Do the Proposed Canadian Copyright Laws and the Intellectual Property Policies of Universities Change the Nature of Learning and Teaching in Online Courses?

Dr. Heather Ryan
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Discussion of the current and proposed copyright policies in Canada and of the intellectual property policies of two universities as evidence for concerns over effects upon both course content and pedagogy. Exploration of others' experiences of intellectual property and copyright guidelines and policies on their on-line course development and delivery within their respective institutions and countries.

Keywords: Intellectual Property, Copyright restrictions, On-Line course Development, Pedagogical Influences of Copyright, Affordability of Learning Objects, Accessibility of Learning Resources
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Dr. Heather Ryan

Chair, Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Regina

Heather Ryan is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta in 1995 specializing in educational reform, human development and language and cognition. From 1995 to 2000, she was a Lecturer at Massey University, teaching human development and research methods and doing research into early literacy development and special education resourcing in New Zealand. She has presented her research at national and international conferences, published articles and edited, with a colleague, a textbook on beginning reading instruction and the prevention of reading problems. Dr Ryan's principal area of research expertise and interest is in working with students and teachers to support and enhance their classroom and learning contexts in areas of literacy and self construct development. She is most interested in research that informs school communities and policy makers of developmental issues for students, of improving resourcing for special programs that affect the well being of those learning and teaching. She is currently engaged in the Canadian Teacher 2001 Project: An International Study of Teacher Job Satisfaction, Motivation and Health.

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