS for Coaches standards, including Digital Citizenship, Professional Development & Program Evaluation, and Content Knowledge & Professional Growth. It demonstrates my ability to define and evaluate a teacher’s adherence to copyright and fair use practices, while at the same time serving as authentic and applied professional development.  If I were to create this artifact again, I would have focused more on the digital realm for instructional purposes as it pertains to educators. My presentation’s focus is primarily based on using copyrighted material within the ‘brick and mortar’ classroom, but fails to address how these practices may apply in an online setting. Based on the emergence of digital instruction and e-learning, this content knowledge would be very valuable to today’s 21st century educator.  The creation of this artifact allowed me to apply content knowledge that I was somewhat unfamiliar with before taking this course. Through the creation of this artifact I was able to reinforce this newly learned content knowledge, and establish a document that I’m sure will come to good use in the future regarding faculty development.

This artifact was created as a means to synthesize information that I had obtained regarding the major topics of copyright and fair use. It also allowed for the application of sound instructional design, and a tool to use in future faculty development. The major obstacle that I had in creating this artifact was summarizing the vast amount of information that was presented on this topic over the course of my studies. In this course, we were presented with numerous avenues of exposure to the content, and those resources covered everything from the basics of the subject, to legal practices and court jurisdictions in which the topics were prevalent. Assimilating all of this information into a short presentation did provide quite a challenge. It required me to be critical of all the facts, and highly selective in the information that I deemed necessary for my staff to take away from the presentation. This, in itself, led to my further understanding of the content.